Meet The Vista Team
Here at Vista Dental in Vancouver WA…
…we believe in working as a team to provide the absolute best care our patients deserve. It is our goal to present a professional and welcoming experience from check-in to scheduling your follow-up. Collectively, our staff brings over 50 years of dental and customer care experience to work each day. We know seeing the dentist isn’t on everyone’s list of things they enjoy but here at Vista Dental we strive to make your experience as easy and pleasurable as possible.
As of July 2015, Vista Dental has been thriving in its new office location. Our patients love the convenient location for running errands before or after their appointment! Aside from having a beautiful office, it is important to Dr. Kim and his team to utilize the most up-to-date technology. Vista Dental patients deserve only the best. Our friendly staff will take the time to explain every aspect of a treatment to make sure you feel confident when making choices regarding dental care for you and your family. Make an appointment and experience the difference Vista Dental offers our patients. We can’t wait to help you achieve your vista smile!
Jennifer Miles, Dental Hygenist
When Jennifer was 14, she went to the dentist and fell in love with her hygienist. She determined that day she
would follow in her footsteps. She helped her to feel more confident in her smile and, therefore, more confident in herself. Jennifer will always appreciate her influence and will always strive to be the same type of compelling hygienist that builds confidence and trust. Jennifer has been a hygienist for 28 years and plans on continuing in this career path for many years to come. The only dentist she ever wants to work for is Dr. Kim. She says ‘He is a man worth following. He continuously works on being up to date with his dental technology and his integrity to his patients and he asks the same of his employees’.
Jennifer has been married to Tom longer than she has been a hygienist. They were both raised in Sacramento, CA and have escaped the heat by coming to the Pacific Northwest and LOVES living in this area. Together they enjoy hiking and kayaking and suffer through jogging. “My daughters can walk backwards when they jog with me, I’m not very fast,” says Jennifer about her jogging. Jennifer and Tom have two amazing daughters that are their joys. Their oldest daughter, Rachel, has relocated to Hood River and is working as a Optometrists’ aide. Their younger daughter, Bethany, graduated from WSU, Vancouver and is working for a Non-profit organization in Portland.
Nicole is the newest member of the Vista Dental team and is excited to work for such a team oriented and friendly work environment! When Nicole started college she had no idea what path she wanted to go down. Exploring a few different majors including public relations and psychology, Nicole graduated with her degree in small business management. While going through school, Nicole worked as an intern for a wedding planning company where she quickly learned the industry and acquired over 500 hours of training and experience. After completing her internship, Nicole put her degree to use and started her own event company with a friend to start branching out of the wedding industry. Her biggest accomplishment with her company was being asked to plan a Thanksgiving dinner event for coaches and players of the NFL team the Pittsburgh Steeler’s.
Nicole is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Growing up, Nicole always knew she wanted to move west but had no particular place in mind. Her husband received a job offer in Portland, OR in the spring of 2014 so they loaded up their whole life into one Pack-Rat and two cars and made the drive to the Pacific North West! Since moving to Vancouver, Nicole and her husband have become passionate about rock climbing and refining their beer palette. In her free time Nicole enjoys spending time with her three step kiddos, husband and her dog. Nicole has loved all the artistic events and exposure that the area has to offer and is always looking out for the next concert or show touring through the area!
Rebecca Francis, Office Manager
Rebecca came to Washington after graduating from Wheelock College with a degree in literature and early childhood education. Originally from a small town in Vermont, she moved to pursue her teaching career. Rebecca took a job in a dental office while waiting for a teaching position and fell in love with the world of dentistry. Her passion led her to start the Clark County Dental Office Manager’s study club which provides cost-free education for dental office managers. Rebecca enjoys combining her love of dentistry with her love of teaching.
Outside of the office, Rebecca is an avid reader! She is part of a book club with other women who teach her so much about life. Rebecca also finds time to crochet and travel. Some of her favorite trips have been to Italy, Germany, Egypt, and Ireland. When she’s not traveling abroad, Rebecca can be found celebrating Mardis Gras in New Orleans. She also enjoys spending time with her family full of science nerds!
Jenna Vera, Dental Assistant
Jenna moved to Washington to escape the dry heat of Arizona. She instantly fell in love with the scenery and being so close to the ocean. Jenna is passionate about hiking and spending time outdoors with her family. She also loves to spend her time reading and exploring all that the cities of Vancouver and Portland have to offer.
Jenna was a stay-at-home mom for a very long time and when the opportunity came along for her to continue her education she jumped at the chance. Jenna attended Charter College for their dental assisting program. During her teen years, she had an amazing dentist and orthodontist who completely changed her self-confidence and she wanted to work for an office that does the same thing for their patients. After graduation, Jenna was excited to get out in the dental world. Vista Dental is a perfect fit for Jenna because she enjoys the humor among the team members, the challenges that Dr. Kim gives her and she shares the same integrity and compassion that our office strives to deliver at every appointment.