Kellie has been working in dentistry since 2006, and she says she feels so fortunate to be doing so. She loves working with a fantastic team and patients. Working in the front office, Kellie has responsibilities that include helping to manage all aspects of the business, providing a warm, personal experience for patients, and assisting the staff as they do the same. Kellie says patients are in for a unique experience when they see us because we have Riley the therapy dog, great vibes, a super cool doctor, and an incredible team dedicated to providing an exceptional service level to all patients. When you work with Kellie, you’ll find she’s always happy, friendly, a taskmaster, a go-getter, and goal-oriented. Fun fact about Kellie: She’s also a certified Nutritional Therapist. Outside of work, she enjoys being outdoors in the rivers, lakes, and sun. She also likes taking walks, yoga, meditation, Chinese medicine, playing chess, and loving on her two cats Lennox and Whitey. Kellie is also a self-proclaimed die-hard Patriots fan.
Kirsty is a graduate of Oregon State University with a BS in public health. A fun fact about Kirsty is that she was actually a patient at the office while growing up. When she’s not busy providing patient care and oral hygiene instruction, Kirsty loves taking time to build relationships with her patients. She loves laughing and learning with them! Kirsty says she really enjoys helping people and dental hygiene allows her to do just that several times over each day. She loves it when patients can see the deep connection between their oral and overall health. Since high school, Kirsty was drawn to dentistry because a smile is one of the first things she notices about a person. She loves the fact that she gets to help someone feel more confident. You’ll find that Kirsty is reliable, gentle, thoughtful, optimistic, and “punny” because she loves a good pun. When she’s not taking care of smiles, Kirsty likes painting, doing puzzles, baking, boating, waterskiing, golfing, and snuggling her family’s golden retriever named Millie.
Michelle received her training at Ft. Polk in Louisiana, courtesy of the United States Army at the Red Cross Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC). Michelle is also a graduate of Front Range Community College in Laramie, Colorado, where she earned her expanded functions dental assistant certification. Some of her office responsibilities include providing clinical support, overseeing and monitoring the daily flow of dental assistants, placing purchase orders, updating OSHA and master maintenance lists, and more. Michelle says she chose her current career path because she wanted to do something that was and is both personally and professionally rewarding. She loves helping others become comfortable and happy in their smiles. She says being at our office is unique because of the close relationships everyone has with each other. Michelle feels like it’s a true bond — a family. You’ll find that Michelle is very dependable, flexible, patient, friendly, and personable. Outside of the office, she’s very proud of her family, with her son recently enlisting in the Oregon National Guard and for being an amazing self-taught drummer. Michelle is equally proud of her daughter, who is about to graduate and become a surgical technician. Michelle also loves spending time with her granddaughter, going for long drives, diving, and being with her friends.
After dedicating 45 years to the dental industry, and 36 of them with our team, Paula decided to retire in June of 2022.
Her favorite part of dentistry has been the patients she has met and known all these years and being a part of their overall health. She expresses great appreciation to all the patients she has met and continues to consider them an extension of her family. We are all truly lucky to have worked with Paula and wish her all the luck. After all, the world is her oyster!
Paula attended Portland Community College and helped us manage schedules, answer phones, do treatment planning, payroll, run weekly reports — and so much more. Paula says she’s thankful her professional life has been rewarding and for all of the friendships she’s made over the years. Outside of work, Paula enjoys reading, quilting, gardening, doing projects around the house, and spending time with her grandchildren and family.
Curryn is a graduate of the University of California San Francisco with nearly 20 years of dentistry experience. She loves helping people and caring for the little things that make your appointments run smoothly. Curryn builds connections with all of her hygiene patients, guiding them in improving their oral and overall health. She was a part of her last dental office for over 14 years, and after a move to the Northwest, she’s looking forward to establishing a dental family in Oregon. Curryn is compassionate, detailed, personable, mindful, and considerate. She is married with two sons and uses her spare time to be with her family exploring new places in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys taking her dog Josie on long walks while listening to books, spending weekends at her boys’ sports games, trying out new restaurants to feed her inner foodie, cooking or baking for friends, and working outside.
Cynthia is a graduate of Charter College in California with over a decade of expertise that she brings to our Lake Oswego dental office. When she was a senior in high school, Cynthia took an elective dental assisting course and fell in love with it. That’s when she says she knew she belonged in dentistry. Cynthia loves meeting new patients and seeing the smiles of existing patients when you come to see us for your oral health needs. She values the patient experience everyone works hard to ensure for every patient, and Riley, of course! If you have questions about your treatment plan process or finances, Cynthia is ready to help take away any confusion. Cynthia is determined, respectful, kind, reliable, and patient. Since relocating to Oregon, Cynthia enjoys going on long rides to take in all of the scenic views, going to the lakes, trying new restaurants, playing board games, and watching sunsets.
Stacy is a West Los Angeles College graduate with ten years of experience as a dental assistant and over two decades as a dental hygienist. Stacy loves the work she does with patients because of how rewarding it is for everyone when you achieve good oral health. Stacy loves how everyone on our team works together in a way that can only provide the most comfortable, genuine care for our patients. Stacy is friendly, honest, hard-working, easygoing, and a big animal lover. She’s spent the last twenty years volunteering at different animal shelters. In her free time, Stacy enjoys being with her husband and taking care of their pets — four cats and a dog. They also take trips to the coast three or four times a year or visit some wineries. Stacy also likes cooking, gardening, watching movies, and solving puzzles. Her favorite local restaurant is the Thirsty Lion because it’s close to home, and they have a great happy hour.