Pam is from Central Illinois. She graduated from Ivy Tech Community College with a major in medical billing and coding. She has worked in administrative assistance for 15 years, in medical billing for eight years and has been employed at Christie Family Dentistry since 2012. Pam and her husband, Tom, have one daughter, Heather.
Judy graduated from the University of Nebraska with a bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene. With 16 years of experience, she joined Christie Family Dentistry in 1999. Judy and her husband, Mark, have been married for 18 years. They have four sons, Drew, Dylan, Dalton, and Damion.
Angela is a lifelong resident of Connersville. She graduated from Connersville High School in 1993. She continued her education at Dental Careers Foundation and then received her expanded duties assistant degree from Indiana University. Angela and her husband, Bill, have two sons, Samuel and Jackson, and a stepdaughter, Sarah. Angela joined Christie Family Dentistry in 2005 and is an expanded duties dental assistant for Dr. Laura.
Vickie graduated from Rushville Consolidated High School in 1993. She received her dental assistant degree from Dental Careers Foundation and has been a dental assistant since 2005. She lives in Connersville with her husband, Travis, and their two daughters, Olivia and Raygan.
Tasha graduated from Franklin County High School in 2007. She attended Ross Medical and obtained her dental assistant degree. She lives in Brookville with her two children, Brayden and Ava. She joined Christie Family Dentistry in 2014 and is a dental hygiene assistant.
Ashley joined Christie Family Dentistry in 2012 and really enjoys working in the community where she grew up. Ashley graduated from Connersville High School in 2006 and graduated from dental hygiene school at the IU School of Dentistry in 2010. She and her husband, Chris, have one son, Colby.
We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety. Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe. Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.
You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:
• Our office will communicate with you before your appointment to ask some screening questions. • Only the patient is allowed to enter the building, with the exception of minors and those with special needs. • We have hand sanitizer available for use as you enter the office, as well as hand washing stations in each room. • You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect. • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment. • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.