Meet The Staff
  • Emily
    Office Manager

    Emily began working with Dr Backer in February of 2007 as a dental assistant, in 2011 she made the transition to working as a front office coordinator to allow a more flexible schedule.  She is happily married to Brandyn and together they have a blended family that includes 6 kids, all of whom are very busy and active. When they can they love to travel but most weekends and evenings she will be found throughout Oregon watching her kids play soccer, basketball and track. Born and raised in Cottage Grove she continues to be a familiar face. 

  • Alicia
    Front Office Coordinator/Dental Assistant

    Alicia started working for Dr. Backer in 2004 as his assistant. She graduated in 1997 from Dental Assisting School at Santa Rosa Junior College. She lives in Cottage Grove with her husband Dereck and two sons Cole, thirteen and Cade, eight. During her free time Alicia enjoys spending time at the lake wake boarding and tubing with family and friends. In 2013 Alicia started Crossfit on her journey to a healthier life. She became an instructor in 2017 and teaches at Freedom Fitness Gym in Cottage Grove.

  • Brittany
    Front Office Coordinator

    Brittany first worked for Dr. Backer as a dental assistant after graduating from the LCC Dental Assisting program in 2005. She took a break to stay home with her kids and just recently returned to work for Dr. Backer at his Eugene office. She and her husband, Jeff, have lived in Coburg for thirteen years and have three sons. If Brittany isn't in the office or driving her kids to practice she's probably out in her garden. She's a proud 'Crazy Chicken Lady' but also enjoys her ducks, dog, and three cats. 

  • Letty
    Dental Hygienist

    Letty graduated from the LCC Dental Hygiene program in 1999 and has been working for Dr. Backer since 2005. She and her husband, Gary, have six grown sons, five daughters-in-law, and ten grandchildren. Her passion is spending time with her family on their McKenzie River property. Their home is the hub for many family gatherings and with a family that big there is always a reason to gather! In the summer they enjoy fishing for Steelhead, Salmon, and Trout from their drift boat and kayaking on the McKenzie. 

  • Terra
    Dental Hygienist

    Terra started working for Dr. Backer in December 2013. She received her Dental Hygiene Degree from Lane Community College in 1997. Terra has lived most of her life in Lane County and is a 4th generation 'Grover'. She lives in Cottage Grove with her son, daughter, and husband, Herman. She and her husband are passionate about supporting children and have fostered many kids throughout the past ten years. When she's not cleaning teeth you can find her getting creative and crafty or spending time with her family. 

  • Michelle
    Dental Assistant

    Michelle has been with Dr. Backer since 2007 after her graduation from the Lane Community College Dental Assisting Program. She and her husband, Jeff, have three kids (Tori, Iverson, and Carter) and live in Cottage Grove, where Michelle was born and raised. You can frequently find her on the basketball court or baseball field at Cottage Grove High School watching her boys play. She has a dog, Berkley and a cat, Jeter who she adores. Michelle loves to travel, attend concerts, and spend time with her family. And it's no secret that she's a HUGE John Mayer fan!

  • Michelle
    Dental Assistant

    Michelle has worked for Dr. Backer since 2017. She graduated from the Dental Assisting program at Lane Community College in 1998. She is a busy mom to four children-Ryan, Jaden, Meghan, and Jackson and lives in Cottage Grove (where she was born and raised!) with her husband Dave. Michelle loves camping, road trips, and discovering new places!

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