MEET THE VALLEY DENTAL WORKS “A”-TEAM
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/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 brings 9 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
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 and their Australian Shepherd, Charlie.
Nicole – Dental 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 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 and their Boston Terrier, Roxy, on their property in Oregon City.
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.
Frankie – Dental Assistant
Frankie is a native Oregonian and is happily married with three children. She likes to knit, sew, paint, walk, work in her yard, and enjoys archery. Frankie brings over 20 years of dental assisting knowledge and skills to the team. She has studied at the Las Vegas Institute of Cosmetic Dentistry. She volunteers with the Medical Team International on their mobile van, and in Honduras, as well as locally for Missions of Mercy. Frankie is looking forward to helping you at your next appointment.
Malena – Office Coordinator
Malena has been working in the dental industry for more than fifteen years. She started her career as a sterilization assistant just after high school. It was then that Malena realized her love for the field and working with patients. To continue her growth and education, she went on to get her Radiology Certification as well as earn her Expanded Functions Certificate. As a dental assistant, Malena enjoyed the privilege to meet new people and build relationships with them. She has taken those same great people skills and applied them to assisting our patients with their insurance questions. Malena loves working with patients and solving any challenge that comes her way.