Dental Assistants

Our dental assistants are patient comfort experts!  Their warm hearts, clinical expertise and attention to detail make each and every patient experience the very best.   They are an amazing group to work with and are the backbone to providing safe and exceptional dental care.

Sarah O. , -EFDA

Sarah married her high school sweetheart and they are finally homeowners. She is an amazing cupcake decorator and loves to watch Netflix®, camp and hike with her husband.  Sarah joined the Riverbend team in 2009.

Courtney F., -EFDA, Sleep Coordinator

Courtney grew up in Vancouver, WA, and moved to the area to be close to her family.  She loves reading, being outdoors, and her dog she calls her "potato."  Courtney primarily works with our Riverbend Sleep patients.  She has since been certified in Radiology and aspires to achieve her EFDA.  Courtney joined the Riverbend team in 2018.

Trish W. , -EFDA

Trish was born in Las Vegas and moved to McMinnville when she was 8 years old.  She has two boys - one a teen and the other a toddler.  She is a self-described "karate mom" and was a hairstylist in her former career.  She has a very full life between being a mom, homeschool teacher, and preschool teacher during the pandemic.  Trish has been with the Riverbend team since 2020.

Kelli M. , -EFDA

Kelli has spent most of her life living around the state.  She graduated from Toledo High School and college at Eastern Oregon University.  She spent six years in retail before landing in Salem to get her Dental Assisting degree from Chemeketa Community College.  She loves hiking and being close to any body of water.  Her furry companion is a 15 year old mini-poodle.  Kelli joined the Riverbend team in 2020.

Jamie F., -EFDA, Sleep Coordinator

Jamie was born in Indiana and eventually made her way to Oregon.  She has been working hard to learn the business and insurance side of Riverbend Sleep.  She has two boys and loves to run.  Jamie joined the Riverbend team in 2020.

Mikael C.


Mikael is a lifelong resident of Salem, graduating early from Penn Foster.  He loves to pencil sketch cartoons in his spare time and play with his dog. Mikael has been a part of the Riverbend team since 2021.


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