At Dr. Pattanashetti's office, we believe that a good dental practice comes with service, training, experience, and knowledge. All of our friendly and knowledgeable assistants are x-ray certified and required to enter a training program for Expanded Functions through the State of Maryland.
We hold daily "huddles" in the morning to make patient visits more comfortable. As a team, we attend Continuing Education Classes outside of the office and also have an annual meeting reviewing sterilization practices, OSHA requirements, CPR seminars and PANDA (child safety) seminars. This ensures that our patients are receiving the latest, most up-to-date care in the dental industry.
“My name is Norma Haynes. I was raised in Virginia and graduated with honors from the Dental Assisting Program at Old Dominion University in 1970. In addition to General Chairside Assisting, I have worked in a variety of specialties, including periodontics, pedodontics, orthodontics, and oral surgery. I worked at the Dental School at the University of North Carolina and taught Dental Assisting at the Bryan Institute in Arlington, TX. While in Texas, I served as the President of the Brazos Valley Dental Assisting Society. I am currently certified in Chair side Assisting and Dental Radiology. I am married and have one son living in Boulder, CO. I enjoy gardening, bird watching, and hiking. I have worked with Dr. Pattanashetti for years and look forward to many more!”
"My name is Kelly Martin. I graduated from Baltimore City Community College in 2010 as a Registered Dental Hygienists. I've been with "Dr. P" ever since. Patient education is a top priority for me. I aim to get patients to move past their fear of the dentist by lots of laughter and chatter. You'll often hear me talking about my family and crazy pups. I hope to see you soon!"
"I am a Registered Dental Hygienist with a degree from the Community College of Baltimore County. With experience in pediatric and general dentistry, I find this practice a perfect fit for me. At work, I enjoy educating my patients and making them feel as comfortable in the dental office as they are at home. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and doing anything that makes my son smile. I look forward to meeting you and helping you keep your mouth as healthy as possible."
"Hi, My name is Kayla. Welcome to our office! I am one of the friendly faces at the front desk. I joined Dr. Pattanashetti's team in 2013. I am happy to answer your questions, plan for appointments, help resolve concerns and make your visit positive. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with family and being at the ball field."
"Hi, My name is Christina. I attended CCBC where I received my license as a Dental Assistant in 2011. I enjoy working with all the patients that come into our office and making them feel comfortable. Giving our patients a good experience is my top goal. When I'm not in the office I enjoy spending time with my family and horseback riding."