Team Spotlight – Get to know Karina!
Karina, Front Office Coordinator
What is your team position at Herzog Dental?
I am the Front Office Coordinator. I also work as a dental assistant when needed.
How long have you been part of the Herzog Dental team?
My three year anniversary will be in September!
Tell the story of how you chose to work in the dental industry.
I’ve always loved going to the dentist! My first job was working for a pediatric dentist when I was 15. I sterilized instruments and set up clinical work stations. I always enjoyed it, and I felt like everyone around me enjoyed their job as well, so I eventually decided to attend dental assisting school. I wanted to be at a dental practice where I could also look forward to coming to work every day. This office certainly fits that description!
What do you like best about your chosen profession?
As the front office coordinator, I love working with the patients. I’m able to talk with them as they arrive as well as when they leave. I love the one on one interactions, especially when I can help someone feel more comfortable for their dental appointment. Many patients are nervous when coming in for dental work, so it’s gratifying to calm some of their nerves.
Care to share a memorable story about life working at Herzog Dental?
I love to watch the transition of patients who are completely afraid of the dentist, to then loving the idea of an upcoming visit! Knowing I am a part of that is rewarding.