Dream It and It Will Come True!
When I was in hygiene school I had a dream of graduating and working in a high end dental office. I wanted to treat perio and apply everything I had learned in school.
It took awhile; a ton of temping in offices that were far from ideal, and more schooling because I got masters right after hygiene school, but I did find my dream job.
The last 5 years I have worked side by side with a doctor who loves saving teeth and cares about patients' dental health just like a hygienist! He will recommend patients to get a cleaning before restorative work and always supports my recommendations. He has sent me all over the country to courses and he himself is always motivated to learn about the best dental technology and procedures. I really feel incredibly lucky to work with Dr. Mungcal.
Dr. Mungcal has 30 years of experience in dentistry. He opened his office in the early 90s right in the heart of the financial district of downtown Los Angeles, and I get to work in it! The dental office is located right next to The Broad and Disney Concert Hall and is also walking distance to the Sky Space and a ton of amazing, fun restaurants and bars.
The things I looked for when looking for a great job:
We have all digital X-rays
We have a CT scan called Sidexis
We take photos on every patient
We do same day crowns
We do front veneers.
We have an iTero and scan for Invisalign trays instead of impressions
We are in the heart of Los Angeles.
I am one of 15 staff team members and we really are a team.
We do trips all around the city and we do a lot of community events.
I have worked through all of my pregnancies and my co-workers threw me baby showers every time.
We take care of all our own dental work free of charge (you need to practice what you preach)!
We treat every patient as if they were family!