Dental Staff


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
    Dental Hygienist

    Kathy graduated from Clark College in 1996 and joined Battle Ground Dental in 1999. She brings over 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
    Dental Hygienist

    Erika graduated from the Clark College Dental Hygiene program in 1995 and has been practicing hygiene ever since. Her personal goals as a healthcare provider are to take excellent care of her patients, help them achieve and maintain a high level of oral health. She joined the team at Battle Ground Dental in 2017. Her favorite aspect of working at Battle Ground Dental is that she gets to work with a great team of dental professionals who all care greatly for the patients they treat and strive to provide the highest quality care possible. In her free time, she enjoys reading, paddle boarding, hiking, and gardening. She also enjoys spending time with her three children, family, and friends.

  • Lacee
    Dental Hygienist

    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.


Our clinical team is 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.

  • Alice
    Clinical Assistant

    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. In her spare time Alice enjoys spending time with her grandson, family & friends. She loves trips to the coast and is looking forward to future travels.

  • Kim
    Clinical Assistant

    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.

  • Lori
    Clinical Assistant

    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.


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.

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