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North Santiam Family Dentistry, Stayton OR

Danielle | Dental Hygienist North Santiam Family Dentistry

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.

Dental Treatment Coordinator

 Donna –  Patient Care Coordinator

Donna has been with us 2 years now.  She is warm and compassionate, and loves people.  She comes to us with a wealth of experience in the dental and insurance industry, and has been a great help to many of our patients with their insurance and other scheduling/billing needs.  She has been instrumental in moving our office towards a paperless and progressive system, including streamlining our communications and turnaround time with insurance companies.

Donna has one daughter Jaimee (who lives with her husband Aaron and their 4 children in the Seattle area).  Donna loves to spend time with her daughter’s family, and also enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and boating.  She also loves her dog and cat, and would love to share pet stories with you!

 Paige – Dental Hygienist

Paige is our other wonderful Dental Hygienist.  We invested in her straight out of dental hygiene school, and what a great investment it was!  She is always happy and positive, and cheerful to help out in any way she can.  Before being a dental hygienist, Paige had already been a dental assistant, so she knows her way around many different aspects of the dental industry.   She’s even often the first person we go to when we are trying to problem solve a computer issue!

Paige grew up in Wyoming and Utah, and moved to the “greener” side of the fence here in the Pacific Northwest.  She and her husband love engaging in outdoor activities, and spending time with their two dogs, cat, and bearded dragon lizard.


 Stephanie – Dental Assistant

Stephanie (on right) is the newest member of our team, but she is certainly not new to dentistry!  She made her career in dentistry long ago and stuck with it, so she apparently really likes it!   We like her too.  She knows what she’s doing, and she also likes to have fun along the way.  Chances are, you won’t have an experience with her that doesn’t involve some joking around.  But she can also help put your mind at ease and make you feel comfortable in the dental chair.

Stephanie and her husband share two boys that are the center of their lives.  Stephanie’s hobbies include being a connoisseur of all things Disney, traveling (Disney), and maybe even singing (Disney).  Many of her scrubs are Disney-themed too.  She also likes going to plays/musicals (sometimes Disney), and also has some Polynesian-themed hobbies.  If you’re thinking of going on a vacation, just ask Stephanie!  She’s got connections…


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