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.

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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.

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Kari

Dental Hygienist

Originally from Warden, Washington. I graduated from dental hygiene school from Eastern Washington University in 2008. Immediately after graduation, I relocated to Northern Virginia where my husband and I lived and worked for eight years. Shortly after our first son was born we jumped at the opportunity to relocate to Tri-Cities. I enjoy spending time with my family, learning to ski, traveling and hot yoga. 

I have been in the dental field for 12 years and value working with a great team and being able to educate patients on how to improve their oral health. I strive to make everyone feel comfortable and treat every patient as if they were my own family member.

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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.

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Tori

Dental Assistant

Born and raised in the Tri-Cities, Tori has been a registered dental assistant since 2012 when she completed the Tri-Tech Dental Assisting course. She has enjoyed learning all aspects of general dentistry and loves working closely with patients to achieve their dental goals.

Tori is married and has two beautiful daughters. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling around to watch her husband race his hydroplane, and being outdoors.

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Alexandria

Dental Assistant

Alexandria, also known as Alex, is a dynamic member of our team. She is from Nampa, Idaho where she obtained her Dental Assistant certificate in 2014 and relocated to Kennewick. She has very much felt extremely comfortable around the dental office growing up. Alex is passionate about her patients and tries to treat them as if they were her friends walking into the dental office.

In her spare time, she loves to spend quality time with her 2-year-old, Karlee!

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Amy

Dental Assistant

Amy always enjoyed going to the dentist, even when she was a little girl. Becoming a dental assistant just seemed natural. After graduating college and obtaining her Dental Assisting certificate in 2018, she jumped into the dental field. She sees everyday as an opportunity to learn and grow as an assistant. She is dedicated to seeing patients happy and helping make a difference in their smiles.

Amy’s little family is her world! In her free time, she likes spending time with them, reading, being outdoors and traveling.

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Abby

Dental Assistant

Abigail, also known as Abby, has been a dental assistant for 10 years and enjoys helping people with their smiles and building a relationship with them. Abby grew up in Sunnyside, WA; has been married for 7 years and has 2 kids – her son, Malaki and daughter, Leila.

In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her family, making memories, loves being outdoors in the summer boating with my family.

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Nichole

Patient Coordinator

Nichole started in dentistry 13 years ago but took time off to start her family. She loves getting to know her patients and seeing their smile change. The relationships she creates makes her job very rewarding. Each patient at Southridge is like an extension to our family. She is very blessed to have a job that she loves and works for a boss that makes the family a top priority.

Outside of work, she lives life every day enjoying the small things, finding the “great” in every situation. She loves spending her free time with family, either outside enjoying mother nature or Friday Family Movie Night.

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Kaitlyn

Patient Coordinator

Kaitlyn was born and raised in the Yakima Valley and is currently working on completing her Associates in Science degree. She has a strong dedication to customer service and loves to assist in making sure your appointment runs as smoothly as possible. She has a passion for helping others and connecting with her patients.  

In her free time, Kaitlyn loves to be camping and finding new trails to explore with her pup Tedders.

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Jessica

Patient Coordinator

Jessica has been in the dental field for over seven years. She enjoys the personal relationships that she gets to create and providing the best customer service to patients. She feels blessed to love her job and that shows with her excellent care for patients. 

Jessica was born and raised in Tri-Cities and loves what this area has to offer. She has 3 kiddos that keep her pretty busy on her off time. They enjoy anything outdoors and spending time at their family cabin in Twin Lakes.

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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!