Birch Avenue Dental
Dr. Park McClung
Jessica has been providing excellent care as a dental hygienist since 2014. She received her Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from Lane Community College. Jessica and her husband Jared, have an adorable son Cole. When she isn’t educating her patients about the importance of clean teeth, she enjoys a variety of outdoor activities, including traveling, camping and hiking with her little family.
LaKrisha has been helping patients in the dental field for over 17 years. She received her training at the Academy of Dental assisting in 2000. LaKrisha brought several years of periodontal and surgical experience when she joined our team. When not at the office, she can be found at Lane Community College where she also teaches in their Dental Program. Although LaKrisha wears many hats, her favorite is being a mom.
Originally from the Midwest, Dr. Park received his Bachelors of Science degree from Baker University in Kansas. He graduated in 1991 from dental school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.
Concerned about access for dental care, Dr. Park was instrumental in the design and development of the South Lane Children's Dental Clinic where he continues to volunteer his time. He was a member of the Cottage Grove Peace Health Hospital Operational Board. Dr. Park has recently spent time in Haiti on a medical/dental mission and is looking forward to returning there soon.
Dr. Park and Dr. Tammy were married while in dental school and have 3 beautiful daughters. He likes to claim that raising 3 girls is the reason for his baldness. We tend to believe him. Outside of the office he enjoys fishing, bow hunting and working on antique cars.
Donna is our office ambassador and is the first smiling face you’ll see when you come to Birch Avenue Dental. She has been in dentistry for 26 years, the last 13 years as part of our team. She holds the unofficial title of the Office Mom and can be counted on for having her snack drawer full. We constantly get compliments on her warm and inviting personality and feel blessed to have her as part of our team. In her free time, Donna enjoys camping and spending time with her family.
Dr. Tammy McClung
Dani is our newest addition to the Birch Avenue Dental hygiene team. She received her Bachelors in Dental Hygiene from Oregon Institute of Technology in 2015. Dani has lived in Lane County all of her life and is married to her high school sweetheart. They welcomed their first baby in February! When she has a moment to spare, she enjoys coaching volleyball at CGHS and spending time with her friends and family.
Dr. Tammy was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She attended the University of Texas San Antonio prior to graduating from dental school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 1991.
Dr. Tammy completed her Conscious Sedation training in 2006 and earned her fellowship award from the International Congress of Oral Implantology in 2008. Although she enjoys general dentistry, she has a passion for implant surgery and complex cases.
Dr. Tammy also volunteers at the South Lane Children's Dental Clinic. Outside of the office, Dr. Tammy enjoys gardening, the lake and spending time with her family. If you need to be out of our office at a certain time, don't ask her about her chickens!
BJ works in our front office as our Financial Coordinator. She graduated from Salem Business College in 1967. She has been in the dental industry for over 31 years and with our office for 10 years where she continues to enjoy helping patients. BJ has been married for 49 years with 2 amazing children. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her 5 grandchildren as well as cooking and sewing.
After 27 years working as a hygienist for Birch Avenue Dental, Tasha still loves her profession! She looks forward to seeing her patients which she considers an extension of her family. To stay current in dentistry, continuing education is of the utmost importance to her. Tasha has been a member of Lane Society of Periodontal Study Club for the last 16 years. She has a passion for Oral Cancer Prevention and Education. “Saving lives one mouth at a time” is her motto. Tasha has been married for 18 years and has a teenage daughter who fills up her free time. When she is not providing stellar dental care, she enjoys gardening and traveling with her family
Rebekah, an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant, became part of our team in 2016. She graduated from Umpqua Community College Dental Assisting Program in 2014. She and her fiancé Doug enjoy spending time with their 5 year old son, Vincent, as well as the outdoors, fishing, and crabbing.
A multitasking wonder of an Office Manager, Tiffani has been with our office since 2010. You’ll meet Tiffani during your first visit as she guides you through your treatment plan options as well as finding a financial arrangement that works best for you! Tiffani has loved getting to know our amazing patients and creating lasting friendships. In her spare time, she enjoys water sports and working on her property with her Fiancé Weston and dog Odie.
Sterilization Technician / Hygiene Assistant
Audrey is our newest addition to the Birch Avenue Dental Team. She received her training at Lane Community Dental Assisting Program in 2017. Her joyful spirit is infectious and patients love seeing her sweet smile. In her spare time, Audrey enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, Jake, riding dirt bikes and cuddling her cat Gracie.
Melissa, one of our friendly dental assistants is a graduate of Lane Community College Dental Assisting Program in 2003. Melissa has been with our office since 2016 and has made an impact on our team with her positive attitude and fun personality. She may seem a tad shy at first, but once you get her talking you can expect to hear a lot about the time she spends with The Oregon Cowgirls Rodeo Drill Team and her family.
Mikayla has been with Birch Avenue Dental for almost 2 years and she has the back office running like a well-oiled machine! Her main responsibility is to make sure our Dental Hygienists have everything they need for a successful appointment. She is currently in school at Lane Community College completing her prerequisites in order to pursue a Dental Hygiene degree. Mikayla was born and raised in Cottage Grove and enjoys the outdoors. Her favorite past time activities include hiking, hunting, and riding quads.