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Meet Our Bettendorf, IA Dental 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.

Kristen, Office Manager

Office Manager Kristen

Kristen joined our team in January of 2021, bringing more than six years of experience in the world of dentistry with her. Although she was first a chairside dental assistant, she now enjoys helping patients better understand their benefits and the clinical side of their treatment. A testament to her commitment, she is a member of the American Association of Dental Office Managers and has completed the Breakaway Office Manager Mastery course!

An Illinois native, Kristen and her wife have two cats, Franklin and Wrigley, and two dogs, Pippin and Riley. Outside of dentistry, her interests include hiking, kayaking, and traveling. One thing you may not know about her is that she is the reason Whitey’s Ice Cream has a sign about declining a straw in your milkshake (YAY Planet Earth!).

Abigale, Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygienist Abigale

Abigale studied dental hygiene at Carl Sandburg College and has been working in dentistry for nearly five years so far. Today, she is an RDH with training in local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, and dental sleep medicine. What she enjoys most about her role at the office is building such trusting relationships with patients and helping them maintain not only oral health, but overall health as well!

Abigale recently married her husband Steven in October of 2019, and she also has a dog named Ginger and a cat named Remy at home. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends and family, shopping, and watching baseball games in St. Louis. She’s also very crafty and loves digging into DIY projects whenever she has a moment alone.

Allison, Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienist Allison

Allison’s career in the dental field spans over five years so far, and there’s nothing she enjoys more here at Pleasant Valley Dentistry than building strong, trusting relationships with patients over time. She attended Kirkwood Community College for her education and is also certified in local anesthesia and diode lasers.

Originally from Davenport, IA, Allison and her husband Jimmy have two wonderful kids named Emily and Beau. Their other family members include Pete, a Maltese/Yorkie, and Ozzy, who is a yellow Lab. When she isn’t busy at work, her favorite hobbies include spending quality time with loved ones, watching the Chicago Cubs, and working out. She also has a passion for baking and decorating cakes – she even made her own wedding cake!

Alexis, Dental Assistant

Dental assistant Alexis

Alexis studied at the Midwest Technical Institute, and she’s been a member of Dr. Pogue’s dental office for a few years now – with hopefully many more to come! Her favorite part of this job is getting to spend time alongside such wonderful coworkers.

Originally from the Davenport area, Alexis has one daughter named Hensley at home. When she has free time, her favorite hobbies include cooking, painting, and traveling. She and her daughter regularly embark on fun road trips to visit different zoos, aquariums, museums, and much more. She’s also a slight makeup fanatic and owns over 150 lipsticks.

Michelle, Dental Assistant

Dental assistant Michelle

A Davenport native, Michelle completed her education at Midwest Technical Institute and is certified in CPR, radiation, and infection control. She is relatively new to Pleasant Valley Dentistry but already loves being able to help patients enjoy prettier smiles!

Outside of work, Michelle is happily engaged to Stephen and has a young daughter named Makenzie. She also enjoys spending quality time with her mom, grandmother, twin brothers, sisters-in-law, two nephews, and niece. Other hobbies include shopping, trying new restaurants, and going on lots of fun adventures with Makenzie. An interesting fact about her: she is EXTREMELY afraid of spiders.

Ashley, Insurance Coordinator

Insurance coordinator Ashley G

Ashley is originally from Davenport! She attended Scott Community College, is a Registered Dental Assistant, and is an active member of the Fellowship of the American Academy of Dental Office Managers. A 10-year dental veteran, her favorite part of her job continues to be knowing that she has played a part in creating healthier and happier smiles.

Ashley and her husband have two daughters, two dogs, and one cat. In her free time, she enjoys watching football (go 49ners!), watching baseball, and spending time with friends and family. Here’s an interesting fact about her: her daughter, Addison, is named after Addison Avenue (where Wrigley Field is).