Meet The Team



Office Manager/Registered Dental Assistant

My name is Amy Christian. I am a life long resident of Humboldt County. I graduated from the dental assisting program at College of the Redwoods in 2002 and have worked in the dental field since then. I started working at Growing Smiles in May of 2010. I enjoy working with the staff at Growing Smiles, they have become part of my family. Having the opportunity to work with the children and their families truly makes my job



Marketing Manager

I am the lucky one that gets to do all the fun marketing and promotions for Growing Smiles. I love working with our team, parents, local businesses, community, and schools. My family and I really enjoy living here in the Redwood curtain and look forward to becoming more familiar with the area and local activities. I have three amazing kids, four dogs, and a pig named Winston.

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Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi. My name is DeeDee. I’m a 2001 graduate of College of the Redwoods Dental Program. I have lived in Humboldt County most of my life. I have three children ages 12 to 25. My free time is spent with my kids activities (basketball/volleyball) along with lake camping and paddle boarding. I enjoy working with children, teaching them how important proper oral hygiene care is at a young age.



Registered Dental Assistant

Hello there! My name is Tia and I have been working at Growing Smiles Dentistry since 2002. I was born and raised here in Eureka where I met my husband Bryan. We have two children, a boy and a girl. I enjoy working with children because of their honesty and they say the funniest things!



Front Office/Insurance & Billing
I have lived in Humboldt County most of my life and enjoy many of the outdoor activities our area has to offer. I love hiking, fishing, camping and am also a Zumba fitness instructor with two beautiful daughters. I enjoy meeting all our wonderful patients and getting to know so many great families in our community. It's a pleasure to help make it possible for them to get the dental care they need. I coordinate patient benefits, billing matters, schedule patients, and am otherwise here to make sure everything runs smoothly in the financial aspect of the practice.



Registered Dental Hygienist
I enjoy working at Growing Smiles Dentistry because it is important to me that children get early dental care. My hope is to motivate children through education and demonstration thereby leading to good oral hygiene practices that result in healthy teeth and gums throughout their lifetime.




Registered Dental Assistant
Hello my name is Jennifer. I was born and raised in Humboldt County but moved out of the area to attend the dental assistant program. I graduated from Santa Rosa Junior College in 2016. I have a love for animals, especially my dog Scuttle. I have always had a passion for working with children and I have found a home here at Growing Smiles. I am excited to be back to help the children of my hometown.




Registered Dental Assistant/Front Office

Hi my name is Katherine. I was raised in Humboldt County since the age of 4.  I graduated from College of the Redwoods dental assisting program last year. As a part of the program I interned at Growing Smiles and never left. I enjoy working with all the children and love to hear the stories they tell.



Dental Assistant in Training

Hi! My name is Rebecca. I was born and raised here in Humboldt County. During my free time I enjoy hiking with my son. I am new to the Growing Smiles Family and am currently studying to obtain my RDA license.



Dental Assistant in Training

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