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Meet our staff

At the core of Central Oregon Perio is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health.  We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs.  As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication.  Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.



Michelle - Surgical Assistant


I am grateful and proud to be a part of the Central Oregon Perio team as lead surgical assistant.  I have worked in the profession of dentistry since 1987, both in general dentistry and specialty practice.  I enjoy the role I have taken over the years to help both care for and educate patients on the importance of their dental health.

I moved to Central Oregon in 2007 from Southern Oregon.  I love to run, hike and, in the summer months, spend days on the beautiful lakes and rivers of the high desert.



Janelle - Periodontal Hygienist

A dental hygienist since 2003, I am proud to provide nonsurgical periodontal therapy for our patients. I use traditional methods of cleaning as well as state-of-the-art dental endoscopy of which I have 8 years of experience. My clear goal is to achieve the very best results while offering an alternative to surgery for our patients.

 I earned a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Northern Arizona University in 2003 and joined Central Oregon Perio in 2007.

Away from the office I love to spend time with my husband and wonderful daughter. We can often be found camping in the Cascades or riding our bikes around town.

 I look forward to being a part of your care.  

Julie - Front Office / Treatment Coordinator

I am proud to bring 35 years of experience in dentistry to Central Oregon Perio.  As an accomplished and dedicated Certified Dental Assistant, Office Manager and Treatment Coordinator I enjoy working with our outstanding team of dental professionals.  Through out the years I have taken great pleasure in helping others understand and appreciate the importance of dental health.

Family and friends are a very important part of my life.  I love to hike, ride  ATV’s and spend time in my garden.  Animals are a big part of my life.  My husband Fred and I have two dogs and three cats that keep us very busy.
We love spending time with our grandchildren. 

I look forward to welcoming you to our office and helping you with all of your dental treatment.



Jennifer - Front Office / Treatment Coordinator

Dentistry has been my dedicated career for over 40 years.  I am proud to bring Central Oregon Perio, sixteen years as a Registered Dental Assistant, and over 20 years as a Practice Manager.  I joined Central Oregon Perio in 2005 as a treatment coordinator.

I enjoy being a part of an excellent and dedicated team that strives to provide the finest of care for out patients from the moment they step through the door.  Whether helping a patient to navigate the maze of dental insurance, or helping to educate and meet goals for their dental needs, my priority is supporting patients in their dental health.

When not in the office I love spending time with my husband and our zany Cattle Dog, Chrissie, and can be found trail running, hiking, cross country skiing and enjoying all the great outdoor adventuring that Central Oregon has to offer.