Meet The Staff

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Dental Assistant

Gail at River Ridge Dental


Gail is a Cedar Rapids native.  She is a 1997 Kirkwood Dental Assisting graduate and has been with River Ridge Dental for 24 years. She is certified as an expanded function assistant.  Gail is married and has two sons.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Vanessa at River Ridge Dental


Vanessa is a 2013 graduate of the Kirkwood Dental Assisting program and has experience in chairside assisting front desk and orthodontics.

Vanessa and husband Max became parents January 2022.  They welcomed a sweet baby boy into their family.  He joins their fur babies.  Vanessa loves playing sand volleyball in her free time.

Jill at River Ridge Dental


Jill is married and has two adult children and became a grandma in 2021.  She has been a dental assistant for 40 years, 38 ½ of them at River Ridge.  Jill has recently retired from chairside assisting.  Her knowledge and expertise and generosity will be missed at River Ridge.  Jill will continue working part-time to do bookkeeping/payroll and accounting as well as filling in assisting our docs as needed.

In her free time, Jill enjoys following her husband, Ron, who plays the drums in the Compass Rose and Detour bands.  Jill also loves spending time with her granddaughter and family.

Deb at River Ridge Dental


Deb has been with River Ridge for 28 years and a dental assistant for 39 years.  She is a wife, mother to two grown sons, and grandmother to Rory, Micah, Sadie, Porter and Grace.  She and husband, Russ, are expecting their sixth grandchild in April.

When not at work Deb especially loves being with her grandchildren, cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes and Chicago Cubs, running and spending time in her yard, taking care of the garden and flowers.


Kendra at River Ridge Dental


Kendra is a full time hygienist.  She is married and has three children.  Kendra enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, gardening and crafting. She stays very busy cheering on her kids in softball, baseball, wrestling, football, piano and show choir events.  She enjoys the relationships she has built during the 22 years she has been with River Ridge.

Beth at River Ridge Dental


Beth grew up in Northeast Iowa and obtained her Applied Science degree in dental hygiene from Hawkeye Institute of Technology.

Beth retire January 2022 and will enjoying her next “job” of watching her granddaughter and grandson during the day.  We will miss you Beth!

Lisa at River Ridge Dental


Lisa has been with River Ridge for 24 years.  She received her education at Briar Cliff College and Hawkeye Community College.

Lisa is married and has three children.  She loves the ISU Cyclones and enjoys supporting them in football and basketball.

Front Desk

Judy at River Ridge Dental


Judy and her husband Dave have two grown sons and five grandchildren.  She enjoys spending time with her family and Aussie doodle, Mr. Barkley.

She has been making people feel welcome for over 34 years and has truly enjoyed getting to know everyone.

Judy retired December 16, 2021 and will be greatly missed!

Debbie at River Ridge Dental


Debbie is a Cedar Rapids native and has been with River Ridge for 22 years.  She is our expert insurance coordinator , technology guru, and receptionist.

Debbie is married and has a daughter, Grace.  She enjoys reading, cooking, gardening, attending show choir events and spending time with her family.  She loves the relationships she has made during her years at River Ridge.



Ready To Take Control Of Your Dental Care?

Contact us with any questions or to schedule an appointment!

Call us: 319-832-2000