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Michelle Farino
Registered Dental Hygienist
 

How did you get started in the dentistry field?

I had a lot of dental needs as a child and spent a lot of time going to the dentist and orthodontist. I always found it interesting. I became a dental assistant first and then a fabulous hygienist.

What do you like best about your job at Madison Smile Solutions?

I like working with all the different ages that we see. It’s great to see patients repeatedly as it feels like times with friends. I like getting to know everyone in their families.

What do you think prospective clients should know about Madison Smile Solutions?

We are awesome! We are very patient oriented and truly want to do what is best for the patient.

What do you do when you’re not helping to make smiles brighter?

I like to hang out with my dog, Mable. She’s a boxer/australian sheperd mix. We just built a new house and I really enjoy decorating and house projects. I love being outdoors and boating.


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Sheryl Nieds
Registered Dental Hygienist

How long have you worked in the dental field?

I have 20 years’ experience as a Registered Dental Hygienist and 4 years’ experience as a dental assistant.

What’s traits should a good hygienist have?

My years of experience have taught me that listening is probably the most important skill. Good hygienists find out what their patients want then work with them to find the best solution and treatment plan.

Why did you choose Madison Smile Solutions?

Mostly because I think Dr. Kaveh is an exceptional dentist. He has the most ethical practice I’m aware of. He has great confidence in his ability to take care of his patients and brings a sense of calm and confidence into a room that you can feel. He’s my dentist and my family’s dentist and that says a lot because hygienists are the pickiest dental patients out there.

What’s your favorite way to spend your free time?

I spent every minute of free time I have with my family, usually doing something outdoors: swimming, skiing, hiking, biking or camping.

What words of advice do you have for new clients?

Talk to us, we’ll listen.

What’s the biggest difference between Madison Smile Solutions and other dentists?

Whenever we make a decision about the practice first thing we ask is “what’s best for the patient?”


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Kim Varian
Registered Dental Hygienist

When did you get started in the dentistry field?

I started at MATC in Madison. I’ve had 25 years of dental adventures, from general dental assisting to hospital oral surgery and now hygiene.

Why did you choose to work at Madison Smiles?

We strive to treat our patients like family members. We never make you feel like a number. We listen to what you want and usually deliver the best dental care you have ever received.

What’s the most important work skills you bring to your job?

I strive to be the best at early diagnosis of periodontal disease. I prefer to take a holistic approach to care – if my patients have a headache, I can use peppermint oil during my exam to help make them feel better.

What’s your favorite way to spend your free time?

I am a softball coach for Verona Area Cougars with a lot of softball travel during the summer. I am also a runner and am currently training for the Chicago Marathon. It will be my first marathon.

What words of advice do you have for new clients?

We want you to be healthy and always understand ‘the why’ behind what we are asking you to do. We never want our patients to feel scolded, just informed.

What’s one thing about you that might surprise patients?

My teeth are really sensitive and I hate having dental work done. Thankfully Dr. Kaveh understands this and goes the extra mile to help me through my dental anxiety.

What is it about Dr. Kaveh that patients most appreciate?

I love the way he listens to what our patients want, and as a result they genuinely trust him. He will always find a way to address your comfort and concerns.

What one aspect of your job do you enjoy most?

There’s many! I love it when I can help a scared patient get through an appointment they weren’t excited about coming to. I love using the most up-to-date modalities of treatment to get my patients healthy. The best part is I get to watch them go through life and enjoy every milestone along with them.


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Kortney Sperfslage
Lead Dental Assistant

What’s the best part of your job?

I love working together to help make a patient's day!  Or making people comfortable with their smile!

What’s the one most important trait for a good dental assistant?

I pride myself on being a good multi-tasker.  I am also great at anticipation.

What’s different about Madison Smile Solutions compared to other dentists?

We treat you like family.  

What do you do when you’re not at work?

I enjoy going shopping, wine and dogs. Not in that order!  I love spending time with family and friends.  I love country music too!

What words of advice do you have for new patients?

A lot people feel nervous that their mouth is the worst we've ever seen.  But it NEVER is.  We enjoy a challenge and love helping people.

What do you think patients most appreciate about Dr. Kaveh?

He genuinely cares about our patients and he'll always make sure you know what's important.

 


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Morgan Seltzner

Lead Dental Assistant

When did you get started in the dentistry field?

I got started in the dental field in February of 2015. I started at an endodontist on the east side of Madison.

Why did you choose to work at Madison Smiles?

 I wanted to work at a smaller dental office in Madison. I had an interview and then was asked to come back to meet the team. After I had met the team here at Smile Solutions I knew this would be a great fit for me as everyone was so outgoing.

What’s the most important work skills you bring to your job?

I feel like I am always motivated to get things done and I can always find stuff to keep myself busy throughout the day.

What’s your favorite way to spend your free time?

 I have a large family that consists of 3 older sisters and a younger brother who I love spending time with. My younger brother plays football for the badgers so you can always find me downtown Madison during football season. I also have a 1 and a half year old yellow lab mix named Harvey.

What words of advice do you have for new clients?

 I always encourage new patients to ask questions so that they fully understand the treatment that is recommended. I want new patients to be comfortable and happy when they come to our office as everyone knows the dentist isn’t always the most fun place to be at!

What’s your favorite quote/book/movie?

 My favorite movie is any one of the toy story movies. I think that anyone no matter the age should watch all of them!

What is it about Dr. Kaveh that patients most appreciate?

I think that patients appreciate his willingness to work with what they want and their time schedule as to when and how things are done. Dr. Kaveh is also a very patient with everyone and answers any questions that come up.

What one aspect of your job do you enjoy most?

I enjoy seeing the change in personality when we do a significant cosmetic case. It makes me happy to know that we have changed someone’s life just by making their smile amazing.