Meet The Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

Alejandra

Alejandra

Clinic Coordinator

Welcome to our practice! I love working with such wonderful patients and truly talented dentists. I will be happy to help schedule your appointments, speak with you on the phone when you call, and greet you as you enter the reception area. I want to make sure every patient feels right at home here, and that every appointment is a positive experience. One of my greatest parts of the day is helping our Spanish-speaking patients coordinate every aspect of their treatment. I joined the Desert Sun team in 2008, and I enjoy working with Dr. Klingel because he is easy to talk to and very comprehensive in his work.

My husband Manuel and I are blessed with two beautiful little girls. In my spare time I enjoy reading, shopping, scrapbooking, and spending as much time as possible with my friends and family.

 
Debbie

Debbie

Business Manager

Hello, it's nice to meet you! I have been a proud member of our team since the beginning in 1974, and I enjoy my continuing friendships with longtime patients as well as welcoming new patients. Our practice is a wonderful part of our community, and I want to make sure everyone has a positive dental experience. Dr. Klingel is great at what he does, and is always teaching us new and emerging dentistry to better serve our patients.

My husband and I have three wonderful children and four beautiful grandchildren. On the days that I am not greeting patients at the reception desk, I can be found having a grandma day once a week or mentoring the youth in my church.

 
Evelyn

Evelyn

Clinic Coordinator

Hi there! I know you and your family will love coming to our practice. I am happy to help you with scheduling appointments, getting the most from your dental insurance, and making sure your visit is comfortable and relaxing. I have been working here since 1979, and love being part of a team that changes lives for the better! I enjoy working with Drs. Klingel and Potter because they have great enthusiasm and love helping people attain the smiles and oral health they deserve.

My husband, Ken, and I enjoy spending time with our son, Todd, and daughter-in-law, Sara, and the grandkids Clinton and Claire. We are happy to have our daughter, Marci, and son-in-law Daniel back in our area which allows us lots of time with our grandson Corbin. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, traveling, and relaxing in our new home on the Columbia River.

 
Jennifer

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.

My husband, Josey and I have three beautiful and busy children, Jaxon, Jourdan, and Jones. When we aren't busy with our kids we love to travel and find new, exciting places to explore.

 
Lisa

Lisa

Dental Hygienist

I came to Desert Sun Dental from the sun and surf of Huntington Beach, California. I attended Idaho State University where I received my BA degree in Dental Hygiene. I enjoy teaching our patients how to practice good oral hygiene and working alongside Dr. Greg to provide comprehensive dental care for our fabulous patients. I started working here in 1982, and I love providing excellent dental hygiene services with warmth and humor that leaves my clients smiling!

I have two children named Scott and Leslie, who both recently graduated from Washington State University (GO COUGS!). Scott works for Oneonta in International Sales, and Leslie works for an IT staffing firm in Bellevue, WA. In my spare time, I enjoy quilting, volunteering, gardening, and traveling with friends and family.

 
Andrea

Andrea

Dental Assistant

I was born and raised in Hermiston, Oregon. I attended the Colorado School of Dental Assisting in Fort Collins, Colorado and graduated in the summer of 2011. I have been assisting both of our doctors here at Desert Sun Dental since 2014 and am excited to be a part of such a great team that provides the best quality care for each patient. I love interacting with our patients, making sure they are comfortable during their visit, and helping them achieve the smiles they want and deserve.

I live in Ephrata with my husband, Josh and daughter, Cameran. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, spending time outdoors, and traveling.

 
Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Dental Assistant

I would like to welcome you to our outstanding and caring practice! My name is Elizabeth; I joined this amazing team in January. I assist our doctors in making sure patients receive the best care possible. I'm bilingual and that allows me to help patients understand all aspects of their treatment.

Outside the office, I'm a Quincy native and enjoy spending time with my 2 daughters, Darlene and Lani.

 
Rebecca

Rebecca

Hygiene Assistant

I enjoy working at Desert Sun Dental alongside Dr. Klingel and our hygienists to provide 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. Everything we do is focused on the best interest of our patients, and we take the time to ask about their personal preferences. I have been working here since 2005 and have enjoyed being part of such a great team.

At home, I love spending time with my husband Tony and our two children Anyssa and Isaiah. I also enjoy volunteering at my kids' school as well as in my church and community.

 
Pam

Pam

Hygienist

I am one of the more recent additions to the wonderful team at Desert Sun Dental. I have been somewhat of a nomad in my 29 years in dental hygiene, but I have been happily settled in Quincy since 1998. I grew up a short drive away in Pendleton, Oregon. I attended the University of Oregon for pre-dental hygiene courses and then received my hygiene degree from Mt. Hood Community College in the Portland area in 1984. I have lived and worked all up and down the west coast, working for many different dentists along the way. I can honestly say that I am very fortunate to be working with the care and expertise of Dr. Klingel, who in my opinion has built one of the best practices I have been a part of. I take pride in serving our patients with gentleness and kindness as we make our focus all about you!

I have one son, Kevin, who is a recent Washington State University graduate in biology. I also helped raise my two stepchildren Jayleen and Shane. In my spare time I enjoy learning, gardening, road trips, reading, travel, and walks.

 

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