Each year, Dr. Gauthier recognizes an employee for outstanding achievement and stellar performance. Certified Dental Assistant Katey Tata earned the award for Apex Dental Employee of the Year 2012. “We’ve given this award for the past three years to an employee who goes above and beyond. We have a fantastic team, but this year, Katey stood out. She has been a tremendous help and instrumental in helping us expand our hours and staff,” says Dr. Robert Gauthier.
Katey began her dental career in 2004 as a patient service representative. Wanting to interact more with the clinical aspects of the patient experience, she decided to take a course for x-ray certification. Katey applied for a dental assistant position and continued to advance with hands-on training and dental education. She completed a state certification exam to become a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA).
While she is very interested in the science of her profession, what Katey enjoys most is working with people. “No one likes going to the dentist,” says Katey, “my goal is to help them feel as comfortable as possible.”
This June will mark Katey’s third year with Apex Dental. She cares deeply about her patients and the team she is a part of, “Apex Dental is the best place for comprehensive care and dental work. We go above and beyond when it comes to customer service and clinically, we don’t leave a stone unturned. Dr. Gauthier has a talent for dentistry – it’s pretty extraordinary.”