The Team

Garden Home Team

From the moment you walk in the door, our Garden Home team will make every effort to ensure you have a comfortable and smooth visit. Building a lasting relationship with our team is very important to us—we know you will experience the kind and compassionate care you deserve.

Garden Home Team



Tonya was born in the dairy community of Ferndale, California to the large animal vet and the town’s RN. After graduating high school she received her B.S. from Cal Poly , San Luis Obispo in Horticulture. She accepted a job In Germany and remained there for 5 years and then spent 2 years in Japan. After returning to the states she earned her associates degree in dental hygiene and has been practicing for 27 years. In her free time Tonya enjoys anything botanical: gardening, mushroom hunting and canoeing with her dog Chester. Other interests include reading, the arts, foreign films and many of the fun activities put on by the Garden Home Library.



Jackie has been a dental hygienist for 3 years here at Garden Home. She went to Mt.Hood community college where she pursued her degree and has been a hygienist for 7 years. Jackie enjoys building relationships with her patients and helping to improve their oral hygiene. When she is not working as a hygienist she works out at a local crossfit gym and lives a healthy and active lifestyle. She is very outgoing and looks forward to meeting new patients.



Michelle was born and raised in Garden Home. She started working as a dental assistant in 1989 and went back to school and graduated PCC’s dental hygiene program in 2007. She has been working at Garden Home Dental since 2010. Michelle and her husband enjoy sea kayaking, backpacking, crabbing and razor clamming.


Front Office Manager

Alisha joined Garden Home Dental in January of 2017, she has been in the dental field for over 12 years. She enjoys every aspect of dentistry and loves being able to connect with patient on a daily basis. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her significant other and 2 daughters, being outdoors, taking trips and making lots of memories.


Dental Assistant

Vanessa has been a member of our Garden Home team for 5 years and EFDA certified for 15 years. Her desire is to help each patient with their individual needs and answer any questions or concerns they may have regarding their dental needs. Vanessa has a wide variety of clinical skills that she utilizes in the back and front office. In her spare time she enjoys family time with her husband and 4 year old son. She loves to travel to new places and spend her summers here in the great Northwest.


Dental Assistant

Sehoya has been working at Garden Home for almost a year. She found her passion in the dental field when her first job was at a local dental office at the age of 16. She then knew it was her dream job and wanted to pursue it as a career. She attended Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ to get her prerequisites done for the dental hygiene program. While she continues school in Oregon she went to Elite Dental Assisting Academy to continue gaining experience as a dental assistant. On her spare time she enjoys living an active lifestyle either outdoors or in the gym.

Community Involvement

The entire Garden Home Dental team enjoys working with dentists in the Portland community and building relationships with service organizations that help people who need dental care. We have been privileged to work with Compassion Clinic, serving in the Tigard and Beaverton area.

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