Spokane Valley Pediatric Dental Team

Who knew that going to the dentist could be so much fun? For over 20 years, our Spokane Valley children’s dentist and team have provided friendly care to families just like yours. From one year olds to high school students, we’re here to ensure that your child grows up with the healthy smile that he or she deserves.


Tanya- Dental Assistant
Tanya was born and raised in Spokane. She started her dental career at KidSmile Dental in 2007. She feels so fortunate to be able to work with such an amazing team and she gets the opportunity to work close to so many awesome kiddos daily. While not at work she enjoys the outdoors with her husband and their children. She loves to cook, entertain, and garden. She is a real animal lover especially to her chickens!!!

Sue- Dental Assistant
Sue was born and raised in Spokane. She married her husband in 1982 and they have one son. She loves to go camping and ride ATV’s. Sue started her dental assisting career in pediatrics in Montana, where she fell in love with it and after moving back home she started at a practice in 1998 eventually it turning into KidSmile Dental. She enjoys helping patients blossom from initial hesitation into confident patients!

Dana- Dental Assistant
Dana has lived in Spokane since high school graduation. She spent 2 years at Eastern Washington University before attending SCC for the dental assisting program. Immediately following the program she was hired at a children dental office. She worked for 7 years before leaving for 14 years to raise children. She has two children 19, and 16 years old. In her free time she enjoys watching her kids participate in sports and she loves to travel with her family and friends.

Anna- Dental Assistant
Anna was born and raised in Kyrgyzstan, her family moved the USA when she was 12. After finishing the dental assisting program at SCC she joined KidSmile Dental in 2006. She enjoys working with Dr. Blake and Dr. Rees helping to create beautiful smiles.

Maria-Dental Assistant
Maria loves to visit the beach and take long walks. Her greatest love is just hanging with her family that is so dear to her. She say’s “ I enjoy working at KidSmile,  Dr. Blake and staff care so much about our patients and treat them with kindness, and I’m so lucky to be able to be a part of the team”

Mallory- Dental Assistant
Mallory was born and raised in Spokane. She attended Whitworth University and got her bachelors in health science. She has been a dental assistant since 2012 and with KidSmile Dental since 2015. When she is not at work, she loves being outside, going to the lake and hanging out with friend. She and her husband are expecting their first child December 2017

Yana- Dental Assistant
Yana joined KidSmile in 2009 after finishing dental assisting program at SCC. She is passionate in making every dental visit comfortable and safe so each child is excited to come see the dentist. She loves spending her days off with her family and friends.

Casidy- Dental Assistant
Casidy was born and raised in Spokane, graduated from SCC‘s dental assistant program and started with KidSmile right after that. She loves outdoor activities, camping, ATV and boating. She love the care that Dr. Blake and Dr. Rees provide for all the patients and is so excited to be part of such a great team!

Katy- Dental Assistant
Katy was born in Louisiana where her family was stationed. She grew up in Colville Wa with 7 siblings, 5 sisters and 2 brothers. Her hobbies include hiking, riding bikes and watching movies with her husband. They are expecting their first child in February 2018 and are really excited to a start their new adventures as a family. She has been with KidSmile since 2016 and has enjoyed every minute helping young children take proper care of their oral health.

Alicia- Dental Assistant
Alicia graduated from SCC dental assisting program. She loves to eat, she’s a foodie! Her 2 cats Skip and Milo are her kids for now. She loves camping and fun outdoor activities. She also loves to take naps and watch scary movies when she can!

Tina- RDH
Tina graduated from EWU with her bachelor degree in Dental Hygiene. She has worked at KidSmile Dental since 1998. She enjoys working with children and the daily challenges it brings. She is married with one daughter, she enjoys golfing and spending time outdoors.

Ashley- RDH
Ashley was born and raised in Spokane. She graduated from Eastern Washington University with her bachelor degree in Dental Hygiene. She has always been passionate about working with kids. She strives to provide a positive experience for children so they can enjoy going to the dentist. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family at the lake and playing sports.

Marilyn- Front Desk
Marilyn was born and raised in Weippe Idaho and graduated from University of Idaho. She is married and has 4 daughters and 6 adorable grandchildren and 2 cocker spaniels.  Her life is full of hobbies and activities, but her passion is organizing a camp for families that have a child going through cancer treatment. She loves her job at KidSmile because she gets to be around kids all day!

Jill- Front Desk
Jill is a Montana native but has lived in Spokane since 1992 and considers it home. She has worked in the dental field for many years and loves working with kids. Jill is married and has one grown daughter. She also has a sweet old cat named Tuxedo. She enjoys traveling, reading and cooking in her spare time.

Debbie- Front Desk
Debbie always loved working with children through varied career. She says it’s a joy watching the KidSmile families grow. She is married with 4 grown children and 2 grandchildren. Her favorite activity is getting away camping and hiking.

Susan- Front Desk
Susan used to bring her children to KidSmile and loved it so much, we hired her. She loves to snow ski, hike and camp with her kids. She also enjoys reading, movies, eating out and traveling. Priest Lake is her favorite place to be!

Valynn- Accounts payable
Valynn was born and raised in Pasco and has live in Spokane since 2002. She and her husband, Chris, have four children. She enjoys biking, running, attending her son’s soccer games, spending time with family and of course fitting in some good chick flick movies when she can!

Janyse- Bookkeeper
Janyse grew up in Seattle and has lived in Spokane for 10 years. She enjoys reading, numbers and everything nerdy. She has two teenagers and enjoy spending time with her family. Janyse has been with KidSmile Dental since 2016 and enjoys the friendly atmosphere here.



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