We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.
We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
I graduated from Parkland College with my Associate’s in Applied Science in 2015. In June of that year, I joined the Patterson and Parsons team as a dental assistant/hygienist, where I helped the doctors with fillings, crowns, root canals, and many various procedures, as well as doing hygiene. Working with this team has been nothing but rewarding. The doctors, as well as my other peers, are incredibly amazing because they truly care for the patients and their needs. I love being able to be there and help patients achieve goals with their oral health.
I am originally from Villa Grove, but live in Atwood with my husband and my two dogs, Olaf and Sadie. Outside of work, I enjoy traveling, crafting, painting, and exercising.
Welcome to the practice! I am the face you will meet at the front desk. I have worked in the dental profession for 29 years, first as a certified dental assistant and now at the front desk. I am happy to answer your questions, plan for upcoming appointments, help resolve concerns, and make your visit with us a positive one. We understand that the dental office can be a stressful environment for some. My primary goal is to alleviate as much stress as possible and help you have an amazing dental experience!
I have two daughters and one sweet dog, Charlotte. When I am not working, I enjoy quilting, cooking, and spending time with my family and dear friends.
I went to school at Lakeland Community College in 2005. Before joining Patterson and Parsons, I had the opportunity to work at a variety of offices in Springfield, Terre Haute, Paris, and Danville, gaining experience in the best ways to help patients maintain oral health. I love talking with the patients, keeping them relaxed, and making their visit as pleasant as possible. Along with our doctors and the rest of our team, I am committed to doing my best for our patients.
My husband Greg is a basketball coach in Arcola. We have two spunky daughters, Olivia and Lyla, who keep us laughing continuously. In my spare time, I enjoy woodworking! I love building furniture and challenging myself to create pieces for our family and friends.
With more than 20 years of experience in the dental field, I joined Drs. Patterson and Parsons in 2018 excited to help our patients achieve a higher level of oral health. Patient care and comfort is my number-one priority, whether I’m assisting during a procedure or going over after-care instructions. I feel blessed to work for and with amazing doctors and staff, and look forward to coming to work every day.
My husband Curt and I live in Villa Grove. We have four grown children, four grandchildren with another on the way! I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, working out and shopping!
Dental Assistant/Dental Hygienist
I attended Parkland College for my Associate’s in Applied Science, earning certification as a Registered Dental Hygienist. In my role here as a dental assistant, I work with patients to review their medical history, take radiographs and impressions, sterilize instruments, and clean operators. I also inform patients of procedures and proper oral hygiene care, and provide materials and instruments to our doctors for each procedure. Working as a part of this team has been a blessing. Our excellent communication and trust allow us to work together to provide the best experience to our patients.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending my time with the lights of my life: my three children. When we’re not at one of their sporting events, you can find us watching a movie at home. I also like fishing and reading!