Meet Our Staff
North Santiam Family Dentistry, Stayton OR
Danielle – Hygienist
Danielle is the incredible hygienist every dental practice wants… with the gentle hands and caring heart every patient desires. She has been with us full-time for many years. Danielle received her Bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from Oregon Tech in 2012. Originally from Southern Oregon, she moved to our area shortly after graduating. Danielle and her husband enjoy spending time with family, exploring our region, and various outdoor activities. Danielle’s favorite part of her job is developing long-lasting relationships with her patients.
Sandy – Treatment Coordinator
Sandy has been a valued member of this dental team for more years than she is willing to admit! Long before Dr. Van Kirk bought this practice, Sandy originally worked here as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant for Dr. Roger Van Santen, when his father still owned the practice. Over the years, Sandy has progressed through every possible auxiliary function in this practice. Today she helps Dr. Van Kirk’s patients understand their proposed treatment and costs, as well as their financial options. Sandy grew up in Stayton, and has so many relatives here that she may find it difficult deciding on which side of the aisle to sit at a local wedding! She and her husband Ronnie have proudly raised 2 sons, Jared and Jonathan. They all enjoy spending time together with family and friends, and going camping and fishing. Sandy enjoys her long-term relationships with our patients, and being able to help them with their dental needs.
Zachary – Front Desk Coordinator
Zachary has been a great addition to our team. As our practice aims to stay current with modern dental technology and insurance challenges, Zachary has been helping us fulfill all of our patient’s traditional scheduling and financial needs, as well as helping upgrade our infrastructure so that we can communicate with and care for our patients even better. Zachary himself has a wide background of dental experience, and also has the added benefit of being the son of a dentist. We are very fortunate to have him in our practice, and we think you will agree.