Oregon Coast Dental Care Staff

Michael T Christensen

Dentist

Jennifer Donnelly

Hygienist
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  • Favorite childhood book:A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle.
  • Hobbies: Wild Crafting local plants & mushrooms, agate hunting.
  • Happy Place: My garden.
  • Best Piece of advice received: Stay in the present moment and breathe.

Kimberly Detrick

Hygienist
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  • Best Piece of advice ever received: Don’t give up what you want most for what you want now.
  • Favorite thing about the beach: The sounds; waves crashing, birds, breeze.
  • Ideal Vacation: Going to the World Cup (soccer) anywhere in Europe.
  • Favorite Childhood Book: James and the Giant Peach”.

Loralee Kirton

Office Manager

  • Favorite thing about the beach: The relaxing sound of the rolling waves that at times move to a crashing crescendo, the smell of the sea air, the fog sitting on top of the horizon, the earthiness of the salt mixed with sand between my toes, the hope of seeing a mermaid sunbathing on top of one of the rocks.
  • Hidden Talent: Event Planning
  • Ideal Vacation: Touring the United States, Canada, and Alaska with our RV!
  • Hobbies: Reading, jigsaw puzzles, bird watching, grandkids, cooking, and sewing. My “wannabe” hobby is to create pieced quilts.

Maureen Carpenter

Office Model

  • Best advice ever received: Our hearts understand in a way our minds cannot.
  • Happy place: Anywhere I can sit with a book in my lap.
  • Favorite childhood book: “The Giving Tree” (love, acceptance, forgiveness).
  • Hobbies: Reading, stitching, Gentry! (Grandchild).

Jamie Ryan

Front Office – Receptionist – Scheduling Specialist

  • Favorite thing about the beach: The waves! My favorites are huge, smooth waves with the wind blowing off the spray.
  • 3 best things about you: I’m low maintenance. I say what I mean. I am grateful.
  • Best advice ever received: Do what you are supposed to be doing, and don’t worry about what everyone else is supposed to be doing.
  • Favorite smell in the whole world: Fresh cut grass and charcoal barbecue! The smell of summer!

Ashlie Pieren

Front Office – Receptionist

  • Questions I’d ask my dog: Why do you only use 3 of your 4 legs when you run? Is it more wind resistant? Are you really that excited to eat the same food day after day?
  • Favorite childhood book:Anne of Avonlea”.
  • Best advice ever received: Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved.
  • Hobbies: Singing, making/decorating cakes, crafting, decorating, helping people laugh and have fun. I can secretly love even difficult people and see the good in them.

Pam Simao

Dental Assistant

  • What I love about my job: Helping people.
  • Hobbies: Painting, gardening.
  • Questions I’d ask my dog: What is your problem with the cat?! What itches? Who ticks you off?
  • Favorite childhood book: “Island of the Blue Dolphins”.

Alisha Hernandez

Dental Assistant

  • Happy place: The River! The Beach!
  • Favorite smell in the whole world: Fresh cut grass.
  • Hobbies: Knitting, hiking, cooking, basket weaving.
  • Favorite thing about the beach: Agates, shells, sand dollars…beach Treasure!

Trina Forkner

Dental Assistant

  • Favorite childhood book:The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”.
  • Hobbies: Bee Keeping, knitting, beach combing gardening, basket weaving, reading.
  • Favorite smell in the whole world: Lilac flowers, fresh cut grass.
  • Favorite thing about my job: Helping people, getting to know my patients and the people I work with.

Cindy Cremin

Dental Assistant

  • Hobbies: Gardening, cooking, my dog.
  • Favorite thing about the beach: Looking for treasures.
  • The best advice ever given: There are no dumb questions.
  • Best advice ever received: Listen to your gut – Let Go, let God.