Meet the Team at Southridge Dental, Your Best Choice for Dental Care and Services in Kennewick, WA, and Tri-cities, WA
Katie (Dental Hygienist)
Working in dentistry since the age of 17, Katie started as a Dental Assistant while perusing her degree in Dental Hygiene from Columbia Basin College. As a Dental Hygienist, Katie strives to make all her patients comfortable by providing gentle and compassionate care, while educating them on their oral health.
Katie and her husband, Edward, enjoy spending their free time together working out, exploring the outdoors and binge-watching TV shows with their Chocolate Lab.
Cidnee (Dental Hygienist)
Cindee has lived in the Tri-Cities for 10 years, working in dental for the past 5 years. She completed her dental hygiene training locally at Columbia Basin College. Cidnee has extensive knowledge and training on the correlation between oral health and overall health, and uses her training to help educate her patients.
Cidnee is married and has 3 children. In her spare time, she loves spending time in the outdoors, attending her kids activities/sporting events and visiting our local breweries/wineries.
Porsche (Dental Hygienist)
Originally from Seattle, Porsche moved to Richland about 2 years ago with her wonderful husband, Jowed. They recently welcomed into the world their first baby, and are so excited! She loves being a hygienist and is passionate about ensuring that her patients are happy and healthy! .
In her free time, she enjoys camping, live music, and long romantic walks down every aisle at Target.
Tori (Dental Assistant)
Born and raised in the Tri-Cities, Tori has been a registered dental assistant since 2012 when she completed the Tri-Tech Dental Assisting course. She has enjoyed learning all aspects of general dentistry and loves working closely with patients to achieve their dental goals.
Tori is married and has two beautiful daughters. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling around to watch her husband race his hydroplane, and being outdoors.
Alexandria (Dental Assistant)
Alexandria, also known as Alex, is a dynamic member of our team. She is from Nampa, Idaho where she obtained her Dental Assistant certificate in 2014 and relocated to Kennewick. She has very much felt extremely comfortable around the dental office growing up. Alex is passionate about her patients and tries to treat them as if they were her friends walking into the dental office.
In her spare time, she loves to spend quality time with her 2-year-old, Karlee!
Carmen (Dental Assistant)
Carmen has been a dental assistant for 20+ years and absolutely loves being part of a team that is dedicated and determined to make patients happy. She loves making patients feel comfortable and assist in making them have a great experience every time.
Carmen is originally from California and moved to the Tri-Cities in 1999. She is married with 4 children and 1 grandchild. In her spare time, she loves to travel, watch the kids play sports, and spend time with family and friends.
Amy (Dental Assistant)
Amy always enjoyed going to the dentist, even when she was a little girl. Becoming a dental assistant just seemed natural. After graduating college and obtaining her Dental Assisting certificate in 2018, she jumped into the dental field. She sees everyday as an opportunity to learn and grow as an assistant. She is dedicated to seeing patients happy and helping make a difference in their smiles.
Amy’s little family is her world! In her free time, she likes spending time with them, reading, being outdoors and traveling.
Abby (Dental Assistant)
Abigail, also known as Abby, has been a dental assistant for 10 years and enjoys helping people with their smiles and building a relationship with them. Abby grew up in Sunnyside, WA; has been married for 7 years and has 2 kids – her son, Malaki and daughter, Leila.
In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her family, making memories, loves being outdoors in the summer boating with my family.
Nicole (Patient Coordinator)
Nichole started in dentistry 13 years ago but took time off to start her family. She loves getting to know her patients and seeing their smile change. The relationships she creates makes her job very rewarding. Each patient at Southridge is like an extension to our family. She is very blessed to have a job that she loves and work for a boss that makes family a top priority.
Outside of work, she lives life every day enjoying the small things, finding the “great” in every situation. She loves spending her free time with family, either outside enjoying mother nature or Friday Family Movie night.
Ashley (Patient Services)
Ashley is a native of Walla Walla and began her dental career about 8 years ago, working for her childhood dentist. She fell in love with dentistry and applied her accounting and business background, deciding to pursue dental assisting to further her dental knowledge. Ashley is passionate about patient care and bringing a little fun to dentistry.
Ashley is happily married with a little boy who keeps her very busy! In her free time you will find her in the kitchen pretending she’s a Master Chef experimenting and baking her newest culinary creations.
Krissy (Office Manager)
Kristina, or Krissy as she’s known by patients and friends, was born and raised in the Tri-Cities and has been in the dental field since 2004. Having worked her way up in the field, she started her career as a dental assistant. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration/Business Management, she furthered her dental career in practice management. Krissy focuses on delivering the highest quality of care and compassion to our patients. Her experience in all aspects within the dental office ensures that everything goes smoothly at every visit allowing our patients to have a wonderful experience in which they look forward to seeing us again.
Krissy is married with three wonderful children who keep her busy. In her free time, you will find her with her family or on the soccer field cheering on our local teams!