Petra was born in her native country Germany where she received her dental assisting training and schooling. After moving to the US with her husband, Petra worked as a dental assistant for 13 years in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She opted to be a full time mom after her son was born and a move to the Detroit metro area took place. She ventured back into the dental field in 2013 after her son went off to college and has worked at Degenhardt Dental since 2015. Here she utilizes her compassionate dental skills as well as serving as a liaison between the German community and Degenhardt Dental.