Getting to Know MFD Team Hygiene!

Our dental hygienists are some of the most important and versatile folks on the MFD Team. They do quite a bit more than “just” cleaning teeth. Our (amazing) hygienists are typically your most frequent point of contact with the office and the most liked! HA… (at least I hope so!). 

We enjoy educating patients about oral hygiene, sure, but we also love getting to know each and every patient we interact with on a daily basis.

Also – did you know that we’re superheroes?? Yep…

A dental hygienist’s secret superpower is understanding your responses to our questions while your mouth is wide open with sharp instruments inside of it. Crazy, right? Thinking about it now, maybe not so safe… but also not fair. We are the only ones asking the questions here. How selfish is that?! 

It is about time for a role reversal. For all of our questions, you’re always answering, it’s about time to get to know Team Hygiene beyond our roles at MFD! 

So here it is, no right or wrong answers, only rapid-fire! Our hygienists tell us the first thing that comes to their minds. We called it “10 questions in 60 seconds!”

Meet Karla

When did you start at MFD? Tell us about your role and your favorite part about working at MFD?

Karla is the latest but greatest hygiene addition, since July 2020. “My favorite part about working at MFD is the work-family environment. My role as a dental hygienist is educating and providing care to improve our patients’ dental health.”

Favorite food of all time?

Ceviche.

What is a hobby you do in your free time?

Spending quality time with family and friends. I enjoy the outdoors, walking, and hiking with her husband and Golden Doodle, Bruno.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?

Fly! Glide in the wind and feel free! 

What are three things on your bucket list? 

Visit Japan with my husband to enjoy authentic sushi, party with Bruno Mars, and hike 22 miles on the Nā Pali Coast of Kauai, Hawaii!

What is your favorite movie to watch over and over again?

Avengers: Infinity War. 

What would you name the autobiography of your life? 

She will be late but she will be there. (Haha – this is so true!)

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would it be?

Bruno Mars.

What would you sing on karaoke night?

Any song by Bad Bunny or Como La Flor by Selena. 

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? 

No matter how much knowledge you gain you can always learn from others. Respect everyone, everyone is equal. 

  • Imelda Rodriguez (Mom)

Meet Edith

When did you start at MFD? Tell us about your role and your favorite part about working at MFD?

Edith goes way back to B.C. (Of MFD). Before Dr. Monica bought the practice on June 30, 2017, Edith was a dental assistant first with MFD for two years then studied to become a hygienist and has been working in that role since. “My favorite part about working at MFD is our team bonding activities planned for each month (potluck day and workout day)! I take pride in my role of the use of tools and techniques to remove calculus, stains, and plaque from teeth. Educating, improving, and maintaining dental health as well as overall health.” 

Favorite food of all time?

Ice Cream.

What is a hobby you do in your free time?

Resting and Reading.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?

Teleport because it saves gas and time for the commute. 

What are three things on your bucket list? 

Swim with sharks, see the Northern Lights, and become a certified scuba diver.

What is your favorite movie to watch over and over again?

Monsters Inc., Jim Carey: How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

What would you name the autobiography of your life? 

What’s Next? 

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would it be?

Her fiancé’s grandmother. 

What would you sing on karaoke night?

Hey There Delilah by Plain White T’s. 

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? 

You can do anything you put your mind to! 

  • Catia Roman (Mom)

Meet Ciera

When did you start at MFD? Tell us about your role and your favorite part about working at MFD?

Ciera has been working at MFD since July 2015! “My favorite parts about working at MFD are seeing all of my smiling co-workers’ faces and being a part of a loving, fun family environment! My role and desire every day is to help achieve bright smiles, educate and ensure you are comfortable throughout your visit.”

Favorite food of all time?

Pizza.

What is a hobby you do in your free time?

Explore new restaurants. (Brunch!!) 

If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?

Elasticity. I can reach everything in the fridge while still watching my favorite movie!

What are three things on your bucket list? 

Visit Africa, become fluent in Spanish and have a coffee in Europe.

What is your favorite movie to watch over and over again?

Save the Last Dance. 

What would you name the autobiography of your life? 

Living and Loving. 

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would it be?

Russell Westbrook. 

What would you sing on karaoke night?

Don’t Stop the Music by Rihanna. 

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? 

Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle