Dental Hygienists

Our hygienists are two of the best in the profession!  It is a tough job being a dental hygienist employed by a former dental hygienists!  Patients are continually impressed by their gentle thorough dental cleanings.  They are committed to each and every person’s dental health and staying on top of emerging research.  Our dental hygienists also possess restorative certification and do a wonderful job filling small cavities with the doctors. 

Melody K. -RDH

Melody was born and raised in Albany.   She has two dogs and loves to travel.  Melody joined the Riverbend team in 2020.


Kayla W., -RDH

Kayla was born and raised in Southern Oregon but made her way to Salem in 2015 to be closer to her Oregon Army National Guard unit. She served 8 years as a communication specialist with the guard while becoming a dental hygienist. Kayla loves spending time with her husband, their dog Dexter and their cat Thyra. She and her husband enjoy cowboy swing dancing, hunting, hiking and fishing.   Kayla joined our team in 2022.


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