Hood River Staff
Katie - Expanded Functions Dental Assistant, Expanded Functions Orthodontic Assistant and Restorative Functions Dental Assistant
Hello, my name is Katie. I have been working for A Kidz Dental Zone since January 2012. I enjoy working for A Kidz Dental Zone because I love children and I like to be a positive influence to their lives. I was born and raised in Hood River. Throughout my life I have been involved in many community organizations such as 4-H, FFA, dance and various team sports. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my dogs, hiking, snowboarding and being outdoors.
Sonia - Hygiene Assistant and Sterilization Technician
Hi, my name is Sonia, and I have been working for A Kidz Dental Zone since June,2007. I really enjoy working kids. It is so rewarding to help kids become confident at the dentist. In my free time, I enjoy photography, seeing live musicians, spending time outdoors love hiking for sure..
Holly - Expanded Functions Dental Assistant and Expanded Functions Orthodontic Assistant
Hi, my name is Holly and I was born and raised in the Columbia River Gorge. I am a wife and mother of 3 boys. My interests are supporting my boys in all their sporting events and raising them to be respectable young men. I love knitting and baking. I love the outdoors, spending time with family and I love experiencing all the changing seasons of The Gorge. I am an active member in my local church and teach Sunday school. I am a first aid/CPR instructor and I also teach dental education in the local elementary/pre-schools in the area during children's dental health month and throughout the school year. I started working as a Dental Assistant at A Kidz Dental Zone in October of 1995. I love to be a positive role model for children and brighten their day with a fun dental appointment. Working with children keeps me young at heart and I find my job very rewarding.
Desi - Expanded Functions Dental Assistant and Expanded
Functions Orthodontic Assistant
I have been in Hood River area since 1988, and have been lucky enough to work with A Kidz Dental Zone since 2006. My Family and I have a strong community interest and love growing with Hood River as it changes. My favorite thing is being a parent, being active, and playing with my dogs. I love working with kids! I enjoy reaching out in the community and educating families on dental care, dental protection and nutrition for dental health. Working with kids on a daily basis either at work or outside of work is definitely rewarding. My favorite time of year is fall, especially in the gorge.
Liz - Expanded Functions Dental Assistant, Expanded Functions Orthodontic Assistant and Restorative Functions Dental Assistant
Hi I'm Liz, I was born and raised in this beautiful Hood River Valley. I love spending time with family as well as outdoor activities. I’ve been working for A Kidz Dental Zone since 2004, I enjoy working with kids, and getting to know them as well as watching them grow up.
Sue - Practice Manager
I have had the pleasure of working for A Kidz Dental Zone since 2009! I enjoy coming to work every day and look forward to seeing all the smiling and happy faces. I have worked in the dental industry for 20 plus years. I have been employed in both General Dentistry and Pediatric practices. I have three wonderful boys who have grown up and left the nest. My husband and I have been married since 1981. We are avid Oregon Duck Fans, so I would have to say my favorite season of the year would have to be Oregon football season. I grew up in Hood River, traveled for a number of years, and then moved back to Hood River to raise my family. I could not have asked for a better community to live, raise a family, and work in every day. I look forward to seeing all of you at your next dental appointment. As always--keep smiling and show those pretty teeth.
Alondra - Schedule Coordinator
Hi! My Name is Alondra Gomez and I’m the schedule coordinator at AKDZ since August 2014. Being part of AKDZ, I enjoy working with families and ensuring they have a positive visit. Outside of work, I enjoy going on adventures with my kids. We like to go on road trips, exploring the gorge and watching movies. Our favorite toothpaste is Sparkle Fun by Crest.
Pat - Insurance Coordinator
Hello my name is Pat and I have been working at A Kidz Dental Zone since 2012. I really enjoy being able to see the children come in excited to see their dentist and leave with a bright white smile! I was born and raised in Hood River and love the area and community. I have two children that were also born and raised in Hood River. I have grandbabies that are now living in the NW and I get to spend as much time with them as possible.
I was born and raised in Hood River, OR. I lived in Portland for 9 years where I met my husband and had both of my two wonderful children. I just moved back to Hood River at the beginning of August because I love the schools over here, the community and to be closer to my family. I am bilingual in English and Spanish, very friendly, energetic and love meeting new people. I graduated from college as a dental assistant, but I like working in the front office. When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my family and love the out doors.
The Dalles Staff
David - Practice Manager
Hi! My name is David Crawford and I started working for A Kidz Dental Zone of The Dalles since July 2013. I love being part of a team that is dedicated to the overall health and wellness of children. I love to continue my education in dentistry and have worked in the dental field since. I am excited to work for a company that not only cares about our amazing patients but also for the community we live in, it makes me enjoy coming to work every day! I have a beagle son named Ben that I love dearly! I enjoy spending time with my friends, being outdoors hiking and swimming. A few of my favorite things are clean healthy teeth, the color green, cooking, summertime, music and coffee. I look forward to meeting you and your children so we can keep those beautiful teeth happy and healthy!
Natalie - Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
My name is Natalie, I have been a Dental Assistant since 2007 and LOVE IT!! I worked primarily with adults for some time, and have found my home working with kids at A KIDZ DENTAL ZONE. When I'm not busy having fun with my patients, I am busy having fun with my son Daniel. We enjoy, pizza, movies, swimming and sun! Native to the Columbia Gorge my son and I also enjoy hiking, playing in the river, and stand up paddle boarding. And on clear nights you can find us star gazing, our favorite constellations are The Big Dipper and Cassiopeia!
Sabrina - Insurance Coordinator
Hello, my name is Sabrina, I started working at A Kidz Dental Zone of The Dalles in June of 2016 as the Insurance Coordinator. I was born and raised in The Dalles. I am a mother of two beautiful kids. I love that I get to work with an amazing group of people and be able to see all the smiling faces coming through the door each and every day. I love funny movies, swimming and spending time with my family.
Griselda - Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Hi, my name is GriseldaI have been working with A Kidz Dental Zone since 2013. I love working here with all the kids and providing them with a great dental experience. I love my job and being part of a great team. On my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I like to travel and spend time at the beach.
Claudia - Scheduling Coordinator
Hi my name is Claudia I’m the scheduling coordinator for A Kidz Dental Zone in The Dalles . I was born and raised right here in The Dalles. I have moved around quite a few but always seem to end up back home. I don’t have any children but I do have a lot of nieces and nephews I enjoy spending time with, they keep me very busy. On my free time I like to be adventurous and travel to new places. I enjoy working for A Kidz Dental Zone because it gives me an opportunity to use my customer service skills and help children in the community.
Diego - Dental Assistant
Hello My name is Diego and I’ve been with A Kidz Dental Zone since 2018. i was born in Mazatlan, Mexico and was raised in Zeeland, Mi and the gorge area. I really enjoy my job because working never feels like work. My hobbies include playing the piano, hiking, swimming, and just being outdoors in general.
Nancy - Receptionist
Hello, my name is Nancy I am the receptionist at A Kidz Dental Zone in The Dalles. I have lived The Dalles my entire life and I love it, all my family and friends live here! The best part of my job seeing children coming in with a big smile and being so excited to come to the office. l spend my free time with my son and family. I also enjoy being out in nature and watching golf on television.
Rocio - Dental Assistant
Hi, my name is Rocio. I have been a dental Assistant for A Kidz Dental Zone since April of 2018. I LOVE working kids they make everything and every day so much fun! When I’m not at work I’m usually home spending time with my son Andres who is all smiles. We love to spend time together.