LeeAnna - Registered Dental Hygienist & Office Manager
LeeAnna has been with us for over 15 years! She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene from the Oregon Institute of Technology in 1997. She has also graduated in soft tissue laser dentistry, periodontic therapy and neuromuscular dentistry. LeeAnna loves the family feel of the office and the relaxed, positive and fun environment. Coming to the office every day is a joy. “I’m the ‘Den Mom’ that takes care of everyone,” she comments. “I care about our patients and strive to give them the best experience possible.”
LeeAnna was born and raised on the Oregon coast and grew up on a farm, where she and her family “made [their] own fun.” Everything was an adventure outdoors (with the exception of her pink Barbie dentist playset). She always knew, even as a child, that dentistry was what she wanted to do.
Sammi - Registered Dental Hygienist & Head Assistant
Our Sammie has worked with us for over 20 years! Sammie and LeeAnna became friends in college and went to dental hygiene school together and have worked with Dr. Ogawa since 1997. Sammie commutes every week from Southern Oregon to continue to work with her “dental family.” In addition to practicing in Lake Oswego, she is continuing her education by persuing a master’s degree and currently teaches dental students at Rogue Community College. She enjoys working in a small boutique-style practice where dental co-workers and patients feel like family. She says, “There is nothing more rewarding than being a part of transformative dentistry. Every day is a joy!” Sammie is great at taking care of patient needs by making sure they are comfortable and feel pampered.
She has been married for 22 years and has three grown daughters and one granddaughter.
Dorcas - Registered Dental Hygienist
Dorcas recently joined us and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene from Oregon Health and Science University in 1992. She enjoys working for a neuromuscular dentist as part of a dental family who wants to serve their patients to promote optimal health and well-being. She is happy to listen to our patients and communicate their wants and needs to our doctor and auxiliary team. Dorcas is committed to continuing her lifelong quest of education to provide the best care she can for each individual, unique person who enters our practice. She feels blessed to have chosen a career that has continued to bring happiness and fulfillment for well over 25 years.
There is not a craft Dorcas will not try! “That’s the problem,” she says. “They are all fun!” Her other hobbies include road trips with her family and discovering the USA and its history.
Vikki - Dental Assistant
Vikki attended Oregon Health and Science University for a degree in radiology and is a DANB-certified registered dental assistant with expanded functions for general and orthodontic dentistry. She finds it
very satisfying to work with her fellow professionals to create a comfortable experience for our patients and brings a lot of experience to the table for tried and true systems and clinical expertise.
Vikki is married to her husband of over 28 years, Jeff, and has two adult children, Hannah and Joel. In her spare time, Vikki enjoys reading, cooking and entertaining for family.
Jennifer - Insurance and Financial Coordinator
Jennifer started in the dental field in 1989 and has worked in nearly every aspect of the dental office, including dental assisting, front office work and office management. She has a wonderful husband and four children, and she enjoys music, crafting and pop culture. “I love this place,” she comments. “Dr. Ogawa and LeeAnna are amazing and genuine, caring people.” She initially started out helping train on the software, but six months later, she is still here! Jennifer is happy to be able to say she is a part of our team.