Our Staff

 
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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..

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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. 

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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.

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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.  

 
 
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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!

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Erin - Expanded Functions Dental Assistant and Expanded Functions Orthodontic Assistant

My name is Erin, and I've been working for a Kidz Dental Zone since 2003. I've always enjoyed working with kids and find this job very rewarding. It feels great to help children have a positive dental experience, and to see them come into our office, and leave, with a smile (and a prize!). One of my favorite things is to help kids improve on brushing & flossing. "Floss is your friend" is a saying I often share with boys and girls who need a little extra encouragement, and there's always room for improvement, myself included! Outside the office, I enjoy hiking with my husband and two kids, spending time with my extended family, and teaching 1st & 2nd grade Sunday school.

Alisha- Expanded Functions Dental Assistant and Expanded Functions Orthodontic Assistant

My name is Alisha and I have been with A Kidz Dental Zone since Oct. 2012. I moved to the gorge several years ago and fell in love with the area. I currently reside in Goldendale, WA. with my daughter, Kayden. I am fortunate enough to have found a career I absolutely love in this area. Working with children has always been a desire of mine and I couldn't imagine working anywhere else. From educating both children and parents on oral health, to the look on a child’s face when they do something they thought they could not, every aspect of this job is rewarding. I am so honored to be part of the Kidz Dental Zone family. It is truly amazing to be able to work with such a knowledgeable, professional, and helpful group of people.

 

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.

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!

Stephanie - Sterilization Technician and Dental Assistant


My name is Stephanie. I’ve been working at A Kidz Dental Zone since July 2014. I was born and raised in The Dalles. I have two younger brothers and also have a cat! I graduated from The Dalles High School in 2014. I was lucky enough to find such a fun and rewarding job! I enjoy learning new things every day and being able to work with kids. When I’m not at work I like to spend time with my family.

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Jasmine - Receptionist

Hello, my name is Jasmine I am a receptionist for A Kidz Dental Zone in The Dalles. I was born in Los Angeles, CA, but was raised in The Dalles. I am married and have two sons Alejandro and Axel. I enjoy going out to parks with my children especially here in the lovely Gorge. I love reading and being able to read to my children. Coming into this job has allowed me to get more involved with the community that I live in. Now that I am part of the team, I can see how much effort and love is put into our community events and the services we provide for our patients. The most satisfying part of my job is seeing the patients run up to the entrance with big grins on their faces ready for their fun filled visit.

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Paloma - Scheduling Coordinator

Hello, my name is Paloma I am the Scheduling Coordinator since 2014 for A Kidz Dental Zone in The Dalles. I enjoy working with children and watching them come in excited for their appointment. I was born and raised in Hood River. It is a beautiful town to have grown up in with a wonderful community as well and I’m glad to be able to share the experience and be able to raise my son, Eduardo in the same town I grew up in. I enjoy spending time with my son, family, and friends enjoying everything that the Gorge has to offer, traveling to Mexico to visit family down there and watch sibling’s softball/baseball games and pretty soon my little ones games as well. My favorite season is fall and seeing all the beautiful trees here in the gorge change.

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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.