Kim Hampton, Lead Dental Assistant in General Dentistry, won the coveted University of Rochester Board Excellence Award.
Kim overrsees the operation and workflow of the clinic, consisting of 45 dental assistants. Kim handles this highly stressful and demanding job with tireless energy, smiles and a positive attitude at all times.
Kim is pivotal in helping the less-experienced assistants gain confidence and insight as they develop into strong assets for the clinic. She is much more than a Lead: she is a coach, mentor and friend to many of the assistants. Kim recently stayed late one night to assist a wheelchair-bound patient get home. The clinic was closing, and the medical transport was closed. Kim secured a ride for the patient through the Emergency Department’s Social Work Team and helped transport her to the Emergency Department so she could get home safely. Kim Hampton is a true representation of URMC’s ICARE values.