Welcome to Creekside Dental
Janine Julian | Dental Hygienist
Janine has been a dental hygienist for 30 years. She graduated from the University of Minnesota–Duluth in 1985 and worked in Minnesota for 7 years prior to moving to Vancouver in 1993. After completing the Washington State Board Janine then started working for Dr. David Hanson and his father.
As a dental hygienist at Creekside Dental, Janine appreciates the quality of the people she gets to work with and the generous amount of time she is given to attend to her patients. In her free time, she loves indulging in everything the Pacific Northwest has to offer with her family.
Jennifer Ficco | Dental Hygienist
After graduating from Clark College in 1987, Jennifer worked for a periodontist for two years. In 1989, she began working for Dr. Hanson and his father, and she moved to Creekside Dental in 2007. Jennifer enjoys working in a small family environment and treating generations of patients from families who have chosen to stay with the practice.
In her free time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, hiking and escaping to her cabin in Puget Sound.
Lori Jury | Front Office & Dental Assistant
Lori graduated with honors from a dental-assisting program and she has worked as a dental assistant at Creekside Dental for the last four years. She regularly attends dental conferences and recently began training to assist with the front office.
Lori enjoys getting to know each patient personally and making them feel comfortable. She loves working for a practice that truly cares for their patients, and she feels that working for a traditional family practice is a perfect fit for her skill set.
Outside of work, Lori’s happiest moments are when she is able to get the whole family under one roof at the same time. She also enjoys running, local travel, and spending time with friends.
Mandy Trachsel | Lead Dental Assistant
Mandy graduated from Dental Assisting College with honors in 2005 and started working for Dr. Hanson soon after. She is EFDA certified and regularly participates in continuing-educational courses each year. For Mandy, no two days at Creekside Dental are alike. She enjoys delivering personalized care to each patient and appreciates the variety of experiences her job affords her.
Outside of work, Mandy enjoys spending time with her family, horseback riding, and exploring new trails.
Sally O’Connel | Office Manager & Financial Coordinator
Sally’s career in dentistry began as a dental assistant, bookkeeper, and receptionist for a periodontist. Over the years, she expanded her skill set by regularly attending continuing educational courses and dental seminars and has been the Office Manager/Financial Coordinator for Dr. David Hanson and his father for 25 years.
Sally enjoys assisting patients with everything from navigating the insurance claim process and financial arrangements to scheduling appointments. She feels honored to work with such highly skilled and compassionate staff members.
Outside of the office, Sally enjoys fishing the rivers for salmon, Zumba dancing and spending time with her husband, family, and friends.
Brandi Schaffer | Dental Assistant
Brandi graduated from a local dental assisting program in 2014 and began working for Dr. Hanson soon after. Still new to the world of dentistry, Brandi is currently working towards her EFDA certification. She enjoys getting to know every patient and strives to provide the care needed to make every dental experience enjoyable.
Outside of work Brandi enjoys spending time at the gym and spending as much time with her family as possible.