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Meet Our Team

Candace at Cascade Dental Care in Longview, WA


Office Manager, CDA, EFODA, EFDA, RDA, RHS

Candace has been in the Dental field since 1987 starting as a Certified Dental Assistant, CDA, EFDA, EFODA, RDA for many years. She started with us in October of 2017 as Lead assistant and is now enjoying the role as Office Manager. She enjoys helping and interacting with patients in all aspects of the office. Our patients and staff enjoy her bubbly, positive personality, and radiant smile. She enjoys being outdoors, spending time with her husband Randy and their four children Casey, Shaun, Robin and Mckenna and their nine grandkids. She loves the sun, traveling, water sports, and riding her horses.

When asked who her hero is:
“My hero is my mama; she is no longer with us but she is my hero to this day. She held our family together like glue, she was always kind to everyone and had a heart made of gold. She loved us unconditionally. She was also the strongest person I have ever known and faced things head on without waiver. If I am half the woman she was, I will be doing well.”

Sam at Cascade Dental Care in Longview, WA


Scheduling coordinator, RDA

Sam joined our team in 2022 as scheduling coordinator and has recently gained her RDA so she can learn the clinical side of dentistry. She is not new to the dental field, with 4 years of experience in insurance billing and verifying.

She loves helping patients learn and understand their individual insurance plan and enjoys seeing them so happy with their dental care at Cascade Dental Care.

Outside the office Sam loves to go camping, fishing, hiking, canning and smoking meats with her boyfriend "Jamin". She loves spending time with her family and playing soccer. Traveling is another hobby she enjoys.

When asked who her hero is:
“My hero is my dad, he has shown on many occasions that hard work pays off, strong work ethics are a must in life along with paying attention to details. Always look outside the box and never give up on your dreams.”

Lisa at Cascade Dental Care in Longview, WA


Dental Hygienist, RDH

Lisa has been in the dental field since 1986. She gained her Degree in Applied Science of Dental Hygiene at Clark College. Lisa spends a lot of time with patients to educate and encourage them to maintain good periodontal health and the impacts it has on the entire body health. Outside the office you will find Lisa in her kitchen baking and/or cooking and in her yard gardening or quietly reading. She and her husband David have 2 daughters and 6 grandchildren whom the love dearly and a pet dog Bentley.

Tami at Cascade Dental Care in Longview, WA


Dental Hygienist, RDH

Tami has been in the dental field since 1985. She loves working with people and helping them maintain their beautiful smiles and becoming part of an extended family with her co-workers. Outside of the office you will see Tami gardening in her yard, spending time on the beach and enjoying time with her grandkids. She also loves to sew. She has two children, three grandchildren and a dog to keep her busy in her spare time.

When asked who her hero is:
“My Mom - She always kept us going and out of trouble... Mostly...”

Kristine at Cascade Dental Care in Longview, WA


Dental Hygienist, RDH

Kristine has been with our team since 2019. She gained her Bachelors Degree in Applied Science of Dental Hygiene at Clark College. She is quick to make patients feel at ease and build confidence in their relationship. She enjoys being able to make a positive connection with her patients to help improve their oral health and smile. Outside of the office, Kristine enjoys hiking, kayaking, and traveling but mostly loves spending time with her husband Alex and daughter Alaina.

Tiffany at Cascade Dental Care in Longview, WA


Dental Hygienist, RDH

Tiffany was born and raised in the local area and joined our team in October 2020. She started as a dental assistant 21 years ago and has her EFDA/RDA where she became passionate about dentistry. Her passion inspired her to further her education by becoming a Dental Hygienist (RDH). She gained her Bachelors Degree in Applied Science of Dental Hygiene at Clark College. Her goal is to help patients achieve good oral health. Her bright and happy smile makes everyone feel so welcome. She enjoys hiking, exercising, water sports, traveling and spending time with her family. She has a son Reece, whom she is so very proud of, a dog named Dusty and a cat named Oliver.”

When asked who her hero is:
“Most definitely my mom is my hero. Her continuous love and support for her family never ceases to amaze us all.”

Kristen at Cascade Dental Care in Longview, WA


Dental Hygienist, RDH

Kristen has just joined our team in 2022. She started out as a Dental Assistant 18 years ago and 16 years ago, worked her way through the Hygiene program at Argosy University in Minnesota. Patients have enjoyed her presence in the office not only for her bubbly personality, but also for her knowledge in the dental field. She enjoys working with patients and educating them on their personal oral health needs. She strives to make them comfortable in an environment that can be difficult for so many with dental anxiety.

Kristen enjoys playing at the beach in the sun or anywhere there is water with her daughter "Maddy" who turned 9 this year. She is looking forward to kayaking and hiking this summer. Maddy is her true sunshine, she has a beautiful heart and loves playing with her cousins and friends. They have a kitty named "Oreo Mittens Kibble" that adopted them a few years ago.

When asked who her hero is:
“My sister Amy is my hero, she is one that endures hardship and difficulties head on with such strength and grace. She is a smart, confident and highly motivated individual that deserves so much respect and love.”

Melissa at Cascade Dental Care in Longview, WA


Dental Assistant, RDA

Melissa has been with the team since January 2016 and in the dental field since 2006. She is a registered Dental Assistant. She loves assisting Dr. Teigen and help the patients achieve a healthier smile. Melissa’s contagious smile lights up the office every day. She enjoys the outdoors, hiking, Spending time with her husband James and her daughter Milly and working in her yard. They have a family cat Pearl and two dogs Sadie and Samon.

When asked who her hero is:
“My mom and my dad - They have always helped me pursue my dreams and encouraged me to be the best that I can. I would not be the person I am today if it were not for them.”

Mckenna at Cascade Dental Care in Longview, WA


Dental Assistant, RDA

Mckenna is new to the dental field graduating from Concorde Dental Assisting program and doing her externship here at the office. She is loving the fact that she can help patients get their self-confidence up by improving their oral health and beautiful smiles. Mckenna is such a great fit, we have decided to keep her as a part of our team. Mckenna has two beautiful daughters that are her whole life, Chloe and Aleyah. In her spare time, you will find her taking them to the park or spending time with her family. She also enjoys hiking with her dog Nova. Family is the most important thing in her life.

When asked who her hero is:
“My Dad, Randy, is my hero and has been all my life. He has been the most amazing role model, father and friend. He always encourages me and helps me achieve my goals in every way he can, without hesitation. He is my strength in so many ways.”

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