We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
Our patients are the best. Even those who come to us with a little dental anxiety soon learn that this is a warm, safe environment, and they start to relax. Getting to know each of them, as we treat them, is far and away the greatest part of my job. I love hearing about their families and their lives, chatting about the latest news and happenings, and developing friendships with them. The trust they place in us, and the smiles and laughs they share, are marvelous. Here at our practice, I handle patient statements, treatment consultations, and scheduling, so I have a lot of time interacting with our patients. They always have me smiling. During my time away from work, you’ll find me with my husband, Doug, and our two terrific kids, Shane and Haley. We love to hunt, go fishing, and take our three dogs on camping trips.
I have been a dental assistant since 2011. I assist the Dr. and strive to make the patients feel comfortable and welcome. My favorite part of this job is seeing the patients smile. I enjoy working with and being part of the team, we all work well together. Dr. Maddess makes this a fun place to work. I recently moved back to the Grove from Alaska. I got married in August 2015 and loving every minute of it. I enjoy doing any outdoor activity, camping, hiking, walking my dog Lily and spending time with my family. I am so glad to be back in Cottage Grove.
Front Office Coordinator
The best part of my job, by far, is getting to know and chatting with our patients. I love our exchanges and learning about their lives, their families, and their interests. Here, our patients feel like a large, extended family and when an established patient comes in for a visit we catch-up on everything that’s been happening in their lives. I also love seeing the smiles on our patients’ faces when they finish treatment. All our team members are smiling right along with them. My duties here are focused on scheduling. I work with our patients to find appointments that work for them and their schedule, making it easier for them to come in for their visits. Outside of work, you’ll often find me walking around Cottage Grove with my dog, Furby. I love living here and the small town feeling, being able to go into the grocery store and having people know my name.
I started here with Dr. Maddess this year, 2017. my favorite part of my job is seeing how each person brings something unique to the table. I love getting to know people and helping them meet thier goals. I love that Dr. Maddess cares about everyone he sees. He spends his time getting to know the paitent on a personal level. Outside of work I am typically a homebody. I like to spend my time reading and learning new things, from the zero waste movement, learning the guitar or learning minimalism.