Kristin Pristavec-Hunter was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. Her first job was working for her childhood dentist as a dental assistant. After earning her degree in dental hygiene from Rio Salado College in Phoenix, Kristin navigated the dental industry. She worked with various doctors and gained insight and experience with cutting-edge tools and processes along the way.
Recognizing a need for both personal and professional growth, Kristin returned to school to earn her bachelor’s degree in Communication. She also served on the board of the Northern Nevada Hygiene Association for six years, including a stint as president.
Kristin was introduced to the Biolase laser at her first dental hygiene position over ten years ago. At the time, Kristin recognized the impact of laser technology in the dental practice, and she decided to become part of the movement promoting laser implementation. She began her serious study of lasers in 2016, following her second standard proficiency course in Reno, Nevada, with the Academy of Laser Dentistry. Today, Kristin provides high-quality CE courses to the dental community, including one specific to lasers and laser training.
In order to provide second-to-none continuing education courses, Kristin completed her Academy of General Dentistry PACE provider approval for accreditation. She has also completed her advanced proficiency from the Academy of Laser Dentistry, a designation awarded after rigorous testing in clinical applications, which involves treating patients and following their periodontal progress.
Kristin is also part of the Academy of Laser Dentistry Speakers bureau, and serves as an active member on both the American Dental Hygiene Association and the Academy of Laser Dentistry.
In addition to her professional pursuits, Kristin enjoys spending time with her family on hikes, scuba dives, and runs throughout the Lake Tahoe and Reno area.