Our highly educated, skilled and gentle dental hygienists are a valuable part of our dental team, with years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of oral health care. All of our hygienists are Washington licensed and board certified.
Kathy graduated from Cark College in 1996 and joined Battle Ground Dental in 1999. She brings 20 years dental hygiene expertise to our dental team. She loves what she does and receives great satisfaction in helping build healthy smiles. She has continued her education through the National Dental Hygiene Association, and Seattle Study Club.
Kathy enjoys spending time with her husband, 4 children, and 4 grandchildren. She enjoys gardening, baking, and spending time with family and friends.
Summer graduated from Clark College in 1999 and joined Battle Ground Dental in 2010.
Summer sees patients one day a week and is passionate about helping you maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. She is gentle and caring and will take the extra time to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. Her favorite activities include reading, spending time outdoors and enjoying time with her husband and four children.
Stephanie graduated from Western Washington University in 1995 and Shoreline Dental Hygiene in 1997. She recently moved to Vancouver from Olympia with her husband and faithful border collie “Rush” She loves to cook, run and travel with her husband.
Front Office Staff
Please meet our knowledgeable and friendly front office staff who will help you schedule appointments, assist you with insurance needs and billing procedures, and answer any questions you may have about our practice.
Shelley is our patient coordinator and wears many hats in our office! She joined Battle Ground Dental in 2009 and is usually the first person to greet you when you walk into our office. She is happy to assist you with everything from scheduling appointments to going over treatment plans and insurance. Shelley was born and raised in Vancouver Wa and has two daughters, one in college and the other in High School. She enjoys cooking, gardening, red wine, and spending time with her girls.
Samantha grew up in England and has lived in the Battle Ground area since 1996. She joined us in 2010 as our Financial Coordinator and has 7 years experience with dental insurance billing. If you have a question about your dental coverage, Samantha is the girl to ask. When not at Battle Ground Dental working Samantha loves spending time with her husband of 25 years, David and their three children traveling, hiking and cooking.
Our assistants are directly responsible for chair-side assisting as well as sterilization of instruments, room set up, patient education, and lab work. Together they bring years of experience and are always looking for ways to enhance your dental visit and help deliver outstanding dental care to you.
Born and raised in Longview, WA. Alice moved to Rainier, OR when she married her husband in 1999. She started assisting in 1992, and began working with Dr. Kockritz in 1997. She brings a fun loving, caring attitude to work each day. She loves seeing her co-workers and patients’ every day. She has two sons and a daughter at home. In her spare time she enjoys running to sporting events to watch her kids play.
2003 graduate of Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Kirkland WA. Kim is registered in the State of Washington and has been nationally certified.
Like many patients, her childhood dental visits weren’t a pleasant encounter until she found a great dentist whose words and actions turned it around. She wants everyone to have the best experience possible. She wants to see you smile.
She’s interested in just about everything. Fixing things up is a never-ending journey with her and her husband doing house and yard projects. She does weekend trips with food destinations. She has two grown kids who keep her up to date on the latest pop culture.
Born and raised in Castle Rock, WA., Lori has been a dental assistant since 1991. She received her Expanded Functions Dental Certificate thru Portland Community College. She was Dr. Jeff Kockritz’s very first assistant when he graduated from dental school. She joined the Battle Ground Dental team in May 2012. She loves working with patients and making their dental experience an exceptional one! She is married and has two grown boys. She spends her spare time riding horses and competing in barrel races, and spending time with her husband, who is a team roper.