I am a member of several professional organizations to keep up with the latest technology in my field and continue my education. Served 18 years as a Cleft Palate Panel Member at Valley Children's Hospital.
When I'm not in the office, I love spending time with my family; my wife Mary, our three daughters Julie, Susan, and Joan, and our German Shepherd Fado. I enjoy being outside, running, traveling, and especially attending San Francisco Giants baseball games.
Welcoming patients and their families as they arrive, and spending time talking about the latest happenings in their life, are the highlights of Mary's day. She's been with our practice since 1994 and has developed wonderful friendships with our patients. As our office manager, you'll find Mary at our front desk, where she handles reception, our phone, and appointments. She's also our treatment coordinator and is adept at explaining various treatments, treatment options, and how everything works. This allows our patients to make informed decisions about their care.
Away from the office, Mary loves spending time with her three daughters and her husband, who happens to be Dr. Snyder. The two met while he was in dental school. She and her family enjoy traveling together. Mary has a Bachelor's degree in music, studying voice.
With her warm smile and friendly, approachable demeanor, Heather is always focused on the needs of our patients. She works hard to make sure they're comfortable and relaxed, and to communicate how much we appreciate them trusting us with their orthodontic needs. Getting to know each person we care for, and building relationships with them, are what make Heather happiest during the day. Of course, she loves seeing the beautiful smiles, too!
Working chairside with Dr. Snyder during orthodontic procedures, Heather makes sure the doctor has everything needed, while she concentrates on the patient. She tells the person what the doctor is doing and checks to make sure they're comfortable.
Outside of work, Heather's life is centered on her family. She's married to her best friend, Josh, and they have two daughters, Peighton and Paisleigh.