Annapolis’ Friendly Faces
Prevention and education are important to our practice, and we take your need to understand how to take charge of and protect your oral health seriously. With regular hygiene visits and check-ups, you can keep your natural smile for a lifetime. You will find that our hygienists are the highly-trained and will help you feel comfortable and secure.
Wendy, Registered Dental Hygienist
Wendy graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene Magna Cum Laude in 1996. Wendy takes a minimum of 30 hours of continuing education every two years. She is a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association, Maryland Dental Hygienists Association, and the Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Honor Society. Patients leave their appointment with a thorough exam and some new information on how to maintain their dental health at an optimum level. Wendy especially loves converting dental-phobics.
Julie, Registered Dental Hygienist
Julie graduated from the University of Maryland Dental School with honors and with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 1987. Julie has been with Brinster Dental since 1991 and is a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association, and she makes a point of taking 30 hours of continuing education every two years, as well as teaching dental hygiene in elementary schools every February during the National Children’s Dental Health Month.
Kristy, Registered Dental Assistant
Kristy is an experienced dental assistant and has been in the dental industry for over 15 years. Kristy assists Dr. Brinster with treating the patients and makes sure the practice always has the needed supplies. Kristy loves working with patients and helping them smile!
Amanda, Registered Dental Assistant
Amanda was introduced to Dental Assisting and Radiology while she attended courses offered by the Maryland State Dental Association. She fell in love with dentistry and started her career in this industry with Brinster Dental. Some of her daily tasks include providing chair-side support to Dr. Brinster and the hygienists. She preps the examination rooms before each appointment, sterilizes all the instruments, prepares teeth molds, takes dental x-rays, and manages the patients’ dental records. When asked what she loves about her job, Amanda says, “I enjoy the feeling of completing procedures on every patient, knowing that I’m improving their health. I love educating my patients on how and why we keep their teeth healthy and strong.”
When she’s not in the office, she loves spending time with her son, as well as boating and fishing with her family.
Tracey, Front Office Coordinator
Tracey graduated from South River High School in 2005 and has been in the dental industry for over 8 years. She wears many hats at the office from greeting patients that arrive at the office and answering calls to scheduling appointments and helping patients get the most out of their insurance plans. Tracey loves the long-lasting relationships that she is able to create with each and every patient. She truly feels like every patient is a family member and treats them as such. In her spare time, Tracey likes spending time with her family, reading, and traveling.
Joanna, Treatment Coordinator
Joanna received her undergraduate degree in Communications from Loyola University in Maryland. She then earned her certification in Radiology and Expanded Functions at the Maryland State Dental Association. Joanna’s career in dentistry started while she was still in high school, and she hasn’t looked back since. Many times Joanna has the first point of contact with the patients over the phone or upon their arrival at the practice. Her responsibilities include scheduling, greeting visitors, and taking care of the very important administrative duties that keep the practice running smoothly and on time. Joanna is a “people-person” and loves interacting with all the patients. She takes extra time to ensure that the patients are comforting and feel welcomed to Brinster Dental. She strives to make all the patients truly feel like they’re a part of the Brinster Dental family.
When she’s not busy at the office, she enjoys staying active and coaching lacrosse to the community’s youth.
Liz, Practice Administrator
Liz graduated from Clemson University with an undergraduate and a Master of Business degree. Liz has been involved in the dental industry for over 15 years and has worked at Brinster Dental for over 12 years. Though she’s usually diligently working in the back office with accounting and other administrative tasks, she loves interacting and helping patients. Whenever she gets a break from her daily duties, she loves to assist patients over the phone or to chat with them while they are visiting for an appointment.