Our team consists of dedicated individuals who are kind, friendly, and caring. Our staff is here to ensure a pleasant experience during your visit to our office.

Our team includes experienced and energetic people whose goal is to communicate well with our patients and provide the best care possible.

Photo Credit: Peter Hellberg

Christy – Dental Hygienist

Hi, I’m Christy! I grew up in Walla Walla. I did my prerequisite work for the dental field at Walla Walla Community College and finished my training at, Oregon Institute of Technology, located in La Grande OR, graduating in 2008.

In my free time I love spending lots of time with my niece and nephew. I also enjoy staying fit and I teach fitness classes at the YMCA and spend as much time outdoors as possible. I also enjoy Do It Yourself (DIY) projects.

What I love most about being a Dental Hygienist is building relationships with patients. It is always rewarding when a patient takes our advice and becomes healthier.

I love working for Alder Family Dental because the doctors and staff share my same compassion for helping people with their dental needs and give everyone a brighter smile.

Photo Credit: Mitya Ku

Kent – Dental Hygienist

Hi, I’m Kent Christensen! Born and raised in Walla Walla, I have found practicing dental hygiene in my home town very rewarding. I often see childhood friends and acquaintances, as well as, make new friends through dental visits.

I love to be involved with my families activities, which often encompass some type of sports event. (I’ve coached little league baseball the past 4 years.) My three boys keep things busy–but very fun and rewarding!

I attended Oregon Health Science University for my Dental Hygiene degree, graduating in 2002. It’s amazing to think that I have been with Alder Family Dental for about 10 years. Time goes quickly when you’re having fun–which yes, working on teeth is fun! I look forward to serving our current patients and future patients for many years to come. Give us a call and come see and feel the difference at Alder Family Dental. Have a great day!


Photo Credit: dimnikolov

Christine – Appointment Coordinator

Hi, I’m Christine. I grew up in Sandy, OR. When we weren’t in school, my friends and family enjoyed doing a lot of outdoor activities around Mt. Hood, such as, camping and hiking.

I attended Concord for their dental assistant program. This was a perfect career choice for me because I’ve always loved going to the dentist growing up. I loved the combined smells of sterilization, minty floss and toothpaste.

After graduating in 2007, I went to work for an orthodontist in a big city. In search of a slower pace lifestyle, I moved to Walla Walla, WA, in 2012. Working for Alder Family Dental is a great fit for me because I work for two great doctors who have a passion for dentistry, I’m working in a field I love and working with a great staff in addition to the doctors, make it easy to love my job. I also love greeting people and making them feel comfortable about their dental visit.