Meet The Staff


Staff member of Yakima Oral Surgery

Heidi – Office Manager

Certifications: Registered Dental Assistant, Certified Dental Anesthesia Assistant, DAANCE Certified


I grew up in the Yakima Valley and graduated in 1990 from Selah High School. I attended Yakima Valley Community College and Spokane Falls Community College and worked in general dentistry before starting my career at Yakima Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1995. I am a Registered Dental Assistant. I started as an Oral Surgery Assistant, then became the Patient Coordinator, before becoming the Office Manager for the past 11 years. I love working for such a great team here at Yakima Oral Surgery. My goal is to ensure the office runs effectively and efficiently.

I enjoy traveling, boating, snow skiing, and spending time with my family. I have been married for 27 years, and have two grown children.


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Tami – Billing Coordinator



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Angela – Patient Care Coordinator

Certifications: Registered Dental Assistant, Certified Dental Anesthesia Assistant, DAANCE Certified



Rebecca – Scheduling Coordinator

Certifications: Registered Dental Assistant, Certified Dental Anesthesia Assistant, DAANCE Certified


Hello! Welcome to Yakima Oral Surgery! I am a graduate of East Valley High School, Class of 2010. I attended Yakima Valley Technical Skills Center and earned a certification in Dental Assisting in 2012. I started at Yakima Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as an Oral Surgery Assistant before transferring to the front office. I enjoy getting to interact with all of our patients and I pride myself on my customer service skills.

Outside of work, I enjoy gardening, camping, fishing, and spending time with my husband, daughter and our two dogs.


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Carolyn – Scheduling Coordinator


I grew up in the Lower Yakima Valley and went to Yakima Valley Community College and Edmonds Community College where I became a Certified Dental Assistant. I have worked in many different areas of the dental field. I started working for Yakima Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1998. The greatest thing I get to do every day is come to work! I enjoy working with every patient and scheduling to meet their needs.

I am married, have three grown children, and have two perfect granddaughters. In my spare time, I love to quilt, camp, bake, and spend time with my three dogs.


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Debbie – Scheduling Coordinator


I graduated from Selah High School and continued my education at Yakima Valley Community College for an additional 2 years. I worked for a dental practice for 11 years prior to joining Yakima Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1998. I am one of three to greet you at the front desk with a smile and provide the best experience possible during your visit.

Outside of work, I have three grown children who graduated from Selah High School and Perry Technical Institute. I also have 4 additional grown children that I was blessed to add to my life. One is attending EOU and one is attending Selah High School. We love camping and spending time with our family and friends.


Staff member of Yakima Oral Surgery

Rachel – Scheduling Coordinator

Certifications: Registered Dental Assistant


I began my dental assisting career in 2012 after receiving my Dental Assisting Certificate from Charter College in Vancouver, WA. I worked in general dentistry over the next 6 years in Vancouver, WA, and Naples, FL before moving to the Yakima Valley in 2018 where I started my career with Yakima Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. My roles here in the office are scheduling coordinator, overseeing the ordering of supplies, and I am the WISHA Safety Officer.

When I’m away from the office, I love spending time with my family, and being outdoors at the beach playing frisbee, or up in the mountains camping.



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Staff member of Yakima Oral Surgery

Linda – Oral Surgery Assistant

Certifications: Registered Dental Assistant, Certified Dental Anesthesia Assistant, DAANCE Certified


I have been with Yakima Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery since 1990. I have enjoyed working with our patients, giving them the best care, and putting them at ease prior to any surgery or visit. I have always been eager to help my fellow employees wherever I may be needed.

Together with my husband, we have raised two daughters, and in our spare time, we love to travel and spend time enjoying being grandparents to our granddaughter.


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Mayra – Oral Surgery Assistant

Certifications: Registered Dental Assistant, Certified Dental Anesthesia Assistant, DAANCE Certified


I grew up in the lower Yakima valley where I graduated from Sunnyside High School in 2008. I previously worked in general dentistry for 2 years prior to joining the Yakima Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery team in 2018. I like helping patients feel comfortable when coming to our office, whether joking with them or easing their nerves prior to surgery. I enjoy what I do here.

Outside of work, I enjoy traveling and experiencing new things with my husband and two daughters.


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Adri – Oral Surgery Assistant

Certifications: Registered Dental Assistant, Certified Dental Anesthesia Assistant, DAANCE Certified


I am a graduate of Eisenhower High School, class of 2012. I went to Yakima Valley College and Yakima Valley Tech where I became a certified dental assistant. Dentistry has always been a passion of mine, especially oral surgery. I’m dedicated to making our patients feel welcome and comfortable no matter their circumstances. We function as a team, are proud of our doctors, and enjoy one another not just as coworkers, but also as friends.

Outside of work, I enjoy getting manicures and massages with my sisters, watching make-up tutorials, and spending time with my fabulous family and friends.


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Julisa – Oral Surgery Assistant

Certifications: Registered Dental Assistant


I grew up in the Lower Yakima Valley and graduated from Grandview High in 2017. I received my dental assisting certification from Charter College in Pasco in 2019. After finishing my externship, I began working at Yakima Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in June 2019. I am bilingual — I speak fluent English and Spanish. I never saw myself working in oral surgery, but after working here for a while I now love it and I’m happy with the career I chose, and I don’t see myself working anywhere else.

Outside of work, I like to spend time with my family. I have a 4-month-old daughter who keeps me busy!


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Monica – Oral Surgery Assistant

Certifications: Registered Dental Assistant, Certified Dental Anesthesia Assistant, DAANCE Certified


I am a graduate of Yakima Valley College’s Dental Assisting Program and graduated with my Associate in Arts degree. I enjoy learning from my peers and doctors. I strive to help our patients feel comfortable and making sure they get the care they need.

When I am not working, I enjoy hanging out with my family and friends, going to the movies, and hiking.


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Kailee – Oral Surgery Assistant

Certifications: Registered Dental Assistant


I grew up in the Lower Valley where I graduated from Sunnyside High School in 2018. I attended Charter College where I also graduated in 2020. I joined the Yakima Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery team in October of 2020 after finishing my externship. I love the dental profession because I look forward to meeting new people, learning who they are, and building a relationship with them as well as boosting their self-confidence with their smiles.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend, family and friends. I like to try out different hobbies and explore what is out there.


Rocio – Oral Surgery Assistant

Certifications: Registered Dental Assistant


I grew up in Yakima and graduated from Eisenhower High School in 2015. Before I joined Yakima Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, I worked in dialysis for about 2 years as a Hemodialysis Medical Assistant. I decided to make a career change and go into oral surgery because I’ve always had a passion for working in this field! Every day I learn new things and the opportunity for growth here is unlimited. Working for Yakima Oral & Maxillofacial surgery is very rewarding, knowing that I’ve made a difference helping out our patients.

For fun I love to go hiking and view the beautiful waterfalls. I also enjoy going to the beach and spending time with my family and friends.



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Claire – Central Sterilization


As a military family, we moved often, so I got to grow up in many different states across the U.S. I graduated from West Valley High School in 2020 and now attend Central Washington University. I’ve always loved helping people, and working at Yakima Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery allows me to do just that! While I work behind the scenes in Central Sterilization, it’s wonderful to always be around such kind co-workers.

In my spare time, I love to paint, sing, and read. I also love to play video games with my friends and travel with my family.



Ready to schedule an oral surgery appointment with Drs. Hudson or Topper?
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Our office hours are from Mon-Thur 8:00am to 5:00pm | Fri to 1:00pm