Sandy Hunting – Registered Dental Assistant (and Dr.’s #1 Helper)
I started in the dental field during my senior year in high school by taking a course in dental assisting. I worked as a Registered Dental Assistant while attending college and subsequently started teaching dental assisting through Riverside County Office of Education at the same school I attended. Wanting to upgrade our curriculum, I applied for a grant to purchase computers for our dental front office class. To educate myself in this area, I took a continuing education class offered through UCLA, which is where I met my husband, Dr. Hunting. The class was not as informative as I had hoped, but meeting Mike certainly was a pleasant surprise. We married in 1988 and I continued to teach as he started building his dental practice in Riverside.
In 1995, I retired from teaching to stay home with our two boys. Our oldest is living and working in Orange County, having completed his masters degree in mechanical engineering at Stanford. Our younger son is attending UCR, also working on his degree in engineering.
Our practice truly is a family practice; filled with family & friends. Helping create a smile that a patient is proud of, relieving pain, or teaching a student the skills needed to obtain a job in the dental field has been very rewarding. I consider the staff family; many have been with us for years. Currently, I am the bookkeeper for the office and recently have been spending more time helping out in the front office. I am enjoying the chance to visit with all of our wonderful patients and watching all of your families grow. Away from the office, I keep busy with morning walks, hiking, skiing, creating in the kitchen and keeping our labradoodle and cats out of trouble.