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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

Sara Riechers, DDS

Dentist

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

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.

Tricia Laymon

RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist)

Tricia is originally from California where she graduated from Cabrillo College with her AS in Dental Hygiene. She has been practicing dental hygiene for 7 years. She loves getting to know her patients and helping them to reach their oral health goals. She is excellent at helping her patients to feel comfortable and at ease in her dental chair. Tricia was a music major before majoring in dental hygiene and loves singing and being part of a choir. She loves being a wife and mother and spending time with her family. She also enjoys hiking, camping, cooking, crafting, gardening and genealogy.

Cathlean-Palmer

Cathlean A. Palmer

RDH & Expanded Practice

Cathlean obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene form the Oregon Institute of Technology. She went on to receive her Limited Access Permit and Nitrous Oxide Permit. She has been with Compassionate Dentistry since the summer of 2019 and is a  part-time hygienist. She has a special interest in providing education and gentle hygiene.

Cathlean is married and has a son, daughter in-law, daughter, and son in-law, as well as four granddaughters, and two grandsons. She also has a foster daughter with two grandkids. She has lived for 40 years in Central Point and enjoys quilting, watching her grandkids, and spending time with her weenie dog, Tillie.

Kim Contreras

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

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.