Sara is the first and last face you see when you come into our office. As an office manager, she takes care of the business aspect of running a dentistry. That includes being a wizard with insurance—someone who is very handy to have around.
She has been with us for two years, with twelve years of experience in the dental industry, and she really does make our office a fun and inviting place for everyone! We certainly couldn’t do without her.
Sara’s educational experience is actually in psychology and child development, as well as a wide variety of continuing education courses, This combination of experience brings a unique perspective to the world of a dental office.
Outside of work, Sara’s world revolves around her family of James, Katie, and Grayson. She also enjoys reading and cooking.
Teamwork is the name of the game for Alexis. She’s been at our front desk for a year now. Nowhere is that sense of team spirit more evident than in the little things she does every day to make life go smoothly for everyone. She truly enjoys seeing other people smile!
That loving nature shows both in and out of the workplace. In everyday life, Alexis loves kids and dogs. In fact, she’s the pet mom of two dogs herself.
She also has a strong appreciation for the great outdoors. While she loves the simple feeling of just being outside, the activity that holds the title of being her particular favorite is snowboarding.
Desiree is a fountain of knowledge. She has been with us for five years now and has more than twelve years of dental experience. As one of our dental assistants, she is highly trained and able to help in just about any capacity asked of her.
Just some of this training includes being certified to operate our CEREC mill, which allows us to provide convenience to our patients. She is also an expanded-function dental auxiliary as well as an expanded-function orthodontic dental auxiliary.
In a non-dental setting, Desiree is also highly certified. She recently completed her required 200 hours to become a registered yoga teacher and participates as a running coach for Portland Fit! She enjoys staying active, hiking, and spending time with her family.
Stormie has been a dental assistant with us for nine months, and we hope for many more. Her positive attitude and cheerful presence help put a smile on the face of every person who walks through the door. She really has a passion for helping people!
Stormie’s education is quite extensive. She actually started out in accounting and graduated from Clark College. She next graduated from permanent cosmetic school, after which she studied at Elite Dental Assisting Academy.
She stays busy outside of work with her family. She’s a soccer enthusiast. Stormie plays on a competitive soccer team with some friends, who all travel around to compete in tournaments. Her husband and three kids are her biggest fans!
Michelle is with us for the long haul. She’s given us seventeen years of amazing service as a registered dental hygienist and has been in the dental industry for over twenty. We are truly lucky to have her!
Through all this time, she has followed a simple principle as she comes to work: to make the most of every day. Keep learning. Keep improving. And always take time out to have fun. This maxim keeps our office both fun and functional!
She makes the most of her time both at work and at home, where she stays quite busy. Michelle has been married for thirty years and raised two sons in the area. In her spare time, she enjoys running, kayaking, learning French, and cooking healthy food.
Amy has worked for us as a hygienist for ten years. The thing she really loves about the job is the personal approach we take in our office. Amy is amazing at not only chatting with patients and helping them feel comfortable but also at remembering them and developing long-term relationships.
Amy is an OHSU alumni and graduated with her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene in 1998. Since then, she’s been working hard to change lives one smile at a time.
Some other lives she’s changed are those of her family. She is married to her husband, Joe, and together they are raising their son, Noah, who is twelve. They also have two grown kids: Karah, who is eighteen, and Kaelynn, who is twenty. Whenever Amy doesn’t have her hands full with those four, she enjoys cooking, gardening, shopping, and reading.