Taryn Thayer is a new dental hygienist on staff at the Imperial Family Dental Center. (Johnson Publications photo)
New hygienist seeing patients at dental office
The Imperial Family Dental Center at 510 W. 12th St. has a new hygienist on staff.
Taryn Thayer graduated in May from Central Community College in Hastings with an Associates of Dental Hygiene degree.
She started working for Dr. Danny Hanlon, DDS, at the dental center about a month ago. This is her first position since graduating.
Before attending school to pursue her career, she said she knew she wanted to work in the medical field.
“My aunt is a dentist, and I grew up around that type of work. So I got a job working as an assistant in a dental office for six months to test out dental hygiene as a possible career,” Thayer said.
The experience confirmed for her that dental hygiene was the right career choice.
Thayer has three brothers and is originally from Harrison where her parents own a ranch.
She lives in Arthur and commutes daily to work. Her hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
On her days off, she enjoys being on the ranch and working with cattle.
“It feels really good to finally be working in my career field and serving the community. I like the small town feel. It’s how I grew up,” Thayer said.