Spotlight on… Dental Assistant Tonya Klein

Today, the spotlight is on Tonya Klein. She is a Dental Assistant at Village Elm Dental Care in Frisco, Texas. She joined the DentalOne family six and a half years ago and has been a Dental Assistant for 25 years. Let’s dive into her Q. & A.!

Q: Why did you choose to join the DentalOne family?

A: I enjoyed working with Dr. Anderson; we were a perfect match. I also love DentalOne’s core values.                

Q: What do you enjoy most about your job?

A: I enjoy the change I am able to make in people’s lives by giving them a new smile. I am very proud of my position. I take a lot of pride in what I, as a Dental Assistant, provide to the office.

Q: What are the benefits of being supported by DentalOne versus working at a private practice?

A: I have always liked the fact that if I chose to, I can grow and be trained to do other things that may be useful to me later on in my career. In a private practice, there is no place to grow. I also like the large family we have here at DentalOne.

Q: What’s the most memorable moment you’ve had while working for a DentalOne supported practice?

A: My most memorable moment is the time Dr. Anderson and I did a full mouth restorative case. This included every tooth and a mix of implants, bridges and crowns. The change we made in that man’s life was amazing. It felt great know that I was a part of that change.

Get to know Tonya on a personal note!

Q: What’s your hidden talent?

A: I am awesome at repairing dental equipment.

Q: What’s the best way to start the day?

A: Coffee and a great song!

Q: If you could only choose one vacation destination, where would you go and why?

A: Italy! I love history and would love to visit where my family originated from.

Q: Who was your favorite cartoon character as a child and why?

A: Scooby-Doo. I love a good mystery!

Q: What’s something no one would ever guess about you?

A: I have always wanted to build a home for Habitat for Humanity or go on a mission trip.

Q: What’s the nerdiest thing you do in your spare time?

A: I use to be an online gamer. I played massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG) for 12 years.


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