Meet Our Dental Assistants

Our doctors sure are lucky to have such an outstanding group of dental assistants to work with!

To learn more about our dental assistants, click on their picture!

Beth

Dental Assistant

“As a Dental Assisting student at Western Technical College in La Crosse, I was placed at Valley Dental for my summer semester clinical. After graduation, I was fortunate enough to get hired on the Valley Dental team, and the rest is history! Since then, I have been assisting for Dr. Gavin since 1999. Having been born and raised in Onalaska, it has always been such a pleasure to work in the community I grew up in. I enjoy seeing all the familiar faces, and meeting new people each day. I love my job because I get the chance to make a difference in people’s health, and help them feel confident about their smiles.”

Holly

Dental Assistant

“I graduated from Western Technical College with a Dental Assisting degree. Since then I have worked in the dental field for 20 years as a pediatric dental assistant. I came to Valley Dental in 2014 looking for a new adventure. The staff at Valley Dental were so welcoming. I’m very proud to be a member of their team.”

Dawn

Dental Assistant

“I had been a dental assistant for 17 years before relocating to Onalaska where I joined the Valley Dental team in July 2013. I’m very excited to contribute to a rapidly growing practice. One thing that I love about being a dental assistant is meeting new patients and building relationships with each one of them. Working with the staff at Valley Dental has been a great pleasure and I’m looking forward to being a part of this team for many successful years to come.”

Susan

Dental Assistants

“I was born and raised in Onalaska, WI and am happy to call the coulee region my home. I graduated from Western Technical College with a Dental Assisting degree and have been working in the dental field since 1990. I have experience in several specialties including pediatrics, oral surgery, and orthodontics. I joined Valley Dental in 2001 and am blessed to be a part of this dedicated and skilled team. When I’m not at work I keep busy with my 2 puppies, spending time with my adult children, and enjoying my ‘empty nest’ with my husband.”

Kelly

Dental Assistant

“I graduated from Western Technical College with a Dental Assisting Degree and have been working in the dental field since 1991. I joined the Valley Dental team in 2019 ready for a new adventure. I love dental assisting because it gives me the opportunity to help patients and develop new relationships. When I’m not working, I spend time with my husband and 6 children. They keep me busy with their sporting events!”

Clare

Dental Assistant

Photo & Bio coming soon!