Surgical Solutions Consultant
14 JUNE 2014PROOFS
What was your frst job?
My frst dental job was working front desk in a little two-chair practice. I was 17 and
it was the summer before I started college. Working in such a small ofce gave me
the opportunity to wear a lot of hats. I ended up getting X-ray certifed and worked
as a dental assistant all through college.
What was your worst job?
I’m an avid horseback rider and when I was in middle and high school, I earned
extra riding time by working at the barn. I had a lot of tasks but certainly the worst
was cleaning out stalls. While I hated doing it, but it taught me the value of working
hard for something that I loved.
What was a defning moment in your career?
Being 21 years old and walking around the DC Dental Meeting with my resume in my
hand. I was eager and persistent, which lead to an opportunity with Henry Schein.
What’s your favorite app or technology to help you
get your work done?
I love our Henry Schein App. I love being able to place my orders on the go and
get a doctor a quote for something before I even leave the ofce. It also helps me
communicate with my Equipment and Technology reps. Te app streamlines all of
my work and helps me keep up with everything.
How do you keep yourself busy or entertained
while traveling? (Any specifc apps?)
I got married in April and my husband and I are spending our honeymoon in France
and Spain. I’ll be using apps to teach myself to speak French and plan our trip.
What’s the frst thing you do in the morning?
I love to get a workout in. Working out helps get me into a great mood that I like to
pass on to my customers throughout the day.
How do you keep yourself motivated?
Te dental industry is changing rapidly and it’s a very exciting time. Keeping up
with new technology and techniques so I can help my customers achieve their
practice goals and be on the forefront of dentistry keeps me motivated.
How do you unwind?
I go horseback riding. I get to be outside, enjoying the weather and spending time
with my horse. A great ride can turn my entire day around.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
Listen more and talk less. Te key to bringing value to your customers is listening to
and understanding their needs and then tailoring a solution to help them achieve
What person do you look up to the most in
I’m a second generation Team Schein Member and I truly look up to my dad,
FSC Matt Rice. Its great having a dad that has been in the business and can share
his knowledge and experience with me. I hope that 30 years from now, I will be
fortunate to have a career like his: great relationships with my customers and a long
track record of success.