MEET OUR TEAM

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.

Alex

I have been a dental assistant for about four years. I love being an assistant, as every day is different than the next and that I get to meet so many people. My goal is always to make sure everyone's experience is a good one, while they're here. I've only recently joined Pinnacle Dental, but I always hoped that one day I'd work here since many of my family have worked here, including my Mom, Janelle currently. When I'm not working you'll find me spending time with my husband, our zoo of animals and our precious one year old daughter - who keeps us on our toes constantly! We love to get outdoors and explore as much as we can. I love tackling all types of DIY projects and spending lots of time with friends and family.

Jackie

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.​

Renee

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.

Daniel

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.​

HYGIENE TEAM

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.

Janie

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, wakeboarding and surfing.​

MAdison

I graduated from the Oregon Institute of Technology, Salem campus in 2020 and started working at Pinnacle Dental Associates the same year. My favorite part of being a dental hygienist is being able to come up with individualized plans to help my patients with their own unique situations to be as healthy as possible. I was born and raised in Albany, Oregon. I currently live in Brownsville with my husband and our golden retriever, Stella. My hobbies include baking, gardening and caring for my chickens.

Janelle

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.​

Kyndall

I am originally from Texas but spent most of my life in Albany, Oregon. I served in the Air Force before graduating from Oregon Tech as a dental hygienist. When I’m not spending time with my family and my cat, I am working in my yard, loving everything Disney and rewatching TV shows such as Doctor Who. I enjoy sharing stories with my patients, learning new things from them, and discussing ways to improve their oral health!

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.

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, snowshoeing and I have a lifelong commitment to exercise.​

Jamie

INSURANCE COORDINATOR​
I’ve been with Pinnacle Dental Associates since 2008. I enjoy working in an evironment that is team-oriented and where I can build relationships with our patients. I grew up in Corvallis and after getting married, settled in Albany. My husband and I have three children and enjoy hiking, camping, yard work and exploring all the beauty that Oregon has to offer.

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.​

Vanessa

Treatment Coordinator
I have been in the dental field for ten years, and with Pinnacle Dental Associates since 2018. I started as a dental assistant before moving to my current position as a treatment coordinator. I grew up in New Mexico and Alaska and moved to Albany 12 years ago. My husband and I have two wonderful boys, ages 6 and 15. My hobbies include yoga, hiking, reading and exploring the beautiful PNW with my family. I love being part of the Pinnacle team and getting to know each of our patients, helping them with scheduling and understanding their dental needs.

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