Get to Know Our Dental Assistant, Cassandra Ollila
Hi! My name is Cassandra Ollila, and I am a dental assistant at The Gorman Center for Fine Dentistry!
I have been working here for almost two years, but I am not new to the area.
I grew up in Lino Lakes and continue to live there with my two children, Taylor, a senior in high school, and Luke, an 8th grader.
How I became a dental assistant
I graduated from Century College… This text opens a new tab to the college’s website… in 2006 with a licensed dental assistant degree and an associate’s in applied science.
Before coming to The Gorman Center, I worked at the University of Minnesota Dental Residency… This text opens a new tab to the university’s website… program with dental residents. I specialized in seeing patients who had complex medical histories and were undergoing dental clearance for medical procedures.
After five years at the U of M, I began working for Dr. Steve Gorman!
What I love about dentistry
It is amazing to watch how much a smile impacts our clients’ livelihoods and self-confidence.
While at work, my favorite treatment to do is using the CEREC digital scanner to create and design smiles. I love the technological advancements that have been made in dentistry that make our clients’ lives easier!
The best advice I ever received
I have received many bits of advice throughout my life, but the best advice I have ever received comes from the Bible.
I love the Bible verse 1 John 4:7,
“Dear friends, let us love one another for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.”
What I like to do away from work
In my free time, I have a passion for many different things.
I love hosting a women’s small group every Sunday, and I love maintaining an active lifestyle.
I enjoy fitness, and due to the recent pandemic, I purchased a Peloton and created my own home gym. It has been amazing to begin each morning with a quick workout, and it will definitely be beneficial to use during a cold Minnesota winter.
I also enjoy spending time watching my son play sports, going shopping with my daughter, and spending time with the rest of my family.
Thanks for tuning in. I look forward to this next year and hope to see you soon!
The Gorman Center for Fine Dentistry is located in North Oaks, MN and serves surrounding communities, including St. Paul, Minneapolis, Vadnais Heights, New Brighton, Shoreview, Little Canada, White Bear Lake, Lino Lakes, Dellwood, Roseville, Twin Cities, Edina, Minnetonka, Eagan, Woodbury, Hudson, Arden Hills, and Wisconsin.