Our Staff

 

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Our team consists of dedicated individuals who are kind, friendly, and caring. Our staff is here to ensure a pleasant experience during your visit to our office.

Our Team

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Patricia Shader – Business Manager

Patricia has a BA degree in Education from the University of Michigan and an MS Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Oregon. She taught elementary school for many years, and served as an Education Consultant for the LaGrande School District as well as teaching Continuing Education courses for Eastern Oregon University. Currently she is the overall office administrator, managing the business aspects of the practice. Patricia has assisted her husband, Dr. Shader, during his dental missions trips to Cambodia and Uganda.

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Valerie Coakley—Accounts and Billing Coordinator

Valerie works in the front office and specializes in accounts and insurance billings. She has been working in the dental field for 17 years. She has been married to her husband for 32 years and has two grown children. Now she is enjoying spending time with her new grandson! She also has a green thumb and loves working in her greenhouse and in her yard.

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Michelle Johnson—Scheduling Coordinator

Michelle Johnson is our scheduling coordinator and treatment plan specialist. She graduated from Apollo College in 1992 in Dental Assisting. She has worked in the dental field for 24 years. Our patients love her beautiful smile and helpful demeanor. Michelle is a breast cancer warrior!  She enjoys spending time with her two adult children, Jacob and Brittni, and her sweet dog Penny. She loves walking on the beach and watching fun movies. She loves being a part of our dental office family.

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Cevinah Chotard— Dental Hygienist

Cevinah is the newest addition to our staff. She is a registered dental hygienist and received her Associates Degree at Lane Community College. Originally from Eugene, she traveled the globe and lived abroad in Europe before returning to make Oregon her home. She enjoys hunting, fishing, and other outdoor pursuits with her elementary age son, her fiancé and their dog Falcor.

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Deanne Sawyer—Dental Hygienist

Deanne graduated Phi Theta Kappa from Lane Community College in 1996, earning her Associates of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. She is also a certified dental assistant. Deanne has been working for Dr. Shader for 15 years. She loves sunny vacations by the water, and has 4 daughters and 2 grandchildren.

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Katie Vandiver—Dental Hygienist

Katie graduated from PCC Hygiene program in 2004. She has been in the dental profession for 13 years. Having worked for a Periodontist, Katie has a wide range of experiences in the dental field. Katie enjoys camping at the lake with her four children and husband. Everyone loves the days she works because she often brings in homemade treats to the office!

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Nancy Frick—Head Dental Assistant

Nancy is a Certified Dental Assistant. Graduating in 1978, Nancy has been in the dental field for 37 years. She has been working for Dr. Shader for 15 years. Nancy enjoys watching her son race at the Lebanon Speedway and going on the staff cruises, especially the evening entertainment! She is having fun day to day enjoying her new granddaughter.

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Alex Cox

Also a Certified Dental Assistant. Alex is in her ninth year at the office. Our former scheduling coordinator, Alex still works in the front office one day a week. Alex and her husband Tony enjoy staying in shape as well as playing with their two children, Kendra and Dillon.

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Claire Israel —Dental Assistant

Claire has worked as a dental assistant for almost 10 years. She loves the outdoors and animals, especially her horses. Claire likes to garden, hunt, and fish and also “picking” for her annual barn sale. Claire recently married the love of her life, Bodie Israel, and now has two lovely stepchildren.