|Meet The Team
Kelly Walker - Office Manager, Bookkeeper, Professional Insurance Wrangler
I love my job. Because while in a perfect world, everyone could afford to have a movie star smile—the reality is many patients put off their care. My goal is to make that smile happen for as many people as I can. I consider it a challenge to ‘work the system’ to maximize the benefits paid by insurance companies and work some magic with creative financing for my cash patients. In the end, everybody wins!
I am Canadian with dual citizenship. I have a BFA in Fine Arts from UBC. And I have a really hard time picking my favorite hockey team when the USA plays Canada in the Olympics. I’m currently living in Newport with my two big dogs, Molly and Cake.
Chris Lawrence - Patient Care Coordinator
My name is Chris and I am likely the first and last person you will see in our office. I think they put me at the front desk because I love people just like my family—so be prepared to join me for a cup of coffee in the lobby while we catch up! I guess my personal philosophy could be summed up in three words: Live, Love, Laugh. When I’m not at my desk you may find me out in the woods with Lincoln County Search and Rescue or watching my adorable grandbabies or just hangin’ out with my husband, Jeff. See you soon!
Sharon Tattersall - Dental Hygienist
I feel very fortunate to have become part of such a wonderful practice and community. Although I was born and raised in Oregon, I spent a few years travelling and studying out of state—and I am very happy to be back! I look forward to continuing many more years here in Toledo and I will do my best to care for my patients the only way I know how, by being both thorough and gentle. Most of my time outside of work is spent with my sweet little girl, Brooklyn as well as my loyal and loving doggie, Avatar.
Linda Cameron - Dental Hygienist
When I graduated from High School in Toledo I never thought I would remain in the area I grew up in. Here I am with over 15 years under my belt with Dr. Herkert and all I can say is, “Time flies!” I love coming to work every day and working with ‘my other family.’ Now that my kids are out on their own I enjoy spending time with my husband, in my garden and with my puppies. Looking forward to the next ten years!
Shonda Oleman - Dental Assistant
I started working with Dr. Herkert many, many years ago… but after 24 years, who’s counting? I’m here because I love Dr. Herkert! He is caring, ethical and a great dentist! When I’m not working or out walking, I’m often being creative (maybe you’ve seen the staff wearing my jewelry) or dancing with my BFF at a country music festival…or enjoying time with my family.
Linda Oleman - Dental Assistant
I’ve been with Dr. Herkert since 1999. As another "old timer" I can appreciate how lucky I am to work with such a great team. My claim to fame is crafting… I design for a few different companies and I’m proud of the growing enterprise I’ve created. This year I have had to face the challenge of cancer and becoming a survivor. Thankfully I have been blessed with the support of my friends, my church, my family and co-workers and with their help I am determined to face whatever comes with a smile!
Robin Schriver - Dental Assistant
I am so happy to have become part of this amazing team, who have made me feel like 'family' from the moment I walked through the door. I grew up here and worked as an Orthodontic Assistant for 15 years. I then became a Certified Dental Assistant. Now... 13 years later I still look forward to coming in to work every day! My favorite way to spend my free time is with my wonderful family and friends, usually enjoying all the fun outdoor recreational activities that this area has to offer.
Keith Herkert - Finishing His Dental Training
I received a Biology degree in undergraduate studies at The University of Oregon and also attended the Clark Honors College. I am currently in my third year of study at The Oregon Health Sciences College of Dentistry. I am looking forward to someday coming home to join my father in his practice. I love the coast, music, playing the guitar, and my family.
Monday - Thursday: 8am-5pm
Everyone is welcome by appointment.
Please call (541) 336-2122 to schedule.