In honor of National Dental Assistants Week and Team Member of the Quarter, we are excited to feature Mayra Gonzalez this month!
Mayra has always been a very cheerful, caring, motivated, focused team member, who deeply cares about her patients and team. She is dedicated and very hard working! Since becoming an employee 5 years ago, Mayra has assisted Dr. Greenhalgh side by side, learning and performing many dental techniques that only high functioning, focused individuals can perform. For example, Mayra has the ability to design a tooth that will be placed in the patients mouth! We refer to it as the “one appointment crown” designed with the 3D Camera on ourCEREC CadCam computer. We are so proud of Mayra for her growth and willingness to learn and take on new challenges. We look forward to the bright future ahead that she has in her career. I took a few moments to ask Mayra to share some insight about her choice to become a dental assistant and why she loves working with Dr. Greenhalgh and team:
What is the one thing your patients might be surprised to know about you?
I have an 8 year old sister. And, I’m obsessed with chocolate!
What is your favorite part of dental assisting and being a part of the dental community?
I enjoy helping patients conquer their fears and knowing I am able to take part in the enjoyment of helping them have great smiles!
How long have you been working for Dr. Greenhalgh?
5 and a half years and loving it!
Where were you born and raised?
I was born in Orange County, CA and moved to Washington from Santa Ana at age 11 with my family.
What was the last picture you took with your phone?
The last picture I took with my phone was the chicken fajitas that my fiancé made me for dinner, they were delicious!
If you ever had a chance to join the circus, what would you be?
I would be a trapeze artist because they have the BEST outfits and they work in a pairs because it’s all about teamwork baby!