Oregon Coast Dental Care Staff

Michael T Christensen


Jennifer Donnelly

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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

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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”.

Maureen Carpenter

Office Manager

  • 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.