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 enjoy spending my days working one-to-one with my patients. I help them develop better oral health and we become friends in the process. Each person has their own needs and concerns, so I spend time talking with and listening to them. Together, we figure-out the home oral hygiene process that work for their needs. I clean patients’ teeth, take dental X-rays, and provide education, so they can have healthy and beautiful smiles.
I have a teenage daughter who occupies the majority of my time away Dr. Houpt’s. We like bike riding, working on crafts projects, and getting mani-pedis.
I like getting to know each patient and making sure they have comfortable, positive visits. Every person has their own concerns and sometimes fears about seeing the dentist. I listen to what they say in order to set their minds at ease. It’s important to let each person know we’re gentle, and will always support and reassure them. I provide chairside assistance, sterilize equipment and tools, and deliver patient care.
In my free time I like to be with my dog, Bailey, going to the dog park and on long runs. I teach water aerobics and cycling at the Bremerton Family YMCA, too.
I enjoy the conversations with my patients, as we talk about their lives and interests. They’re a diverse group of people and I’m always learning something new. I work closely with each person, helping improve their oral health. While I clean teeth, perform root planing, and provide periodontal therapy, I talk about dental health. When a patient understands why it’s important to keep their mouth in great shape, and how to do so, then I know I’ve done my job.
My husband is a family therapist. I have three adult children and three grandchildren, with a fourth due in April 2014. I love to read, make cards, and complete crossword and jigsaw puzzles.
I like building relationships with our patients and families. When they arrive smiling, because they are glad to see us, I know we’re doing things right. I’m always focused on making sure the office runs smoothly, so our staff can provide the best care experience for our patients. I handle payroll and accounts payable, and keep an eye out for new ways we can better meet the needs of our patients.
I’m married and have two adult children, as well as two dogs and five birds. I enjoy being with my family and miniature zoo. An avid reader, I especially like English historical fiction.
I enjoy meeting new people. I learn from each person, and love making sure they are happy and comfortable during their visits. No matter what their needs, I’m here to help them. I provide chairside assistance to Dr. Houpt during dental procedures, supporting the patient and keeping them updated on what’s happening. I also sterilize our tools and equipment. My most important task, though, is making sure a patient is smiling and happy with the care they receive.
My life revolves around my wonderful son and daughter, both of whom are active in extracurricular activities. I love supporting their various passions and cheering them on.
I like interacting with all our patients. I greet them when they arrive and look forward to hearing the latest news about their families. Because we develop long-term relationships with many patients, they become friends and I love those connections. My days are spent helping people. I schedule patient visits, coordinate their insurance and make sure they’re able to take full advantage of their benefits, and handle billing, too.
When I’m not at the office, I enjoy spending time with my family and our dogs. I love losing myself in a good book, as well.
Dental Assistant and Front Office
I love how each day here is different. I’m lucky because I work in both our front office and our clinic area, involving patient care. The conversations I have during the day, as I talk and laugh with our patients, are the highlight. I enjoy hearing what’s happening in their life and about their plans, too. Whether I’m welcoming a patient as they arrive, or assisting them during a procedure, my concentration is on their comfort and happiness.
I’ve been married for more than 40 years to the same wonderful man. I have grown children, a stepdaughter, and eight wonderful grandkids. I love spending time with my family, and camping.
Welcome! I'm delighted to be a part of Dr. Houpt's team and to help you with your dental needs. I believe in an open-heart and open-mind philosophy, and you can rest assured that I apply that philosophy to all aspects of my job.
My cup is always half full if not overflowing. My husband Jimmy and I have been married 33 years. We still have stars in our eyes for each other. We have two young adult children, Jaime Paige and Michael. We are enjoying watching them choose their paths of adventure into the real world. I am an avid reader and I take joy in long walks on the beach. Also, my favorite color (at least for today) is peach!