Dr. First graduated from Forest Park Community College and worked as a dental hygienist before returning to school and graduating from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. While in dental school Dr. First received numerous awards, including the Dentsply Removable Prosthodontics Award and the Pierre Fauchard Academy Award.
A past president of the Greater St. Louis Dental Society, Dr. First sits on the American Dental Association’s Committee on Dental Education and
is a member of many professional organizations. She is also a clinical associate professor at the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. First especially enjoys working with seniors, improving their comfort, dental function, and appearance with modern dentures. Dr. First is a fellow of the American College of Dentists, and the International College of Dentists. Dr. First is on the peer review committee for the Greater St. Louis Dental Society as well as a delegate from STL to the Missouri House of Delegates. Dr. First also sees patients from
Donated Dental Services of Missouri.
Murray Crawford says:
“I greatly appreciate the cordial and inviting reception with every visit, and the great pains Dr. First and her staff take to ensure my comfort and understanding. I can not recall any other practice I have patronized with the degree of customer service I receive at Dr. First’s office. As a person who once feared dental visits, I can now say my phobia is all but gone! I can think of NOTHING to change or improve!”