About Us — Wenatchee, WA


At Tveten Dental Care, we are a team of caring, experienced dental professionals who use only the most advanced technologies, materials & procedures. At our community-focused practice, your comfort & satisfaction come first. We offer early morning & late evening appointments, so you don’t have to miss work or school for your care, something our team feels strongly about.

We pride ourselves on taking the time to listen & get to know each patient as an individual. The entire team at Tveten Dental Care looks forward to seeing you soon & developing a relationship with you to build the bridge toward long-term trust & successful dental care. See why our patients can’t stop smiling!

Tveten Dental Care Staff

Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. All of our dental assistants & hygienists are licensed professionals who pride themselves on their current dental techniques & outstanding patient communication. With unmatched quality & integrity, they are dedicated to achieving the best possible results for you & your family.

Since your comfort & health are our top priorities, Tveten Dental Care’s staff is glad to assist you in any way. If you have any questions at all, from treatment options & sterilization to insurance concerns & paperwork, we’re here for you! We can assure you that you’ll enjoy your dental visit!

Dental Hygienists

Rachel Jara – Lead Dental Hygienist

Rachel is from East Wenatchee & attended Columbia Basin College. She’s been working in dentistry since 2016 & loves meeting people throughout the valley & helping them maintain excellent oral health. When not treating patients, she enjoys spending time with her family & at church.

Lisa Congdon – Dental Hygienist

Lisa was born in Soap Lake, Washington & lived in Spokane Valley before moving to Wenatchee. She attended WVC & completed her dental hygiene training at Yakima Valley City College. You’ll be in experienced hands with Lisa: she has been in dentistry for 42 years, including 22 years as a dental hygienist. Her favorite part of her job is the people, because everyone has a story & she’s honored to become part of it. Outside the office she spends her time spoiling her three grandchildren, camping & reading.

Shelley McDonald – Dental Hygienist

Shelley was born in Cody, Wyoming & moved to East Wenatchee when she was five. She received her training at Eastern Washington University & has been in dentistry for over 32 years. Her favorite part of her job is the people she works with: her coworkers & the doctors. When not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband, children & grandson & working in her yard or relaxing by the pool.

Heather Eller – Dental Hygienist

Heather grew up in Wenatchee, Washington & studied at the Utah College of Dental Hygiene to become an RDH. She has been working in the dental industry for eight years & loves everything about it from preventing diseases, educating her patients & getting to know them. Outside of the office she enjoys hiking, backpacking, camping, snowboarding & spending time with her family & friends, especially her golden retriever Bailey.

Linda Park – Dental Hygienist

Administrative Staff

Tammi Zimmerman – Office Manager

Originally from Leavenworth, Tammi is soon to have 17 years’ experience in dentistry. She understands the massive different that high-quality dental care can make in a person’s life & wants to help restore her patients’ confidence to lead better lives. Tammi loves working on home improvement projects, enjoying the outdoors & watching old movies.

Allison Frazier – Accounts Manager

Allison is a Wenatchee native & has worked in dentistry for 15 years. She graduated from Eastmont High School & attended Central Washington Dental Assisting Training Center. Her favorite part of her job is working with the amazing doctors & staff. Getting to help wonderful patients is a bonus on top of that. She spends her spare time with her family & also enjoys cooking, baking & participating in activities at her church.

Jessica Troxler – Insurance Coordinator

Jessica was born & raised in Wenatchee & graduated from Wenatchee High School. Her favorite part of her job is being part of a wonderful team. She loves being able to pay attention to detail & play an important role in her workplace & patient care. When not in the office, she enjoys being active, hiking, spending time with her dog & anything in the mountains!

Rhonda McElroy – Recall Manager

Rhonda is originally from Sitka, AK, but spent the formative years of her dental career in Walnut Creek, CA. She proudly brings 38 years of experience in dentistry to our practice. In her spare time, she knits & enjoys the company of her dog, family & friends.

Dental Assistants

Brandi Lange – Lead Dental Assistant

Brandi is a Wenatchee native with 7 years of dental experience. She holds certification in radiology technology from Wenatchee Valley College. Being an important center for the community is extremely fulfilling to her. Plus, she loves getting to work with the best dentists in town! Brandi is happily married with five children. Her free-time activities include camping, hiking, photography & gardening.

Hailli McConnell – Dental Assistant

Hailli received her professional training at Tri-City Dental Assisting School & has been in the dental field for 6 years. She’s originally from Kennewick, Washington. Her favorite things about her job are the people she works with & being able to help people on a daily basis. When not caring for smiles, she can be found crafting & spending time with her two Daschunds.

Megan Williams – Dental Assistant

Megan is from Cashmere & has been working in dentistry since 2015. She trained at Central Washington School of Dental Assisting in East Wenatchee. She loves seeing the joy of patients who have had their teeth restored & being able to work with her wonderful coworkers everyday. Outside the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, camping & fishing.

Lisa Adams – Dental Assistant

Lisa grew up in Wenatchee & has been working in dentistry for 25 years. She received her training at Lake Washington Technical College. She loves helping people feel good about their smiles & teeth. Working with amazing colleagues is another perk of the job. Outside of the dental office, she enjoys spending time with her dog & her son. Her hobbies include hiking, shopping, reading, fishing, cooking & biking.

Julie Burts – Dental Assistant

Julie is a Wenatchee native & has been with the practice for 16 years. She received her training from Bellingham Vocational College & has been working in dentistry for nearly 40 years. She loves that her job gives her the change to work at a wonderful place with wonderful patients. When not in the office, she can be found taking pictures of animals, birds, & scenic snowmobiling.

Kimberly Lewis – Dental Assistant

Kimberly grew up in Wenatchee & received certification in IV sedation from Eaton Tech. She has spent most of her 21 years in the dental field working in surgical dentistry. Her favorite part of her job is seeing unhappy patients who get to turn their frowns upside down! She spends her free time working on arts, crafts & painting. Kimberly absolutely love spending time with her grandchildren.

Heather Guerra – Dental Assistant

Heather comes from the Wenatchee Valley. She is a Washington-registered dental assistant who has developed her skills through nine years on the job. One of her main goals is ensuring that patients feel at ease in the dental office. Outside of work, she remains active through outdoor hiking with her dogs, family & friends.

Alexi Picazo – Dental Assistant

Alexi is from Bridgeport & spent her education at the Tri-Cities Charter College. She enjoys the teamwork with all the Tveten Dental Care professionals. Outside of work, she hikes & spends time with the most important person in her world—her daughter.

Jessica McKee – Sterilization Technician

Jessica is a Wenatchee native & has been working in dentistry since 2016. She received her training at Central Washington School for Dental Assisting. Her favorite things about her job are her coworkers & feeling like she’s accomplished something every single day. When not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her dog, watching cooking shows, & trick based hula hooping.