While it is true that Dr. Miller and Dr. Stafford are excellent dentists, it is the members of the team that get the rave reviews. They are all committed to both quality of care and outstanding customer service, and people notice.

Deon – Director of Operations

Deon - Director of Operations/Lead Hygienist

Deon brings 20 years experience to our team. She began working as a dental assistant in high school. She went on to graduate from Oregon Health Sciences University with a bachelors degree in dental hygiene. Deon is a registered dental hygienist and enjoys getting to know her patients and helping them identify those dental procedures that will meet their goals and fit within their budget. Goal setting with her patients can range from simple routine cleanings and maintaining good oral health to discussing full mouth reconstruction As well as clinical work, she enjoys the behind the scenes operations of the dental office and assists in the logistics of daily operations.

Sarah – Dental Hygienist

Sarah - Hygienist

Sarah brings 15 years of dental experience to the team. Sarah is a registered dental hygienist and a graduate of Mt. Hood Community College. Sarah is enthusiastic about helping her patients obtain optimum health. Sarah enjoys developing a relationship with her patients and giving them one on one care.

Courtney – Dental Hygienist

Sarah - Hygienist

Courtney brings years of experience to the team. She started working as a dental assistant after high school. She then went on to study dental hygiene and graduated from Mt. Hood Community College. Courtney enjoys getting to know her patients and spending the time to best meet their needs. She is committed to her patients and providing quality care to help develop a healthier smile. She is known to be thorough and gentle. When she’s not in the office, you can find her with her husband, baby son, Cohen, and their Australian Shepherd, Charlie.

Nicole – Dental Hygienist

Nicole - Hygienist

Nicole has a bachelors degree in dental hygiene from Oregon Health Sciences University. Nicole really enjoys the relationships she is able to develop with each patient. She believes that building trust is a key factor while providing gentle, thorough care to each patient. With advanced care, Nicole strives to help her patients achieve their oral health goals in a comfortable and positive environment.

Josephine – Dental Hygienist

Josephine - Dental Hygienist

Josephine grew up in Happy Valley and loves that she is now able to give back to her community through dental hygiene. She is a registered dental hygienist, and a graduate of Mt. Hood Community College. Josephine truly cares about her patients and developing a relationship of trust. She makes it her goal for every appointment to be positive, as well as informative.

When not practicing dental hygiene, she enjoys spending time with her husband, baby son, Judd, and their Boston Terrier, Roxy, on their property in Oregon City.

Casey – Dental Assistant

Casey - Dental Assistant

Casey has 17 years of dental assisting experience and has Expanded Functions Certificate. Casey’s experience goes beyond her excellent chair side skill and ability to assist patients. She is incredibly knowledgeable about treatment options and enjoys working one on one with her patients to help create beautiful, lasting smiles. Casey’s patients love how professional, kind, and honest she is.

Sophie – Dental Assistant

Sophie – Dental Assistant

Sophie has an Expanded Functions Dental Assisting Certificate and loves helping the doctors create beautiful smiles. From full mouth veneer cases to simply replacing silver fillings with tooth colored ones. She says helping patients improve their smiles is very rewarding and the favorite part of her job. As a Pacific Northwest native, Sophie loves the outdoors, especially backpacking and snowboarding. She enjoys family getaways with her with her husband and five children.

Alyssa – Dental Assistant

Alyssa – Dental Assistant

Alyssa is a true Oregonian, born and raised in Grants Pass and a Portland resident for the past 11 years. Alyssa has been working as an assistant for 8 year and is a new addition to our Valley Dental Works team.

She recently graduated from PSU with a bachelors degree in science, and a minor in biology and sociology. Alyssa is currently awaiting a position at OHSU’s school of dentistry program to become a dentist herself. After graduating she intends to continue serving patients of the pacific northwest and practice in portland!

She and Dr. Miller are a great team for whatever your dental needs are. She is our go-to for Invisalign cases and iTero digital scanning.

When not at work she enjoys trips exploring with her newlywed husband and is always on the hunt for the best cup of clam chowder.

Fun Fact: Alyssa has been playing the violin since the 4th grade (you’ll also never catch her around an escalator)

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