Our Spokane Dental Team

At our Spokane dental practice, we believe that a trip to the dentist doesn’t have to be stressful. We do everything we can to make sure you are as comfortable as possible and understand that sometimes, you may still be nervous. That’s why we go to such great lengths to provide you with many of the comforts associated with relaxation.

Contact us today to learn more about our team or to schedule your next dental appointment.

Kristine Mashat

Office Manager

Kristine is a vital part of our practice, and patient relations team.   She makes sure we are working hard to stay on top of the latest insurance information and benefits.  Kristine is well versed in the dental office bringing over 22 years of dental experience and looks forward to being an integral part of your dental health team.  Kristine’s goal is to make our patients feel welcome, valued and appreciated.  Her favorite thing about her job is helping our patients achieve the bright, confident smile they deserve!  In her spare time, Kristine enjoys photography, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

Valerie Anderson, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Valerie grew up in the small town of Okanogan, WA., and has been in Spokane since 1998. She received her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from Eastern Washington University in 2005, and has had the pleasure of working at Dental Care of Spokane since December of that year. Valerie is committed to excellence and patient comfort. She feels blessed to be working with such a dedicated, compassionate team, and looks forward to making your dental visit as comfortable and stress free as possible… Who knows? She may even sing to you!

Lindsay DeHaas, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Lindsay graduated from the Eastern WA University Dental Hygiene program and joined the Dental Care of Spokane team in June 2019. She loves serving our community as a hygienist by promoting good oral and overall health. She understands the dental office can be an intimidating place for some and strives to make every patient feel comfortable. Lindsay loves to travel and spend time outdoors.

Edith Garcia, RDA

Registered Dental Assistant

Edith began her dental journey in pediatrics then switched to oral surgery and now is proud to call Dental Care of Spokane home. Edith has over 7 years dental experience. She strongly believes the best way to make patients feel better about visiting the dentist is to help you feel safe, comfortable and well informed. In her spare time Edith enjoys photography, literature and fashion design. She loves to travel all around the world and has an avid addiction to horses and animals in general. No doubt she loves to make patients smile 🙂

Heather Wright, RDA

Registered Dental Assistant

Heather is originally from Spokane Valley. After going to the University of Idaho, living in Seattle, and an around-the-world tour, she is happy to call Spokane home again. Heather first started in dental eight years ago as a front office Patient Coordinator, but she loves to learn new things and is now enjoying the hands-on role of Dental Assistant – She is especially happy to be a part of Dr. Z’s team! Heather is a huge fan of Ferris High School’s “Ham on Regal” production, and has priceless memories from being part of the show for seven years. Heather loves getting together with friends and family – and dancing with her daughter!

Larissa Lowell, RDA

Larissa moved to Spokane from Denver Colorado in 2019. She has been a dental assistant for 5 years, and an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant for 3 years.  She has a passion for learning, which has helped her in her career. Larissa spent 13 years as a competitive ice skater and enjoys watching hockey with her fiancé. She loves taking her Pomeranian-poodle, Zane on walks!

“My goal as your assistant is to not only do amazing quality work, but to give you optimal health and a newfound confidence to smile and shine bright for the world to see.”

Bailey DeHaas

Schedule Coordinator

Bailey just recently joined our patient care team! She comes from a background of over 10 years in customer relations roles and believes in creating personable relationships with our patients. She is a Spokane native and enjoys everything Spokane has to offer. When she’s not in the office, she’s either traveling somewhere warm and tropical, seeing a new movie, trying a local restaurant or gathering with friends and family. She looks forward to meeting you!

Jaelyn Strand

Patient Coordinator

Jaelyn joined DCS in May 2019, she is extremely passionate about the dental field and currently attends Eastern Washington University where she is working towards her Pre-Dental Biology Degree! After dental school Jaelyn plans on specializing in Orthodontia.  She enjoys working with patients to ensure they receive the best treatment and a positive experience at each visit. In her spare time, she enjoys working in chemistry labs on campus, spending time with her family, and playing with her cat, Honey.