Level II Dental Assistant, Mariella, first became interested in the dentistry when her aunt, who was also a Dental Assistant, introduced her to the profession. Drawn to the fast-paced environment of a dental office, Mariella loves performing all the tasks required to assist the dentists and hygiene team with their treatment procedures. A quick learner with a knack for multi-tasking, Mariella is skilled at balancing her day-to-day responsibilities effortlessly and efficiently. As a chair-side assistant, she helps with dental procedures by preparing and seating patients, charting information, sterilizing dental instruments, processing and mounting radiographs, and performing a range of other intra-oral duties. She has a great chair-side manner and enjoys initiating small talk and getting to know her patients. Outdoorsy, with a passion for staying healthy and active, Mariella spends much of her free time hiking, biking, camping or just enjoying nature. She is currently learning both Spanish and French and hopes to reach her financial goals by the end of next year. Few people are aware of just how musically talented Mariella is. Not only does she sing and play guitar beautifully, but she dreams of someday learning to play the piano and violin!