1455 18th Street | Springfield, OR 97477 (541) 726-9644

Meet the Staff at Dow Dental

Carla – Bookkeeper

Education: Linfield College B.S. 1975

Profile: Proud mother of three and grandmother of four beautiful children. Carla has been an active part of the office since 1980. She enjoys traveling, jogging, walking, hiking, skiing, snow shoeing, baking pies, and reading.Carla is an avid Duck football fan.

Mandy – Dental Assistant

Education: Registered Dental Assisting Program Graduate 2007 Western Career College, Sacramento, CA.

Qualifications: Dental Assistant since 2007. Expanded Functions Dental Assistant.

Profile: Mandy joined us in 2013 she enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends in the great outdoors hiking, hunting, fishing, and camping. She just recently purchased a new home with her husband and is enjoying working on projects around the house.

Jennifer – Dental Assistant

Education: Southern Oregon Dental Assisting Education Program Graduate 2001.

Qualifications: Dental Assistant since 2000, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant.

Profile: Jennifer joined us in 2020, she grew up in the Thurston area. She enjoys spending time in the outdoors with her husband and her son camping, fishing, hiking and hunting. She also enjoys spending time in her garden with her dog Cruz.

Rhonda – Office Manager

Education: Certificate in Dental Assisting 1994 PCC

Qualifications: Office administration since 2001. Expanded Functions Dental Assistant, Expanded Functions Orthodontist Assistant

Profile: Rhonda enjoys her job and office very much, she joined us in 2004. She is married and has a son and daughter in law that have recently made her a nana. Just ask her about her grandson she loves to talk about him! She enjoys walks, hikes and spending time with her family.

Tammy – Registered Dental Hygienist


  • Associate of Applied Science Degree in Dental Assisting 1982 OIT
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene 1993 LCC
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene 2001 OIT

Qualifications: Tammy has worked part-time with Dr Dow since 1993 and she has been a dental hygiene instructor at Lane Community College for nearly as long. She has a special interest in periodontology and a passion for dental hygiene.

Profile: Tammy, married with 2 step children and 2 grand-twins. She is a huge Oregon State Beaver fan, loves to read and write, and enjoys working out and having fun.



  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish 2008 U of O

  • Associate Applied Science in Dental Hygiene 2010 LCC

  • Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene, Magna Cum Laude 2012 OIT

Qualifications: Dental Hygienist since 2010

Profile: Emily joined our office in 2021. When she’s not at work, her three kids keep her busy! She lives on a cattle ranch with her family and loves taking care of her farm animals, gardening, fitness, reading, playing piano and violin, beekeeping, and DIY projects.



  • ¬†Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene OIT 2013
  • Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene OIT 2014

Qualifications: Dental hygienist since 2013.

Profile: Loleina joined us in 2021. She was born and raised in Hawai`i and moved to this area in 2013.
She enjoys building relationships with her patients and creating a comfortable experience while in the
chair. She has a young son who keeps her busy