Michelle Webber, EFDA

Michelle Webber, EFDA

Dentistry is Michelle’s passion.  Through the years she has invested heavily into her career.  Her dental journey started in 1996, when she had the opportunity to work at Glen Cove Dental as a receptionist, “but I saw how much fun everyone was having out back, so my interests went in that direction.”

While working at Wiscasset Dental, the opportunity arose to further her education and she pursued it to the fullest by becoming an Expanded Function Dental Assistant.

Even though EFDA has been utiliized in other states, in 2007, the state of Maine, encouraged assistants and hygienists to become EFDA certified.  The licensure entailed rigorous testing, 260 hours of required practice in placing fillings, coronal polishings, sealants and temporizing crowns and bridges.  The licensure also requires 22 hours of continuing education each year which allows Michelle to keep up on the latest technology

Michelle Webber Smiles

Michelle Webber Smiles

Michelle pursued her Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Certification in 2010 and Graduated with from Eastern Maine Community College in 2011.

Along with the Many years of attending continuing education classes, She has also been fortunate to learn from some amazing consultants who have taught her to not only listen to the patient, but to also counsel them on the best ways to maintain and improve their health.

“I love creating smiles that makes a difference in someone’s life. I also enjoy working with patients, creating a bond and trying to help alleviate any Dental-related fears.”

Michelle is  a local girl, She grew up in Thomaston, Maine and graduated from Georges Valley High School in 1988.

Outside of Dentistry, Michelle enjoys hiking, kayaking, spending quality time with her family and friends and also special time with her three Grandchildren.

Michelle Webber and Sheer White

Michelle Webber and Sheer White

 

 

Our favorite Michelle quote. “Do you go to the dentist every 6 months, or only when a tooth hurts?”

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Bill Curtis has a Smile Makeover

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