Melissa- Office Manager
Melissa joined our practice as the scheduling coordinator in September of 2008 after moving to Oregon from Arizona to be closer to her family. She became the office manager in May of 2012 and loves managing the office, talking with our patients, and working with such an excellent dental team.
After 5+ years here in Oregon, Melissa is still enjoying the drastic weather change and doesn't miss the 115 degree summers at all. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband Scott and 3 children Hayden, Kendyl and Molly, quick day trips to the coast, and helping her husband find and re-finish old furniture.
Zina graduated from OIT in 1992 with an associates degree in Dental Hygiene. She immediately went to work for the Klamath Indian Tribe where she stayed for 5 years. During that time she continued college. In 1995 she earned her Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene, with a focus on teaching. In 2001 she completed the necessary coursework to obtain a Limited Access Permit. This permit allows her to provide dental hygiene care to those who live in nursing homes and group homes.
Since moving to Corvallis in 1997, she has worked 2-3 days a week. In December of 2008, Zina started working for Dr. Little. Knowing that oral and systemic conditions are linked, she will work with you to prevent and/or manage gum disease and will provide you with the tools and education you need to help you manage your own oral care which will, in turn, help you manage your overall health.
Zina lives with her husband, Daren and two children, Jonathon and Lynzi.
Robin is a native Oregonian, living in Corvallis since 1982. She earned her associates degree in Dental Hygiene from Lane Community College. As our senior registered dental hygienist, Robin brings care, joy and professional expertise to all she does at Corvallis Dental Care. After 19 years in the same practice, Robin has enjoyed developing relationships and following the changes of life in many of our valued patients. Serving people with clinical empathy and compassion are some of Robin's greatest strengths. In her position as a periodontal therapist, Robin is interested in the areas of dental prevention and wellness, which includes periodontal therapy.
Robin is married with 2 school age daughters. In her free time, Robin enjoys playing the piano and singing. She also is the chairman of Life Seeds, a SOLC3 Charity whose mission is to sew seeds of life to the poor. Life Seeds has a monthly grocery giveaway in Corvallis, a neighborhood school project in India, and women's literacy programs in Uganda. http://www.lifeseedsoregon.org/.
My personal mission is to improve the well being of my patients by providing quality dental hygiene care, compassionate listening and dental education.
Kira, Dental Assistant
Kira graduated from Linn Benton Community College receiving her EFDA certificate. She is originally from Flagstaff, AZ but absolutely loves Oregon and couldn't stay away. She is recently engaged to David and can not wait to start the next chapter in her life. Kira enjoys doing anything outdoors and spending quality time with friends and family.
Lesley- Scheduling Coordinator
Lesley joined our practice as the scheduling coordinator in May of 2012. She graduated from Linn Benton Community College with her AAS degree in Administrative Office Professionals in 2011. Lesley enjoys meeting our patients and keeping our staff busy! She is a native resident of Corvallis and she enjoys spending time with her 3 boys Justin, Chaylen, Dillon and her soon to be husband, Jamie. In her free time she enjoys canning, fishing, camping and playing with her dog “Weenie”.