Team

Meet Our Team
Wendy

Wendy

Receptionist

Wendy has been with our practice since early 2015. However, she isn’t a stranger to the dental field. After starting out as a dental assistant in 1986, she found her calling to work in the front office. Over the years she has worked all aspects of the administrative side to dentistry. Wendy will usually be the one to greet you and is enjoying getting to know everyone. She feels blessed to work with such dedicated and compassionate people. She enjoys time with friends and family, her three cats, crafting and reading.

Holly

Holly

Treatment Coordinator

Holly joined our practice in 2013 after completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health from Oregon State University. She has enjoyed expanding her dental knowledge, as well as getting to know our wonderful patients. Holly is grateful to work with such a fantastic staff who exhibit excellence and integrity every day. When not thinking about teeth and dental insurance, Holly loves spending time with her family and friends, especially if that includes a nice cup of coffee. She also enjoys yoga, walks, and getting lost in a good book.

Rose

Rose

Financial Services

Rose enjoys working for dentists who are not only excellent in their field, but who also truly care about their patients’ health. Rose graduated with a B.A. in Human Services from the University of Oregon in 1992. After taking time off to stay at home to raise and homeschool her four children, she started bookkeeping in 2010. She has experience bookkeeping for three (and now four) different companies and multiple clients. She has been married for over 25 years and enjoys art, language, and movies.

Rachel

Rachel

Assistant

Rachel has been with the practice since 1991 and has been a chairside assistant to Dr. Lawrence for this time. She feels very fortunate to have had the opportunity to assist one doctor for so long and develop great relationships with the patients. Her mission is threefold: serve patients, be available, and keep the doctor on time! Rachel enjoys spending time with her husband, Brett, their two sons, Cody and Gunnar, knitting, and working on never-ending home improvement projects.

Katy

Katy

Assistant

Katy has been with the practice since 2004. She started out working as the sterilization coordinator and then moved on to be chair side dental assistant for Dr. Lawrence. Her cheerful smile is contagious and we have thoroughly enjoyed having her be a part of our team. She enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephew and visiting her family’s cabin on her off time.

Shelly

Shelly

Assistant

Shelly is one of our newest dental assistants. After staying home with her children for 12 years, she decided to go back to school to learn something new and exciting. She graduated in 2010 and immediately started in our office at that time. She loves learning new techniques and is excited about meeting all of our patients and helping them with their dental needs. We love her constant happy personality, as do our patients. When not working, Shelly enjoys being home with her husband, two sons, a dog, a cat, and four chickens.

Mary

Mary

Assistant

Mary has enjoyed a long professional career as a chair side assistant. She has earned an Expanded Function Dental Assistant, Expanded Function Orthodontic Assistant, Certified Dental Assistant, and is a Fellow to the ADAA. She is one of 9 directors elected to the Dental Assisting National Board and serves on two Oregon Board of Dentistry committees. She and her husband Conrad just celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary and have 2 children and four grandchildren. She has assisted Dr. Scheffel since 1999 and loves the patients she encounters every day. Her goal is to make everyone feel comfortable enough to want to come back.

Shideh

Shideh

Assistant

Shideh received her dental assisting certificate in 1991 right after she moved here from Tehran, Iran. Working with Dr. Scheffel at OHSU was her first job as a dental assistant. While working full time she pursued her dream job and received her Masters Degree in teaching. After 22 years of working part time at the dental school and part time with us, she is happy that she chose to stay in the health care industry. She is inspired by people who help others for a living. She enjoys spending time with family, traveling, practicing yoga, and enjoys cooking for family and friends.

Linda

Linda

Hygienist

Linda graduated from Portland Community College in 1983. We have had the privilege of having Linda as one of our hygienists since July of 1987, over 30 years. Her compassion, gentle touch, and caring personality continually put her patients at ease. You will never see Linda without a smile on her face. She loves spending time with her family and dog (Lillie) at the beach, mountains, or just in her own backyard.

Mary J.

Mary J.

Hygienist

Mary is a career dental hygienist who believes strongly that patient education and motivation is the key to oral health. She has had the pleasure of working for years with patients who have become her friends, and thoroughly enjoys meeting new ones. She relocated to the area in 2007 from Wisconsin and enjoys gardening, reading, and photography. Along with her husband, she is an avid biker, and is enjoying the northwest.

Barbara

Barbara

Hygienist

Barbara has been with our practice since August 2015. She worked as a dental assistant for over 15 years before going back to school for dental hygiene. She graduated from Portland Community College and was the recipient of the Golden Scaler Aware which honors the outstanding achievements of dental hygiene students. Barbara has a passion for dentistry and promoting health with a gentle, compassionate approach. She has joined a Periodontal Study Club, as she enjoys learning and keeping up with current techniques. For leisure, she enjoys the outdoors, including biking, hiking, and walking the dogs. Barbara and her husband recently welcomed their first child and are enjoying the new adventure that this brings.

Meredith

Meredith

Hygienist

Meredith graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University in 2008 with an emphasis in health research. She later found her passion in dentistry and graduated with honors from Portland Community College in 2012. Her gentle but thorough touch has been a great asset to our patients. On Meredith’s time off, you will find her camping, hiking, and enjoying the outdoors with her husband.

Andrea

Andrea

Hygienist

Andrea has been with our practice since August, 2014. She worked as a dental assistant for eight years in Bend and Portland before pursuing Dental Hygiene. She graduated in May 2011 with an Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene from Carrington College in Portland. She then immediately completed higher education and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Oregon Institute of Technology in June 2014. In her free time she enjoys hiking, camping, snowboarding, wine tasting, gardening and spending time with her husband and dog.

Caron

Caron

Hygienist