Dawn has been a hygienist with CCFD since 2009. She is a graduate of East Tennessee State University and earned her BS in Dental Hygiene in 2001. She and her husband, Brian, are both active in the community and stay busy raising their 2 children. Dawn also enjoys shopping & traveling whenever she can.
When asked recently, “What would be your most important tip for your patients?,” Dawn shared the following:
“Don’t forget to look at the bigger picture. Everyone understands that you should take care of your teeth to avoid toothaches, maintain your looks and keep dental bills at bay. Many people, however, don’t understand how crucial oral health is to our total health picture. Tooth problems can lead to diabetes, heart disease, systemic infections, an inability to eat or speak properly and other maladies – some life-threatening. Crooked or crowded teeth can contribute to gum disease that can eventually lead to tooth loss. Straight teeth are no longer just for looks.” ~ Dawn