SusanRegistered Dental Hygienist

    I joined the Dental Touch team in 2002 fresh out of Kirkwood Community College’s Dental Hygiene program.  I was fortunate to be hired by such a great patient-centered office.  Over the years, I have gained a broad range of experience and expanded my education beyond expectations.  Dr. McLaughlin believes in the healing power of the Dental Hygienist.  He has invested countless hours of intensive training in our staff for diode lasers, local anesthesia, micro-ultrasonic scalers, 3D cone beam scans, and digital x-rays.  Working at this office has allowed us to provide some of the most advanced science-based patient care in the area.  I love being able to provide this level of care to all of my patients on a daily basis.

    I was born and raised with my four sisters in the Cedar Rapids area.  My husband and I feel fortunate to be able to stay in a community where we can be close to both of our families.  I attended the University of Iowa before starting their Dental Hygiene program.  My husband and I have two adorable boys that love to do it all, and chronically keep us busy on our nights and weekends.  We also have the cutest Cavapoo dog named Flash, named after our favorite super hero.  Flash rarely gets left out, and gets to join us for many of our kids’ sports activities as well as weekend adventures.  During our free weekends we enjoy spending time at Lake Delhi, tending to our acreage, hiking, traveling, and watching sporting events.