Originally from the Philippines where she was a trained dentist, Odessa Penaflor brings over 17 years of experience in the dental field into her position as a dental hygienist. Upon moving the United States, Odessa built up her resume as a dental assistant before entering hygiene school full time. Odessa graduated from Springfield Technical Community College with a degree in Dental Hygiene in 2014 and was the recipient of the “Golden Scaler” Award. It is important to Odessa that her patients feel comfortable and valued, and strives to offer them the highest quality of care. Her interests include traveling, spending time with her family (especially her twins), and discovering new and unfamiliar places to eat.