Meet Our Team
Dennis Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.)
Dr. Cummings, a lifelong Vancouver, WA resident, is a proud graduate of the University Of Washington School Of Dentistry. With an emphasis on patient satisfaction and comfort, Dr. Dennis Cummings has been practicing preventive, family and cosmetic dentistry in SW Washington for more than 30 years at Salmon Creek Dental Center.
Patients say he is not only professional and courteous, but friendly and down-to-earth, speaking to you about your treatment needs with respect and understanding. His staff adores his conservative approach to restoring teeth with today’s most advanced technology and fantastic dry humor.
Cody has been with us at Salmon Creek Dental Center for over 10 years now. After graduating from Clark College in 2002 with her degree in Dental Hygiene, Cody joined our team and immediately brought joy into the office.
Outgoing and approachable, she is known for her gentle techniques and meticulous cleanings. Cody is quick to remember things about people, and will make you feel like family while tending to the details of maintaining your smile. It is not uncommon for patients to tell us she is the best hygienist they have ever had.
Mother of two, Cody spends her free time with her awesome family finding new adventures to be had. She is a woman of many talents and a true asset to our practice!
Angel is our newest team member, and has been welcomed into our office like a breath of fresh air. Graduating from Mount Hood Community College in 2002, she has accumulated more than 11 years of excellence in her field.
Angel has a soothing quality about her that can ease and relax even our most anxious patients. Extremely detail-oriented and thorough, she will renew your smile and ensure every concern has been addressed.
Angel devotes her free time to her family, traveling and enjoying new places. Mother to an amazing teenage daughter, Angel is engaging and kind- a perfect fit for Salmon Creek Dental Center.
Shayna Dental Assistant
Shayna Porter has been working closely with Dr. Cummings for more than 8 years as a Registered Dental Assistant, always demonstrating true enthusiasm for the profession.
She is fascinated by the intricate, artistic side of dentistry as well as the science behind it, and loves working with her hands. Shayna enjoys talking with our patients about their specific needs, is extremely knowledgeable, and a great resource for questions you may have about your treatment.
Mother of two rambunctious little girls, Shayna is patient and kind; she truly enjoys connecting with our younger patients, taking time to explain things in a way that is fun. On her off time, you can often find her working outside in her garden, talking vintage cars with her Dad, and enjoying her zany family.
Lindsay Dental Assistant
Lindsay Colvin Nicholson has been an instrumental part of Salmon Creek Dental Center for more than 8 years as a Registered Dental Assistant. With more 10 years of experience in her field, she truly sets the standard for patient care.
With her expansive dental knowledge, compassionate heart and gentle hands, Lindsay excels at putting even our most nervous patients at ease. She will make sure you are comfortable throughout the entirety of your appointment.
Born & raised here in the Northwest, Lindsay loves to spend time with her husband & to entertain friends. She is well-read and an excellent cook. Watch her professionalism shine as she designs you one of our gorgeous and durable crowns in a single appointment!
Patti Office Manager
Patti Campbell is an integral part of Salmon Creek Dental, and is often the first person to greet you upon arrival to our office.
As Front Office Manager for more than 3 years now, Patti is our financial specialist and will gladly help you navigate through the confusing matter of making the most of your insurance benefits. Patients paying cash can also rely on Patti to make sure they receive our cash discount.
With over 20 years of exceptional customer service and finance experience behind her, Patti uses her energy to brighten our office on a daily basis. Born and raised in Washington, she has been married for more than 20 years to her wonderful husband. Patti’s life is full of kids, grandkids, family and friends that adore her.
Christine Office Assistant
Christine Ayers has been a patient of Salmon Creek Dental since she was a child, and was extremely excited to join our practice three years ago as our Office Assistant.
Christine has used her talent and natural curiosity for learning to acquire many skills along the way, and it is not uncommon to see her helping out both in the back and in the front office. She has become an invaluable member of our dental team, has a great attitude, and is always willing to lend a hand.
Vibrant and fun, Christine stays busy outside work with great friends, family, and her handsome pup Charlie.