Meet Our Team
Each member of our team is dedicated to providing exceptional service to each patient that has entrusted us with their care. We look forward to making you smile!
Marilyn, Registered Dental Hygienist & Business Office Coordinator
“Dr. Whitaker is very gentle and determined to give the patient a painless experience. He understands the fears and concerns of the patient when receiving dental treatment.
One of my favorite moments was when I was able to help a patient with extensive dental needs to find a way to comfortably afford their treatment with CareCredit®. It was a great relief for them to find a way to take care of their situation without feeling completely overwhelmed.”
Marilyn has played an important role in the history of this practice. She originally joined the dental profession in 1971, and has served in every aspect of patient care during her career. Marilyn's easy going manner and kind heart has been a great help to the families that we care for. Her interests outside of the office include spending fun time with her grandchildren, gardening and going to the beach.
Kathy, Registered Dental Hygienist
“It is a pleasure to be part of Dr. Whitaker's practice, he has a very gentle manner. Our patients really appreciate the time he spends with them. We love it when they tell us they had a great experience and thank us for helping them find their dental home.”
Kathy joined the dental profession in 1971 and has worked in all areas in the dental office, including as a dental hygienist. We are proud to have Kathy on our team, she has a wealth of knowledge and loves helping our patients with their questions about dental care and taking care of their scheduling needs. Away from the office, Kathy enjoys gardening and exercising.
Rachel, Registered Dental Hygienist
“We have a wonderful team atmosphere combined with many years of experience, which is no doubt an asset to our patients' level of care.
The 'before and after' of dentistry never ceases to amaze me, I once had a patient that had not had a cleaning in 10 years; after we removed the years of stain and buildup, it was clear to see his regained confidence in his beaming smile! It was wonderful to be able to make a difference for him.”
Rachel joined the dental profession as an assistant in 2002, and she became a licensed dental hygienist in 2005. Her warm, kind nature and outgoing spirit make her an instant friend for everyone she meets. Rachel is married with three children, they enjoy going camping and mountain biking together.
Leigh, Registered Dental Hygienist
“As a dental hygienist, it is a great privilege to be able to assist my patients with their oral health and teach them how to take care of their teeth.
We know that some patients are a little fearful about coming to the dentist. Dr. Whitaker and each member of our team always do everything we can to make sure you are completely comfortable; we also have laughing gas which can help patients relax.”
Leigh originally joined dentistry in 1999 as a dental assistant in an oral surgery practice; she later went into general dentistry and became a dental hygienist. She is always ready with a big smile and a kind word to make everyone feel at ease. Away from the office, Leigh enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, traveling and being with family and friends at the lake or at church.
Erica, Dental Assistant
“Dentistry offers a great opportunity to be able to meet new people and help them keep their smiles healthy! I enjoy being a part of Dr. Whitaker's practice, we have a gentle, caring and experienced team that makes everyone feel like they are part of our big family.”
Erica has been a dental assistant since 2007, her commitment to providing each patient with a comfortable experience and her compassionate approach make her a perfect fit for our practice. Outside of the office, Erica enjoys participating in outdoor activities with her husband and three children, and visiting with family and friends.