“I chose to become a dental hygienist because I enjoy providing healthcare
to others. Establishing a one on one relationship with my patients is
important to me; Othello is home for me and I feel I can relate to my
patients. Working for CBHA gives me the opportunity to provide quality
oral health care to my community. “
For Clarissa and her family, moving to Othello is a homecoming of sorts.
Clarissa was born in Moses Lake and raised in Othello, graduating from
Othello High School in 2007, from CBC with an Associates in Art and Sciences
degree in 2009 and from Eastern Washington University School of Dental
Hygiene with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree in 2013.
Clarissa previously worked for CBHA as a Dental Hygienist after graduating
hygiene school. In 2015, she moved to Wisconsin with her family while
her husband, Manual, was attending dental school. She worked in Wisconsin
and also worked at CBHA intermittently when their family returned to Othello
during breaks from school to visit family. Clarissa now works full time
as a hygienist at the CBHA Dental Clinic.
“I love being back home,” Clarissa said. “We have purchased
a home here and our children, Caiden, 4 and Mila, 2, are excited to have
their own rooms!” Clarissa loves spending time with her family.
They enjoy outdoor activities with their children and designate one night
a week as family movie night.