Diana, Dental Hygienist
Since 1999, Diana has been making dental patients smile. Her career in oral healthcare began at the front desk, and she quickly progressed to dental assistant. She taught dental assisting at a local college then attended hygiene school. Now, as a dental hygienist, she helps patients relax by answering their questions and administering the best care possible. She says they light up when they learn something new about dental care.
Diana feels privileged to work with the Drs. Larsen, “They are educated and continue to wow me with their expertise and skill in dentistry.”
Her favorite hobby is watching her kids cheer, dance, and play soccer. You might be surprised to learn that Diana was a world-class figure skater and played violin for many years.
Brittany, Patient Care Coordinator
Patient Care Coordinator, Brittany, has been with Parkside Dental since 2014, and has more than five years of experience in the dental field. Why? Because she loves to make people smile! She says that the dentists at Parkside Dental inspire the entire team with their example of caring and dedication to patients. Every day on the job creates memorable experiences.
In her free time, Brittany loves trips to the ocean and hopes to be a beach-dweller one day. She has four dogs, and enjoys fishing and hunting.
Kelly, Registered Dental Assistant
A Texan through and through, Kelly grew up in Carrollton and now lives in Rose City. She discovered a passion for the dental field in high school, and is a 2015 graduate of dental assisting school. Her favorite parts of the job are meeting new people, helping patients enjoy better oral health, and continuing to learn about dentistry. She feels that the Parkside Dental dentist set a wonderful example in gentle care, going above and beyond for their patients. Kelly is proud to be part of a team that provides great service and works together to create positive dental experiences.
When the mask comes off, you might find Kelly on the dance floor or hanging out with family and friends. She loves having her nails done, and doing hair and makeup for others.
Ashlie, Registered Dental Assistant
Ashlie loves working in the field of dentistry. As a caring person, she takes pleasure in helping others in her role as Registered Dental Assistant. She sees the positive impact on patients’ self-esteem, as their smiles come to life with healthy beauty. Ashlie feels that the Parkside Dental team is unique in their total dedication and honesty. She is proud to be part of the human side of the practice’s expertise. They once had a patient so frightened of dentistry that he fainted. Over the course of months, they gently worked with him to build trust and provided needed care. Ultimately, he drove from Colorado to Texas to remain a Parkside Dental patient!
Outside of the practice, Ashlie enjoys shared time with her young son and husband. She is an outdoors gal, riding horses, mudding, and helping on her father-in-law’s bee farm.
Mariam, Registered Dental Assistant
As a Registered Dental Assistant since 2012, Mariam loves the field of dentistry. She aspires to attend dental school in the near future. Meanwhile, she finds that each day in the office presents opportunities to learn something new. She is intrigued by the vast amount of information available at Parkside Dental, and the daily challenges. Mariam enjoys working with these knowledgeable and skilled dentists, and a team that strives to cater to each patient’s needs. A favorite memory was seeing a patient “tear up” with joy when she saw her smile transformed with porcelain veneers.
Mariam spends free time with her two children, often visiting state parks. She enjoys reading, and taking long bicycle rides with her husband.