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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.


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 and two golden retrievers - Todd & Margo.  Sarah joined the Riverbend team in 2009.

Kelli M.


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 chuweenie.  Kelli joined the Riverbend team in 2020.

Suzy Y.


Suzy was born and raised in Salem and has three kiddos and way too many dogs. She has aspirations of eventually becoming a dental hygienist and is taking classes in order to pursue her dream.  Suzy joined the Riverbend team in 2023.

Carmen R.


Carmen is a local West Salem girl (WSHS) and graduated from Chemeketa's dental assisting program.  She loves to cook and crochet in her spare time.  Carmen joined the Riverbend dental assisting team in 2023.

Tania Z.


Tania loves being outside, especially when she's with wonderful people and breathtaking scenery. She is genuinely excited about crafting with her community and highlighting the value of mental health via restorative hobbies like macramé. Tania is "overjoyed to be a member of the Riverbend Family", of which she joined in 2023.

Vicky O.

Vicky is not only our very own Sarah O.'s mom; she has been an integral part of the Riverbend team since 2017.  Vicky works behind the scenes to keep us all looking our best - ironing, working with our plants, etc.

1285 Wallace Road NW|Salem, OR 97304|MAP & Directions

Call: (503)391-9016