Katie is Dr. Buchanan’s Executive Assistant and practice manager.
Katie originally began working in the dental field as a receptionist while in high school. With her passion for patient comfort and care, she quickly found herself assisting clinically. After two years, she petitioned the state boards of California to obtain her Registered Dental Assisting license. Since obtaining this certification, Katie has expanded her functions through continuing education.
With her knowledge in both administrative and clinical portions of the dental and endodontic fields, Katie also manages Dr. Buchanan’s continuing education program, Dental Education Laboratories. She coordinates with doctors from all over the world to come train under Dr. Buchanan at his campus in Santa Barbara, California.
Through Dental Education Laboratories, Katie has co-authored and published a textbook and step-by-step manual for endodontic dental assistants, The Art of Endodontic Assisting. This manual, and course, can be found on www.DELendo.com, among other continuing education course offerings.
While Katie is not working, she is a full-time student working toward earning her law degree. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband, Mario, and two dogs, Jasper and Bear, at their home in the Santa Ynez Valley.