Meet the Team
When you call to make an appointment or you get a dental cleaning with us, you have the opportunity to work with our friendly, experienced team members. We love getting to work with our patients every day, and we can’t wait to get to know you and your loved ones better! Before you come in, take a few minutes to become familiar with our dental family by reading the information below.
Ashli, Front Office
Ashli’s career in the dental field spans well over five years so far, and we’re happy to now have her here at Pleasant Valley Dentistry. After attending Illinois Central College, she studied at Dental Assisting Technologies and is also certified in CPR. What she enjoys most about her position is getting to know all of the patients so well over time!
Originally from Moline, Ashli and her husband now live in Rock Island with their three dogs named Prim, Dobby, and Milo. Together, they are a very active family, regularly going to the gym, playing outside with the dogs, and spending quality time with friends and family. They are also very involved in dog rescue and regularly foster for two local rescues, regularly transporting dogs to new homes. Most people love puppies, but Ashli is very partial to senior dogs – they’re her favorite fosters!
Lorena, Front Office
Lorena is relatively new to our dental team, but her overall career in oral healthcare covers over 15 years so far! She studied at EICC and Scott Community College; in addition to her front office expertise, she is also a Registered Dental Assistant. She really enjoys being able to help patients proceed smoothly with treatment and achieve the smile of their dreams.
A Muscatine native, Lorena and her husband have three beautiful girls at home. When she isn’t busy at the front desk, her favorite activities include listening to music, boating, camping, and spending quality time with her family. She also loves make-up!
Emily, Dental Hygienist
Emily hails from Orion and is relatively new to the dental field, but she already loves making such worthwhile connections with patients through her job! She regularly learns life lessons from them while they’re learning about good oral healthcare habits from her. After attending Black Hawk College, she studied dental hygiene at the Carl Sandburg College.
Outside of work, Emily feels very proud to be raised by such supportive parents – she considers them some of her best friends! She also has an older sister who shares a lot of inside jokes with her. When she has free time outside of work, her favorite hobbies include learning about health and nutrition, keeping up with fitness, listening to music, dancing, reading, and boating. She can actually sing the ABC’s backwards!
Jenny, Dental Hygienist
Jenny has been working in dentistry for nearly two full decades, and most of those years were spent right here at our practice. She completed her Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene at the Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and is a Registered Dental Hygienist. Today, what she enjoys most about her work is being able to help clients understand their dental opportunities and feel comfortable with the options available to them.
Originally from Taylor Ridge, Jenny’s husband is a teacher at North Scott, and their three teenagers stay very busy with sports, drama, and music. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, watching football (Go Lancers!) and baseball (Go Cubs!), and doing all sorts of fun home renovating projects. She’s visited 46 states so far and plans to hit the last four in the next four years!