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Getting to Know... Pam


Full name? Title?

Pam Goecke, Registered Dental Hygienist

Where did you grow up? Go to school?

I grew up in Carol Stream, Illinois, just a few minutes from Wheaton! I attended Harper College in Palatine.

How and when did you get your start at West Willow Dental?

I started here about a year ago. Before this, I had worked with Dr. Ray in Des Plaines.

What made you want to work here?

Well, I really enjoyed working with Dr. Ray previously. I was really excited to see there was an opening at his office in Wheaton and I just had to take it.

What do you do for WWD on a day-to-day basis?

Try really hard to be a team player for West Willow, which means treating and educating patients to the best of my abilities.

What is your favorite part of the job?

Getting to know my patients is something I really love. The bond I share with them is something you can’t fake. It’s really great to treat someone and see positive results.

What do you think WWD offers that other dental offices don’t?

We educate our patients with the latest in technology and dental tools. We want to make sure people walk out the doors with a better understanding of their oral care needs than when they walked in.

What are your hobbies when you aren’t working?

I really love watching sports and spending time with my family and friends. As far as activities, I’ll always love reading, playing cards and going to the beach when it’s nice out!

Who are the members of your immediate family?

Andy has been my husband for the past 20 years! We have twins named Amanda and Nikolaus, who are 17 years old, and a beagle/hound mix named Chloe.

Favorite Movies? TV shows? Books? Music? Food? Vacation Spots?

Movie: Fried Green Tomatoes
Books: Sarah’s Key and Hunger Games
Music: Blues and 80’s music
Food: Mexican
Vacation spots: Silver Lake, Michigan
TV Shows: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Big Bang Theory and Dexter

What is a fun fact most people don’t know about you?

One piece of trivia is… I love playing trivia!

How do you try to treat patients who come in?

I treat them the same way I want to be treated: with respect and understanding. This is my goal for every patient that comes into West Willow Family Dental.


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