|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 Toledo so you may see me drive by with a van load of barking dogs heading out for our daily walk…
Chris Lawrence - Patient Care Coordinator
The first and last person you will see in our office will probably be me! I may have been placed at the front desk because of my love for people. My personal philosophy has always been to Live, Love
and Laugh with as many friends and new friends as possible. Living in a small community is a true blessing which I don’t take for granted. Meanwhile…while you wait, let me spoil you and make you a refreshing cup of coffee or tea while we catch up! I look forward to seeing you soon!
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!
Charisa Lockman - Dental Hygienist
First of all, call me Char! I am the newest member of the team but I feel like I have been here forever. I began my dental hygiene career in 2003. It’s hard to believe I have been practicing dental hygiene for 16 years! I enjoy establishing long lasting relationships with my patients and educating patients about their individual needs. Any free time I have is spent with my family, friends and horses!
Tama Buck - Dental Hygienist
I’ve lived in the area for a little over 3 years now and have been so lucky to join this wonderful dental team. Dr. Herkert and the girls made me feel welcome and at home right away.
I’ve been a dental hygienist for 26 years now and there is no place I’d rather work!
My goal for each patient is to give you the best dental experience I can while I help you to have a healthy smile. While we talk about your oral health I want you to feel comfortable, relaxed and confident that you are in good hands.
When I’m not here my husband and I are out exploring new towns and spending time with family and friends. We both love beach combing, metal detecting, antiquing and museums.
Looking forward to seeing you soon!
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... 18 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, friends and my adorable lab, "Maddie".
Cassandra Bengs - Dental Assistant
I met Dr. Herkert as a patient a few years ago. I remember feeling really impressed with how warm and professional the staff are…and thought how great it would be to work here. Little did I know I would fall in love with dentistry…job shadow with Dr Herkert, go back to school and end up in my dream job!
In my spare time I’ll be out paddle boarding with my hubby, volunteering or most likely…crafting it up!
Monday - Thursday: 8am-5pm
Everyone is welcome by appointment.
Please call (541) 336-2122 to schedule.