Wenatchee Dental | 808 North Miller, Wenatchee WA 98801 | 509-663-0536 |

Wenatchee Dental Staff

Our Staff

Our goal is to provide you with a highly personalized treatment, using the most advanced technology and techniques to achieve the highest quality results. Honesty and integrity are paramount in our approach to meeting your dental needs. Give us a call if you are looking for a quality, pain free dental experience.

Our office is also designed with your comfort in mind. You can listen to a variety of music channels along with enjoying complimentary nitrous oxide gas for relaxation. The combination of modern technology and modern comforts, makes our office the ideal location for your dental experience.

 

Front Office

Melissa Coles-Bitterman

Melissa was born and raised in the Wenatchee Valley and definitely calls it home. She has spent the past 28 years in Dental Office Management. Fifteen of those years were spent working for Drs. Jensen & Washut and upon their retirement Dr Kelly. She enjoys seeing the familiar patients and welcoming the new patients. "It is a pleasure to work in a friendly, professional environment where the team's goal is to always put the patient's needs first, deliver quality dental care and provide excellent patient service."

Martin Hughley

Martin was born in Everett, WA.  He grew up and graduated from Lake Stevens High School.  He moved to Wenatchee in 2006.  He is interested in theater when he is not at work.  Martin has been in the dental field for 18 years and enjoys the time he spends with patients. 

 

Becky Esparza

Rebecca was raised in Quincy and graduated high school in 2002. She then moved to Seattle were she attended Bellevue Community College and started working at Starbucks. She moved back to Wenatchee in 2003. Rebecca worked at Starbucks here in Wenatchee for 7 years. In 2009 she attended the Dental Assisting Training Center. In June 2009 she joined the Wenatchee Dental team where you can find her throughout the office. She is an assistant to the hygienists and the doctors and she is also up front helping with scheduling and answering the phone. Rebecca and her husband Leo have been married for 11 years and have  two boys, Diego and Lucas . They enjoy working on projects around their house, spending time with family and friends, and camping.

Valerie Aaron

Valerie and her husband Blane moved to the Wenatchee valley in 1987. They moved to Cashmere in 1990 where they raised their two daughters Hanna and Halli. Valerie is an avid reader and has been a member of her book group the “Wahldeans” since 1998. She has a fantastic organic garden, lots of chickens and too many cats! Valerie also enjoys cooking and trying new vegetarian recipes. She has been in the dental field since 2004. She enjoys meeting and interacting with patients of all ages.

Annette Anderstrom

Annette and her husband Ross recently moved to the Wenatchee Valley from Apple Valley, Minnesota. They have been married for 29 years and have lived all over the country but fell in love with the Pacific Northwest and are happy to be settled in Wenatchee. Annette has been in the dental field since 2000. After experiencing Dr. Kelly and Dr. Edwards and their staff as a patient, she was so impressed with their caring professionalism; she wanted to become a part of their friendly dental team herself! She and her husband love exploring the area, hiking the beautiful trails, and checking out local restaurants.

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Kristin Vammen

Kristin was born and raised in Seattle. She spent many of her childhood days in the dental office her mom worked at. After graduation she attended Seattle Central and North Seattle Community College and has spent the last 12 years as a dental assistant. She moved to Wenatchee 6 years ago and has grown to love the area. Kristin stays very busy with her three children. Her family is her absolute joy! She enjoys drawing, fishing and BBQ’s with her family. I am very happy to be a part of Wenatchee Dental; it’s so nice to work with a team of people who genuinely care about our patients.


Assistants

Amber Zimmermann

Amber was lucky enough to be brought up in Leavenworth. She spent several years traveling around before settling back into the valley. She is excited to be working in such a great field and is looking forward to helping patients have a positive dental experience. During her time off she enjoys spending time with friends and family, skiing, mountain biking and cooking. Amber feels very fortunate to be working with such compassionate people who truly care about making sure each patient is provided with exceptional care.

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Cindy Raya

Cindy was born and raised in Wenatchee.  She graduated from Wenatchee High School in 2009 and attended Wenatchee Valley College in 2010-2012.  Cindy has worked in the dental field for 4 years.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, hiking, shooting and traveling.  Cindy appreciates that she works in an office with newest technology and enjoys learning. 

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Brenda Hernandez-Porcayo

Brenda grew up in East Wenatchee.  She graduated from Eastmont High School in 2012.  She attended Wenatchee Valley College and graduated in 2012.  Brenda enjoys running, biking, boating, jet skiing and traveling with friends.  Brenda also is a dog lover and loves taking care of them.  A great characteristic about Brenda is she loves to make people smile.  

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Lori Tarver

Lori graduated from Cashmere High School.  She attended dental assisting school in Everett and became a dental assistant in 1986. Lori has worked as a assistant for 25 years with a few short breaks for family time.  She has four children, 3 boys and 1 daughter whom she is so proud of and inspired by.  Lori has enjoys the outdoors, boating, fishing, snowmobiling, hiking and playing tennis but she cherishes the days she gets to spend with her children and family.  Lori enjoys being a dental assistant and has the best dental family and friends at Wenatchee Dental.  

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Viviana Raya

Viviana grew up in the Wenatchee Valley.  She has worked in the dental field since 2000.  She has worked in pediatric, general dentistry along with orthodontics.  She is married with two children.  She enjoys the outdoors and spending quality time with her family.  

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Jessica Garcia

 Jessica was raised in Quincy.  She graduated from Central Washingotn School of Dental Assisting in 2016.
She enjoys spending time with her husband of 4 years, friends and family.


Hygienists

Resa Green Glessner

Resa was raised in Chelan and received her Dental Hygiene degree from Yakima Valley College. She has practiced dental hygiene since 1973. Resa feels fortunate to have chosen a career where she has the opportunity to work closely with other professionals and patients. Resa likes to share information with her patients that will enhance their dental experience and oral health. She and her husband, Kerry, continue to live in the Chelan area, along with their yellow lab Bella and cat Maggie. They have two grown children, John and Amelia.

Kathy Jeffery

Kathy grew up in Wenatchee and attended Wenatchee Valley College. She received her dental hygiene degree from Yakima Valley Community College. She began working for her family dentist while she was in high school. She started working for Dr. Kelly in 1996. Her husband Brad works for Eagle Transfer and she has a son, Brian. She enjoys helping each patient realize their full potential in attaining optimum oral health.

 

Kathy Shae

Kathy grew up in the Wenatchee and graduated from Eastern Washington University with a BS degree in dental hygiene. She practiced dental hygiene in Mount Vernon for 8 years prior to moving back to Wenatchee in 1996. She worked with Dr. Nielsen for 12 years before joining the staff at Wenatchee Dental. Kathy is excited to be part of a kind, caring dental team that is committed to helping patients achieve the healthiest smile possible. In her free time, Kathy enjoys mountain biking and spending time with her husband, Jim and two sons, Dakota and Carter.

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Erin Williams

.Erin grew up in Everett. Graduated from dental assisting school in 1998, then graduated from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 2008.  She practiced dental hygiene in Spokane for 6 years before moving to Wenatchee.
Erin enjoys working with people and strives for patient comfort, she feels blessed to be working with such an outstanding team her at Wenatchee Dental. 
Erin enjoys golfing and exploring the outdoors with her husband, Jason and dog Sampson.

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Devin Super

Devin grew up in the Methow Valley and graduated from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene.  She practiced dental hygiene in Spokane for 5 years before moving to Wenatchee.  Devin enjoys being a part of the friendly staff at Wenatchee Dental, where everyone is committed to patient care.  Devin, her husband Seth, and their son Logan enjoy spending family time together and exploring the outdoors. 

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Jessica Solorio

Jessica graduated from Columbia basin college in 2016 with an associate in dental hygiene.  Jessica is grateful to be working in an office where everyone is helpful and committed to patient care. 
She enjoys spending time with her fmaily and being outdoors.