My name is Nataly Hernandez, I was born in southern California but have lived in Las Vegas for the majority of my life. After graduating from high school, I joined the US Army Reserves and was enlisted for 10 years. During my time in the military, I was able to attend military training in different parts of the US. As a soldier, my occupations included military communications and information technology.
Being in the reserve allowed me to have a career in the dental field as well. I worked in private dental offices for over 11 years. Since working for Future Smiles, I have a different view on dental care. Teaching children the basics of dental care will hopefully prevent them from having to spend time and a lot of money to restore their teeth in the future. The mission of this non-profit organization is prevention. Everyone on the team strives to educate young people about the importance of preventing dental disease and provides the tools to do so.
The best part about being a part of this great team of caring individuals is the rewarding feeling I get at the end of each day. I know I did my part in helping my community by sharing essential dental care information with someone who may not understand the importance of it.