Meet the Staff
Nicole is a dental assistant. She was born and raised in Astoria. Nicole and her husband Dylan just purchased their first home together in Hammond. In her free time she loves spending time with her family, playing with her puppy Nala and going to the beach. Nicole is a compassionate person who will put all your needs first.
Teresa Ficken RDH
Teresa is our registered dental hygienist with over 18 years of experience. She received her hygiene degree from Lane Community College in 1996 while being awarded the Hu-Friedy award for clinical excellence in dental hygiene. Prior to her dental career, Teresa was a professional baker. Teresa has been a member of the Astoria community for most of her life. She is married to Jack, with whom she has two boys, Matthew and Jacob. Teresa and Jack have a small farm in Lewis and Clark where they raise pigs and lambs. Teresa is very passionate about oral health care and is a great source of information when it comes to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. As a proud farmer, Teresa participates in Clatsop County Fair every year, where she shows off her livestock. In her free time, Teressa loves to travel. Teresa will ensure you have a beautiful clean smile for years to come.
Joanne Wimpy RDH
Joanne is our certified dental hygienist with over 18 years of experience. Her caring chair side manner and gentleness will make you look forward to your next cleaning appointment. Joanne has being married to her husband, Dave, for 30 years. They have two kids, Mike and Alisha, and are proud grandparents to three grandkids. Joanne moved to the coast 10 years ago from Eugene, Oregon due to her husband’s work and has been loving every minute of it. Joanne and Dave enjoy spending time outdoors, whether it’s camping, hiking or four wheeling.
Stacey is an expanded function dental assistant, who brings over 15 years of dental experience to our office.She enjoys being around people and her fun co-workers. Stacey was born and raised in Astoria and attended acquired her education at Western Oregon State College, LBCC and Clatsop Community College. After meeting her husband Brian, who is also a native Astorian, they both decided to settle down in their home town close to family to raise their two beautiful children, Burke and Mollie. Stacey spends a lot of time with her active kids, attending their baseball, basketball and football games. In her free time, Stacey loves camping, fishing, hunting and spending time with her extended family who she is very close with. Stacey is upbeat and optimistic and goes out of her way to ensure patients understand all treatment modalities and utmost, patient comfort while acquiring optimal oral health.
I am lucky enough to be one of the first people to meet and greet patients as they walk into our office. I was born and raised in Astoria and don’t plan on leaving any time soon; I especially love that feeling you get when you see a familiar face and someone calls you by name, whether it be at work or out and about. My job is to answer any questions our patients have and to schedule appointments for them to come back and see us. I am always willing to take on a new challenge. When I’m not at work I can be found playing volleyball, softball, and going on adventures with my family and friends.
Chelsey is an Expanded Function Dental Assistant. She has lived in Astoria for 9 years. Chelsea and her fiance Kenny have 2 dogs and just bought their first house. On her days off she enjoys hunting, fishing, riding her dirt bike, playing volleyball and spending time with those most important – family and friends.
Gretchen is our insurance specialist. She will be the first person you meet when you come to our office. Gretchen handles the scheduling, billing and any insurance issues. With almost 20 years of combined experience in medical and dental fields, she is very knowledgeable at her job. Gretchen grew up in Astoria and is OSU graduate, go Beavs! Gretchen has been married to her husband Dean for 17 years, with whom she has a dog and two cats. Whether wild or domestic, Gretchen and Dean are devoted to animals. In her free time, Gretchen enjoys fishing, spending time with friends and family and traveling to warmer places.