Meet The Team
Our Team Of Professionals
Our team at Pioneer Dental Group is dedicated to ensuring that you are always comfortable and relaxed when undergoing a dental procedure. We take the time to walk you through every step. In addition, our office is equipped with all the best and latest technology to help ensure that your treatment is fast and smooth.
Angela joined Pioneer Dental Group as a full time dental hygienist in August of 2016. She is passionate about giving patients the smile they deserve. Growing up in Carver, OR helped Angie develop a great sense of purpose which she used to achieve her skill in the dental field. Angie can also help answer any of your dental questions so that you understand dental procedures and how to maintain great oral health. She started out as a dental assistant prior to becoming a hygienist which has helped her see different aspects of the dental field.
As if being a hygiene expert weren’t enough, Angie is also a very family orientated person and finds those familial influences have helped shape who she is today. When she is not helping her patients obtain their winning smiles, she spends time with her family and her cat, Romeo. She is also an avid traveler and adventure seeker. Make sure you say hi to her when you visit the office.
Nichole joined the practice in May of 2015 as it was first opening its doors. As a dental assistant, Nichole seeks to ensure her patients are comfortable at each appointment. Most rewarding to her is seeing a patient with a confident smile after treatment and empowering them to take control of their dental care. Nichole thoroughly enjoys working with the team and always looks forward to making her patients’ dental experiences better. Not only does she strive to help our patients but she also looks out for the team by teaching us about office safety. Infection control and prevention of cross contamination is a priority for our practice and Nichole leads the team with training in standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Outside the practice, Nichole can be found hiking the beautiful Oregon trails or out fishing on the river. She is passionate about the outdoors and loves to find new reasons to be outside. Next time you are in for dental treatment, feel free to share your favorite adventure story with her.
Desiree graduated from Oregon Tech and joined our practice the summer of 2019 as a dental hygienist. Her beautiful smile and understanding nature make it easy for patients to feel comfortable. As a recent grad, she is up to date in the latest technology and oral hygiene advancements. She is extremely devoted to educating patients on their individual needs. Desiree loves traveling to visit family in her home of state of Montana & loves being active in the PNW.
Amanda came from the Salem practice to aid in the opening of Pioneer Dental Group in May of 2015. She has been chairside assisting patients during their dental procedures since 2008. Striving to provide quality care, she will extend herself to patients, providing information regarding treatment or treatment options. Mandy also ensures that the practice is prepared to treat our patients with the best dental materials. With her huge, compassionate heart and expanse of dental knowledge, she is great at putting nervous patients at ease.
Amanda is a very active person and a martial arts expert. When she is not in the office providing excellent customer service she can be found out on the river or on various hiking trails in Oregon. She loves the outdoors and enjoys exploring new areas. If you know of any hidden gems, make sure to let her know during your next visit.
Andrea has been part of our team since early in 2019 as a dental assistant. She attended the Practical Dental Assisting school in Corvallis and has been chairside assisting since 2017. Andrea loves to make her patients feel comfortable and confident in the care she is providing during dental treatment. In her down time, she can be found spending time with her sisters riding horses or enjoying floating one of the many beautiful rivers found in our area.
Amanda joined our team in 2017 and works with our front desk team. She brings over 18 years of dental experience to our practice and really enjoys being able to help patients achieve their dental goals. She started her career as an assistant, eventually learning the administrative side of dentistry which allows her to guide our patients through each step of their dental journey. The best part of her day is seeing patient’s leave our office feeling confident and happy with their smile. She is consistently learning more about dentistry and how she can make every patient’s experience a good one. Outside the office, she can be found hiking with her family or enjoying the many other outdoor activities found here in the PNW.
Karen joined Pioneer Dental Group as a dental assistant in 2019. She brings a great love of patient care to our office and there is rarely a time that you do not see Karen in a great mood. Her smile is infectious and so is her laugh! Karen’s favorite part of being a part of the team is seeing the positive life-changing results that dentistry can provide for patients. Outside of providing care to our patients, Karen likes relaxing and using her down time to write poetry or read about ancient civilizations.
Valentina is a member of our front desk team and joined Pioneer Dental Group in May of 2015. Seems like she’s always wearing a radiant smile, even when she is multi-tasking at our front desk and loves welcoming all our patients to the office. Valentina started out gaining customer service skills at a young age while working in her mother’s fabric store. The tools she gained there helped her understand how to communicate well with people in everyday situations. Patients who work with Valentina appreciate her warm and gracious demeanor, and the fact that she always goes the extra mile taking care of their dental needs.
When Valentina is not helping patients schedule their dental care, you can find her whipping up a delicious chicken blini, making a new dress or chasing a toddler around at warp speed. She and her husband also love to travel and take their son on mini-Oregon adventures. Know a great, kid friendly travel spot in Oregon? Let her know about it the next time you’re in.
Katrina joined Pioneer Dental Group in 2017 and helps to round out our front office team. As an Oregon transplant, she brings over 20 years of dental experience and is passionate about always learning more. This experience helps her weed through insurance language so patients are able to utilize their plan benefits to achieve their dental goals. She is a member of AADOM and is always seeking out ways to grow in her career and enjoys sharing her knowledge with her team.
When she is not negotiating dental benefits, she loves spending time with her children and making plans on her escape from Oregon.
Ginny became a patient care coordinator with Pioneer Dental Group in February of 2017. She comes to the team with over 16 years of dental experience and a passion to help patients achieve their dental goals. Over the course of her career, Ginny has gained knowledge that has helped her guide patients through the sometimes confusing world of insurance and financing. She loves helping patients get the smile they want in a way that best utilizes all the tools available to them.
When she isn’t sorting through the challenges of dental planning, she can be found spending time with her husband Dan and their two boys, Lane and Ryan. They love spending time outdoors and soaking up all the wonderful things Oregon has to offer. She loves to discuss your favorite dental stories, so feel free to stop by her desk on your way out and let her know about your visit.
Kayla joined our front office team as a patient coordinator in 2018. She helps communicating with new and existing patients regarding their dental care and insurance coverage. One of her favorite things about her work is marketing on our Facebook page posting fun and educational videos about different dental procedures and events the office hosts. She strives to provide a personable, comfortable and successful experience for all of our patients to ensure the best experience possible. When not at work she and her husband are usually busy coming up with new ways to have fun with their two sons, taking their pug to the park, going for bike rides around town.
The dental team in Oregon City at Pioneer Dental Group is dedicated to ensuring that you are always comfortable and relaxed when undergoing a dental procedure. Each of our staff members treats you with respect and dignity. We take the time to walk you through every step of the way.
Our front office staff will greet you the moment you walk into our office. In addition, our office is equipped with all the best and latest technology to help ensure that your appointment is fast and smooth.
If you are ready to come in for cosmetic dentistry or restorative dentistry treatments, dental cleanings, or any of our services, please call our office today at (503) 305-5051 to schedule an appointment. You can also fill out our online appointment form, and one of our team members will call you shortly.