Wendy has been with our practice since early 2015. However, she isn’t a stranger to the dental field. After starting out as a dental assistant in 1986, she found her calling to work in the front office. Over the years she has worked all aspects of the administrative side to dentistry. Wendy will usually be the one to greet you and is enjoying getting to know everyone. She feels blessed to work with such dedicated and compassionate people. She enjoys time with friends and family, her three cats, crafting and reading.
Holly joined our practice in 2013 after completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health from Oregon State University. She has enjoyed expanding her dental knowledge, as well as getting to know our wonderful patients. Holly is grateful to work with such a fantastic staff who exhibit excellence and integrity every day. When not thinking about teeth and dental insurance, Holly loves spending time with her family and friends, especially if that includes a nice cup of coffee. She also enjoys yoga, walks, and getting lost in a good book.
Jeanie joined our front office staff in December of 2021, job-sharing with Holly as Treatment Coordinator. Her desire to help patients better understand their insurance and provide accurate cost estimates has been an asset. She has appreciated the professionalism and supportive nature of our team. Jeanie has 7 years of dental office experience, working in the front and back. She values patient representation. Having moved from Arizona, Jeanie loves the Oregon rain. She also enjoys outdoor activities, like hiking and cycling, as well as the fresh produce and flowers at the farmer’s markets. She loves to cook and try new recipes. (Her husband is the taste tester.)
Rose enjoys working for dentists who are not only excellent in their field, but also truly care about their patients’ health. Rose graduated with a B.A. in Human Services from the University of Oregon in 1992. After taking time off to stay at home to homeschool her four children, she started bookkeeping in 2010. She has kept books for three (and now four) different companies and multiple clients. She has been married for 30 years and enjoys art, language, and being involved at her church.
Vickie joined our practice in 2019. She began dental assisting in 1999 but took a few years off to work with a hospice agency and then a cataract surgery clinic. She is grateful to have the opportunity to work alongside this unique team of professionals who make patient comfort and quality care a top priority. Vickie enjoys caring for our patients, helping them feel at ease with their dental procedures. In her spare time, she likes to go for walks and bike rides; garden with her hydroponic tower garden; shop with her daughters; and make healthy meals. She also enjoys time with her grand-dog, Buck.
For over ten years, Shelly has been working alongside Dr. Scheffel as a dental assistant. After staying home with her children for 12 years, she decided to go back to school to learn something new and exciting. She graduated in 2010 and immediately started in our office at that time. She loves learning new techniques and is excited about meeting all of our patients and helping them with their dental needs. We love her constant happy personality, as do our patients. When not working, Shelly enjoys being home with her husband, two sons, a dog, a cat, and four chickens.
Shideh received her dental assisting certificate in 1991 right after she moved here from Tehran, Iran. Working with Dr. Scheffel at OHSU was her first job as a dental assistant. While working full time she pursued her dream job and received her Masters Degree in teaching. After 22 years of working part time at the dental school and part time with us, she is happy that she chose to stay in the health care industry. She is inspired by people who help others for a living. She enjoys spending time with family, traveling, practicing yoga, and enjoys cooking for family and friends.
Linda graduated from Portland Community College in 1983. We have had the privilege of having Linda as one of our hygienists since July of 1987, over 30 years. Her compassion, gentle touch, and caring personality continually put her patients at ease. You will never see Linda without a smile on her face. She loves spending time with her family and dog (Lillie) at the beach, mountains, or just in her own backyard.
Abby is a Portland Community College hygiene graduate with a passion for oral health. She loves working with patients and providing gentle and quality care. After attending college in Southern California, Abby and her husband lived in Virginia for two years before heading back to the PNW to settle down. She enjoys going on walks, spending time with family, and reading a good book.
Meredith graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University in 2008 with an emphasis in health research. She later found her passion in dentistry and graduated with honors from Portland Community College in 2012. Her gentle but thorough touch has been a great asset to our patients. On Meredith’s time off, you will find her camping, hiking, and enjoying the outdoors with her husband.
Marcy brings 30 years dental hygiene experience to our office. She enjoys getting to know her patients. Her soft touch helps them feel comfortable and at ease in the dental chair. Marcy grew up in Northeast Portland and graduated from Portland Community College. It has been exciting for her to witness the many advances in dentistry through the years.
Marcy lives in Hillsboro with her husband of nearly 36 years and her son. She is an animal lover, so her Border Collie named Gabby is also a beloved family member. Marcy enjoys gardening, walking the dog, being involved in her church, visiting with friends and generally being anywhere outdoors in our beautiful Pacific Northwest.