Meet the Team

You'll feel at home in our practice.  We don't rush people.  We take the time to listen to your preferences and concerns and to thoroughly answer all of your questions.  We enjoy our patients, and we enjoy working together.  Laughter is common.  We are committed to working together to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.  We look forward to working with you and your family.

 
Janet

Janet

Dental Assistant

With her warm and friendly smile, Janet always makes sure our patients feel welcome during their visits. She loves meeting new people and building relationships with them, enjoying their conversations and learning about their families.  In addition to seating patients, Janet delivers chairside assistance to our doctors during dental procedures, ensuring they have everything they need.  She has worked with Dr. Erik since 1986.  She’s also there for the patient, telling them what the doctor is doing, providing encouragement, and making sure they are comfortable.

Janet’s been married to her husband, Steve, for more than 40 years. They have three adult daughters and eight wonderful grandchildren. Janet loves spending time with her family, and also likes gardening and working at her church.

 
Cheryll

Cheryll

Receptionist and Office Manager

Greeting patients and their families as they arrive for their visits, Cheryll loves hearing about their day and catching-up on the latest news. Cheryll has worked in the Washington office since 2000 and has developed strong relationships with many of the people we care for.  She looks forward to building such relationships with our new patients, as well. Among her many duties, Cheryll takes care of patient records,scheduling, billing matters, and insurance. She’s always available to answer questions and make sure that each visit goes smoothly.

Outside the office, Cheryll enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

 
Sharon

Sharon

Registered Dental Hygienist

Welcoming and friendly,Sharon's focus is always on delivering thorough, gentle hygiene care that helps our patients attain exceptional oral health.  She enjoys the diversity of our patients and the unique stories they each share with her. As a hygienist, Sharon takes X-rays, administers fluoride treatments, and cleans and polishes teeth. A lot of her day involves patient education, teaching each person about how best to keep their mouth in excellent condition between their visits.

Sharon and her husband Larry have been married for 35 years. She enjoys spending time with her adult children and grandchildren. She also likes to travel, delve into a good book, spend time on her iPad, and play with her two cats and two dogs.

 
Kate

Kate

Receptionist and Office Manager

A friendly face and calming presence for our patients, Kate is always here to help our patients and our team members. She enjoys working with her family.  she’s Dr. Erik’s daughter and Dr. David’s sister.  She loves developing relationships with our patients. It’s Kate’s cheerful voice who answers calls to our Morton office, and she also handles scheduling, billing, insurance claims, data entry, and filing tasks.

Kate and her husband Uriah were married in February of 2012, just after she graduated from Lincoln Christian University with a degree in psychology. In her spare time, she loves taking a walk as well as just relaxing at home with her husband and their two dogs, Lucy and Sophie.

 
Mary

Mary

Registered Dental Hygienist

Mary’s been with our practice since 1991 and has developed friendships with many of our families. For her, our patients have come to be friends and feel like members of her own family. Mary delivers comfortable dental cleanings and home care instructions, always working with her patients to find the home oral hygiene practices and products that work for their lifestyle. She also educates our patients about healthy eating practices and developing good habits.

Soon to be married, Mary has two adult children who are the loves of her heart, and she’s about to be a grandma, too! When she’s not working, Mary likes to spend her time in creative pursuits, including artwork, jewelry making, and crafts.

 
Candi

Candi

Certified Dental Assistant

Always quick to laugh and smile, Candi loves making sure each patient feels welcome and at ease during the visit. She finds her work fulfilling and enjoys that she helps people improve their health and their smiles, all while getting to know them on a personal level. As a dental assistant, Candi brings patients into the treatment area or operatory and makes sure they’re comfortable, and then works chairside with our doctors, providing support to them and the patient.

Candi has a beautiful daughter who is the light of her life. She also shares her life with Sam, a cat. Being outdoors is Candi’s favorite place to be, whatever’s happening. A recent graduate, Candi loves her new job and is enthusiastic about getting to know our families.

 
Jessica

Jessica

Registered Dental Hygienist

Jessica has gentle hands and a reassuring manner about her, helping patients feel relaxed and secure in her care.  She spends time talking with each patient, learning about their hobbies and activities and identifying potential areas of concern, so that she can decide where patient education will help them to make positive changes. Jessica cleans and polishes teeth, takes X-rays, and performs other hygiene duties as needed. While she is caring for a patient, she speaks with them about their mouth and oral health, helping them understand the connection between oral health and body wellness.

Jessica is married, and she has two kids who play lots of sports. Their  family also includes two cats.

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