Meet The Team

Our Southridge Dental Team

Your best choice for dental care and services in the Tri-Cities

Katie

Dental Hygienist

Working in dentistry since the age of 17, Katie started as a Dental Assistant while perusing her degree in Dental Hygiene from Columbia Basin College. As a Dental Hygienist, Katie strives to make all her patients comfortable by providing gentle and compassionate care, while educating them on their oral health.

In her free time, Katie enjoys spending time with her family, friends, exploring the local wineries and playing with her chocolate lab.

Valeria

Dental Hygienist

Valerie has been a dental hygienist for 18 years and has been involved with dentistry for 23.  She followed in her mother’s footsteps who recently retired from a 32 year career as a hygienist.

Val graduated from Richland High School and the Yakima Valley Dental Hygiene Program.
She enjoys spending time with her family and their favorite activity together is traveling. Cancun is their favorite destination and they try to make it there once a year. She also enjoys spending time outdoors either at their cabin or camping. Val strives to give her patients the best experience possible through a combination of comfort and humor.

Porsche

Dental Hygienist

Originally from Seattle, I moved to Richland in 2017 with my husband, Jowed. I’m now a mom to two tiny humans, Harvey and Stella, as well as two tiny felines, Keke and Rico. I have been in the dental field since 2012 and I hold a bachelors degree from Central Washington University in addition to my Dental Hygiene degree from Seattle’s Pima Medical Institute.

I love empowering my patients to take control of their oral and systemic health. My favorite procedure to perform is local anesthetic injections, because I know it is a source of fear for many patients and I am confident in my ability to make it a positive, comfortable experience for them. I am passionate about ensuring that every patient is comfortable, happy, and healthy.

Monica

Dental Assistant

I received my dental assistant license in 2014 from charter college. Originally from Grandview WA, I love being in the dental field being able to help patients achieve their dental goal and building friendships are my favorite of many that come along with being in the dental field. I am currently working on pursuing a career in dental hygiene.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, my dog and trying new things whether it’s restaurants or fun activities.

Sienna

Dental Assistant

Sienna received her dental assisting certificate from Tri Tech in 2014. As a child she experienced great dental anxiety as many do, however after overcoming this with the help of a dental assistant at her family’s dental office, when it became time she decided this was the career for her. Her favorite part of dentistry is helping those with similar anxieties to put them at ease. She strives to do this by thoroughly explaining procedures, helping to educate about oral health and being a supportive friend to each and every patient.

For fun she loves dancing, painting and swimming in the ocean. She spends most of her free time with her family and friends, and serving additionally in community volunteer work.

Sierra

Dental Assistant

Sierra is relatively new to the dental field. She completed her dental assisting externship with Southridge Dental and joined our team after graduation. She loves taking time to better herself and expand her knowledge within the field. She loves helping make the patient experience better in all ways and is a huge help in all areas of the office. Sierra is a crafty one! She likes to make all sorts of things from t-shirts, blankets, water bottles, etc.  She also loves being outside and enjoying the fresh air whenever she can.

Brandy

Front Desk

Originally from Pennsylvania, Brandy settled in Kennewick after ten years of military service. Upon completing a dental assisting program, Brandy discovered her true passion was the front office and creating lasting relationships with patients.

In her free time, you will find her in the gym training for bodybuilding competitions.  She also stays busy with her pack of rescue dogs and loves checking out local restaurants!

Miranda

Front Desk

Miranda was born and raised in the Tri-Cities. She started in the dental field shortly after graduating high school. With over 15 years of experience in the dental field,  Miranda loves getting to know her patients and building relationships friendships along the way. She strives to make sure every patient has a great experience!

Outside of work,  Miranda spends most of her free time with her two daughters. They are very active playing multiple sports year-round. You can either find them on the softball field or basketball court.

Chelsy

Front Desk

Chelsy was born in Salem, Oregon but moved to the the Tri-Cities at a young age. She attended Southridge High School and the Dental Assisting program at Tri-Tech Skills Center. She made a few career pit stops in the veterinary and medical fields, but has come full circle back to the dental field. Ensuring that each patient has a positive experience is the top priority for Chelsy. The relationships created with patients along the way makes her job even more fulfilling.

In her free time, you can find Chelsy at the gym, in the beauty section at Target, or at one of Tri-Cities local wineries, or cheering on the Mariners at T-Mobile park.

Krissy

Office Manager

Kristina, or Krissy as she’s known by patients and friends, was born and raised in the Tri-Cities and has been in the dental field since 2004. Having worked her way up in the field, she started her career as a dental assistant. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration/Business Management, she furthered her dental career in practice management.  Krissy focuses on delivering the highest quality of care and compassion to our patients. Her experience in all aspects within the dental office ensures that everything goes smoothly at every visit allowing our patients to have a wonderful experience in which they look forward to seeing us again.

Krissy is married with three wonderful children who keep her busy. In her free time, you will find her with her family or on the soccer field cheering on our local teams!