Meet Our Dental Team
We think we have one of the best dental teams in Grants Pass. It’s not just the education and experience. It’s the passion each one of our team members has for their job. It’s the compassion, understanding, and empathy each one of the team members has for our patients. As a team we will make your dental experience awesome!
|Sara Riechers, DDS
Dr. Riechers (rhymes with “Stickers”) was born and raised in northwestern Arizona and graduated from the University of Arizona in Tucson before attending the School of Dentistry at the University of Washington in Seattle. After receiving her dental degree in 2007, she completed a one-year general residency (AEGD) in Yakima to expand her skills in surgery, pedodontics, endodontics, prosthodontics, special needs patients, and sedation. She worked for two years in Grants Pass at a local clinic before beginning her own practice in 2010.
|Bridget McStravog, Office Manager
Bridget brings over 25 years of dental experience to our Team and she loves what she does!
She treats each patient as if they were family. She hopes that each patient leaves with a smile!When not in the office, Bridget and her husband Larry have a ranch in Hugo with three beautiful quarter horses, two Australian shepherds and two cats.
For 17 years they were members of the Josephine County Sheriffs Mounted Posse, now they travel all over Oregon camping and riding trails.
|Kaylin Brickman, Dental Hygienist
Kaylin was born and raised in Sandusky, Ohio. She started her career in dental hygiene in 2012 at Lorain County Community College in Elyria, Ohio. Looking for adventure, Kaylin transferred to Grants Pass in 2014 with her husband, Frankie and their two dogs Norman, a Saint Bernard and Lulu, a Neapolitan mastiff. In her spare time, Kaylin enjoys spending majority of her time outdoors exploring the wonderful Pacific Northwest and all it has to offer.
|Siena Weirich, Dental Hygienist
Siena was born in San Francisco and raised in the Bay Area. Taking care of folks and having patients feel well cared for has been her passion for over the past 25 years, so joining the team at Compassionate Dentistry has been a perfect fit. Siena, her husband Todd and their little dog Bandit, loved coming to beautiful Southern Oregon for family vacations so much, they recently decided to make a new home in Jacksonville. When they’re not walking the trails through the woodlands, they enjoy the wonderful music in the area, and appreciate being part of the community.
|Kim Contreras, EFDA (Dental Assistant)
Kim was born in San Jose, California, and moved to Grants Pass in 1990. She started her dental career in 1993.
Kim is married with five children, three girls and two boys. She loves horses, spending time on the river, and being with her family.
“I have loved working as a dental assistant for the past 20 years and continue to enjoy helping people feel great about their smile.”
Melissa Marks, EFDA (Dental Assistant)
Melissa was born and raised in the Rogue Valley. She started her dental career in 2015 at Southern Oregon Dental Assisting Education in Medford. She completed the program in 2016 and received her Expanded Functions Dental Assisting certificate in 2017.
She is the proud mother of a beautiful little girl named Lily. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, painting and anything crafty.