Our Assisting Team
Behind every great dentist, there is an exceptional assistant, and ours are some of the best. They are present to take x-rays, prepare for procedures, and assist in surgery. Also, they ensure our treatment rooms are clean and germ-free, and instruments are fully sterilized. With over 50 years of experience between them, you can count on our assisting team to be there for your comfort. They can clarify details with you, like your next steps in treatment or postoperative instructions.
I grew up in Eastern Oregon and moved here 6 years ago. I have been a dental assistant for 1.5 years and with this practice for 8 months. In my spare time, I can be found playing the piano, gardening, painting and enjoying the outdoors with friends and family. I also enjoy being a mother to my 3 amazing kids who keep my life exciting, busy, humble and filled with so much love. As a dental assistant, I love being able to connect with many different people and spend quality time with each patient. I love changing negative past dental experiences to positive ones. Being an assistant allows me to stay active and due to each patients’ needs being different, my job never gets boring.
I have been a dental assistant for over 20 years and have been with this practice for 4 and ½ years. While I was in school I also cross-trained in the military as a Dental Tech. I love the outdoors (when it’s warm), hiking, camping, traveling and crocheting. I also love to spend time with my son, two daughters and extended family. I enjoy the interaction with patients and the variety of procedures I get to do. Each patient and each procedure is different which keeps my job interesting.
I grew up in Oklahoma and ended up here in the valley 25 years ago. I have been a dental assistant for 21 years and with Pinnacle Dental for 10 years. I love hiking, backpacking, doing anything adventurous outside and running. I also love spending time with my husband, 3 sons, 2 daughters-in-law, and one adorable grandson. I love helping people with their fear of dentistry and when people can leave our office with a smile that makes me happy. I love that, as a dental assistant, we do a wide variety of jobs and are able to build relationships with our patients.
I have been a dental assistant for 9.5 years and with this practice for 1 year. I grew up in Alaska and moved here 12 years ago. I enjoy yoga, reading, hiking and spending time with my husband and two sons. I love helping people create beautiful, healthy smiles.
I have lived in Oregon all my life. I grew up in a small town in Eastern Oregon named Nyssa. I moved to Albany five years ago. I am married and have a wonderful 2 year old daughter that’s always on the go. I enjoy spending time with my family, going on road trips, visiting family in Eastern Oregon and in California, and playing basketball. My family and I enjoy being outdoors as well, we enjoy camping and hiking. I have been a dental assistant for 5 years and have been part of this practice for 3.5 years.
We are proud of our team of talented hygienists. Between them, they have over 100 years of experience. They are the first people you see when you visit the office, and specialize in helping you maintain your teeth for a lifetime. They will not only clean and polish your teeth – they also diligently check for any sign of disease, thoroughly document your current condition and perform a screening for indications of oral cancer. Visit them once, and you’ll see why our patients love to come in every six months.
I graduated from OHSU in 1993 in Dental Hygiene. I have been extremely fortunate to be part of this practice since 1994. I value working with patients with their individual needs to achieve optimal oral health. I grew up in Albany and still live here with my husband and 3 wonderful children Ryan, Jason and Sara. They keep us extremely busy with school and sports. I enjoy the outdoors, reading, sports and family time at the lake waterskiing, wake boarding and surfing.
I started my career in dentistry as a Dental Assistant before becoming a Hygienist in 1990. I have worked with this practice since 2006. I like the one-on-one with my patients that hygiene offers. I enjoy getting to know my patients and helping them learn about their health. I was born and raised in Corvallis. I have been married to my husband, Larry since 1990 and we have a daughter, Taylor and a son Kyle. In my free time I enjoy hiking, being at the gym and spending time with family.
I became a Dental Hygienist in 1989. I have worked with this practice since 1990. I love the opportunity of providing quality thorough dental care in a supportive and caring environment with a gentle touch. I was born and raised in the Albany area and currently live in Scio with my husband and our youngest of four kids. Outside of work and family time, my hobbies include gardening, hiking, backpacking, traveling and pretty much any outdoor activity Oregon has to offer.
I graduated from the OHSU dental hygiene program in 2000 and have been with this practice for the past 18 years. I have been privileged to develop meaningful relationships with the patients in this practice. My husband and I have three wonderful children, ages 26, 17 and 14. I enjoy running, hiking, waterskiing, reading and cleaning teeth.
Our Administrative Team
Our administrative team streamlines your experience in the office. They answer your inbound call, make your appointment, assist you in getting the maximum benefit from your dental plan and help you determine how you’d like to handle your next phase of treatment. They ensure your paperwork is in order, clear up questions about your balance and help you obtain third-party financing for treatment if needed. If you have questions about anything in the office, the administrative team is here to help.
Ronda -Assistant Manager
I have been with this practice since 2008, working in the front office. I enjoy the role of helping patients with the financial aspect of dental treatment.
My husband and I grew up in the Willamette Valley. We spend the majority of our time with our two little girls, keeping up with their activities.
Jaime -Insurance Coordinator
I started working at this practice in 2008. I am the insurance coordinator and also enjoy being behind the scenes of our social media platforms. I love working with a team that is committed to offering our patients the best care and experience possible.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband and three teenage children. I love photography, documenting our lives, traveling with my family, and discovering all that Oregon has to offer.
Lisa -Business Manager
I have been in dentistry for over 30 years and have been with this practice for 1 year. I enjoy all aspects of dentistry, but my passion is with practice management. I feel fortunate to be back with a team I worked with many years ago. My husband Ray & I live in Salem, we have one daughter who is in college. In our free time we enjoy hiking, biking, snow shoeing and I have a lifelong commitment to exercise.
Paula -Hygiene Coordinator
I have been a member of this practice since 2017 but have worked in the dental field for over 10 years. I have lived in Oregon all my life and have never even traveled to far from home.
I have 3 children and when I am not at work I am spending time with them. I love the outdoors, so when the weather is nice I enjoy camping, hiking and fishing with my kids.