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 an 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 36 years. She feels that the fair and honest moral character of both doctors as healthcare providers and employers has made her employment with them a privilege.
Tammy and her husband, Ray, grew up in Milton-Freewater and have two adult children, a four year old granddaughter, Charlie, and a grandson arriving soon. She treasures time spent with her granddaughter, enjoys growing and preserving fruits and vegetables, and walks with her husband.
Elise White, 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 her friends and family, golfing, bowling, the outdoors, and riding her motorcycle.
Merrianne Key, Registered Dental Hygienists
Merrianne has been practicing at Wheeler Family Dental for over 20 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 were she has enjoyed the rural life ever since! They have two grown children now, keeping busy with 4-H, FFA, Church, and the Key Family Farm business.
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 over 20 years. Her long term employment is a testimony to her belief in both doctor's philosopy of excellent dental care and overall concern for the well-being of their patients.
Crystal and her husband, Darin, have been married for almost 25 years and they have a grown son and daughter. She 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 you with your dental needs.
Doug Freske, Registered Dental Hygienist
Doug is a native Oregonian, born in Cottage Grove. He has been a dental hygienist for over 28 years and has lived in Milton-Freewater for the past 23 years. He and his wife have two daughters and chose to raise them on the eastern side of the state. The oldest is in college and the youngest is in high school and they are the center of his life! Doug enjoys "all things outdoors". He truly enjoys his career helping people maintain their oral health and making so many great friends along the way.