Undoubtably, my motivation for entering the field of dental hygiene is patient care. As a patient, I remember looking to my dental providers for advise and always being nutured and motivated by my hygienist to be the hygienist I always wanted to be. Following their example, I wish to bring all of the valuable information and education I have acquired through Riverside Community College's Dental Hygiene program and provide a safe and nurturing environment to my patients. Although maintenence is of the utmost importance in patient care, I believe that prevention is key and hope to bring education and assistance to all patients so that they can have the ability to maintain or improve their oral health, which could in fact lead to an overall improvment in their total physical and mental health. I hope to work with the dental community as a whole to improve the overall oral health of the general public through patient education and assistance and start a trend for generations to come.