Patty started her career in dentistry as an assistant, and was motivated to go to school to become a hygienist. She graduated from Northern Arizona University in 1985 with a B.A. in Dental Hygiene. Patty then began working as a Registered Dental Hygienist for Dr. Langenbach and Dr. Thomas in 1995, and says it is a pleasure and honor to be affiliated with this team. She takes dental preventative care very seriously, and will carefully explain any treatment or procedure to a patient who asks. Patty loves being a wife and mother, and her time off from work is filled with driving her children to their various sport activities (soccer, football, basketball, volleyball, and softball), camping, riding quads, and volunteering at school and church.