Meet Your Medford Dental Team
Our dental team is a collection of fine individuals who come together every day to ensure that our patients consistently enjoy comfortable, efficient, and well-organized visits. They’ll be the friendly voice on the phone, the smile that greets you at the door, and the helpful hand that guides you through your appointments. They’ll make sure no question, no matter how small, ever goes unanswered. Read on below to learn a little bit more about our fantastic team.
Leah- Office Manager/Dental Assistant
Leah has over 14 years of experience in dentistry, 3 of which have been spent right here at Premier Care Dental. She truly loves what she does and looks forward to working with our doctors and staff every day. She also really enjoys taking care of our patients and establishing long lasting relationships with them. To her, nothing is more rewarding than making someone feel more confident and comfortable with their smile.
After receiving her initial dental training, Leah went on to gain her expanded functions dental assistant certification. Originally from Tacoma, WA, she likes spending her free time with her family and babysitting her new grandson as much as possible. She also likes watching movies, but mostly because it gives her a chance to eat her favorite snack—popcorn!
Cally- Dental Hygienist
Cally has spent 2 of her 3 year career here at Premier Care Dental, and we look forward to her spending many more! Her goal every day at work is to help people feel more comfortable during their appointments, and our patients certainly appreciate that!
After being trained in dental hygiene at Oregon Tech, she also became certified in using both local anesthesia and nitrous oxide sedation.
She is originally from Central Point, OR, and she describes her family as “loving and sarcastic.” She likes to stay active by hiking with her husband and dog, wakeboarding, and snowboarding. Life is about to get much busier for Cally because she is expecting her first child!
Shasta- Dental Assistant
Shasta has been with Premier Care Dental for about 2 years, and she brings 4 years of overall experience to our team. She looks forward to coming to the office every day because she really enjoys working with our doctors and staff, and she says we also always have excellent snacks!
She attended Rogue Community College for their dental assisting program and eventually gained her expanded functions dental assistant certification.
Shasta comes to us from Grants Pass, and she is a proud mom of a 5 year old black lab and 4 year old chocolate lab. When not playing with her own dogs, she also fosters stray dogs until they are able to find their forever homes.
Amanda- Dental Hygienist
We’ve had the pleasure of calling Amanda a team member for the past 7 years, making up most of her 8 year career in dentistry. To her, dentistry is all about the people, which is why she treasures the relationships she forms with her patients. She is from Central Point, OR, and she attended the Oregon Institute of Technology where she received a Bachelors of Science degree in Dental Hygiene.
She is married to Jared and has 3 beautiful children. When not spending time with her family, you’ll most likely find her working out. We consider Amanda to be a bit of a good luck charm around the office, because in 2003, she actually won a Mercedes Benz!
Nicole will be one of the first friendly faces you see when you walk into our office! She has just recently joined our practice, and she says she really loves working with all of our awesome staff and meeting new people every day.
A native of Palmer, Alaska, Nicole likes to stay busy hiking, camping, and doing pretty much anything outdoors with her husband and 3 dogs. In her free time, she also loves to create art on canvases.
Kristina- Dental Assistant
Kristina has spent 10 wonderful years in the dental field, 3 of which have been here at Premier Care Dental. When asked about how she feels being a part of our team, she said, “I have amazing coworkers and get to work with wonderful doctors every day.”
A graduate of Carrington College, she has her certification as an expanded functions dental assistant as well as her dental sealant license.
At home, she enjoys gardening, reading, cooking, crafting, and spending time with her amazing 10 year old daughter. She is also a big geology-buff and loves learning about the Earth’s history.
Gretchen- Dental Assistant
Gretchen is another recent addition to our practice, but she has a remarkable 48 years of experience in the dental field! When it comes to dental care, she’s pretty much been there and done that! She’s a great asset to our team, and she already enjoys how well everyone works together.
In addition to being a registered dental assistant, she is also certified in dental radiology, denture relines, and she previously served as an instructor at Rogue Community College.
Originally from Eagle Point, OR, Gretchen likes spending her free time with her animals, namely her cattle and mules, and attending street rodeos!
Tacey is the other member of our front desk team, and she has spent her entire 12 year dental career with Premier Care Dental. She’s perfect for the job because she just loves meeting new people. At home, she likes to stay busy with her husband, 3 children, and 2 dogs.
Rachel- Dental Hygienist
As a 5 year veteran of dentistry, Rachel says the best part of her job is working with patients to help them overcome their fear and anxiety at the dental office. She originally got her dental assisting certification in 2009 and eventually went to hygiene school at Carrington College in Portland, graduating in 2012. She is also certified in local anesthesia and nitrous oxide sedation.
Rachel calls Astoria home, and she says her family is “loving, outdoorsy, loud, and competitive.” She likes to spend time in the great outdoors as well, whether that involves fishing, camping, gardening, or hiking. You’ll know who Rachel is before you even meet her because she’ll be the one humming while cleaning a patient’s teeth!
Robin- Insurance Coordinator
Robin has over 27 years of experience in the dental field, 4 of which have been spent at Premier Care Dental. As our insurance coordinator, her job is to help our patients better understand their benefits and do everything she can to maximize their coverage at every visit. She is a graduate of Concord Dental School, and she is very happy to work in her hometown of Medford.
At home, Robin likes to stay busy with her husband of 37 years and their 2 boys, 1 daughter, and 5 grandchildren. When not with family, you’ll find her working in her yard or lost in a good book.
Tory- Insurance Coordinator Assistant
Tory is brand new to our team and the dental field, but she loves working with people and can’t wait to help you with all of your dental insurance needs. Tory studied at Shasta College, and puts her education and training to work assisting us with insurance claims and billing. Originally form Reading, California, Tory is married with one child. She loves spending her free time playing softball, photographing family and friends, and singing.
Amber- Dental Assistant
Amber has been a member of our team for about 3 years, bringing 11 years of overall experience to our practice. When asked what is her favorite part of the job, she said, “Being able to deliver excellent patient care and pampering them with the treatment they deserve.” Amber is a fully certified expanded functions dental assistant and has advanced training in dental radiology and infection control.
She is happily married, and she and her husband have 3 fur-babies that they love very much: two French bulldogs and a pug. As a family, they like to hike, travel, and go new places whenever they can.
Laura- Assistant Insurance Coordinator
Laura recently started her dental career at Premier Care Dental, and being the sweet person that she is, when asked what she considers to be the best part of her job, she simply said, “The friendships.” Her daily duties include working with our insurance coordinator, Robin, to go over our patients’ benefits with them in order to help them save on their dental care.
A graduate of the U.S. Career Institute, Laura is a Medford-native who is married with one son and 3 step-children. In her free time, you’ll find her camping, hiking, traveling, rafting, and reading.
Tonya- Dental Assistant
Tonya has over 20 years of experience in dentistry, and we’ve been happy to call her a member of our team for the past 3 years. She comes to the office every day ready to help patients from all walks of life, and she loves getting to know them and hearing their stories. After her basic dental training, she became an expanded functions dental assistant and gained certifications in both radiology and dental sealants.
At home, you’ll find Tonya pretty much spending all of her time outdoors with her 2 daughters, Sadee and Alyssa. If you hear someone singing in our office, it’s most likely Tonya, as she loves to do it all the time!
Kimberly- Dental Hygienist
Kimberly comes to us from Crescent City, CA, and she has over 23 years of experience in the dental field. She is very passionate about her job and is not shy about saying that she absolutely loves her patients. In addition to her hygiene training, she is also certified to use nitrous oxide sedation.
Her home is always bustling thanks to her husband, two children, and their dog, Max. She likes to spend her free time gardening, biking, camping, and she is a big running enthusiast. In fact, she has completed a 50K and is proud to say that she finished 3rd place in her age group!