Amber Hansen started with Dental3 as Executive Director in October 2017. She grew up in Nebraska where she earned a degree in Political Science from Wayne State College. She worked for a nonprofit, Community Action of Nebraska, for 7 years before moving to Portland to start a new adventure. In her free time Amber and her fiancé love anything outdoors and enjoy spending time with their two animals, a dog named Milo and a cat named Captain.
Program Outreach & Development Coordinator
Lacey Cox was born and raised in Portland. She studies International Studies with a focus on Latin America at Portland State University and has spent the past five years teaching Early Childhood Education in both English and Spanish. Passionate about equal opportunities for all children, the transition from teacher to Program Development and Outreach Coordinator for Dental3 was a natural fit. Lacey continues her community outreach in rural Guatemala each year, working as an interpreter for Newberg Rotary’s mobile dental clinics. In her free time, Lacey enjoys spending time outside. She loves to go rock climbing and backpacking with her partner Matt. In her free time she also enjoys knitting and spending time with her Border Collie River.
Marilyn graduated from Portland Community College in 2005 and began her career in private practice. Soon after the School Dental Sealant Program began, she worked as a contract hygienist on her days off from private practice. This was a perfect fit for Marilyn, as she served many years volunteering at both her children’s elementary schools and really loves working with children. In 2012, she became a hygienist for the Oregon Health Authority where she provided services for Washington County as well as the entire north coast of Oregon. Marilyn started working with Dental3 in 2015 as a hygienist with our School Dental Sealant program. As she is a native Oregonian, you can find Marilyn spending her free time exploring the beautiful Pacific North West and enjoys taking long walks on the beach. On rainy days you can find her inside cooking and scrapbooking.
Brittnay has worked with Capitol Dental Care for the last three years as part of their outreach program. In fall 2015, she became their coordinator and lead hygienist for their outreach program in Yamhill County. She is involved with the Dental Sealant Program, Head Start and Special Needs Tele-dentistry project at Capitol Dental Care. Brittnay is excited to bring this experience and start working with Dental3 in the Fluoride Varnish and Dental Screening program. Brittnay loves her job as a hygienist because she loves working with children and that the field of dental public health is ever-changing to meet the needs of the community. Because there are always many opportunities within this field, Brittnay loves to stay extremely engaged in the many facets of her work. When Brittnay is not working within the community you can find her spending her time with her husband, an Iraq war veteran, their four children, and nine year old Yorkie named Fifi. She also enjoys spending time traveling, watching football, cooking (and eating!), listening to music, watching movies, and playing games. She is also interested in photography and loves the outdoors.
Laura Geelan spent two years working in Arizona at a private practice before moving back to Oregon. Laura has been with D3 since September of 2016 and works in both the Pre-K screening and fluoride varnish program as well as the School-Based Dental Sealant program. Laura has been married to her husband, Kyle, since 2014. In her free time, Laura and Kyle enjoy being outside doing activities such as hiking, running, camping and golfing. Laura and Kyle love spending time with their animals. They have a boxer named Charlie and two cats.
Lalit graduated from the University Of Alabama School Of Dentistry with honors in 1996 and holds an EPDH license in Oregon and an RDH license in California. Lalit has worked in many different capacities in the dental field including working in a dental office at the front desk, as a dental assistant, a hygienist in private general practice, pediatric dental private practice and has been with the state Dental Sealant Program since its second year. Lalit has been a hygienist for our School Dental Sealant Program since the founding of Dental3. Lalit says the most meaningful part of her job is the impact on the health of some of the most vulnerable kids. She comes to Oregon by way of San Francisco, California. When not working you can find Lalit spending time with her two daughters, their one cat and dog. She loves spending time with her girls supporting their activities. She also enjoys doing CrossFit and traveling and she has worked as an extra in movies, television shows and commercials.
Jolene started working as a dental assistant in 1998 in private practice. This year will have been Jolene’s fifth year in the School Based Dental Sealant Program. She absolutely loves the dental field and really enjoys working with kids, so this program is a perfect fit for her. Jolene has been married for 19 years and has two middle school boys. In her spare time she is a part time chauffeur for her two boys to get to their various activities. Because of this, Jolene spends an unusual amount of time at soccer fields. She loves the sun, being outside and spending time with her two cats.
Mojo the monkey is a very important member of the Dental3 team. Mojo is our dental health teaching puppet. He assists students in learning about our School-Based Dental Screening & Sealant Program along with how to keep a healthy smile. Mojo visits students in their classrooms, which will help decrease anxiety regarding the sealant procedure, and helps to educate both students and parents about what will happen during the day of service.