Veronica obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2012. Says, Veronica, “Having a Bachelor’s degree, compared to an associates degree, provides me with a stronger background in biology and chemistry while also giving me expanded knowledge and skills in the dental hygiene practice.”
Veronica is passionate about education and attends continuing education courses to stay current. As passionate about her work as she is about staying educated, Veronica says, “Dental hygienists do so much more than just clean your teeth by removing plaque and calculus from above and below your gums. As a dental hygienist, I take into account the entire person, not just the mouth! It is our goal to educate our patients on the proper oral hygiene techniques tailored to them, promoting healthy teeth and gums. Also, counseling patients on the importance of good nutrition to promote optimal oral health and ultimately good overall health. I truly love every aspect of my job and look forward to coming to the office every day. I am one small piece of an outstanding team. I believe I have the best doctors and co-workers.”
Veronica resides in Sophia with her husband, Josh Strickland, and is a dedicated mother to her two daughters. Veronica is a member of the North Carolina Dental Hygiene Association and the local YMCA.