Dentistry for Kids

Meet the Team

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.

meet the dentistry for kids team

Meet The Hygienists

 

Katie

katie

Pediatric Restorative Hygienist

I've always loved kids and am blessed to be a part of the DFK team! I've been practicing for ten years, and the past 7 years in pediatrics---it's my passion! I strive to make your kiddos experience as fun, comfortable and easy as possible! In my spare time I enjoy gardening, cooking yummy things, quilting, traveling, skiing and spending time with my dog Perrie and my awesome family!

 

Kaylon

Pediatric Restorative Hygienist

Hi!  My name is Kaylon and I love having fun with kids!! I definitively have a way with children that make them feel safe and comfortable.  When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my husband and our dog up at our cabin playing in the snow! 

 

Kristin

Pediatric Restorative Hygienist

As a part-time Dental Hygienist and Operations Coordinator you can see me at both offices. I love working with kids and have 2 of my own. When I am not at the office, I stay busy spending time with my family and attending my children's school and extracurricular activities.

 

Rebecca

Pediatric Restorative Hygienist

Hi my name is Rebecca! I bring more than 20 years’ experience to our DFK team, with a passion for helping your kiddos have a healthy, beautiful smile! Having raised 4 children of my own I have a great way of connecting with children to ease their anxiety and help them feel successful in our fun loving office. In my off time my husband and I enjoy skiing, boating, biking, travel, gardening and spending time with our kids. I look forward to working with your family!

 

Meet The Assistants

 

Angela

Dental Assistant

Hi my name is Angela, I love working with kids and love working at DFK I am really friendly and you'll find me with a smile on face all the time!!I work at both offices but you'll find me at our Kennewick branch most of the time, when I'm not at work I love to spend my days with my family.

 

Becca

Dental Assistant

Coming Soon!

 

Cameron

Dental Assistant

Hello! My name is Cameron, and I'm so lucky to be part of this fun team. I've always wanted to work with children and love my job! Me and my boyfriend have recently moved here from Redmond, OR and everyone has been so welcoming! We have a chocolate lab puppy who we spoil like crazy! We love outdoor activities, and my favorite thing to do is ride my dirt bike! I look forward to meeting you!!

 

Emily

Dental Assistant

Hey there! My name is Emily and I'm so blessed to be a part of this amazing DFK team. I love working with children and making their dental experiences a positive one. I was born and raised in the Tri-Cities and my little family loves all the activities the community offers. I look forward to meeting you!

 

Jeanette

jeanette

Dental Assistant

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!

 

Jessica

Dental Assistant

Hi!  My name is Jessica.  I am the oldest of 6 children and am about to graduate from high school.  I enjoy hanging out with my friends, and playing in the mud!  I have a very soft sweet personality and enjoy being the "big sister"  to all my little patients!

 

Kayla

kayla

Dental Assistant and Operations Assistant

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 an important part of my life. I grew up here in Kennewick (Go Suns!) and have a wonderful husband and 2 black labs. I enjoy staying active and I look forward to meeting you soon!

 

Laura

Dental Assistant

Hi my name is Laura!  I love working with kids!  I always keep everyone laughing!  I bring a lot of joy to our offices.   I also enjoy spending time with my little girl and my family!

 

Lisa

   

Dental Assistant

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! 

 

Taiya

taiya

Dental Assistant and Operations Assistant

I am fortunate to be part of such an amazing team! I enjoy working with children and with 7 kids of my own ( 3 boys, 2 girls, 1 boxer and a pug), I have a lot of experience! I moved here from Eugene, Oregon in 2011 where I was born and raised and I love football..Go Ducks!!!!! Our family is very active in sports and we enjoy being outside enjoying the Tri-Cities weather as much as possible!

 

Tara

tara

Dental Assistant

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.

 

Wendy

wendy

Dental Assistant

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.

 

Meet The Front Team

 

Chelsea

Front Office Administrator and Operations Assistant

Hi! I love being a part of our awesome team! I enjoy seeing all your little ones come in and get their smiles beautified. I am here to help parents understand the accounting side of your child's treatment. I grew up in Sunnyside and have lived in the Tri-city area for 11 years now! I have 3 boys of my own who keep me endlessly busy. When I am not hard at work I can be found cheering on my boys at one of their many sports activities or at home spending quality time with my beautiful little family.

 

Grace

Front office Administrative Assistant and Dental Assistant

Hi! My name is Grace. I am always having fun at Dentistry For Kids. I have the most contagious giggle that can turn any frown upside down! When I am not working at Dentistry For Kids, I am enjoying being a new momma to my son Wyatt, I coach Cheerleading, love riding horses and watching football with my awesome family!!! GO COWBOYS!!!!

 

Maria

maria

Front Office Administrator

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.

 

Yadira

yadira

Front Office Administrator

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.

 

Diana

Front Office Administrative Assistant and General Anesthesia Coordinator

Coming Soon.

 

Dayna

dayna

Front Office Administrative Assistant and General Anesthesia Coordinator

Coming Soon.

 

Sarai

Front Office Administrative Assistant and General Anesthesia Coordinator

Coming Soon.

 

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