Meet the Team
Laurie, Dental Assistant
With more than 26 years of experience as a dental assistant, your smile is in good hands with Laurie. She enjoys working with Dr. Schaffeld to give patients the thoroughly personalized dental care they need. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, camping, and golfing.
Ashley, Dental Assistant
Ashley has been with our team since 2018, and patients quickly learned that they can rely on her to keep them safe, comfortable, and smiling throughout their time in the dental office. Ashley attended Linn-Benton Community College, and she’s trained as an expanded functions orthodontic assistant. Originally from Corvallis, Oregon, Ashley is married with two children, two dogs, two fish, and one cat. She likes to go hiking in her free time when she’s not at work or spending time with her friends and family.
Kathy, Dental Hygienist
Kathy has been working in the dental field for more than 44 years, with 39 of those years spent as a dental hygienist. In that time, she’s developed many personal and professional relationships with patients. On her road to becoming a hygienist she studied at both California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo and the University of the Pacific’s Cabrillo College. Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with her loving and supportive family. Her other interests include traveling, reading, and carpentry.
Chelsea, Dental Hygienist
Chelsea is one of our dental hygienists. Since joining the team in 2018, Chelsea has greatly enjoyed getting know our patients, so she can help them achieve their oral healthcare goals. Chelsea studied at Lane Community College, and she has her nitrous oxide certification and her expanded practice and restorative function permits. She is happily married to Travis, and they have one dog, Sugar, a pig named Wilber, three cats, and a sugar glider. When she’s not hard at work, you’ll find Chelsea spending time with her family, friends, and animals. She also enjoys cooking, baking, hunting, and being outdoors. She has been a coffee drinker since middle school when she worked in her church coffee shop. She even has her own espresso machine and lots of flavors. She would love to own a bakery/coffee shop someday.
Melody, Front Desk
A member of our front desk team, Melody has 21 years of experience. She enjoys having the opportunity to meet new patients and catch up with returning patients. Melody has been married for 37 years and has three grown sons. Away from the office, her interests include hiking, socializing, and going to the beach.