Oregon Coast Dental Care Staff

Michael T Christensen


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 Siamo

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.