Sarah Coleman, RDH
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
As a student:She graduated from St. Petersburg College in 2006, obtaining a bachelor's degree of applied science in dental hygiene in 2010.
On a daily basis: Coleman works in the private practice of Dr. Tim Herring in Sarasota, Fla. "I enjoy the interaction with patients. I'm definitely a people person. I believe in building trust within the practice. I enjoy seeing improvements made by better oral hygiene." In addition, she is an oral health-care consultant for the marketing firm Ferrara & Company, traveling to many dental conventions.
About me:She has "three wonderful men in my life" - her husband, Eric, 15-year-old stepson, Corbin, and two-year-old son Carter (pictured in photograph). "I have truly been blessed in all aspects of life. I love spending time with Carter. He is exploring so many things right now that I don't want to miss a step. I'm still trying to find a balance of career mom, wife, homemaker, and mommy. I love my job but I love being a mommy even more. It's all about balance!"
Cover photography by Rick Dahms