Meet the Staff at Tigard City Dental, PC
Barb – Dental Hygienist
Barb’s career in dentistry started in 1978 and includes 15 years caring for patients in an orthodontic office. A native of Tigard, she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from the Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland. After graduating in 1996, she started working with Dr. Richard Johnson. She’s excited to continue supporting Dr. Chung and our remarkable family of patients.
Barb values the relationships she develops with each patient under her care. She focuses on positive coaching that enhances wellness, blended with genuine empathy. Barb’s personal experience included extensive dental care as a patient before entering the profession as a provider. While her family expressed surprise at her career move, she expresses only positive memories of her dental visits. Her experience drove her desire to contribute to a positive atmosphere that helps others even when they’re anxious about their treatment.
Barb’s favorite quote is from Dr. Suess: “Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow will be another one.” She even painted it on the wall of her beach house before changing it to: “Today was great because great is even better than good!” Both phrases reflect her optimistic outlook on life.
In her spare time, Barb likes cooking, mushroom hunting, visiting her vacation home in Lincoln City, and traveling. Her favorite trip was a special trip to Thailand.
Kelly – Dental Hygienist
Kelly is the newest hygienist in the office, officially joining our team in September of 2017. Kelly earned her Bachelors in Dental Health Studies in 2014 at Pacific University and then went on to earn her MBA in 2015. She stays up to date with the latest dental knowledge by teaching at Pacific University where she enjoys helping students learn instrumentation skills and critical thinking as related to their patients. Kelly is detail oriented and passionate about providing individualized care for her patients. She is excited to be a part of such a capable team that always has the patient’s best interest in mind.
Outside the office, Kelly enjoys staying active, cooking new recipes, traveling and relaxing with friends. One of her favorite trips she most recently went on was a two-week exploration of Europe. She looks forward to seeing more countries and cultures in the future. One day Kelly would love to own a Bernese Mountain Dog.
Kelly’s favorite quote is, “It’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” – Marilyn Monroe.
Vicki – Office Manager
Vicki has provided excellent customer service to dental patients for over 17 years. She grew up in the Tigard area and returned after spending four years away. Vicki appreciates contributing to her hometown and the opportunity to work with Dr. Chung and his supportive team. She brings a fun-loving spirit to her job and says, “Having great co-workers makes my job so enjoyable.”
Vicki believes the patient family at Tigard City Dental is the best, and she loves helping each of them feel comfortable. She enjoys helping people with their dental benefits and finding ways to maximize their coverage. During her pregnancy, Vicki fondly remembers patients bringing her outfits and blankets for the baby. She also experienced incredible support when she adopted her boys, and feels like our patients are part of her family.
When she’s not in the office, Vicki likes to paddleboard, kayak, hike, travel and spend time with her active family. Her favorite quote is: “Thank you for the fleas,” from Corrie Ten Boom’s The Hiding Place.
Torie – Receptionist
Torie is the newest member of our team joining at the beginning of 2017. She has been in the dental/medical field for 3 years and enjoys engaging with each patient and helping them find the best payment options. She is excellent at going over insurance and helping breakdown the benefits of the patients plan.
Torie is an Oregon native born in Astoria and grew up in Portland and Eugene. She just recently moved back to the metro area and loves finding new places to eat and explore. In her spare time she works at her second job as a bartender and loves to play with her two kitties Chance and Charlie. Her favorite quote is “Nothing is impossible; the word itself says I’m possible.”-Audrey Hepburn
Meet our Office Mascot, Bonnie.