In 2001, my college sweetheart, David and I were married. In the same year, I took over a dental practice in Stockton. Our oldest son was born in 2003. David and I knew that we wanted a bigger family so I decided to dedicate myself full time to raising our little family. In 2006 I sold my practice before the birth of our daughter. Our family became complete in 2008 when our youngest son was born. I took on associateship positions after the transfer of my practice to satisfy my dentistry-hungry hands; I enjoyed my career too much to leave it alone for too long.
Our family of five was quickly outgrowing our house and David and I were ready for a change. We decided to move on and set our roots in a community that was more conducive to raising intelligent and well-rounded children. One visit to the central coast and we knew this was the place for us. As luck would have it, I came across Dr. Pam Dassenko’s office and found a practice whose philosophies mirrored my own. I am happy to have found a practice in which I can utilize my special training that includes courses in Cosmetic Dentistry, Root Canal Therapy, Gum Disease Therapy and Pediatric Dentistry. David secured a position in Paso Robles as a staff pharmacist. We packed up our home of 10 years and moved to the lovely town of Cayucos.
I enjoy spending my free time with my three children and loving husband exploring our new environment. ;We find the weather here ideal for bike rides along the coast and walks on the beach. A few hobbies I have include cooking and baking, especially inspiring dishes I encounter in restaurants and bakeries, crochet and entry-level knitting. I am fond of dabbling in tactile arts such as ceramics and sculpture. My latest perk of interest sparked from a visit to Harmony. I foresee glass art in my near future...
I am excited to be able to continue to practice dentistry with Dr. Dassenko in an environment where patients come first and quality dentistry is paramount. I am proud to join this practice, and I look forward to meeting you, and helping you on your journey to achieve healthy gums and teeth for life!