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Meet The Staff
  • Alicia
    Dental Assistant

    Alicia started working with Dr. Backer in 2004 as his assistant. She attended Dental Assisting School at Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa CA. Alicia lives in Cottage Grove with her wonderful husband Dereck and two adorable sons Cole & Cade. During her free time Alicia enjoys spending time at the lake wake boarding and tubing with family and friends. In 2013 Alicia joined Cottage Grove Crossfit on her journey to a healthier life, you can see her any given night running along highway 99, make sure to honk and wave!

  • Emily
    Chairside Assistant

    Emily began working with Dr. Backer in February of 2007 as a chairside assistant. In 2011 she made the transition to front desk and now works along side Alicia. Emily is a proud mom to a large blended family, including six kids- three lovely girls and three wonderful young men. Emily is a soccer mom thru and thru and you can normally find her on the weekends shuttling kids to various games and activities. Born and raised in Cottage Grove she is a familiar face to all!

  • Letty
    Dental Hygienist

    Letty has been working with Dr. backer since 2005. She obtained her degree in Dental Hygiene at Lane Community College in 1999. She was born in Cottage Grove and has lived most of her life in Creswell where she raised her four sons. She has two beautiful grandaughters Kyla and Alivia, which are the light of her life. Letty is an avid baker,cake decorator and cook.

  • Michelle
    Dental Assistant

    Michelle has been with Dr. Backer since 2007 after her graduation from Lane Community College Dental Assisting Program which she did her internship with our office. Michelle lives in Cottage Grove ( born and raised here )with her husband and 2 boys, she has a step daughter that is currently a student at Oregon State. ( Go Beavers! ) During her freetime you will see Michelle cheering for her kids at their Football, Baseball and Basketball games. Michelle has a five year old beagle named Berkley, which she adores. Michelle is also a huge John Mayer fan and got to see him in concert for the first time in 2013.

  • 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 Grover with her husband, Herman and a foster daughter that just graduated from CGHS. Terra also teaches Dental Radiology and is a youth pastor for Delight Valley Church of Christ. She loves spending time with her nieces, Shelbey & Emily and sisters, Laura and Isabelle.

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