Some faces have been around the Clinic longer than the others and we would like to introduce them to you so faces become stories.
Petra is our business manager who joined the Carlow Dental Centre in October 2011 taking a risk, just as Dr William and Dr Krisztián, the business owners did. She gave up her semi-state position, having worked for the ESB for nearly 5 years. She relocated with her family from Cork to join the practice.
Petra went through all the ranks within the practice, where she started as a nurse / receptionist but felt more comfortable in the front office. She greatly enjoyed her time in reception where she memorized all patient names! (She still remembers them all so don’t be surprised if she greets you by name on the street!). She was promoted office manager in 2012 and gained a throughout understanding of dental procedures, having taken a keen interest in orthodontics and special areas, such as oral surgery and periodontistry. She was enrolled in a dental diploma for treatment coordinators which she finished in 2014 and she soon decided to complete a dental practice manager diploma in her own time. She is a double graduate of the Dental Business Academy; having completed both of her dental diplomas there.
Petra was promoted to practice manager in June 2016, a role she very much enjoyed until October 2018, when she advanced towards the business management of the Carlow Dental Centre.
Petra’s current role includes HR, finances, marketing and legal issues so you might not see her in the patient areas as much as you used to!
In her free time, Petra enjoys spending time with her 8-year old son and fiance, travelling and is a keen spinner. She also started a BA degree in Law at Carlow IT in September 2018.