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!
When deciding what I wanted to do for an occupation in life, I found dental assisting to be a very good option for my desire to work and interact with people. I completed a program called DATS (Dental Assisting Training School) in December of 2012. I'm eager to learn new things and there's always something new to learn in the field of dentistry. I enjoy helping give patients the care they deserve and caring about what is important in their lives outside of their dental concerns. I grew up and still live in the small town of Covington with my parents and three siblings. When I'm not working I enjoy spending time with friends and family and going on mission trips. I look forward to meeting you!
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.
The dental world is a new experience for me, but I am always up for a new challenge! Prior to starting my scheduling coordinator position here, I taught children for several years. Building relationships and interacting with new and familiar people has always brought joy to my heart, so I am overjoyed to serve each of you here at Towne Park Dentistry. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, going on new adventures, and making memories.
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!
I started working in the dental industry a little over 4 years ago, coming from a business field of accounting and payroll. The healthcare system as a whole is a great place to build a career and establish relationships with people. My hope is assist our patients in any financial way possible, and to alleviate stress about dental procedures and costs. I am fortunate to have been married to my best friend for 28 years. We have three grown children and one granddaughter. Our entire family enjoys golf, tennis and traveling.
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!