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Staff Spotlight - Laurie Peres

Laurie Peres started her career at Eastman Dental 40 years ago as a dental assistant in General Dentistry. Through the years, she worked in both the clinic and front desk in the General Dentistry, Periodontics and Prosthodontics departments. After her children were born, Laurie worked in the evenings in General Dentistry until 1997. She’s been an Outpatient Access Associate with Orthodontics and Orofacial Pain since 1997.

What do you love about your job?

I love meeting all kinds of people and making long lasting friendships from near and far.

Laurie PeresExtended years of service with an employer isn’t so common anymore. Why have you stayed?

I have no idea!

One thing most people don’t know about you?

I was a dental assistant working with an oral surgeon at Henry Ford Hospital and a maxillofacial oral surgeon at the Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, West Virginia.

Do you stay in touch with residents through the years?

Yes!  Too many to count, but I stay in touch regularly with at least 20.

If you could do a different job (within Eastman or completely different), what would you pick and why?

I would love to be in a less stressful position.

What advice would you give the younger you?

Don’t take the stress home with you and do not take negative attitudes personally.



Karen Black | 6/11/2019

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