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 of 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.
Erika 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.
Lacee graduated from the dental hygiene program in 2009 from San Juan College in Farmington, New Mexico. Lacee and her family are loving the Pacific Northwest.
She joined the Battle Ground Dental Team in 2020 and enjoys providing beautiful, healthy smiles and educating patients on their dental health.
Lacee and her husband have four children and a golden retriever named "Ruby." Lacee loves to exercise, do home projects and spend time with her family.
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.
Hunter was born and raised in Battle Ground. After graduating from Battle Ground High School, she received a golf scholarship for Coos Bay, where she completed her associates degree. She recently moved back home to be closer to family and joined our team in 2020.
She loves that our patients are treated like family here at Battle Ground Dental and works hard to continue to foster our commitment to community and care. As part of the Business Team, Hunter is usually the first person you meet when you check- in for your appointment and is always happy to go the extra mile to ensure our patients are comfortable.
In the summertime, you'll find Hunter water kayaking or floating in the Columbia River. She also enjoys day trips to the beach and watching the Seattle Seahawks play every Sunday.
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 loves weekend trips with food destinations and 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 through 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.
Rebecca is part of our Business Team. She will help you schedule your appointments and assist you with any questions about your treatment plan.
Rebecca is excited to be part of such a caring and kind team that truly cares about every patient that walks through the door.
Rebecca has been skiing for as long as she has been able to walk. She also loves to golf, hike, play with her 3 small dogs and cheer on her son at his basketball games.
Cara loves to find ways to help people smile. It is important to her that you enjoy coming to our office with our family-friendly atmosphere and services that aim to exceed your preventative, restorative, or cosmetic needs. She is always ready to answer questions, plan appointments and help make your visit positive.
Outside of the office, Cara spends as much time as possible outside; in her flower and vegetable garden, hiking in search of waterfalls or taking the pup and little one walking through the neighborhood.
Tara grew up in the Battle Ground area and graduated from Battle Ground High School in 1993. As a lifelong resident of the area, she loves that Battle Ground Dental has deep ties to the community she grew up in. She joined Battle Ground Dental in 2020 as our Insurance Specialist. She brings 11 years of experience working in dental insurance billing with her to our Business Team. There is no question regarding your dental insurance that she cant answer for you, so don't hesitate to call our office and ask her.
Tara is a huge Oregon Ducks football fan and tries to go to as many home games as she can every year. She also enjoys spending time with her daughter Kailei and son Nathan