Meet Our Team

Leah

Office Manager & Dental Assistant

Leah has over 14 years of experience in dentistry, three of which have been spent right here at Premier Care Dental. She truly loves what she does and looks forward to working with our doctors and team members every day. She also really enjoys taking care of our patients and establishing long-lasting relationships with them. To her, nothing is more rewarding than making someone feel more confident and comfortable with their smile. After receiving her initial dental training, Leah went on to gain her expanded functions dental assistant certification. 

Originally from Tacoma, WA, she likes spending her free time with her family and babysitting her new grandson as much as possible. She also likes watching movies, but mostly because it gives her a chance to eat her favorite snack—popcorn!

Nicole

Receptionist

Nicole will be one of the first friendly faces you see when you walk into our office! She has just recently joined our practice, and she says she really loves working with all of our awesome team members and meeting new people every day.

A native of Palmer, Alaska, Nicole likes to stay busy hiking, camping, and doing pretty much anything outdoors with her husband and three dogs. In her free time, she also loves to create art on canvases.

Tacey

Receptionist

Tacey is the other member of our front desk team, and she has spent her entire 12-year dental career with Premier Care Dental. She’s perfect for the job because she just loves meeting new people. 

At home, she likes to stay busy with her husband, three children, and two dogs.

Robin

Insurance Coordinator

Robin has over 27 years of experience in the dental field, four of which have been spent at Premier Care Dental. As our insurance coordinator, her job is to help our patients better understand their benefits and do everything she can to maximize their coverage at every visit. She is a graduate of Concorde Career College Dental School, and she is very happy to work in her hometown of Medford.

At home, Robin likes to stay busy with her husband of 37 years and their two boys, one daughter, and five grandchildren. When not with family, you’ll find her working in her yard or lost in a good book.

Tory

Insurance Coordinator Assistant

Tory is brand new to our team and the dental field, but she loves working with people and can’t wait to help you with all of your dental insurance needs. Tory studied at Shasta College, and puts her education and training to work assisting us with insurance claims and billing. 

Originally from Redding, CA, Tory is married with one child. She loves spending her free time playing softball, photographing family and friends, and singing.

Laura

Insurance Coordinator Assistant

Laura recently started her dental career at Premier Care Dental. Being the sweet person that she is, when asked what she considers to be the best part of her job, she simply said, “The friendships.” Her daily duties include working with our insurance coordinator, Robin, to go over our patients’ benefits with them in order to help them save on their dental care.

A graduate of the U.S. Career Institute, Laura is a Medford native who is married with one son and three stepchildren. In her free time, you’ll find her camping, hiking, traveling, rafting, and reading.

Joe

Denturist

Joe Rider is a fully qualified Denturist with over a decade’s worth of experience in the dental field. He wants to change your life by transforming your smile! Rider is involved in every step of your dentures fabrication process, from the “blank canvas” beginning to the creation of the beautiful new smile you’ve dreamed of. His unique hands-on approach ensures a better outcome for you, in the most convenient time frame possible.

Joe is a proud member of both the National Denturist association and the Oregon Denturist Association.

Rachel

Dental Hygienist

As a five-year veteran of dentistry, Rachel says the best part of her job is working with patients to help them overcome their fear and anxiety at the dental office. She originally got her dental assisting certification in 2009 and eventually went to hygiene school at Carrington College in Portland, graduating in 2012. She is also certified in local anesthesia and nitrous oxide sedation.

Rachel calls Astoria home, and she says her family is “loving, outdoorsy, loud, and competitive.” She likes to spend time in the great outdoors as well, whether that involves fishing, camping, gardening, or hiking. You’ll know who Rachel is before you even meet her because she’ll be the one humming while cleaning a patient’s teeth!

Cally

Dental Hygienist

Cally has spent two of her three-year career here at Premier Care Dental, and we look forward to her spending many more! Her goal every day at work is to help people feel more comfortable during their appointments, and our patients certainly appreciate that! After being trained in dental hygiene at Oregon Tech, she also became certified in using both local anesthesia and nitrous oxide sedation.

She is originally from Central Point, OR, and she describes her family as “loving and sarcastic.” She likes to stay active by hiking with her husband and dog, wakeboarding, and snowboarding. Life is about to get much busier for Cally because she is expecting her first child!

Amanda

Dental Hygienist

We’ve had the pleasure of calling Amanda a team member for the past seven years, making up most of her eight-year career in dentistry. To her, dentistry is all about the people, which is why she treasures the relationships she forms with her patients. She is from Central Point, OR, and she attended the Oregon Institute of Technology where she received a Bachelors of Science degree in dental hygiene.

She is married to Jared and has three beautiful children. When not spending time with her family, you’ll most likely find her working out. We consider Amanda to be a bit of a good luck charm around the office, because in 2003, she actually won a Mercedes Benz!

Kimberly

Dental Hygienist

Kimberly comes to us from Crescent City, CA, and she has over 23 years of experience in the dental field. She is very passionate about her job and is not shy about saying that she absolutely loves her patients. In addition to her hygiene training, she is also certified to use nitrous oxide sedation.

Her home is always bustling thanks to her husband, two children, and their dog, Max. She likes to spend her free time gardening, biking, camping, and she is a big running enthusiast. In fact, she has completed a 50K and is proud to say that she finished third in her age group!

Shasta

Dental Assistant

Shasta has been with Premier Care Dental for about two years, and she brings four years of overall experience to our team. She looks forward to coming to the office every day because she really enjoys working with our doctors and team, and she says we also always have excellent snacks! She attended Rogue Community College for their dental assisting program and eventually gained her expanded functions dental assistant certification.

Shasta comes to us from Grants Pass, and she is a proud mom of a five-year-old black lab and four-year-old chocolate lab. When not playing with her own dogs, she also fosters stray dogs until they are able to find their forever homes.

Kristina

Dental Assistant

Kristina has spent ten wonderful years in the dental field, three of which have been here at Premier Care Dental. When asked about how she feels being a part of our team, she said, “I have amazing coworkers and get to work with wonderful doctors every day.” A graduate of Carrington College, she has her certification as an expanded functions dental assistant as well as her dental sealant license.

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