Meet The Team

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JEN, FRONT DESK

Jen was born in Philadelphia, but she and her family moved to Lancaster County and settled in the Quarryville area when she was eight years old. She enjoyed growing up in southern Lancaster County, where she attended Solanco High School. She has a degree in equine science from Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, PA, and she teaches and trains horses on the side in Leola at Flying M Stables.

Jen has a strong customer service background and worked in an orthodontic office where she provided administrative support. She enjoys working in dentistry and loves making all our patients feel like they are at home when they visit our office. She cannot wait to meet you at your next visit!

When not in the office, she devotes as much time as she can with her boyfriend, Jayme and her children Savannah and Trey, and Jayme’s daughter, Maleya. They have two rescue dogs, Abby and Skyler. Abby is a chihuahua/shiba inu mix and Skyler is a chihuahua/jack russell mix. Jen also loves spending time with extended family and friends and, of course, anytime she can get on the back of a horse is always welcome! She appreciates quality Japanese food and also loves a good pizza pie! They have a built-in vacation spot since her dad lives in North Myrtle Beach. However, she also welcomes the opportunity to explore as many new places as possible.

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SHANNA, REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST

Shanna pursued her Registered Dental Hygienist degree at Harrisburg Area Community College and graduated with honors. She is currently a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association, and the Southeast Component. She is committed to giving back to the community and has volunteered to provide dental care for underserved families, advocating to expand access to dental care.

Shanna is grateful to have the opportunity to work in such a positive, patient-oriented practice. As a clinician, she values life-long learning and focuses on utilizing the most current, evidence-based standard of care with an emphasis on the oral-systemic link. She is committed to educating and motivating patients to achieve the best possible results in a kind, compassionate and gentle manner. In her spare time, Shanna enjoys kayaking, hiking, biking, traveling and spending time with her family. She resides in Ephrata with her husband, enjoying each day they are blessed to spend together.

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PATRICIA, REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST

Patricia (AKA Tricia) is originally from Schwenksville, PA. She and her family moved to Douglassville when she was 8 years old. She was a student in the Daniel Boone School District and graduated from Daniel Boone High School—go Blazers! 

Tricia attended Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, PA and graduated with her associate degree in Dental Hygiene in May of 2014. She continued her education and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene with a concentration in Health Policy and Administration in December 2016.   

She is a proud homeowner and loves working on home improvement projects in her spare time.  Her other hobbies include playing poker and cooking and is constantly searching for new recipes to whip up in her kitchen. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling to the Caribbean and is always looking for new, exotic places to visit. 

Tricia has two fur babies that she loves dearly. Rex is a 10-year-old Boxer/Rottweiler/Lab mix and Clay is a Pitbull rescue she took in about a year and a half ago. He is believed to be around 6-7 years of age.

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YESENIA, EXPANDED FUNCTIONS DENTAL ASSISTANT

Yesenia (AKA Jess) is originally from Mexico. She and her family moved to Berks County, PA when she was 9 years old. She attended Agora Cyber School and graduated in 2013. She received her associate degree in Dental Assisting from Berks Technical Institute (BTI) in 2016.  She then returned to BTI in 2019 to pursue her Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Certification. She worked in a pediatric dental office for almost five years prior to joining our team at Ephrata Family Dentistry. 

Jess has a very calm and soothing demeanor and loves making our patients feel as comfortable as possible when visiting our office. She provides compassionate, comprehensive care each day to all our patients. She looks forward to meeting you and assisting you with all your dental needs.

Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring new outdoor locations to hike or walk her dogs, Luna and Toby. She also likes to work out, try new restaurants, take day trips to the beach and go to concerts whenever she can.