Valerie joined the Southeastern Dental team in August 2018. She is a Registered Dental Hygienist, however, her journey in the dental field started as a pediatric dental assistant. After 4 years of working with children, she felt encouraged to further her education in such a rewarding career that promotes dental health awareness. Born and raised in Costa Rica, she moved to the US at age 16, married her best friend in 2017 and together they have 2 fur babies, Benji and Riley. Valerie loves art, spontaneous getaways, and having family over for coffee.
Spanish being her first language, she is driven to help those with language barriers. Valerie believes strongly in the Golden Rule-“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”, and that when compassion is shown to others, it creates a chain reaction.