Meet The Team

Ashley Newell, E.F.D.A. – Financial Coordinator

Ashley graduated from Concorde Career Institute in 2008 and has been at Thompson Family Dental since 2010. She has her certification in Expanded Functions, Radiology and Sealant placement and CPR. She is bright, cheerful and eager to help our patients feel welcome and at ease. She has a warm approach with staff and patients alike. She became a dental assistant to help people as well as meet new people.

Her favorite part of her job is seeing the results after improving someone’s smile, and to her, every day brings something new. She grew up in Coquille Oregon and moved to the Portland area in 2002. She enjoys camping, going to the beach and spending time with her family, especially her little boy.

NoelleNoelle Steel, E.F.D.A., E.F.O.D.A. – Treatment Coordinator

Noelle has been with Thompson Family Dental Since 2002. After college, she gained several years of experience in both dental and orthodontic assisting. She is currently working in the front office, has compassion for patients and loves to help them feel cared for and at home in our office.

She helps with their treatment planning as well as reserving time with Dr. Thompson. Family is her passion. She loves to spend time with her husband and 2 sons as well as extended family.

kristen-johnson-198x300Kristen Johnson – Scheduling and Patient Coordinator

Kristen is the friendly face that greets you when you walk in the door. Her favorite part of the job is getting to know the patients.

She and her family enjoy spending time together doing all things outdoors, especially white water rafting.

 

lisa-moreno-198x300Lisa Moreno, E.F.D.A. – Dental Assistant

Lisa has been a dental assistant for 3 years. She is certified in expanded functions, Radiology and Sealant placement. She is eager to help patients and make them feel at ease. She enjoys seeing the results after improving a patient’s smile.

Outside of work, she loves running and spending time with her family. She has a little boy and loves doing actives and sports with him.

Stacie Hanson – Dental Assistant

Stacie has been working at Thompson Family Dental since 2014, and is certified in Radiology.  She enjoys being the goofball of the office and making anybody smile and laugh while adding her passion for dental care.

You can find Stacie at the gym, biking, hiking, or doing just about anything that is outdoors!

Valerie Alder, R.D.H. – Hygienist

Valerie has worked as a dental hygienist for over 30 years. She joined Thompson Family Dental in 2007. She also holds a licensure in Massage Therapy and is a Certified Life Coach. She loves helping patients achieve their optimum oral health and the flexibility and variety dental hygiene offers. You may receive a call from Valerie if you are overdue for your cleaning, as she values the importance of regular visits.

Valerie is a lifetime Oregonian, living in Vancouver, Washington. She is a mother of 4, grandmother of 2 and enjoys hiking, cycling, kayaking and yoga.

Darcie O’neil, R.D.H. – Hygienist

Darcie has been a clinical hygienist for twelve years. She graduated from OHSU with honors. While in college, she received her bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene and was a member of a competitive rowing team. Being with Thompson Family Dental since 2006, she has developed a unique approach to relieving anxiety in even the most anxious patients.

Darcie is a native of Oregon, originally growing up in Keizer. When she is not working, she enjoys reading, hiking, her cats and cooking. She loves staying active and spending as much time outdoors as possible.

IMG_2976Starr Thompson, R.D.H. – Hygienist

Starr began working for Dr. Thompson in 2009. After three years in college studying Electrical Engineering, she decided to become a Dental Hygienist. She completed her pre-requisite studies at Brigham Young University-Idaho. She then completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene at Idaho State University in 2005. She loves what she does! She enjoys seeing the same patients every three to six months and educating them about their oral health. Some of her patients have become dear friends that she looks forward to seeing and spending time with outside the office.

Starr grew up in Hermiston, Oregon and married her husband Scott. She and her family lived all over southern Idaho before moving to the Portland area in 2009. She has four children that she loves to play with and enjoys doing anything outdoors; running, hiking, biking, gardening, and playing in the sandbox. She has a competitive edge and has completed a couple of Triathlons and 10K’s. Starr has a passion for essential oils and loves to educate people on how to use them. Where there is a spare moment, she loves to read.

jenni-blatter-198x300Jenni Blatter, R.D.H. – Hygienist

Jenni has been a dental hygienist for 4 years and joined the Thompson Family Dental team in 2015. She graduated with her Bachelor’s degree from Utah State University and received her dental hygiene degree from Carrington College here in Portland. Jenni has a gentle, thorough touch and strives to make your dental visit comfortable.

A Montana native, Jenni loves just about any adventure outdoors including fishing, camping, hiking, and biking.