As part of our employee spotlight series, this month, we’re highlighting the work of Jenny Haskett! Jenny is a talented dental assistant who enjoys relieving patients’ pain and making them feel confident about their smiles. Learn more about Jenny and her work at Phoenix Endodontic Group!
Jenny, who grew up in a small town in Oregon, never planned on becoming a professional in the dental industry since she had always been scared of going to the dentist herself. However, eventually she decided to look into a dental-assisting program, and, before she knew it, she was on her way to receiving her EFDA, EFODA, and X-Ray certifications from Concorde Career Institute in 2003. Two and a half years ago, she moved to Arizona and began working at Phoenix Endodontic Group. Working in the industry has certainly cured Jenny of her dental anxiety, and she now helps others to overcome their fears of dental procedures.
Originally, she was a temp at our practice when one of the assistants was out for the week, but she got along well with the other team members, and they offered to have her come back on a trial basis. It ended up being a great fit for everyone! Now, she assists the doctors with patient procedures, explaining treatment plans and answering patients’ questions. She makes patients feel comfortable during their procedures.
Jenny loves the team she works with; she says that they all get along and work well together. She admires Dr. Wood because she’s an amazing endodontist and is able to balance being a great doctor with being a caring mother to her son, Oliver. Jenny admires Dr. Allen because she truly cares about her patients and goes above and beyond to get them out of pain. Dr. Allen is always willing to stay late in order to help her patients.
Jenny always tells her patients that they should not listen to the awful root-canal stories that people will tell you as soon as they hear you need one. Things haven’t changed over the years; endodontists are not in the business of torturing patients. The treatment can be painless, and there isn’t as much post-operative pain as there had been in the past. Since root canals do get such a bad reputation, Jenny believes that one of the most rewarding aspects of working at Phoenix Endodontic Group is getting patients out of pain and saving their teeth. Making their experience much better than they expected it would be is always a great feeling.
Next month, you’ll learn even more about our team! Stay tuned for another employee spotlight!