Meet a Dental Office Manager: Denise Cook
PERSONAL CAREER BRIEF
A graduate of … Cyprus High School
Now working as … A Office and Dental Clinic Manager
Of … Swanson Dental Clinic
Check out this website … www.bountifuldentistry.com
Science courses were her favorite high school classes because … she says loved learning about living things and what is necessary for them to function.
Denise graduated with high honors from a technical college with a degree in Dental Assisting and Management.
Denise’s first job – was working as a Collections Representative for a financial card services corporation.
The worst job? Denise also worked as a Collections Representative for a large education services company. Her manager was totally ineffective, and Denise found it impossible to be a motivated and efficient employee in the oppressive environment.
A career highlight … “My current position has taught me so much! I have not only learned what it takes to run an office, but an entire dental practice. The dentist I work for is a brilliant man. Plus, who wouldn’t love to work for someone who gives you Valentine’s Day and Halloween off – with pay?!”
Advice to students … “Go to college; it is so much fun!” Denise waited until she was in her 30’s to go to college and says she feels that waiting that long resulted in her missing out on the full college experience.