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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. , -EFDA

Sarah married her high school sweetheart and they adopted an energetic yellow lab, Ellie. 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., -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

Kellie 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.  Kellie joined the Riverbend team in 2020.


Kaylee P. , -Sterilization

Kaylee was born and raised in Salem.  We inherited her from the veterinary world, but her transition to "people" teeth has been a tremendous success.  She loves to build race cares with her family and race at the Woodburn Dragstrip.  Her newest project is a 1940 Chevy pick-up which she envisions turning it into a rat rod.  Kaylee joined the Riverbend team in 2020.


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