Meet our dedicated staff here at Legacy Dental.
Dana – Registered Dental Hygienist
Dana graduated Summa Cum Laude from Loma Linda School of Dentistry with her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She has also gone through additional schooling to receive certificates in both Laser and Periodontal Therapy.
Dana is passionate about providing her patients with the best care and dental education, while keeping them comfortable throughout their visit.
In her time off, she enjoys being a grandma to her two grandchildren, boating, hiking, wine tastings, and anything that includes a day out filled with sunshine.
Melissa – Registered Dental Hygienist
Melissa was born and raised in Northern Idaho and recently celebrated her 35th anniversary with her husband. Together they have three children and seven grandchildren.
She has been in the dental industry since 1986. She attended Eastern Washington University and graduated in 2001 with her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She has been with Legacy Dental for three years.
In her spare time, she enjoys mountain biking, fly fishing, camping, hiking, paddle boarding, snowmobiling, and skiing. During the winter months, she loves to quilt, sew, crochet, and knit.
Jody – Registered Dental Hygienist
Jody started in the dental field as an assistant before going back to school for hygiene. In 2012, she graduated from Carrington College in Boise with her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene.
She is passionate about helping her patients find ways to lead healthier lives and work towards their ideal oral health goals through care and education. She stays up to date on dental hygiene practices by attending the Post Falls Dental Hygiene Study Club and various continuing education courses.
She has three daughters that she enjoys spending time outdoors with. When she’s not at work, she loves spending time outside, attending local festivals and traveling or taking the RZR into the mountains.
Briget – Dental Assistant
Briget started in the dental field in 2005 and achieved her Expanded Function Dental Assistant Certification shortly after starting in our office in 2012.
As an experienced dental assistant, Briget loves helping each patient feel comfortable and informed.
Briget is originally from Montana and enjoys spending time with her children and in the outdoors around beautiful North Idaho.
Linette – Front Office Manager
As the office manager, Linette is responsible for the overall management and customer service of the front office. Her main responsibility is to make sure you have the best experience possible when you visit one of our dental offices.
Patient advocacy has always been a passion of hers and is evident in her work. Building personal relationships, working through treatment concerns, and creating financial plans has inspired her desire to grow in all those skills and share them with our team.
Linette has worked in the dental field for over 20 years, as a certified dental assistant and a financial coordinator. She received her Fellow of American Association of Dental Office Management (FAADOM) and is currently working on her Master with AADOM. Her favorite part of the job is working with a team that always puts patients first.
Outside of the office, she enjoys boating, doing yard work, soaking up the rays, biking, spending time with her granddaughter and being with her family and friends.
Diane – Financial Insurance Coordinator
Diane is our Financial Insurance Coordinator, and one of the first faces you will see when coming into our office. Starting as a dental assistant in 1990, her experience comes with a deep knowledge and understanding of dentistry and insurance billing.
She is happy to help with any insurance questions you may have and enjoys helping patients understand their treatment and scheduling their dental needs.
When she is not in the office, she enjoys fishing, camping, hunting and exploring the lakes and rivers of our beautiful state.
Rilee – Dental Assistant
Originally from Montana, Rilee relocated to Idaho to play basketball at North Idaho. After graduating, she completely fell in love with the area and decided to stay.
In 2021, she was introduced to the dental field through working in a traveling dental setting, going into skilled nursing facilities in the Post Falls and Coeur d Alene area. She loved serving the local community through that experience. In March of 2023, she joined the team at Legacy Dental as a full-time dental assistant.
In her free time, she enjoys hiking and visiting her family in Montana.
Adrienne – COO
Adrienne Anderson is the Chief Operating Officer for the Avondale Dental Group. In this role, Adrienne provides organizational leadership and is responsible for strategy and implementation consistent with the company’s vision.
Before joining the practice in 2017, Adrienne worked in heavy equipment and wood products manufacturing where she served as Human Resources Director and later the Director of Operations. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Montana State University in Bozeman and has been designated as a Professional in Human Resources by the HR Certification Institute.
Adrienne was raised in Bigfork, Montana and has called Hayden Lake home since 2002. When she is not in the office, you can find her at the yoga studio, enjoying the lake, or walking on the beach in Costa Rica.
Kristi – Dental Assistant
A Montana native, Kristi loves life here in North Idaho. Though she has her degree in business marketing, she has never enjoyed a field more than the dental industry! She loves working with people and specializes in helping patients ease their anxiety during dental procedures. Kristi has been with Legacy Dental since October 2022. Her bubbly personality is loved by patients and team members alike. She always keeps us on our toes!
When she isn’t working, she enjoys golfing, going to the gym and hiking. Above all, she loves cheering on her son in everything he does.