1 Southwest 8th Ave
Milton-Freewater OR 97862
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|Meet Our Team
|Tammy Kelso, Office Manager and Receptionist
Tammy began her career in the dental field as a dental assistant working for Dr. Doug Wheeler in 1978. Shortly thereafter, she took over the duties at the reception desk where she has worked for the past 40 years. The moral character of both doctors as
health care providers and employers has made her employment with them a blessing and a privilege.
Tammy and her husband, Ray, grew up in Milton-Freewater and have two adult children and two young grandchildren. She treasures her daily early morning bible study time, time spent with her grandchildren, enjoys growing and preserving fruits and vegetables, and walks with her husband.
Elise Mackie, Dental Assistant
Elise grew up in Milton-Freewater and graduated from Mac-Hi in 2003. She earned her Dental Assistant Certification the following year from Blue Mountain Community College. That same year she began working as a dental assistant for Dr. Doug Wheeler.
She enjoys spending time with friends and family, gardening, the outdoors, and going for walks with her husband and daughter.
She looks forward to getting to know you and assisting you with your dental needs.
Merrianne Key, Registered Dental Hygienist
Merrianne has been practicing at Wheeler Family Dental for almost 25 years now. Born and raised in the Portland, Oregon area, Merrianne graduated with her bachelor's degree in dental hygiene from Oregon Health Science University in Portland, Oregon. After working for a dentist in downtown Portland for a year, Merrianne met her husband, Brian, on a blind date, married and moved to Milton-Freewater where she has enjoyed the rural life ever since! They have two grown children now, keeping busy with family, home, yard, and Church.
Merrianne enjoys the personal connections she has built over the many years with her
patients at Wheeler Family Dental. Helping them stay healthy by making their oral health
her first priority has made her work very rewarding.
Crystal Wales, Dental Assistant
Crystal has worked at Wheeler Family Dental for 25 years. Her long term employment is a testimony to her belief in both of the doctor's philosophies of excellent dental care and concern for the health and well being of their patients, staff, and community.
Family is very important to Crystal. She and her husband Darrin have been married for almost 30 years. They have a grown daughter and son, and each are married. She recently became a Grandma to two beautiful Granddaughters that are 6 months apart. Let the toy shopping begin!
Crystal enjoys new adventures while traveling in their 5th wheel, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. She looks forward to getting to know you and helping with your dental needs.
Erandeni Trevino, Dental Assistant
Erandeni grew up in Milton-Freewater and graduated from Mac-Hi in 2014. She began working for Dr. Carl Wheeler in March of 2018 and loves learning new and exciting things about dentistry.
Erandeni and her boyfriend, Allen, enjoy going on trips and exploring different cities. They love going on adventures. She'd love to meet you and help you with any dental needs.
Jasmin Alcala, Registered Dental Hygienist
Jasmin grew up in Milton-Freewater and graduated from Mac-Hi in 2009. She decided to pursue her Dental Hygiene career while still in high school, after job shadowing and volunteering at several dental offices. She graduated from Walla Walla University in 2011 and Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 2013. She returned to the Milton-Freewater area to serve the community she grew up in.
She brings 5 years of dental hygiene experience and her passion for dentistry is to provide patients with a beautiful, healthy smile. One of her special interests is the oral systemic connection. She wants to empower her patients by educating them about their general health and lifestyle through their oral health
While she is not in the office, she enjoys spending time at home with her husband, Roger. They enjoy swimming, gardening, watching movies and love hosting family gatherings.