Jodi is in the small minority of non-Mainers in our office. She’s originally from Connecticut, but her heart has always been in Vacationland because she grew up spending summers at the family camp up north. She graduated from the University of New England in 1997 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene and hasn’t looked back. Post-grad she went back to the University to teach as a clinical instructor, started working part time as a hygienist, and even moonlighted as a dental assistant, giving her a deeper understanding about restorative treatment.
Jodi loves building trust with the anxious, dental-avoidant patients and transforming them into committed ones with healthy teeth and gums. This goes hand in hand with the immeasurable satisfaction she gets from removing heavy calculus from their lower anterior teeth. One of the things that she likes about working in our office is all of the technology available to document, diagnose and fabricate pretty much every aspect of dentistry. She has never had a fear of the dentist and always enjoyed having her teeth cleaned, so she easily pictured herself as a hygienist.
Like the rest of us, Jodi also has a house full of animals, including a mixed breed terrier rescued from the south who serves as her “daughter” (she has three human sons), as well as cat and six chickens who work very hard to keep the family fully stocked with eggs.