At the dental practice of Dr. Bryan Harju, DMD, our friendly, dedicated, and energetic dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a positive dental experience every time you visit our practice.
We welcome you with warm smiles to our practice!
I was 15 years old when I first started thinking about dentistry. Dr. Harju gave me the opportunity to be a part of his team in the spring of 2018. Since then I have been trained to be a dental assistant. I have learned a lot about dentistry and I am always ready to learn more. I enjoy meeting new faces and seeing familiar faces reappear in our office. I am ready to serve you and help you with your dental needs. My family and I have lived in Ludlow Falls for a little over 9 years. We are the caretakers of a Church Camp. Whenever I’m home I love spending time with my parents and playing with my five younger siblings. Yes, our house does become crazy at times but I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
I received my degree in dental hygiene in 2000 after graduating from Sinclair College. I also received my license in Local Anesthesia in 2009. I enjoy working in a relationship-based dental office where I can look forward to reacquainting with past patients and creating friendships with new ones. My husband, Jamie, and I live in Russia with our three crazy but wonderful children! I enjoy spending time with family and friends, golfing, boating and being a church volunteer.
From the time I was in 9th grade I knew I wanted to make dentistry my career. Dentistry just keeps getting better in every way, and my passion is seeing patients improve their over-all health and smile. After earning a Dental Assistant's certificate, I decided to continue my education by going back to school to earn a license as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant, which allows me to place fillings. My goal is to always help patients feel comfortable, appreciated and well-cared for. When I am not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my family! My married daughter, Lindsay and her husband, Kevin live in Buffalo, New York. We also have a son, Brad who enjoys stock car racing. Many weekends you might find us at the race track cheering him on!
While growing up, I had a pleasant relationship with our family dentist and his wonderful staff. As a teenager, I was blessed to be given the opportunity to be on board with their staff. That opportunity inspired and motivated me to pursue a degree in the health care field as a dental hygienist. I received my degree in Dental Hygiene in 2004 after graduating from Rhodes State. In 2012, I received my local anesthesia license. Here I am, blessed once again, with the opportunity to work in a positive environment where everyone is passionate about building personal relationships. Every day, I look forward to visiting with patients, whether they have been coming here for years or whether this is their first visit. My husband, Gavin, and I, live in Houston with our four children, Mason, Marissa, Devyn and Matt. There's never a dull moment around our house, with four kids, three dogs, two hermit crabs and one cat!
Growing up I saw my grandma Bev working for Dr. Harju, and ever since then I knew I was going to work in dentistry. To further my education, I completed a program called DATS (Dental Assisting Training School) in September 2014. From there I started as a dental assistant and eventually expanded my skills at the front desk. I married my high school sweetheart, Nicholas and we reside here in Troy. When I’m not working I enjoy time with my friends and family. It has been a dream come true for me to finally work for Dr. Harju and with his wonderful staff. I can’t wait to meet you!
I began my journey in the dental field in 2013 working for an orthodontist in Indiana. I worked chairside for 5 years and loved the relationships built with our patients. In 2018, I got married and moved to Covington. I continued in the orthodontic field for another year but when the opportunity opened to be a part of the team here, I couldn’t pass it up! I was eager for change, to learn a new area of the dental field, and experience a different position within the office. Not only do I love working with patients, but my hobbies include floral design, gardening, sports, and most importantly quality time with my husband, our family and friends.
I have always loved being in an office environment, so when I was given the opportunity to become a part of the team here, I was thrilled. Since I was new to the dental field when I started, learning a new field has been a great experience for me. I love getting to know and building relationships with our patients. I also enjoy helping to provide a welcoming environment for our patients! My husband, Cory and I have three kids who keep us busy. I love watching my kids play sports, coaching volleyball, and spending time with family and friends. I look forward to meeting you!