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.
Malena – Office Coordinator
Malena has been working in the dental industry for almost 20 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. Malena enjoys the privilege to meet new people and build relationships with them.
When not at work Malena enjoys riding her horses, camping and spending time with her family on their property in Sandy.
Deon – Director of Operations
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 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
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 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, baby son, Judd, 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.
Erika – Dental Assistant
Erika Studied dental assisting at Clackamas community college. She graduated with her Expanded Functions Certificate, Orthodontic Expanded Functions Certificate, and Radiolgy Certificate. As a dental assistant Erika loves connecting and building relationships with patients. When she’s not in the office she’s spending time with family and friends. She loves being outdoors whether its hiking, snowboarding or paddle boarding, she loves to stay active!
Erika is looking forward to assisting with your next appointment!
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.