Meet Our Team at Wark Dental Group McMinnville
Excellent People for Excellent Dentistry
Airan, Patient Coordinator
With her independent and joyful spirit, Airan serves our patients brilliantly. Ask her anything about your appointment, payments, or our hours, and she’ll know just what to tell you. She’s got a terrific sense of humor and we appreciate how comfortable she makes our patients. She’s attracted to work in dentistry because she loves to help people. She’s working toward her bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, and thinks anyone would benefit from picking up a copy of The 5 Love Languages.
Billy, Office Manager
An accomplished and hardworking professional, Billy manages the day-to-day operations of our front office. He takes care of the accounting for the office and helps patients make payment plans that work for them. He is proud to be part of such a great team, and of the loyalty demonstrated by the patient base. He studied to become a teacher, but fell in love with a dental student and dentistry instead. When he’s not in the office, you’ll catch him watching or coaching his children’s sports games, or playing golf.
Grace, Treatment Coordinator & Registered Dental Hygienist
Grace received her Hygiene Degree at Lane Community College in Eugene, where she is also on the Hygiene Advisory Board. She also has a Bachelor’s in Studio Art from Southern Oregon University. Beyond helping our patients achieve healthy and aesthetic smiles through hygiene care, she also works with Dr. Wark and our new patients to build treatment plans that fit the patients’ needs AND wants. Helping others has always been something she has been drawn to, and she also find dentistry and oral health to be very fascinating.
Outside of work, Grace can be found hiking, painting, working on her house, wine tasting, and thrift store shopping. She has an amazing son named Sampson, as well as three kitties: Adeline, Delilah, and Bruce Wayne.
Jerri, Certified Dental Assistant
Helpful, patient, and kind, Jerri is one of our wonderful dental assistants. She loves our patients as she loves her own friends and family and is honored to be able to help people every day. She’s been in dentistry for 30 years, and when she’s not serving our patients, she can be found in her garden, at her small farm, or on the golf course.
Mandie, Certified Dental Assistant
Mandie’s positive energy is as much of a force as she is. We love having her in the office, and we are proud to share her enthusiasm for the kind of relationship building and attention to detail we practice in our office. Mandie loves keeping things light around the office, and takes pleasure in making sure the office is clean and enjoyable for everyone.
Tonya, Certified Dental Assistant
Cheerful, fun, and always wearing a smile is a few words we use to describe Tonya. She recently moved to Oregon from Florida with her family. Her husband Nick is a veteran of the Navy and together they have a boisterous son. When not at the dental office you can find her spending time with her family enjoying the outdoors. They really enjoy kayaking, camping, fishing and hiking, just to name a few. She is a great addition to our practice and really enjoys helping our patients and building relationships with them.
Arley, Certified Dental Assistant
Arley is a graduate of Concorde Career College who works both as a Dental Assistant as well as helping in the front of the office. She loves meeting new people and helping people out, and she especially loves the unique connection the staff members have with the patients. Outside of work, she’s an animal lover who loves hanging out with her family and friends, going to the beach, and camping.
Leslie, Dental Hygienist
Leslie loves her job because she gets to take care of people all day long. She also loves it because it provides a wonderful work-life balance, so she can spend a lot of time with her family. She has worked in dentistry for 15 years, all of which have been with this practice. We truly appreciate her creative, compassionate spirit. When she’s not in the office, she enjoys reading, crafts, and being with her children.
Teresa, Dental Hygienist
Hailing from Oregon, Teresa is a veteran of both dentistry and the Navy. She has been working in dentistry for about 40 years and has been with our practice for 25. She loves her colleagues and her patients. If she wasn’t a hygienist, she would like to be a courtesy greeter at Roth’s Fresh Market.