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Valerie Penrod, co-owns Creative Arts Dental Lab, Inc. with her husband Bob Penrod. They established their dental laboratory in Sacramento, CA in February 1982. Creative Arts is a crown & bridge laboratory, which focuses on all-ceramic restorations, cosmetics & implant cases. Valerie oversees the human resource and marketing side of Creative Arts. She served 4 yrs. on the Dental Team Advisory Panel for the ADA. Has served as the executive secretary for a local dental study group, served on a committee with the local dental society, has given speeches and written various articles. Her passion for placing the decision making process back into the hands of the doctor and patient shows in all that she does. She is a strong supporter of Fee-for-service dentistry. She is also very proud of the fact that Creative Arts does not outsource any of their restorations to foreign countries. She sincerely feels one of the best ways to help the U.S. economy improve, is to keep and grow jobs here in the U.S.!
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, family, (especially her 6 grandchildren), friends, cooking, trying new recipes, taking walks, gardening and reading books on cutting edge business ideas. A couple of her favorite quotes are~ "It's physically impossible to be stressed and thankful at the same moment. So think about all the GREAT things that have happened during the day rather than focusing on the one or 2 bad things that happened." "A smile changes the way you feel, the way you think, and how you interact with others. The energy you fuel the ride of your life with, is entirely up to you!" ~Jon Gordon, The Energy Bus