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Kate Acker is a dental hygienist for Shaw Family Dental in Ellsworth. The Bay City native said she's always enjoyed getting her teeth cleaned and knew from a young age that she wanted to be a hygienist. -- photo by Sarah Gorvin

Everyday people: Acker enjoys keepin' Ellsworth smiling

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ELLSWORTH -- There aren't many people who can say they actually enjoy going to the dentist. Kate Acker counts herself as one of the few.


"As a kid, I always liked to get my teeth cleaned," she said.

Which, coupled with the traditional four-day work weeks and relatively high pay, is why the Bay City native chose to be a dental hygienist.

It's a profession Acker said she knew she always wanted.

"I just liked teeth," she said.

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Sarah Gorvin
Sarah Gorvin has been with the Republican Eagle for two years and covers education, business and crime and courts. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010 with a  journalism degree.