Maria always has a fun story to tell when you sit down with her, you never know what to expect! That is why our patients love her. She was born in Guadalajara, Mexico but moved to the states shortly after and attended school in Alexandria. She is now local to the Stafford area. October is her favorite month of the year because its her birthday month and of course Halloween! She says responsibility and independence are two major elements that she believes she got from her parents, she is also very punctual. Her favorite activity is singing and dancing with her beautiful daughter before bedtime. We have heard her singing subconsciously in the office but haven’t caught her dancing yet! She has a pet bearded dragon, whose name is Paco, and loves to eat kale, lettuce, insects, and apples, but not Red Apple of course!
Shamarra loves being part of a team. She enjoys seeing new patients. One of the things that Shamarra loves about her job is that she works at the front desk and on the clinical side of things as well, so you never know where you will see her! She is the mother of a wonderful little boy, who is her everything. She loves to do outdoor activities as well as indoor. Always interested in learning new things, but singing is her passion, you might hear her singing at the front desk on occasion! She plans on going back to school and becoming a dentist one day, she has Red Apples full support to make this happen.
Meet Valeria. But we call her Val! Val is an aspiring hygienist, and is a part-time student, full-time employee, and full-time mother to an amazing little boy, whose favorite pastime is playing with cars, and pretending to be a ninja turtle! She also has a beautiful little girl who is already an athlete and is involved in school gymnastics, soccer, and cheer! In Val's spare time you can usually find her at a recreational event for her kids, or out exploring the great outdoors with them! We don't know where she finds the time, honestly!! She is from a bigger family and very family oriented. Her parents are El Salvadorian natives, and moved to the US in the mid 80's to start their new family! As the oldest of three siblings, Val often takes charge and goes the extra mile, and we really appreciate her initiative! We have had a great time getting to know little Val, and we look forward to much more! When you see Val around the office make sure you give her a warm hello!
Erin is one of our restorative dental assistants at Red Apple. She is an aspiring Pediatric Dental Hygienist and an excellent dental assistant. She has several years of experience working with children in a dental setting and has one of her own. Her daughter Layla was born at just 26 weeks old, giving them both several tough obstacles in life, which we believe has molded Erin into the resilient woman she is today. Layla's favorite things to do with her mom are swimming, coloring, and of course, eating! Being Irish, family is a big part of Erin's life, she has a big brother, and her two parents here in Stafford, which she spends a lot of time with outdoors, and exploring the entertainment the area has to offer. In the near future, Erin plans to continue her education and become a Registered Dental Hygienist, but we sure are enjoying having her as one of our assistants in the meantime!