Cara joined our office in 2018. She started out as a receptionist and created the Treatment Coordinator position she now holds. In this role, she assists patients by explaining treatment plans and going over fees, processing pre treatment estimates and scheduling appointments. Cara enjoys being an insurance detective, but only when she’s successful. Although she’s been a licensed dental hygienist for 10 years, she is very happy in her role as Treatment Coordinator and refuses all half-joking attempts we make to have her clean our teeth. Her favorite part about her job is having conversations with patients and coworkers, especially if they ask about her dog. You’ll find pictures of Ellie, a 10 year old Westie Terrier, in her office – she is adorable!
A local for most of her life, Cara grew up in Saginaw and now lives in Proctor with her husband, Nick, and her beloved Ellie. She enjoys participating in Duluth “running” races and has run many 5k, 10k, 10 mile and half marathon races. She claims she’s a slow runner, but she rocks the marathons. Always the social butterfly, Cara enjoys time with her friends experiencing local restaurants and participating in game nights with fun and unique board games. About some of her other interests she says, “I enjoy watching Tik Tok – just kidding… but not really.” Who hasn’t spent hours watching them? She’s also an avid tv enthusiast and is a whiz at remembering lines from commercials.
A big dream for Cara came true this fall with a trip to Florida and a visit to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. She’s been a life-long fan of Harry Potter and was fortunate to grow up as the books came out. Unfortunately, her Hogwarts letter never came and she’s resigned herself to being a muggle.
A fun fact that she shares about herself is her first job was just down the street at the Pike Lake Dairy Queen. A little known fact about Cara is that she is trying to grow houseplants. She boasts a success rate of nearly 75% on keeping them alive. The odds are in her favor!
If Cara wasn’t working at Pike Lake Dental Center, her dream job and dream talent would take her to the stage as a Broadway star. Until then, we’ll keep her here with us! There’s rarely a dull moment when Cara is around. She keeps smiles on our faces, the mood at the office light, and bright, new ideas on improving Pike Lake Dental Center coming every day. She also keeps our Spotify account fresh and family friendly. We just wouldn’t be us without Cara.