Kelly has been a registered dental hygienist in our valley for many years. Her passion and dedication for oral health is second to none. Kelly has worked at our office for over 10 years, and she has worked with some of her patients for over 30 years. Kelly takes great pride in helping folks understand the importance of home care and working with patients to improve their oral hygiene.
Dr. Goyer and Mandy have worked together for almost 20 years! Mandy is a registered dental hygienist bringing experience and great depth of knowledge to our office. She is the historian of our dental practice, recalling every detail of every tooth she has ever seen. If you happen to see Mandy for your cleaning, you might hear quite a bit about her adventures with her goats, and it wouldn’t surprise us if she tried to convince the Department of Health to allow therapeutic goats in the dental office setting. Stay tuned!
Jody is a registered dental hygienist by day and barista by night, well weekend. Dr. Goyer discovered Jody’s ever-smiling face frequenting her coffee shop, Giddy-Up and Go. To Dr. Goyer’s delight, she learned Jody was attending hygiene school. She has been a team member since 2007. Jody’s thoughtful ways reflect her genuine concern for each of her patient’s care.
Taelor joined our practice after graduating at the top of her class with a bachelor’s of science in dental hygiene from Eastern Washington University. She observed at our office a number of times while in school, and we knew she would be a perfect addition to our team! Taelor has wanted to be a dental hygienist since she was 5 years old, so you could say working at our office is a dream come true!
As an integral member of the Inland Family Dentistry team for over ten years, Sara is a registered dental assistant with over 20 years of experience in the dental office setting. In addition to her assistant duties, Sara has completed additional continuing education with Dr. Goyer focusing on oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea. She is also our resident meteorologist, wheat crop analysist, and wildfire marshal.
If you hear a movie quote while in our office, know that you are likely working with Kim! She is a registered dental assistant and has worked at our office for over ten years. Kim can also be found helping the administrators up front, ordering supplies, and maintaining equipment. She is also called on to help translate for Spanish speaking patients. We dare you to try and quote a movie Kim hasn’t seen!
Nikki is a registered dental assistant. She recently joined our practice and looks forward to helping folks with their dental care. Nikki is primarily responsible for the management of our laboratory, pouring up models, making guards, and maintaining equipment among other things. Her background coming from both an orthodontic practice as well as a general dentistry office has made an immediate impact on our practice and we are happy to have her!
If you have an insurance question, Vicky is your go-to lady! Meet Vicky, our practice manager. She has set high standards for our administrative team and takes pride in helping folks interpret their benefits (and making sure your insurance behaves). You wouldn’t believe all the things Vicky does for our practice, but come in soon as Vicky’s retirement clock is ticking!
You might notice that Gwen looks strikingly similar to Dr. Goyer. That is because Gwen is Dr. Goyer’s daughter—they put the family in Inland Family Dentistry. Gwen is our office manager and is jack of all trades, helping with everything from scheduling to technology to accounting among other duties. She often tells folks she has worked with Dr. Goyer the longest, over 30 years, as she remembers going to dental school from time to time with her mom.
At your next appointment, take a moment to meet Susan! Actually, you can’t miss her—she is the first person you meet when you enter the office. Susan recently joined our administrative team and is quickly learning all the fun nuances of dental insurance. She has many years of experience working with a local orthodontic office as well as unique experience working for a major insurance company. Susan has many skills that have made an immediate impact, and we are thrilled to have her.