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January 3, 2010 in Dental Hygiene,Dentistry by McCarl Dental Group

What started as a carefree summer job before her senior year of high school turned into a career path for our dental hygienist, Kimberly Talbot.  Like many of our long time employees, Kim was recruited by Drs. McCarl after her mother Beth Smith began working as a receptionist at the Greenbelt office of McCarl Dental Group.  Kim continued working through her senior year at Severna Park High School and while attending Anne Arundel Community College.  “The doctors were always so flexible, letting me work around my changing school schedules” Kim recalls.  In 2005 Kim graduated from Dental Hygiene school at the top of her class earning the Golden Scaler Award.  Dr. Clayton McCarl was so confident of Kim’s success in hygiene school that he predicted she would be the “Golden Scaler” before Kim’s first day of class!  This award is presented annually to a student that has demonstrated remarkable skill and talent over the course of their classes. Golden Scaler students have the special “golden touch” that will serve them well as they begin their new career in dental hygiene. The award is a testament to her achievement. Armed with her golden scaler, Kim works part time as a hygienist in both our Greenbelt and Shipley’s Choice offices.  Kim is well known for her gentle touch and keeping patients at ease.  “I have always loved the dental field, but when I first started college I was also considering a career in teaching.  As a dental hygienist, I am able to do both.  Evaluating and treating patients is important, but I also get to educate and I love it!”  Another reason that Kim loves working with the Severna Park Dentists at McCarl Dental Group at Shipley’s Choice is that her mother, Beth, is our receptionist. “My mom and I have the best relationship and it is so fun and rewarding to get to work with her.”

“I have been with the McCarl Dental Group for 17 years.  That is half of my life!  They are not just bosses and coworkers, they are family!”

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Dr. Clayton McCarl, Jr. Millersville, MD cosmetic, restorative, & preventive dentistry.
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