As a dental assistant, Karen comes to Beautiful Smiles with years of experience working with her father who is now retired general dentist. Dentistry runs deep her in close knit family. She has been on four mission trips to Honduras providing necessary dental treatment with both her parents and her daughter. “Family is everything to me and I am fortunate we are all very close”. Each summer, Karen looks forward to spending vacation at her parent’s cottage with her two children, her six siblings, their spouses, and 9 nieces and nephews. When not helping transform smiles in the office, Karen enjoys refinishing furniture. “Whether it is old or new, I love changing furniture pieces to give them a whole new look”.