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!
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.
Daniele earned her degree in dental hygiene from Clark College in 2002, and she’s been serving patients at our practice for the last sixteen years and counting. Daniele is passionate about her patient’s well-being. You will leave Daniele’s chair looking and feeling great, and you will also learn a thing or two about keeping your teeth and gums as healthy as they can be. Daniele is quick to smile and even quicker with her wit. Don’t hesitate to crack a joke or two, as Daniele will amaze you with her ability to understand what you’re saying – no matter how many fingers or instruments may be in your mouth.
Daniele grew up in the Northwest, moving to the Portland metro area in 2000 with her husband son. She loves spending time with her family and friends. She’s also thankful to live in Oregon. Rain or shine, don’t be surprised if you see her and her family on a hiking trail or walking on the beach. And in the spring and summer, you will find her in her garden, surrounded by heaps of colorful flowers.
April has a passion for working with patients and making dentistry a positive experience for everyone. After serving as Dr. Freed’s assistant April has moved chairs and is now our office manager. April earned her degree from Chemeketa Community College in 1999, where she obtained her certificate in expanded functions and sealant placement. In her spare time you will find April at the hockey rink watching her son Braydon play and husband Chris coach. If you don’t find her there check Washington Square, she loves to shop.
Cynthia joined Cornell Family Dental in 2016. She received her expanded functions and sealant certificate from Apollo College in 2007. Cynthia has worked with community health, private office and give kids a smile events. Making patients as comfortable as possible is her main priority. Cynthia wants patients to know, and feel that they are in great hands. When Cynthia is not in the office you will find her enjoying time with family at the beach or exploring new places. When she gets some time to herself you will find her taking Latin style dance lessons or watching a new movie.
Mari was born in Budapest, Hungary. After years of traveling around the world, she settled in Portland and became a dental assistant. Working 12 years in the dental field inspired Mari to obtain her dental hygiene degree from Pacific University in 2010. Mari loves the science of dentistry the most and how it’s related to the overall health of the body. Mari enjoys that every one of her patients has a different story, needs and situations to solve. Mari feels that keeping her patients health with disease and cancer prevention is most satisfying. When Mari is not in the dental office, you will find her volunteering for Portland Mountain Rescue’s Public Education Chair, summiting many of the Pacific Northwest volcanos, hanging from a rock wall or wreaking havoc at the gym.