Nicole W: Office Manager and Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Nicole had the opportunity to work with her dentist and orthodontist in high school!
At just 16 years old she found her love of the dental field. Graduating with her EFDA in 2007 she continued to work as a dental assistant. She joined Dr. Kang in the summer of 2015 as a Front Office Manager and Extended Functions Dental Assistant, but she wears many hats around the office. You will see her assisting in clinic, comforting parents as our anesthesia coordinator, and an acting as an insurance advocate on behalf of our patients. When she’s not busy at work, you can find her taking advantage of all the PNW has to offer! She enjoys taking trips to the beach and hiking local trails with her husband, son, and two dogs.
Fun Fact: She was a competitive tap dancer for 13 years!
Favorite Disney Movie: Cars
Dominique L: Patient Coordinator
Dominique began her dental career, joining Dr. Kang, in the Fall of 2018 as Patient Coordinator. Prior to transitioning into the dental field, she was a hair stylist and followed her husband during his time in the United States Navy, living in Bahrain and Italy. After finding their way back home, she supported her husband’s dream of playing college football, while earning his Masters Degree. Now that she is able to focus on her own career ambitions, her goal is to earn her EFDA! She loves exploring the outdoors and adventuring to new places with her husband and two kids!
Favorite Disney Movies: Aladdin and Beauty And The Beast
Cezanne M: Patient Coordinator
Cezanne is the first smile you meet as you first enter our building! We were happy to have her join our team in the Winter of 2019! Prior to working in the dental field, and inbetween her many travels, she was a Starbucks Barista and worked front office for a Music Academy! She lives for trying new things and traveling to new places, near and far! She is fluent in Sign Language and loves playing her guitar! When she is not adventuring afar, you can find her hiking, camping, and enjoying life in the great outdoors!
Fun Fact: She has visited 18 countries! …On her way to EVERYWHERE!
Favorite Disney Movie: Ratatouille
Dakota F: Registered Dental Hygienist
Dakota joined our office in the winter of 2020, as our Registered Dental Hygienist, after graduating from Pacific University! She started working towards her dental dream, of becoming a Dental Hygienist, after job shadowing the profession during her freshman year of college. It was at that time she knew what she was meant to do! She got right to work, completing all of her dental hygiene prerequisites at PCC, and was later accepted into Pacific University’s Dental Hygiene Program! She is passionate about dental health and it is her goal to volunteer at the GreatShape! Sealant Project, to provide free dental services to children of Jamaica.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends while exploring the PNW!
Fun Fact: She has a black belt in Taekwando!
Favorite Disney Movie: The Aristocats
Yvette C: Lead Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Yvette found her love in the dental field as a sophomore in high school; At just 16 years old she started working as a Sterilization Tech at an office in her hometown. After exploring other career opportunities, she knew where she was meant to be! She joined Dr. Kang in 2009 and has spent 10 years fulfilling her career ambitions! She stepped away for a few years to support her husband during his Oral Surgery Residency, but we were grateful to have her come in and help whenever she could during that time! Now that he is finished, we love having her back in the office on a daily basis as she continues to focus on her career and doing what she loves! When she is not at work, she is busy with three kids and their chocolate lab, Opie. They love vacationing in Hawaii and spending time on the Oregon Coast!
Fun Fact: She has a TWIN sister and they share a birthday with their mom, who is also a TWIN!
Favorite Disney Movies: The Little Mermaid and Moana
Caitlin L: Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Caitlin joined our team in the Summer of 2018, shortly after beginning her dental career!
She works closely with Dr. Kang as his main sedation assistant and strives to make it a postitive experience. She is passionate about dental health and loves having the opportunity to teach kids the importance of brushing and flossing! She is currently working towards her career goal of becoming a Dental Hygienist! When she is not working, you can find her at the beach, camping with family, or working out! She loves vacationing in Maui, Hawaii or Cancun, Mexico-anywhere there is sunshine!
Fun Fact: She did 4-H as a kid!
Favorite Animated Movie: Shrek