Dental Staff

All professionals at Northwest Dental Group, PC-La Pine maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

  • Dr.
    Jonathan Yang

    Dr. Jonathan Yang grew up in Portland, Oregon and attended Oregon State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. He went on to attend Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2000.

    Remembering the beauty of Central Oregon from childhood family vacations, Dr. Yang (Or, as he prefers, Dr. Jonathan) embraced the opportunity and accepted a position with Redmond Dental Group to begin his dental career. Soon, he knew he wanted to plant roots in Central Oregon. In 2004, Dr. Jonathan acquired his current practice and continues to enjoy being a practice owner.

    “Why La Pine?” is a question Dr. Jonathan is often asked. He enjoys the very personal connections that a small town offers, and feels that he can make a positive and lasting impact within the community. This small (but growing!) town also reminded him of the farming community in Vietnam where he was born – and the privilege of serving here in La Pine has kept him humble. Dr. Jonathan grew up in modest circumstances, and he believes this has aided his perspective in understanding the needs of patients from varying social and economic backgrounds.

    Dr. Jonathan and his wife, Julie (Office Director) have been married for 19 years.  Together they have two children, Alexa and Griffin. Their family is completed with a chocolate Labradoodle named Murphy who accompanies them on their adventures. As a family, they find joy in biking, hiking, skiing, swimming, kayaking or just relaxing at home. They also enjoy RVing and riding ATVs along the coast, or exploring National Parks during the summer. When not in the office or with his family, Dr. Jonathan can be found golfing and fishing with friends.

    Dr. Jonathan is known for his gentle and caring approach to dentistry, as well as his excellent clinical skills. He believes the highest compliment is the confidence his patients place in his practice by the high volume of patient referrals he receives. The success of his practice is a direct result of these referrals, and Dr. Jonathan is honored and grateful for the privilege to not only provide high-quality care to his existing patients, but to their family and friends as well. To maintain your trust in him and for his own personal and professional growth, Dr. Jonathan will always strive to remain current in his field, passionately pursue advanced dental technique training, and stay informed of the latest dental research.

    Bridging modern technology and his 22 plus years of experience, Dr. Jonathan continues to be enthusiastic about restoring and helping his patients maintain their beautiful smiles. He looks forward to serving the amazing people of La Pine and Central Oregon for many years to come, and hopes to continue exceeding expectations in his practice.

  • Sandy L.

    Sandy was born in Minnesota and has lived in Hawaii, California, and Washington. She started her career in dentistry as a dental assistant in Escondido, Calif, where she worked for 22 years until life circumstances brought her to La Pine.

    It was at this time she decided to further her career and become a hygienist. Sandy obtained her Associates of Arts degree at Central Oregon Community College, and went on to obtain her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from OIT in 2007. Sandy has been with Northwest Dental Group since May 2007. Sandy has 2 children, Megan and Glenn, and 4 grandchildren. In her spare time, Sandy enjoys being outdoors, reading, cooking, listening to good music and spending as much time as possible with her family and friends. She looks forward to living and working in La Pine and at Northwest Dental Group for many years to come.

  • Bekah M.

    Bekah received her bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from OHSU. Prior to moving to Central Oregon and joining the Northwest Dental Group team in September 2021, she lived in the Willamette Valley.
    Bekah has worked in both pediatric and general dentist practices and takes pride in a gentle touch while being thorough and meticulous. One of her favorite parts of her job is being able to encourage and educate her patients. 
    When not at work, Bekah and her husband, Bob enjoy their two dogs, traveling, working on home projects, and seeing their grown children and grandchildren whenever possible. 

  • Ashley R.
    Front Office/Dental Assistant, EFDA

    Ashley was born and raised in Central Oregon and became interested in dentistry in her junior year of high school. She has worked for Northwest Dental Group for 4 years as a expanded functions dental assistant and has recently transitioned to the front desk where she can further her knowledge in the dental field.  She enjoys being a part of a team, working with patients of all ages to assist with their dental needs. Ashley especially enjoys seeing patients become more confident and happy with their smile. In her off-hours, you can find Ashley hunting or fishing with her fiance' Destry or spending time with their 3 dogs.

  • Kindra S.
    Dental Assistant, EFDA

    Kindra was born and raised in Central Oregon and graduated from La Pine High School in 2015. She began her dental assisting career with Northwest Dental Group in July 2021.  Having been self conscience of her teeth growing up, Kindra now enjoys being able to help patients feel more confident and love their smile when they leave the office.
    As a family with her husband, Gerald and their daughter Harlee they enjoy going to the Oregon Coast and riding ATV’s. When not at work, you can find Kindra baking and spending time with her family and friends whenever possible. 

  • Mary A
    Dental Assistant, EFDA

    Mary grew up in Pleasant Hill, Oregon and moved to central Oregon with her husband and two kids in 2013.She started her career in dentistry as a receptionist in 2006 and the spark was lit for fueling her passion for patient care and comfort.  She decided to further her education and obtained her EFDA certification and began her career in dental assisting.  With an extensive background in oral surgery and cosmetic dentistry, Mary is well versed in dental procedures and patient education. When not at work, Mary and her family indulge in all the outdoor activities central Oregon has to offer, including hiking with the dogs, fishing, hunting, snow shoeing and paddle boarding.

  • Lisa J.
    Lead Office Administrator

    Lisa has been with Northwest Dental Group for nearly 23 years.  Currently, she oversees the daily operations of the practice as our Lead Office Administrator.  Although her position encompasses  many roles, her focus is on processing dental claims/payments and is our patient financial coordinator.  She loves working on behalf of the patient to ensure that their dental insurance claims are being paid properly.  Often times, this means writing narratives and 'fighting' with the insurance company.  Call her crazy, but this is actually fun for her, and especially satisfying if the claim is eventually paid.  She and her husband Carson have lived in La Pine for nearly 42 years. They have one daughter, Erica and a new granddaughter, Harlow.   When not at the office, Lisa spends her off hours hiking, exercising and enjoying the great outdoors as well as hanging out with family and friends as much as possible.

  • Rachel L.
    Patient Coordinator

    Rachel was born and raised northwest of Chicago, in the suburbs of Illinois. She became a member of the Northwest Dental Group team in July 2021 and is loving her recent transition into the dental field. Rachel's  favorite part of the job is seeing patients who arrive nervous for their procedures and then leave relaxed and relieved. 
    Rachel and her high school sweetheart, Jack moved to Bend together in 2011 and recently got married. The newlyweds have one cat and two dogs and are looking forward to raising a family in La Pine. Outside of work, Rachel loves traveling, cooking, reading, and indulging her creative side with crafts. 

  • Donna R

    Donna grew up in Tualatin, Oregon and graduated from Tualatin High school. She started her career in the medical field as a receptionist in 2020. She has a passion for helping and serving others which has motivated her to continue in the field of healthcare. She joined the Northwest Dental Group team in April 2024 and is excited to make new connections and help patients feel at ease at the dentist. Donna and her fiancé moved to Central Oregon the summer of 2023 and have enjoyed exploring new restaurants and all of the activities that are offered. Outside of work, Donna enjoys reading, bike rides, traveling, long walks and self care!

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