Our Family Dental Staff

Dr. Lane S. Harris, DMD

Family Dentist in Albany, OR

Elm Street Family Dental

Dr. Harris

Dr. Lane Harris completed his Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Western Oregon University before graduating from Oregon Health Sciences School of Dentistry in 1996. In that same year, he starting practicing with his father, Dr. Ron Harris and he has practiced in his hometown of Albany ever since.

Dr. Harris is passionate about providing the highest quality of dental care to his patients. He has committed himself to staying on the forefront of dentistry by offering the most advanced dental care with a painless and personal touch.

He has taken advanced training to become an Invisalign Preferred Provider, and he is Laser Certified and Conscious Sedation Certified. He also has advanced training in periodontal procedures, full mouth reconstruction, and sleep apnea devices.

Part of what he enjoys most about practicing in Albany is it gives him and his staff the opportunity to build lasting relationships with patients. The better he and his team know the patient, the better they can meet the patient's needs.

Community involvement is important to Dr. Harris and he remains active as a volunteer for the Tooth-Taxi Mobile Dental Van and Community Outreach. Over the last twenty years, he has enjoyed coaching local Boys & Girls club football, basketball, and baseball teams.

He is also active within dental organizations. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Southern Willamette Dental Society, and Docs Education for Oral Sedation.

When Dr. Harris is not in the practice he enjoys playing golf, basketball, and tennis in addition to snowboarding and traveling with his family.

 

Dr. Peter J. Morse, DMD

Family Dentist in Albany, OR

Elm Street Family Dental

Dr. Morse

Dr. Morse received his BS degrees from the United States Naval Academy and the University of Oregon. He has a Masters from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and his DMD degree is from Oregon Health & Science University, School of Dentistry.

He regularly attends advanced-practice continuums and continuing education programs in order to provide his patients with the best, most up-to-date dental treatment possible. Dr. Morse shares our practice philosophy of providing high-quality dental care in a gentle and efficient manner. Dr. Morse's desire is to provide high-quality dental care in a gentle, caring, and efficient manner.

Dr. Morse was raised in Albany, OR and is proud to call Albany his home. He is active in the community coaching Little League baseball, basketball and Pop Warner football. He feels fortunate to be raising his kids here in Albany with lots of family and friends around. He has enjoyed being back in his hometown community and feels fortunate that he and his wife Molly, can give their kids Wyatt (10) and Paige (7) a stable environment where they can grow up and flourish.

Dr. Morse was appointed to the United States Naval Academy, Class of 1991, and is still active as a Navy Reservist pilot to this date. In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoors, fishing, hunting, hiking, rafting, and camping as well as watching and playing sports.

Dr. Morse volunteers his time with the Boys & Girls Club dental practice as well as supporting the Vets Helping Vets organization by providing care to veterans. He is an active member in the dental community and is a member of the ADA Southern Willamette Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, and Delta Sigma Delta Dental Society.


DENTAL HYGIENIST:


ROBERTA, RDH:

ROBERTA, RDH

Roberta has been working with Elm Street Family Dental for over 15 years. She graduated from Mount Hood Community College's Dental Hygiene Program and has been a clinical Hygienist for over 33 years. 

She strives to be compassionate and professional. Patient comfort and satisfaction are of great importance to Roberta. She is dedicated to providing quality, up-to-date dental care and is Certified in Advance Laser Periodontal Therapy. Her goal is to educate patients on their oral health and it's direct correlation to their general health and quality of life.

Roberta lives locally with her Husband Les and two children Daniel and Allie. She enjoys yard work, baking and being with family and friends.

 

ASHLEY, RDH:
ASHLEY, RDH

Ashley joined our dental team in November 2015. She completed her undergraduate education at Oregon State University then graduated from Pacific University with her bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene Studies. Ashley enjoys meeting our patients and providing patient-centered care for each individual. In addition, her goal is to make the patient feel comfortable, educate the patient and promote good oral health. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys watching all beaver sports and spending time with her husband, family, and friends.
 

 

BRITTANY, RDH:

BRITTANY, RDH

Brittany joined our dental team once again Dec. 2013, after continuing her education in dental hygiene. She graduated from Oregon Institute of Technology in March 2013 with her Associate of Applied Science in dental hygiene. In January of 2014, she was certified in Advanced Laser Periodontal Therapy.

Brittany strongly believes that oral health plays a huge role in our body's overall health. She is passionate about patient education and meeting individual patient needs to make their dental experiences as comfortable as possible. Brittany and her husband live locally and stay busy with there newly welcomed daughter Quinn. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, crafting, and exploring the outdoors with family and their two dogs.

 

DENTAL ASSISTANTS:


CHRISTINA, EFDA:

CHRISTINA, EFDA

The Staff of Elm Street Family Dental has enjoyed working with Christina since February 2006. She has been working as a Dental Assistant since 2005. She attended The Academy of Dental Assisting in Eugene, OR, later receiving completing her Expanded Functions Dental Assisting Certification. Christina is passionate about her job and finds great satisfaction in providing each patient with exceptional care. She enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends.

 

RUTHIE, CDA, EFDA:

RUTHIE, CDA, EFDA

Ruthie graduated from the Dental assistant program at Linn-Benton community college in 2003. She joined our team in 2015.Ruthie enjoys working in the family practice where you get to know your patients and get to see them regularly.

Her three young children keep her very busy! She loves hanging out with friends and family, and with the little free time, she has she loves to run.

 

MONICA, EFDA:

MONICA, EFDA

Monica joined the team of Elm Street Family Dental in May 2010 as an Intern and was eventually hired on as a full-time, Dental Assistant. She graduated from Apollo College in 2010 with her diploma in Dental Assisting. She is certified as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. She really enjoys getting to meet our patients and help to provide the best care possible. In her free time, she is a busy mom to her wonderful seven-year-old son.

 

GINGER, EFDA:

 GINGER, EFDA

Ginger joined the Elm Street Family Dental team December 2013. She graduated with her Expanded Function Dental Assisting Certificate from LBCC in August 2013. When not at work Ginger and her husband, of 18 years, can be found supporting their kids at various sporting  events. She also enjoys camping, hiking, spending time with friends, and quilting.

 

OFFICE MANAGER:

 

SHERRY:

SHERRY

Sherry joined Elm Street Family Dental in September of 2007. Sherry started working in the dental field in 1995 with the Indian Health Service in Alaska. She was a Certified Dental Assistant until 2000, at that time she moved to the front desk as a Dental Office Manager.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her twin 14-year-old daughters and fishing in the rivers and ocean with her husband Kyle.

 

TREATMENT COORDINATOR:

 
 

EVELYN:

EVELYN

    
Evelyn joined Elm Street Family Dental in 2008 after many years of working for Orthopedic Surgeons in reception, billing, and coding areas. She brings many years of experience working with patients in a warm, friendly and professional manner.

When not at work, Evelyn enjoys spending time with her husband Steve doing yard work, walking, shopping, and loving on her two cats.

 

INSURANCE COORDINATOR:

 

DEBBIE, EFDA:

 DEBBIE, EFDA

Debbie joined the team of Elm Street Family Dental in 2003 and is our front office insurance coordinator.

Debbie comes from Colorado where she started her dental career in 1979 as a summer hire for her family dentist. She attended and then graduated in 1981 from Mesa State College in Colorado with a Certification in Dental Assisting with Expanded Functions. She enjoyed back office assisting for 21 years. She likes to greet patients in the practice and loves the dental care we are able to provide.

She has been married to her husband Mike for 32 years and enjoys activities with her husband and three children, Megan, Garrett and Taylor, and three grandchildren.

 

Administrative Dental Assistant/Marketing Coordinator:

 

SHALETTE:

SHALETTE

Shalette joined our practice in January 2016. She is a new face, but brings 15 years of experience with her, 10 years in general dentistry and 5 years in oral surgery. You can see her in our front office and at various community events as our new Marketing Coordinator. Shalette has been married to her high school sweetheart Bryan for 21 years. They have two boys Kane a Junior at Western Oregon University, and Bennett a Senior at West Albany High School.


Administartive Dental Assistant:

SANDY:

SANDY

Sandy comes to our office with thirteen years experience in the dental field mainly as a dental assistant. She started her career by graduating from LBCC's Dental Assisting Program in 2003. She enjoys helping people meet their dental needs and looks forward to working up front for us. When she is not working, Sandy enjoys time with family, friends and doing anything outdoors.