Meet Our Dental Assistant: Kim Jones
March 2nd is Dental Assistant’s week and we’ve decided to honor this occasion by spotlighting one of our dental assistants. Kim Jones is one of our dental assistants at Carolina Dental Center. She has been with our practice for almost 12 years and is so very versatile and talented you are likely to see her both up front administratively and in the back clinically. She is one of the rare locals, having graduated from Socastee High School. She received further training and certifications in dental x-ray, laboratory assistant, OSHA, and esthetic techniques.
Read our fun interview with Kim Jones to learn more about her and to find out her favorite cavity-inducing snack!
Tell us about your family.
I have 5 brothers- 3 live here and 2 are in Florida. I have been married for 50 years (20 really but he tells me it’s been 50) and we have a beautiful daughter, Chelsie. My Mommy lives close too!
What drew you to the field of dentistry?
Honestly- the hours! But enjoying watching smiles transform has kept me here.
What is your favorite part of being a dental assistant?
Helping patients understand the importance of dental care. It truly effect your entire health!
What is a normal day like in the life of a dental assistant?
Nothing is normal! That’s what I like about it. Each patient is unique and it is constantly changing.
If a young person were considering a career as a dental assistant, what advice would you give them?
Be willing to live somewhere else!
In one sentence, convince us why dental care is important.
Your oral health really does affect your entire health. Yes it is true- an abscessed tooth can kill you!!
Your job is to take care of our patients’ teeth, but we know not everyone is a saint when it comes to taking care of their own teeth. What is your favorite cavity-inducing food/snack?
If Hollywood were to produce an action movie starring you as the hero and plaque as the villain, which famous actor/actress would you cast as the villain? As yourself? Why?
Sandra Bullock and Gary LeVox- I know Gary is not an actor but I have always told my hubby that the only person I would leave him for is Gary!!
What is one thing your patients would be surprised to know about you?
I love to quilt!
Tell us the truth, do you indulge in a few sweets in your Easter basket?