Our team at Nature’s Way Dentistry has been carefully selected to ensure the best patient experience. Meet them below to get a better feel for our team and your new health care providers.
Sarah Frederiksen – Office Manager
She was born and raised in Lewiston, ID and now calls Moscow her home. Sarah enjoys using her strong customer service background to provide the best experience possible for our patients. Outside of work, Sarah is usually busy raising her toddler son, Dylan. She enjoys the outdoors, reading, and arts & crafts. She can even juggle! Kind of. She’s working on it.
Amy Collins – Lead Dental Hygienist
Amy arrived at Nature’s Way Dentistry with 6+ years of experience in Dental Hygiene. She is a 2011 graduate of Lane Community College based out of Lewiston, Idaho with an Associate of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. Amy had a desire to make Nature’s Way Dentistry her professional home after her first visit to the office due to the state of the art work environment and great team atmosphere. Amy’s passion for dental hygiene fuels her desire to provide an important service to our patients. She enjoys the opportunity to help our patients understand why complete oral care in conjunction with whole body health is so beneficial to their overall health. Amy loves the Moscow/Genessee area where she can enjoy the outdoor lifestyle. When not caring for her patients, Amy is an enthusiast of hunting, camping (most things related to the outdoors) and quality family time. Her moto here is “Where we all agree, the patients and healthcare come first.”
Jill Werner – Dental Hygienist
She was born and raised in Gig Harbor, WA. Jill comes from a strong commercial fishing community. She felt this same sense of community when visiting Moscow and ultimately decided to make Moscow her home. Jill graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in English, thinking perhaps law school was in her future. After working two years at an Endodontist’s office, she realized her interest in oral health and pursued her dental hygiene license. Jill has been practicing for seven years and loves all aspects of dentistry, especially whole-body preventative dentistry. She is ecstatic to work at Nature’s Way with a wonderful team and great patients. When not practicing, Jill spends time with her husband, Dr. Werner, and their two daughters, Ashlyn and Arya.
Emily – Lead Dental Assistant
Emily has been a Dental Assistant since 2013. Her and her husband moved here in November 2016. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their two cats Coby and Bagel. Outside of the office, she is a big foodie and loves to cook. She also enjoys going to the gym, watching movies, and going shopping!
Savannah Raighn – Second Assistant
She was born and raised in Tehachapi, CA and moved to Moscow, ID. She is studying Health Sciences and U.S. History at University of Idaho. Her mission at our office is to help promote the overall health of the people on the Palouse. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, exercising, reading, and playing with her dog, Leo.
Jessica Cochran – Scheduling Coordinator
She was raised right here in Moscow, ID and attended school at the University of Idaho. After college she worked a short time in her field, before finding us at Nature’s Way. Jessica has enjoyed being a part of an environment where her community members care about their overall health. On the weekends and evenings, Jessica enjoys catching up on television shows, reading, or traveling to spend time with family and friends.
Karen Schutzius – Dental Hygienist
Karen comes in to Nature’s Way every day from Lenore, ID. We enjoy having her in our office with her many years of experience and her bubbly personality. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and taking in the outdoors so close to her home.