Registered Dental Hygienist
I enjoy meeting and learning who our patients are, and hearing about their lives and families. I especially like working with patients who’ve avoided dental care for some time: together, we move their mouth from unhealthy to healthy and return their smile!
I work one-to-one with patients: taking X-rays, screening for oral cancer, and providing preventive and maintenance care with cleanings and fluoride treatments. A lot of my day is spent teaching patients about their oral health and empowering them to make positive changes.
My husband Russel and I have been married for 35 years. We have three children — Vanessa, Victoria, and Ryan — and six wonderful grandchildren. When I’m not at Nortey Dental, I help take care of my autistic grandchildren. I also love to read, watch good movies, and enjoy life.
Certified Dental Assistant
I enjoy making people smile and helping patients feel safe and at home in our office. I love taking what can be a stressful experience and turning it into one that’s positive and relaxing, and has our patient smiling and looking forward to coming back!
I set up the treatment room, seat our patient, and prepare him or her to see Dr. Lokko. Working chairside, I assist Dr. Lokko, and act as a second pair of hands while supporting our patient. When we’re finished, I provide homecare instruction, answer questions, and make sure our patient is happy with what we’ve done. I also assist Cynthia when she needs me, and occasionally help Tammy in the front.
My idea of fun is anything that involves good company and lots of laughter. My husband and I have two children as well as a goofy dog who keep us on our toes, and a crazy cat who puts up with it all.
I am passionate about serving the community and have ten years of experience in public health. I enjoy making others happy and love to make people smile. One of the best pieces of advice I was given was, “make the smile lines worth it.” That was my grandmother teaching me to love wrinkles and let the world know I live a happy life!
Office Manager and Billing
I like working with patients and getting to know them and their families. It’s a good feeling to help people get the care they need and make the process stress-free. We have a great team here and enjoy helping each other so we’re able to keep our patients smiling!
I work in the front and handle billing, payroll, insurance matters, and scheduling for dental and hygiene appointments. I’m always available to answer questions about treatment, finances, scheduling, and anything else a patient might need.
My husband John and I have been married for 35 years. We enjoy camping with family and friends and spending time with loved ones. We’re currently raising our teenage grandson, who we’ve had with us since birth. We also have two grown children and six grandchildren. When I have time, I love to knit and to sit on our porch and watch the sunset.