MEET THE HYGIENIST
Janette grew up in Coos Bay, a small town on the Southern Oregon Coast. She stumbled upon dentistry during college when she married and moved to Alaska with her husband who was in the military. Between terms in college and looking for work, she accepted a job in a dental office as a Dental Assistant and the interest in the dental field was ignited. She continued working as a dental assistant and attended college courses until she was accepted into the Dental Hygiene program at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. Here she graduated at the top of her class, Magna Cum Laude, with a bachelor of science degree, and was inducted into the dental hygiene honor society, Sigma Phi Alpha. She was also awarded an Outstanding Clinician Award by her instructors. Working as a dental hygienist, Janette enjoys establishing relationships with her clients. Since moving to Kitsap County, she has had the opportunity to take care of many of the same patients for over 15 years. She shares her 30 years experience and ongoing continuing education with her patients
to help them make informed decisions about their oral health and how those decisions may effect not only their teeth but their overall health.
When Janette is not in the office, she enjoys staying active outdoors. This includes traveling with friends and family, hiking, kayaking, biking, swimming and has also completed many triathlons and running events. In the Spring of 2018 she completed the Camino de Santiago, a 600 mile hike across Spain. If the weather is bad enough, she can be found inside reading, sewing or crafting.