Quincy Dentist

What Sets Us ApartQuincy, WA

Request An Appointment

    What Sets Us Apart

    You and your family will love coming to see the dentist! All our treatment plans are based on your individual dental needs and personal preferences. We take the time to chat with you about your health history and expectations for treatment, and we will answer any questions you may have. We develop trust with our patients, and we spend time getting to know them and their families.

    It is our purpose at this office to provide care to our patients much like we would for our own family. Family is a very meaningful word. It is a family member that you want to help get exactly what they want.

    It is our purpose at this office to offer you, our patient, this kind of care:

    • Eager anticipation and excitement for your arrival, readiness, and minimal delay
    • Leading edge of dental technology
    • Knowing you personally, as opposed to just a chart number or just another patient
    • Specific interest in every aspect of your care to ensure that you are getting exactly what you want and not what we think you need
    • Genuine concern for your comfort before, during, and after your visits
    • Keen interest in long-term success with careful follow up
    • To merge knowledge, skill, and artistry in order to achieve excellence in our dental care for you
    • Passion in helping you achieve even your loftiest long-term dental goals utilizing every possible avenue to help you get what you want for your life

    We want Desert Sun Dental to be the exception in town. The one at which our patients can confidently say, “I belong here, and will for the rest of my life.”

    Our team is friendly, caring, and has a vested interest in the well-being of our patients. We have little turnover in our office, and each team member is dedicated to our practice and our community. Plus, we have several Spanish-speaking team members to facilitate open communication with all members of our community.

    For your family’s comfort and convenience, we offer a children's area with toys and a kid friendly tablet for games, overhead TVs with Netflix and Amazon video in every operatory, personal headphones with Pandora, complimentary nitrous oxide, oral sedation if needed, a fresh, hot lemon towel after your appointment, and complimentary beverages in our reception area.

    We also provide communication with your insurance company to help you make the most from your coverage, and we will help you attain a financial plan that works with your budget. We will do all the hard work so you can relax, knowing you will receive great care that works with your lifestyle and exceeds your expectations!

    Contact Us

    Desert Sun Dental is located at 520 F St SW Quincy, WA 98848.

    (509) 785-6491

    About Us Main Image

    What Sets Us ApartDesert Sun Dental

    Dr. Klingel

    Education and Continuing Education

    • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor Degree in Biology, Magna Cum Laude, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
    • Dental School: DDS, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
    • General Practice Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

    I am passionate about my dental education and usually surpass double the amount of hours of continuing education required by Washington State each year. My studies help me ensure that each patient will receive personalized care that meets their needs and exceeds their expectations. My highest priority is the health and happiness of my patients, and my goal is to always offer the most effective, innovative, and comfortable services.

    As part of my continuing education, I take courses in cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign, complex full-mouth reconstruction, advanced implant applications, and CEREC® same-day crowns. I am the a former President of the Grant County Dental Society, and an active member of the Washington State Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the Columbia Basin Implant Study Club, and the NCW Spear Study Club. 


    In the Practice

    I love giving people the smiles they deserve. I am excited to provide simple dental maintenance as well as complex treatments.

    I love improving my patients’ health, whether it is getting them out of discomfort, changing their entire outlook through a new smile, or simply bringing a single tooth back to optimal health. I like talking with people and figuring out what their priorities are in life, then showing them how ideal dentistry works right in with their overall life goals.

    The best part of my day is when a patient takes a look at their new smile and just says, “Wow!” My goal is always to surpass the expectations of my patients, and I love when they show their appreciation for my work. When they refer their friends and family to our practice, I feel great knowing they trust me with the care of their loved ones.

    I am incredibly lucky to have such an outstanding team who truly cares about our patients. They treat everyone who comes in like friends and family, because they are. Our patients are an integral part of our team members’ lives and are one of the greatest assets to our practice. I am confident in our staff's professional abilities, and we enjoy taking continuing education courses together and integrating what we learn into the practice.

    Family and Community

    I grew up in Princeton, Illinois, which is a small farming town quite similar to Quincy. We now live on the edge of East Wenatchee, looking out over the beautiful river, Stemilt Hill, and up to Mission Ridge. My wife and best friend Christine is the pharmacy director at Columbia Valley Community Health in Wenatchee. We have two wonderful little boys named Holden and Graham, two Guinea pigs, a Golden Doodle named Garth, and a Shiba Inu named Axl. Holden is a sophmore at Eastmont High School, and Graham is an excited eigth grader at Eastmont Junior High School. 

    Both of our boys are very active and keep us busy with all their interests, including cross country, track, band, musical instruments, endless video games, and hanging out with their friends. In my spare time, I enjoy boating, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, fishing, yard work, the occasional soccer game, enjoying the region’s numerous wineries, and of course spending time with my family. I also like to dabble with my golf game.

    I am active in our community through Chamber of Commerce events. Our community shows its support to our practice every day, and I love giving back to my friends and neighbors. My practice gets involved with as much as we can, including Women’s Day events, Red Cross blood drives, sponsoring sports teams, anything to do with the schools, providing free books to the elementary students, highway cleanup, and activities at the Reimann-Simons House. Our family also supports and volunteers with the Small Miracles Foundation, which provides lunches and library time to kids during the summer months. I enjoy promoting anything that has to do with Quincy, and it’s great to see our patients outside the office!

    I try to use my good fortune to enrich the lives of as many other people as I can. Our time on the planet is short, and if I can have a positive, lasting impression on even one person, it is a life well lived.

    Photo of


    Dental Hygienist

    I am new to Quincy but not to dentistry. My husband and I moved here in 2020 and really love this close-knit community. I became an Expanded Duties Hygienist in 1991 and have loved taking care of my patients ever since! I really enjoy getting to know each one, making them comfortable and providing an experience that makes them feel valued and cared for.

    My husband and I have four grown and flown children, 3 boys and 1 girl. Currently we have one amazing grandchild and are eagerly awaiting more!! Outside of work I enjoy sewing, home decor crafts and DIY and playing with my grandson. My family has always been active outside and we still enjoy as much camping, hiking, snowboarding and fishing as our creaky knees will allow!

    Photo of Lisa


    Dental Hygienist

    Welcome to Desert Sun Dental. I came to Quincy from the sun and surf of Southern California. After spending time at Idaho State University, I earned a BA degree in Dental Hygiene. A favorite part of my job is working alongside our awesome team to provide comprehensive dental care for our clients. It has been a great joy for me to develop strong relationships with my clients over the years, providing excellent dental hygiene services with warmth and humor.

    When I am not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, quilting, volunteering, and traveling.

    Photo of Gail


    Dental Hygienist

    Welcome to our awesome, state of the art dental practice! I’m Gail, and I just moved back to Eastern Washington last fall. I’ve been on the “west side” working with a specialty practice for nearly eight years. I attended Yakima Valley College for my hygiene training, and LOVE my career choice! I’ve been a hygienist for, let’s say, a few years now, and have “honed my skills”. Our team is the best of the best, really! If you’ve left, you’ll be back!

    Working a couple of days a week, (I’m spoiled, I know!), gives me the opportunity to paddle board with my dog Hank, bicycle and hike with friends.

    I look forward to meeting you, working with you and partnering with our team to offer you the best care possible! We deliver!

    Photo of Jennifer


    Dental Assistant

    I assist Dr. Klingel in all dental procedures and love being part of such a modern, state-of-the-art practice. I have been working here since 2003 and love providing quality dental care for patients with a gentle touch. Our patients are what make our practice so great, and everyone on our team takes the time to know them personally, making sure they are comfortable and happy.

    I was raised in Quincy and am a WSU alumnus. My husband Josey and I have three beautiful and busy children, Jaxon, Jourdan, and Jones. We love to golf and play football—if we aren’t playing it then we are watching it!

    Photo of Rebecca


    Front Office

    I have enjoyed working at Desert Sun Dental alongside Dr. Klingel, and our hygienists to provide our patients with the dental treatment that best meets their needs. Being bilingual in English and Spanish enables me to easily facilitate our Spanish-speaking patients’ visits. I have been working here since July 2005 in every area of the practice and have enjoyed being part of such a great team.

    I love spending my spare time with friends, and family which includes my husband Tony and our two (young adult/teenage) children Anyssa and Isaiah. I have recently started traveling more, which includes trips to visit Anyssa who is now attending the University of Washington in Seattle. I enjoy attending sporting events at my son’s high school. One of my greatest passions is doing volunteer work in my community.

    Photo of Vanessa


    Dental Assistant

    I would like to welcome you to our outstanding and caring practice! My name is Vanessa. I attended Dental Assist Training Center in Seattle in 2007. I joined this amazing team in May of 2017. I assist our doctors in making sure patients receive the best care possible. I not only have experience in general dentistry, but also previously worked at an orthodontic office for about ten years! So teeth have always been a part my career! I’m also bilingual, and that allows me to help patients understand all aspects of their dental treatment in Spanish!

    My husband Edson and I have two beautiful daughters, Evelyn and Aryanna. We enjoy all of our girls’ school activities and are actively involved in martial arts at our local recreational department. We also enjoy hikes, swimming, and traveling.

    Photo of Debbie



    I joined this team as a new assistant in 1974 after graduating from Spokane Community College. I continued working with Desert Sun Dental part-time in the front office and as the bookkeeper. I still spend my Mondays mornings in the office as the bookkeeper and enjoy seeing and visiting with our long-term patients as they come in for appointments.

    I partially retired in 2015 to spend more time traveling with my husband Chuck and spending time with our wonderful grandchildren, Jaxon, Jourdan, Jones, Mckinnley, and Paisley.