Meet the Team
Meet the Dental Team of Yellowstone Family Dentistry
Yellowstone Family Dentistry is only as good as our team! We are fortunate to have such a wonderful group of individuals who are passionate about caring for our dental patients here in Chico, California and surrounding areas.
Please take the time to learn more about them below! If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment please contact us at our Chico family dental practice today!
Michele - Office Manager
Michele is a Chico native who graduated from Chico State with a degree in Organizational Management. She started her career in the insurance industry in 2002 and has over 10 years of experience managing dental offices.
Michele strives to maintain a welcoming and caring environment in our office. She is here to answer any questions you may have in regards to your insurance or financial planning for your dental treatment.
When Michele is not in the office she is spending time with her family exploring the outdoors. She enjoys escaping into a good book and attempting to garden. This year she is working on growing a salsa garden. Let’s hope she remembers to water this year as we are planning to crash her next party.
Kim- Patient Coordinator
Kim has over 35 years working in the dental industry. She was born and raised in Chico and ventured out to start her career as a Dental Assistant in Upstate New York. Now that Kim is back home in Chico, she brings with her a wealth of knowledge from working 28 years in the largest private practice in California, located in Burbank, CA.
Kim enjoys meeting new people and developing relationships with our patients as our Patient Coordinator. She is here to keep you on track with your dental needs by ensuring your treatment is completed in accordance with Doctors orders and you are prepared for your office visits.
Kim is an avid sports fan and was blessed to travel overseas while her Son played professional basketball. Kim’s passion for dentistry shines through as her Daughter followed in her footsteps and became a Registered Dental Assistant. Kim enjoys spreading joy and brightening the spaces around her wherever she goes. When she is not in the office she is spending time with her family and doggies exploring all that Chico has to offer.
Crystal - Patient/Surgery Coordinator
Crystal has been working in the medical field for the past 16 years. She is here to help patients who have been referred to our office due to dental anxiety or who are unable to be treated in an office setting. She navigates the insurance approval process with a smile and coordinates our surgery schedule at Enloe and Feather River Hospital.
Crystal makes it her goal to create a smooth process in coordinating our Hospital Patients. She is here to answer all your questions about the insurance approval process and hopes to make you feel at ease with the surgery procedure.
When Crystal is not in the office you can find her cheering on her kids at baseball games. She loves to travel and spend time outdoors. Ask her about all the exotic places she has been!
Suzie - RDA
Suzie has been in the dental field since 2003 when she interned with Dr. Lim and Dr. Saunders as a student intern for Butte County ROP Registered Dental Assisting Program. Suzie later joined the Yellowstone Family Dentistry team in September 2008.
Suzie has obtained hospital privileges at Feather River Hospital along with Enloe Medical Center to assist the doctors in full mouth oral rehabilitation of children under general anesthesia.
She is very happy to be working with such a great office. Suzie is one of the longest employed assistants here in the Yellowstone Family Dentistry Office.
Suzie lives here in Chico with her husband and dog. She loves to spend time with her Corgi, attending hockey games and spend time with friends and family.
Nicholle - RDA
Shawna – RDH
Shawna grew up in Corning and is a graduate of the Shasta College Dental Hygiene Program. Shawna loves the world of dental hygiene and couldn’t see herself in any other career. She has a passion for teeth and is thankful to have found a career that she loves!
Shawna enjoys watching sports, spending time with her family, traveling to new places, playing softball, being involved in outdoor activities and spending time with her boyfriend and his two boys. She loves to eat and is always up to try new foods and brews. Shawna looks forward to the relationships she will build working with the Yellowstone Team!
Celeste has enjoyed being a hygienist for the last 26 years. She graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a B.A. Biology. She later attended Sacramento City College to obtain a certificate in Dental Hygiene. Celeste also has a certification in laser technology.
Dentistry has had a long history of promoting prevention-oriented health care and as a hygienist, she feels she has an opportunity to promote preventative dental health. Celeste enjoys dental hygiene because of her strong interest in preventative health care.
In her free time, she loves to travel, kayak, enjoy the outdoors and garden. She lives on a few acres in the country with her husband Dave, dog JoJo and 2 parrots.
Christopher M. Lim, D.D.S. and Robin G. Saunders, D.D.S. are your dentists in Chico, Ca providing quality dental procedures for all your oral health needs.
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