Rita is a Dental Hygienist who has been working in dentistry for 20 years and with University Dental Group for 2 years. She received her education from the Miami Dade College Dental Hygiene Program. Her job duties include providing preventive dental services, treating gingivitis and gum disease, educating patients, exposing radiographs, answering the phone, and scheduling appointments. She loves working with her hands and helping others by educating them on oral health topics. She got into the dental health field when her dentist offered her a job as a dental assistant right out of high school. After doing that for four years, she decided to increase her skills and income by attending dental hygiene school. If she wasn’t working in this industry, Rita imagines she would be working with animals. Outside of the office, Rita enjoys going to the beach with her husband Alex, dining out, reading, attending book clubs, going to the movies, visiting museums and art galleries, crafting, and spending time with friends and family.