Employee Spotlight: Katie Hickman, Dental Assistant

Employee Spotlight

We are very excited to highlight one of our most valuable assets, our employees! Each month, get to know the HPC team in a fun new way.

Katie HickmanName: Katie Hickman

Department: Dental

Title: Dental Assistant

Primary work location: Olathe

How long have you worked at HPC? Two years

How did you get into your field of work?

I have always been interested in teeth. It is a really rewarding job, and I get a chance to help people feel better about themselves.

Do you speak any other languages? If yes, which ones?

Katie HickmanI unfortunately do not, but I know one word in Spanish, chicle which means gum!

Do you have a favorite quote? If yes, what is it?

“When you focus on the good, the good increases.”

What values are important to you?

Values that are important to me are kindness, patience and empathy.

What is something about you that would surprise people?

My favorite gift in the world is an ice-cold Coca-Cola.

What is on your “bucket” list?

I want to go skydiving!

What is your favorite food?

Katie HickmanMy favorite food is salt and vinegar chips, but only the Miss Vickie’s brand.

What is your favorite movie?

“She’s the Man”

What is your favorite hobby?

I enjoy anything that involves me being able to hang out with my fiancé!

Are you an animal lover?  If yes, how many pets do you have and what kind are they?  

I am one of the biggest animal lovers! I have a five-pound Chihuahua Poodle named Jet. He is my whole world!