We have great patients in our practice and I enjoy talking to all of them. We’ve had so many generations of families come through our doors, so it’s great to catch up on how all the family members are doing. I love hearing about the kids and grandkids and what’s going on in peoples’ lives. We are proud of the patients in our practice and we sincerely feel like our patients are part of our family and that it is a privilege to serve them.
As the office manager, my main priority is to build relationships with our patients and to help create an environment that is comfortable, pleasant and stress free. I’m usually the person who answers your call and I’m responsible for keeping the office running smoothly. Dr. Richard and I have been married for more than 25 years and have two incredible children. We are both proud to say we are Colorado natives and in my personal time I enjoy walking the hills in my neighborhood, skiing and reading.
Chairside and Front Desk
I’ve worked with Nock Dental Group for over 30 years and each day I get to help some of the best people in the world: our patients! Even if they come in a little scared, they soon relax and are smiling, because ours is a comfortable, welcoming office, full of happy and supportive staff. I have two primary job assignments, so you might see me at the front desk, where I welcome you and help you check in, or you might find me in a treatment area, assisting Dr. Nock as he cares for you. I also do some of our lab work, so I keep very busy. In my personal life, I have two daughters and a son. Both of my daughters are married and have given me a total of three beautiful, wonderful grandchildren. I have a bird named Phoenix who is very entertaining and I love my yard and garden.
Because I assist Dr. Nock as he sees our patients, I get to know each of them quite well and look forward to their visits. They always have interesting stories to tell and I learn something new most every day. In addition to providing chairside assistance, I also take X-rays and perform some of the in-office laboratory work. Away from the office, I love to walk and spend time with my remarkable grandson.
Working with our patients and my fellow team members makes my days a joy. From my first day at this office, my saying has been, “These are the nicest and best folks, ever!” I still believe that. As a dental hygienist, I spend much of my time helping our patients understand how best to maintain great oral health between visits and performing their cleanings, too. Because I like to stay busy, I’m willing to take on anything that needs doing around here, including shoveling the snow from our entryway! That passion for movement extends to my life outside of work. I love living in Colorado and being on a small, five-acre ranch with a view of the Rockies. I enjoy hiking, skiing, running, and gardening, as well as watching outdoor sporting activities. My husband Terrence and I are empty nesters, with our son being off at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. I also am a delegate to the Metro Denver Dental Hygienists’ Association and participate in numerous continuing education courses through the year.
While I truly love all aspects of my job, I have to say that the time spent with our patients is the most rewarding and enjoyable. I love seeing them become interested in how to best care for their oral health at home and a lot of my work involves patient education. I also take care of many of our maintenance visits, performing gentle and thorough cleanings. Something interesting about me? I thoroughly addicted to golf and I love it!