Valerie considers the most important part of her job to be teaching patients to take care of their beautiful smiles. For her, seeing someone understand why it’s important to keep their mouth healthy and making positive changes as a result, is wonderful. She finds joy in seeing a patient’s happiness and smiles when she has brought them one step closer to their dental goals. Valerie is from northern Maine and grew up in the woods. As a result, she has a deep love of the outdoors. She often goes snowmobiling in the winter and boating in the summer with her significant other. Together they also enjoys hunting, fishing, and being with their families.