Abigail (Abby) Bautista began her dental-related career working as a front desk receptionist in a general dental practice. She then worked for three years as the administrative assistant for Sanford-Brown College, a dental hygiene program formerly located in the current space of El Centro’s Dental Hygiene program.
She handles patient records and files for the community clinic associated with the program and reaches out to the community about its services through phone calls and emails. She also helps ensure that students meet the clinical requirements necessary to move on to their next educational level and ultimately graduate from the program. “What I like about my job is the educational experience of seeing students progress,” she says.