I am happy to say that I have been working with Dr Tanner since 1997! My journey at this office began when Helen, our wonderful office manager, called to see if I could work for a day as a substitute hygienist for Lisa, who was on maternity leave at the time. I’m so grateful for that phone call, because here I am, 20 years later! I substituted and never left! I have great respect for Dr Tanner and his excellent skills as a dentist, along with his compassion and genuine care for his patients. Along the way Dr Tanner and all of the staff have become like family to me. I believe that this “family” feel is evident to our patients, as it creates a very comforting and warm atmosphere for them while they spend time with us. We have a good thing going on here! I graduated from West Los Angeles Community College Dental Hygiene Program in 1988, where I was President of my class. I furthered my education and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor in Dental Hygiene. I have a wonderful husband, Bob and together we have 5 awesome children. I love to hike, play the piano, travel and read. I’m always interested to hear about the travels of my patients and their travel tips, as well as any recommendations for a good book to read!