maria in dental clinic

Apr 12, 2021 / Spotlight

Get to Know our Staff: Maria Anderson, Dental

What is your role at Scottish Rite for Children?  
Dental Clinic Manager

What do you do on a daily basis? 
I manage outpatient services and surgical procedures performed by the Dental department staff and residents. 

Is there a special referral process for patients to be seen in our Dental clinic?
In order to be seen in the Dental clinic, one must be a Scottish Rite patient and internally referred by their primary service or provider. We do not see patients outside of the organization or walk-ins.

What path did you take to get here or what led you to Scottish Rite? How long have you worked here?
I have always enjoyed working with individuals with special needs. I first rotated through the Scottish Rite for Children Dental clinic as a hygiene student. I started my career as a dental assistant in 1994 and joined Scottish Rite in 2000. I have been the clinic manager since 2006. 

What do you enjoy most about Scottish Rite for Children?
The variety of responsibilities and the continual professional growth. I also enjoy being able to collaborate with the other specialty services in the management and care of our patients.
What’s your favorite place to eat around here?
I love Mexican food—Uncle Julio’s or Ojeda’s

What’s something—big or small—that you’re really good at?
Golfing, gardening and playing “chicken foot” with my family.

Do you have a pet? What’s he/she like?
I have a mixed dachshund and Chihuahua dog, Jagger. He loves spending time with his family and acts like our child, since I no longer have kids at home. 

Is there something that has made you smile recently?
Birth of my first grandchild, Hannah Grace who was born on October 19, 2020

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