Meet the Team
We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
I enjoy the relationships that I have developed with my patients. Caring for people from all walks of life and hearing their stories has broadened my own life. I focus on inspiring people to take better care of their oral and overall health. While cleaning teeth and performing other hygiene tasks, I talk with each patient about their unique dental needs. We discuss changing habits, making healthy food choices, and home hygiene care. I love seeing a healthy smile at a return visit.
My husband Don and I have been married for 30 years. Our daughter Margaret is a vet student at UC Davis. Right now our home menagerie includes Arthur, a Corgi, and Rosie Cuddlesworth, a cat, as well as assorted chickens. I enjoy vegetable and flower gardening.
I enjoy making patients feel great about their smile and love to see them smiling freely and with confidence. It’s my job to educate our patients about creating and maintaining good oral health. I teach them why it’s important to keep their mouth healthy, and give them the skills to do so. I love talking with each person and establishing strong relationships with them. Doing so not only makes me happy, but helps me address their individual needs and concerns.
I’m married to the love of my life, Kevin, and we have an adorable young son who keeps us on our toes. We love to be outdoors, camping, hiking, and going to the beach. I enjoy traveling and love photography. I also enjoy shopping, scrapbooking, and throwing birthday parties.
I love making patients laugh during their visits. Helping a person learn that coming to see us is nothing to worry about, and supporting them while they’re here, are my passions. I bring patients into the treatment area, prepare them to see Dr. Nabors, and explain what we’ll be doing. Then I sit chairside, assisting the doctor and keeping our patient updated on what we’re doing. At the end of a procedure, I explain follow-up care.
I have two sons, one who is starting college. When not working, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, cheering for the Cowboys and Dodgers, and going to Disneyland. I am the office expert on 80s music.
I enjoy talking with our patients and getting to know them. I also love seeing how happy each person is with their improved smile, and how surprised they are that the process was painless. Here, we like to change patients’ attitudes about dentistry from negative to positive. I provide chairside assistance during procedures, helping Dr. Nabors and making sure our patient is comfortable. I also take X-rays, mix materials, clean and setup rooms, and sterilize instruments.
In my free time I love being outdoors, whether that’s camping, walking at the beach, or watching my four kids play sports. Our family has two cats and a dog, too. I also enjoy reading murder mysteries, watching zombie movies on Netflix, and look forward to football season so I can cheer for the 49ers.
Front Office/ Insurance Billing
I’m responsible for a little of everything—from greeting patients and making appointments to collecting co-pays, following up on insurance claims, discussing treatment plans with patients, and working out financial arrangements. I also speak Spanish, which is of great use with our Spanish-speaking patients. My experience in this office goes back to 2001, and the diversity of my job has never failed to interest me. It is so rewarding to meet so many different patients and be a part of making a difference in their lives. It has also been a lot of fun to work with this outstanding group of friendly, compassionate, family-oriented people.
I grew up in Lynwood, California and moved to the Antelope Valley in 1992. I love spending time with my family, especially my three sons. I’m my youngest son’s number-one basketball fan! I also enjoy walking on the beach, interior decorating, and going to church.
I began my career in dentistry as an office manager before deciding that the clinical side was what really held my interest. So, I went back to school to become a hygienist! In addition to cleaning teeth and performing oral cancer screenings, I consider myself to be an oral health advisor and strive to educate my patients so that they have the tools to make good choices in their homecare routine. I love my job and the relationships I’ve built with my patients. Seeing them twice a year and catching up with all their interesting stories is one of the highlights of my job. The other is working with Dr. Nabors. She is the most compassionate, caring dentist I know. Her genuine love for her patients and staff is why I work for this amazing woman.
I have been married for 22 years and am the mother of two sons, plus two cats and one amazing dog. Our family likes to travel, camp, and hike, and we’ve seen a large portion of the western U.S. Currently, I am training to hike Mt. Whitney in Fall of 2016 with my younger son; if I succeed, I will be as thrilled as someone who has just climbed Mt. Everest!
In our front office, you’ll find me scheduling appointments, talking to patients in person and on the phone, verifying benefits, managing records, and marketing—be sure to ‘Like’ us on Facebook as I’m the one who’ll be posting on our office page! I spent eight years in an orthodontic office as a patient advocate/collections, and I’m so happy to be a part of Dr. Nabors’ team. This office is blessed with the best patients and I’m enjoying getting to know them. They say 80% of job happiness comes from the people you work with. This office is a family with 100% joy!
I grew up in the San Fernando Valley and have lived in the Antelope Valley since 2009. I am the proud mother of an amazing daughter (who just happens to be a published author!) and have three grandchildren. My passion is rescuing animals. I currently have three dogs and one cat, and I want to educate and encourage others to rescue as well as spay or neuter their pets.