Hi, my name is Jessica. I’ve been a dental assistant since 1998. My career in dentistry started my senior year in high school, when I worked after school as a part time assistant. I soon realized that adult dentistry was not for me, but working with the kiddos was the right fit! I worked as an assistant in a pediatric office for 8 years before joining Eastside Pediatric Dental Group in 2006. Working with the patients, doctors, and fellow co-workers at this practice has been amazing!
Since joining Eastside Pediatric Dental Group, I have expanded on my duties from dental assisting to business coordinator, sedation coordinator, and assisting with billing and insurance. I feel very lucky to have so many opportunities to learn and take care of any needs a patient may have. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, cuddling with my two frenchies and chihuahua, and creating projects such as customized clothing, signs and mugs. I also love spending time with my daughter anytime she is back in town from the University of Portland (Go Pilots!).
Hi! My name is Karen and I am the Business Manager at Eastside Pediatric Dental Group. I have worked for this office since 1997 and love it. Not only do I work for EPDG, but my boys have been patients here since 1995. Being an employee, I know the care that the doctors and staff take to stay up to date on the latest information and procedures. I feel confident that they have both received the best dental care around.
I am married and have two boys who keep me very busy. When I’m not working, I am spending time with my family either at one of the boys’ sporting events or musical events (they both sing, play instruments, and act!).
Business Coordinator/Dental Assistant
Hi, my name is Kristen! I’ve worked at Eastside Pediatric Dental Group since 1997. Prior to joining EPDG, I completed a year-long dental assisting course at Lake Washington Technical College. I love getting to educate our patients and their parents about the importance of great oral health. Over my 20+ years with this team, I have worked as a dental assistant, continuing care coordinator, and have recently transitioned to help with billing and insurance.
I live in Des Moines with my husband and our two boys. My boys are growing fast and keeping me very busy! After a busy week at work and home, I love to end the week with takeout and a movie night at home with all my guys! Some of my favorite hobbies include reading, knitting, cross-stitching, sewing, and spending time outdoors with my family.
Hi! My name is Nicole, and I am one of the Business Coordinators here at EPDG. I started here as a three year old patient, interned during summers back from college, and now have returned to work in the front office full time. I have loved coming here through all my stages of life, and am very excited to be back with such a wonderful group of doctors, team members, and patients!
In my spare time, you can find me exploring new restaurants, perusing quaint bookstores, or recipe testing in my home kitchen. I also love to travel, and have been to 11 countries and counting!