In the fall of 1990, Deanne entered Modesto Junior College’s dental assisting program where she worked part time as an RDA to pursue her career as a dental hygienist. She loved her studies, and went on to receive her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Northern Arizona University. She has worked with Dr. Rodig over 13 years and treasures her job. Says Deanne, “The patient interaction and the friendships that have grown with my 14 years working here make me so happy! Besides being a mother, this is the greatest job I could ever imagine for myself. I admire all the women I work with – it truly helps that we get along. I also love that Dr. Rodig is always investing in the latest & greatest technology so we can provide for our patients the best in dental care possible. Most importantly, I enjoy educating my patients on preventive measure and appropriate oral hygiene as well as nutritional counseling if needed. ” Deanne is married and has three children. When she is not working, she stays busy with her children’s sports, dance practices and games. She enjoys working out, running, traveling, camping and most of all being with her family.