My name is Dimitrios “Jimmy” Kilimitzoglou and I am an associate clinical professor at State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, Department of General Dentistry. I teach in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th year clinic. I have had the pleasure of working with Elsa Natalia Marquez in my private practice and I am honored to write this testimonial for her. I have known her for almost 10 years now and she has developed into an excellent dental hygienist.
I first met Elsa nearly 10 years ago when she was a dental assisting student. She was professional, eager to work hard and excited to learn. She then went on to dental hygiene school. When I interviewed her she was elegant, genuine, honest, confident yet humble. I was not only satisfied with her performance, but impressed with how productive, gentle, thorough and caring she was. Not one of my 2000 patients had anything negative to say. On the contrary, people would request her by name and would sing her accolades and praises. Patients would rave about how genuinely caring she was and how comfortable they were in her chair. I had my hygiene visits with her and I can attest to how meticulous, tenacious, proud and dedicated she was. As an employee, she was diligent, prompt, respectful; the utmost professional. When not treating patients, she would reactivate patients and make phone calls to re energize the practice. Elsa is the ideal employee and arguably the best hygienist I have ever worked with. I felt like we were colleagues and truly co- treating our patients. She enhanced the level of care in my practice and she was enthusiastic about it. She really wanted to make a difference in her career, the practice and the patient’s dental, as well as overall health. She would attend continuing education classes and bring back the new information to the office so that we may incorporate it immediately. She was loved and respected by all other team members and there was cohesiveness among them, in large part due to Elsa’s charismatic demeanor.
Being a good team player, a leader when she needs to be, courteous, prompt, and consistent, having a great work ethic, Elsa is undoubtedly the ideal employee.
Thank you for the opportunity to recommend such a special and impressive young woman.
Dimitrios Kilimitzoglou, DDS, DABOI, MAGD, FICOI, FAAID.
Mt. Sinai, NY