We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.
We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
I enjoy working with kids and making their dental home feel like a safe environment. As soon as they walk through the door they are greeted with a smile. I was recently married and am enjoying my wonderful new life with my husband! I don’t have any children of my own but I do have two dogs, Zoi and Foxxie. In my spare time, I really like to BBQ with my family and friends. I also like to go out dancing every once in awhile. See you at the “tiki hut” office soon!
Dental Assistant and Scheduling Coordinator
I am so happy to be part of this wonderful team. I love working with kids and I am often told that I relate to them well because of my little voice. My goal is to make the patient’s and parents’ experience as positive and fun as possible. Family and friends are such an important part of my life. I have spent my whole life in Kennewick (Go Suns!) and recently got married in July of 2011. I have a black lab and enjoy running and being outside. I look forward to meeting you soon!
I work part-time in the front office and love greeting our patients and helping them with scheduling and insurance concerns. I absolutely love working here with the Dentistry for Kids family! We have the best dentists to work for, a great staff to work with, and the best patients in the world. I love that our young patients are happy to be here! They keep me giggling and excited to come to work! When I’m not at work I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I have been blessed with an amazing husband and two wonderful little boys who light up my world. In my free time I enjoy baking cakes, spending time in the great outdoors, and playing with my boys. I also enjoy photography, so capturing their smiles is one of my favorite hobbies!
I’m the lead assistant here, so I help take care of our patients, order toys and supplies, and other fun stuff! I love helping kids find a movie they want to watch and making the appointment fun. The best thing is opening the prize drawer and watching their faces light up! I have been an assistant for 12 years and love working at Dentistry for Kids. At home, Chris is my husband of over ten years. We have a spunky daughter, Joelle, car/truck loving son, Landon, and a baby boy named Oliver. We love being creative in our house with art, music, and making up silly games. We listen to music of all kinds in our house: Chris is in two rock bands, Joelle is an aspiring Taylor Swift wanna-be, and Landon wants to rock out on drums. There’s never a dull day for me!
Kennewick Front Office Manager
I’m here to make sure your child’s dental treatment is convenient and runs smoothly. I also help families make the most from their dental insurance, and act as an advocate for our patients. In our office, we have a big fish tank, and I love pointing out the different fish we have to the kids. They love it! When I’m not in the office, I spend time with my husband, Kayne, and our two children, Kayne Jr. and Victoria. I love watching my kids play sports or just hang out with their friends in the yard. I also love to BBQ for family and friends!
Richland Front Office Manager
I started at Dentistry for Kids in August of 2010, some weeks after the clinic opened to patients. I’m a proud graduate of PHS, class of 2003, go Bulldogs! I have two kids, Elijah and Olivia. They’re my all. Besides being a mommy of two, I like to spend time with friends and family. Another thing you should know about me is I love music! Any chance I get I play “Firework” by Katy Perry! What I love most about my job is being able to interact with patients and parents, and being able to work with fun and friendly staff and doctors. This office is so kid-friendly; there is never a dull moment and kids say the funniest things!
I am so excited to join the DFK family as their restorative hygienist! I earned my BS degree in dental hygiene from Eastern Washington University in 2006. I feel working with kids and doing restorative work is an art, and I love everything about it! I grew up in Libby, Montana with my two brothers and sister, and love to go back home and visit whenever I can. Family is a very important part of my life and I am blessed to come from such an amazing, large, close-knit one! I love life and try to live each day laughing. I love to be outside in my garden, golfing, biking, hiking, or lying in the sun with a good book. Trying anything new is always a fun and an adventure that I love to embrace! I’m excited to meet you and your kiddos!
I recently moved here from Eugene, Oregon where I graduated from Lane Community College as a dental assistant in 2010. I have worked in many areas of dentistry, but working with children is what I enjoy the most. I have four children of my own: a daughter, a son, and a set of boy/girl twins! When I am not working for DFK I enjoy taking my children to the park, playing at the river, and watching my children dance and play sports. We also love to travel and our favorite vacation spot is Disneyland! My children and I have lived in Wiesbaden, Germany as well as Washington DC, and would love to go back to visit.
I’ve been a dental assistant since 2008, the year I also graduated from KHS. I love working with children because there’s never a dull moment and most are very funny. Children deserve nothing but the best dental care and that’s why we’re here. David, my honey, and I recently joined the new parents club and we absolutely love it. Our son, Dominic, is full of energy!
As a dental assistant, I get to teach kids and parents how to take care of their teeth and gums. I love talking to the kids and hearing all their cute stories. When I’m not here helping your little guys, I’m busy at home taking care of my two little ones, Gabe and Violet. Being a parent myself, I feel that I can relate to parents and can give them helpful hints when it comes to their children’s oral health care needs. I look forward to meeting you soon.
I love what I do, which is why you’ll always see me with a smile on my face! The doctors and staff are amazing. I take pride in educating parents about their children’s oral hygiene, as well as teaching and answering questions that kids have about their teeth. In my free time, I enjoy running outdoors, going to the gym, reading, and eating healthy, but spending time with my family and three younger sisters is what I value most.
Kennewick General Anesthesia Coordinator
Hi, my name is Yadira but you can call me Yadi. I love spending time with my family and friends (especially with my son). I knew Dentistry For Kids was amazing the day I brought my son for his first dental visit. I was so impressed with the doctors and team. Everyone was fun and kid-friendly. To my advantage about one year later I became part of the team, and I love it! I enjoy greeting the kiddos as they walk into our office. Call us or stop by so I can help you schedule your appointment.
Hello! My name is Lisa. I am a dental assistant in the Richland clinic. I am known for my ability to sooth and comfort children that are frightened of the dentist. I am also a mother of 4 teenagers! Along with being very involved in my children's extra circular activities I am also very involved with my church. I am also known for my great cooking! I enjoy bringing snacks to work or cooking for church functions. So, if you have a special kiddo bring them over to our Richland clinic, I love making new friends!
Richland General Anesthesia Coordinator
Hi my name is Maria. I have an 8-month-old son named Anthony & a 2-½ year old daughter named Mia. I’ve worked in the pediatric dentistry field for about five years. Having nieces and nephews and now two of my own, I understand the importance of making our little ones and their parents feel welcomed with friendly staff and amazing atmosphere. In my free time, I like to spend time with my friends and family, and go on evening walks with my little Anthony, princess Mia, and my husband.