Jean Gowans - Dental Assistant
I studied Dental Assisting in Provo, Utah and worked as an assistant for two years. After taking some time off to raise my three children I returned to work and found a home here at Grin and Bear it Dental with Dr. Manning, Dr.Gray and the wonderful staff. I love working as a Dental Assistant and seeing the beautiful smiles that leave our office.
Dr. Kathrine Manning - Dentist
Hello and welcome to Grin and Bear It. We chose this name because although we take our work seriously, we still want to encourage an atmosphere of fun and congeniality. My name is Dr. Kathrine Manning and I am your dentist. I was born in Schenectady, New York and raised in Anaheim, California. I hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art form California State University at Fullerton. I love creatively working with my hands and enjoy expanding my knowledge base by learning new things. This is where the practice of dentistry brought it all together for me. I have worked in a dental laboratory, earned my Registered Dental Assistant's license in California where I worked for my family dentist, then moved to Oregon in 1984 where I attended Oregon Health Sciences University and earned both a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene and later a Doctor of Medical Dentistry Degree in dentistry. While at Oregon Health Sciences University, I met my husband, Dr. Neil Gray. We were blessed with three wonderful boys, Sterling, 20 and our twins, Gannon and Remington, 16. I love spending time with my family, especially at the dinner table, as my husband was a fabulous cook. Staying physically active is in my blood. I love being outdoors and doing anything sports or gardening wise that takes me there. I also enjoy exercise of almost any kind and have weight trained for years. We look forward to having you as part of our dental family.
Bobbie Kay– Office Manager
I have a Bachelors of Art Degree in Communications. Originally from Visalia, CA. I have three fur-babies; 2 cats and 1 dog that I absolutely adore. I love to watch TV, see movies, go bike riding and spend time with my family. I am also attempting to write a mystery novel. Grin and Bear It Family Dental is well-known for making their patients feel comfortable and not nervous. It's the only dental office I've been to that can do it so effortlessly.
Mandi Johnson – Dental Assistant
I came to work for Dr. Manning right after graduating from Concorde Career Institute. I have been here since 2006. I love riding horses, walking, and spending quality time with my family. I get fufilment when I can make a difference in my patients smile and overall dental care.
Rosalyn Lamb - Hygienist
After obtaining a Bachelors degree at Washington State University at Pullman, I received my Bachelors in Dental Health Science at Pacific University's Dental Hygiene program.
I thoroughly enjoy getting to know my patients and helping them obtain optimum oral health. Passions of mine include traveling, animals, hiking and spending time with friends and family.
Carla Surenok – Patient Care Coordinator
I have been married to my best friend, Wayne, for nearly 40 years! We have two sons, and three beautiful granddaughters. I keep busy with
church activities and crafts of all kinds. I learned about the dental field when
my husband was stationed in England while in the Air Force. We loved taking advantage of our travel time visiting England, Wales, Scotland, France, Belgium, Luxemburg, Russia and Morocco. We would love to travel again
when we retire…so much of the world left to see!
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