I'm a graduate of OHSU. I have provided dental cleanings & patient education at Glen Creek Dental for 14 years. One of the unique aspects of my job has been providing oral health care outreach to local students & day care centers. Outside of the office I like spending time with my family (all of their activties) traveling and gardening.
I'm a graduate of OHSU. I have worked as a hygienist for 13 years and have been with Glen Creek Dental for 9 years. I'm also an instructor at the Oregon Tech Dental Hygiene Program at Chemekta Community College. I have been teaching for 7 years. This position has allowed me the unique opportunity to take students & provide dental care in countries such as Africa & Honduras. When i'm away from work I enjoy spending time with my family, going to the beach, camping and fishing.
Dental Assistant - EFDA
I graduated from dental assisting in 1996, and joined our practice later that year. As well as being a full time assistant here at Glen Creek Dental, I am also an instructor for Practical Dental Assisting of Oregon in Corvallis. I have great enthusiasm for advanced design techniques and state-of- the- art procedures now being offered in the dental field. It is exciting to be a part of dentistry at this time when patients are benefiting the most that I have seen in my past 20 years of assisting. My hobbies consist of my husband of almost 22 years and our beautiful daughter. I enjoy exploring new places to hike in our beautiful PNW.
Dental Assistant - EFDA
I graduated from Dental Assisting in 2007 and have been working with Dr. Shelton ever since. You will see me buzzing around the office helping in most aspects of the office. I love coming up with ways to keep the office laughing and being invovled in community projects. Outside of the office I like to spend time with my family, going to the coast and volenteering in many forms.
Our patients are what make my job so delightful. They come in here smiling, because they know they’re going to have a good experience while with us, and they leave here smiling, too, because they’ve been treated compassionately and respectfully, and all their dental care has been painless! My work duties include patient relations, scheduling and coordinating patient appointments around their schedule and availability, and creating the insurance breakdowns. In my personal life, I love traveling, my Cairn terriers, and my friends and family, especially my husband of 26 years.
I enjoy getting to know the patients and especially love getting to watch Dr. Shelton transform someone’s smile, knowing that’s a life-changing experience for them. When a patient doesn’t feel comfortable smiling, that’s really traumatic. But when they’re done with treatment, and their smile is healthy and beautiful, their life immediately becomes so much better and they just brighten with happiness. Among my job duties are patient relations, financial and insurance consulting and claims processing, scheduling, and team building. When i'm not at work, you’ll find me creating things, whether I am painting, drawing, beading, or scrapbooking. I especially enjoy time with my white Persian, Cupcake, and my family and friends. I take every opportunity to travel, especially to warm places!