I have been working as a dental hygienist for 42 years. I love working in such a happy and encouraging office. We have the best doctors and team, and we serve the most incredible patients. It’s truly a joy to come to work, knowing I’m going to spend the day with wonderful people.
I offer gentle, thorough dental cleanings and periodontal maintenance to children and adults. While I’m caring for my patients, I teach them about their oral health in order for them to keep their smile healthy and looking great.
I’m very family oriented and love spending time with my husband, Jim. I have two married daughters and four grandchildren, with another on the way. We have lived in the Colville area for 39 years. I also have black and yellow labs who are Jim’s hunting partners. My other interests include crafting, playing golf, snowshoeing, fishing, boating, and camping.
I enjoy getting to know and serve my patients. While I’m treating a person’s periodontal health issues, I teach them about dental health and identify risk factors for oral diseases. I want everyone to understand why it’s important to keep their mouth healthy and how to do so. Each person has his or her own needs, goals, and concerns. I work hard to get to know them on a personal level, so I can provide the care they desire.
I was born and raised in Kettle Falls. My wife Jodi and I were married in 1991. I have four children and am active in ministry at Kettle Falls Community Church. In my free time, I enjoy playing golf, camping, and watching local youth athletics.
My duties include taking X-rays, reviewing health histories, and cleaning and polishing teeth. A lot of my time is spent on patient education: teaching the best way to keep one’s smile healthy and beautiful. My patients are, far and away, the best part of my job. I enjoy each person’s experiences and personalities. I look forward to their visits as a time to hear about their latest adventures and plans for future, as well as about their families. It’s a joy to help my friends take control of their smile health!
I’m new to the east side of the state, having moved here from a small hobby farm on Whidbey Island. When I’m not working, I enjoy camping, salt-water fishing, and hiking. I love animals and look forward to snowshoeing with my dogs.
Working with Dr. Fox and Dr. MacKay allows me to spend time with you as the patient. I take pride in providing high-quality cleaning and in-depth assessments of risk factors and oral health status. One of my goals during your time with me is to help improve your experience in the dental chair. I am always delighted to help a patient understand one more aspect of their mouth or how to improve their oral health at home.
A Northeast Washington Native, I grew up in Chewelah and I’m so excited to return after my dental hygiene education at Eastern Washington University. I’m a very devoted dog mom to my red heeler, Punky. During my free time, we like to go running and hiking together. I also am a very involved local member of the American Dental Hygiene Association.
I have loved working as a dental hygienist for almost 30 years. My favorite portion of the dental visit is when, at the end of a cleaning, a patient smiles at me and comments on how their clean teeth feel nice and smooth. It may seem like a little thing, but having clean and healthy teeth is a boost to one’s happiness.
I spent my childhood in Kettle Falls. After graduating from Kettle Falls High School, I received my hygiene degree from Eastern Washington University. I have two grown sons, both of whom are line workers. I also have two big farm dogs and two small lap dogs. When I’m not in the office, I love to garden and landscape, ski, and be by the water.