Valerie graduated from Parkland College in 1998 and has been working at March Family Dental Care since 1999. She’s currently a part-time registered dental hygienist who acts as our answering service on the days she’s not in the office. Over the years, Valerie’s love for being a hygienist has grown thanks to her love of the one-on-one time she gets to spend with her patients. She loves educating people about their dental health and helping them both to improve and maintain their oral and overall health. She loves learning about how the field of dentistry is constantly advancing and evolving. Valerie’s interest in dental care started when she was very young because her father was a dentist in Momence. She helped out around his office doing a variety of jobs. She admired his passion for his craft and decided to follow in his footsteps. Valerie is loved by her coworkers and patients because she’s caring, trustworthy, an encourager, dependable, and hard-working. Valerie is married with two children and a yellow lab. The family enjoys spending time together while Valerie is in the kitchen trying out new recipes. Her love for the outdoors and nature brings her on lots of walks, bike rides, working in her yard, and being at the lake. She also volunteers at her children’s school every opportunity she can.