Registered Dental Hygienist
Jennifer – Registered Dental Hygienist
Jennifer grew up on an irrigated alfalfa farm in the small town of Kahlotus, WA. She graduated from Eastern Washington University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene and has worked with our practice since 2004. She enjoys getting to know our patients and their families and working to help them to achieve and maintain optimum oral health.
When Jennifer is not a work, she loves spending time with her husband and two boys, being physically active, working her yard, and trying new recipes.
Jenny – Registered Dental Hygienist
Jenny has been employed at Kennewick Dental as a registered dental hygienist since 2008. In the past she has also been involved with a community dental health program for kids called Grinnovations. Jenny enjoys her job and loves to get to know her patients. She has a friendly, energetic personality that puts patients at ease and makes getting your teeth cleaned a fun experience.
Things she enjoys doing in her free time are spending time with her sweet family, singing, crafting, and watching cartoons.
Keely – Registered Dental Hygienist
Keely joined the Kennewick Dental team in March 2017. She grew up in Western Washington in the small town of Monroe, and made the move to the Tri-Cities with her husband in late 2016. She graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Lake Washington Technical College in 2016, and prior to that she was an assistant for an endodontic office. Keely puts her patients’ comfort first and strives to help her patients attain their best oral health. While she’s still getting to know the area, in her free time she loves fishing with her husband and playing with their dog, Baylee.
Janell – Registered Dental Assistant
Janell graduated from dental assisting school at Bryman College in SeaTac, WA and became a registered dental assistant in 2001. She worked as a dental assistant in Wenatchee, WA until her family relocated to Kennewick in 2008.
She joined Dr. Barney and staff in March 2013 as a part-time assistant, allowing her to be home with her two boys. Janell’s ability to balance her skill, humor and compassion for people makes her a wonderful addition to our staff at Kennewick Dental.
Jennifer – Registered Dental Assistant
Jennifer became a registered dental assistant in 2001 following the completion of her dental assisting course at Tri-Tech in Kennewick, WA. She worked for five years dental assisting before joining Dr. Barney’s team at Kennewick Dental. She enjoys working with Dr. Barney and his staff to help create beautiful smiles and building relationships with our patients.
Jennifer enjoys going camping, riding four-wheelers, and spending time with her husband and their two children.
Rebecca – Dental Assistant
Following her graduation from the Tri-Cities Assisting School in April 2013, Becky joined Dr. Madder and Dr. Barney’s team as a dental assistant. She enjoys being able to interact with patients as well as planning and organizing their care. During her time off, Becky enjoys camping in the mountains, fishing, and spending time with her family.
Tifany-Registered Dental Assistant
Tifany joined the Kennewick Dental team in 2016. She graduated in 1997 from Apollo College in Spokane. She worked as a dental assistant for several years, then took a long break to enjoy motherhood to four children. In 2015, she graduated with her Associate’s degree in Science. She enjoys volunteering her time with the local Grace Clinic and Tri-City area homeless shelters.
When Tifany isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their four children, photography, and sewing.
Armando-Registered Dental Assistant
Armando has recently joined our office in July 2016. He attended dental assisting school in 2014, and also works in an orthodontic office.
He enjoys spending time with his wife, and exercising at the gym. For Armando, the best part of working at Kennewick Dental is educating patients about their oral health.
Jami – Front Desk & Registered Dental Assistant
Jami joined the Kennewick Dental team in 2015. She became a Registered Dental Assistant in 2011, following her completion from Tri-Cities Dental Assisting School. She has been a familiar face in the retail diamond jewelry industry for 10 years and enjoys connecting and greeting patients with a friendly smile. She has also been a long time patient of Dr. Barney’s.
When not at work, Jami enjoys road trips by car and on her motorcycle, being a social butterfly, traveling, and enjoying music. She is also a dedicated cat lover with 2 of her own, Shelby & Cali.
Kelsey – Front Desk
Kelsey joined our team in 2014. She recently moved to the Tri-Cities from Yakima where she worked as a chairside assistant in an endodontics office. Kelsey is a great people person and is always welcoming our patients with a friendly smile. She grew up in the small town of Selah, WA.
When she is not working, she loves spending time outdoors with her husband, daughter, and their two labs Bodie and Scout.