Lindsay Mensforth joined my office as an RDA several months ago after working for about 3 years in the field. For the duration of her career as an RDA, Lindsay worked at several dental offices, searching for that elusive “perfect fit” and honing her skills, and I am beyond happy she chose Affinity Dental as her new work home. From day one Lindsay became a true and integral part of our office team and I hope to never have to look for someone to “fill her shoes”. (Exceptions will most definitely be made for a maternity leave :))
Anyone who ever worked in the dental field knows the daily struggles of a dental office; busy schedule, unhappy or anxious patients, equipment malfunctions… and on occasion moody co-workers. Dealing with all the above can be challenging, to say the least. However, where many would give up, Lindsay perseveres and succeeds.
When Lindsay joined our office, she brought with her an invaluable set of qualities that unfortunately are getting scarce nowadays. Lindsay is a punctual and reliable employee with great attention to detail. She takes responsibility for her actions and not afraid to ask for help when things don’t work out as planned.
However, likely the most important quality is that Lindsay doesn’t only care about her job in the direct sense of it; she cares about our office, her colleagues and our patients.
Along with excellent skill set and positive attitude, Lindsay’s commitment and work ethics are beyond expectation and, from my perspective as an employer and a past RDA, make her a great role model for future generations of RDAs.
I truly believe Lindsay is a great assistant. Hope you can appreciate this through my short write up and select her to be an RDA of the month!
Natalie St. James
Natalie graduated in 1995 from the Tech Voc/Red River College Registered Dental Assisting Program. Throughout her career she has worked primarily with youth and special needs individuals showing a high level of commitment to her patients and fellow team members. Through the years Natalie has helped make sure dozens of student RDAs got their careers off on the right foot by mentoring them during their practicum. She also serves as a great role model of professionalism to her RDA peers.
Natalie is a Clinical Manager at Rivertrail Dental Centre where she has been a crucial part of the office’s success for over 26 years. Her co-workers enjoy her positive attitude and “can-do” spirit while her employer appreciates how she can convincingly pretend to laugh at the same lame jokes she’s heard many times before. Literally nothing can stand in Natalie’s way when a job needs to get done – her special combination of talent and effort helps her overcome any challenges in her way.
Outside of the office, Natalie enjoys spending time with friends, family and her dogs. She is an avid sports fan and, when playing herself, a fierce competitor with a kind heart.
In the words of her employer Dr. Sul, “Natalie is the exact type of high performing– low maintenance team member every dentist dreams of. I have the utmost respect for Natalie both as an RDA and as a person. She isn’t just a stellar example of what every RDA should aspire to; she’s a great example for all of us.“