“No two days are alike; this makes dentistry a stimulating career for me,” says Dr. Lisa Newkirk. “I enjoy meeting new people, as well as maintaining relationships with patients.” Her kind, gentle, and empathetic nature ensures a very pleasant experience for every patient. Dr. Newkirk’s love for the sciences, combined with her artistry, is a gift she transfers into dental treatment. Born in Switzerland and raised in Trinidad & Tobago, Dr. Newkirk grew up participating in volleyball and track and field, and was named Sportswoman of the Year several times. She graduated from St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida, with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. Dr. Newkirk received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry. In her spare time, Dr. Newkirk loves spending time with her husband and two children. She enjoys traveling, reading mystery and action novels, playing table-tennis, and watching movies. Dr. Newkirk has a twin sister who lives in Miami, Florida, where she is a nurse practitioner.
I have worked in the dental field since 2002 as a dental hygienist after graduating from Clark College with honors. I enjoy and feel blessed to work with patients to improve their health and enhance the beauty of their smiles. I strive to provide the highest quality of care in everything I do. I love getting to know my patients and becoming friends with them. I have extensive experience in all aspects of hygiene care, including treatment of periodontal disease and restorative dentistry, which allows me to place and shape beautiful fillings. I have been married to my husband, Bob, for 22 years. We have twin daughters, Whitney and Amanda, who are 21 and college students. We also have two "fuzzy" children, Mocha and Luna, long-haired German Shepherds. I enjoy reading, painting and singing in my church worship team.
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