Maria, Licensed Dental Assistant
Maria has been practicing 28 years in the dental field and acquired her certifications in Phlebotomy and Dental Anesthesia Assistant. Her favorite part of dentistry is the surgical aspect – implants, grafts, sinus lifts, MIT. The highlight of her job is seeing patients leave smiling; reinforcing that she has provided them with a positive outcome.
One of Maria’s biggest joys is spending time on the field watching her children play softball and baseball. Family is central; especially getting together with her sisters once a month, religiously, on various outings.
“I’ve been working alongside Dr. Lyford since 2018 and am thrilled I can offer a different view on the surgical aspects of treatment given my 20+ years in an oral surgery environment. Also, I love that I can be a part of providing so many different treatments which enables me to get to know the patients, hear about their lives, as we see them regularly and I’m a very social person. The Practice also supports my discussing treatment with our patients which allows me to explain, answer questions, and understand their point of view. That is when I partner with Dr. Lyford briefing and reporting any findings prior to beginning the procedure.”