Meet Our Staff

Kaya Snegireff

Dental Hygienist

Kaya graduated from Oregon Tech with her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2016. As a dental hygienist, Kaya’s favorite part of her job includes building long-term relationships with her patients and helping patients achieve healthier mouths. Outside of work, Kaya likes to spend time with her husband and two young kids. She likes to garden, run, and bake.

Stephanie Russell

Dental Hygienist

Stephanie is a registered dental hygienist who obtained her Bachelor's degree from OHSU 30 years ago. She lives in Silverton with her husband, Gregg, and 3 active boys. She plays flute in the choir at St. Mary’s church. Listening to and playing music makes her happy, as well as working for her long-time friend, Gabrielle Weishoff.

Anfia Kulikov

Dental Hygienist

Anfia is a registered dental hygienist who graduated from the Oregon Institute of Technology. She enjoys taking walks, baking, and taking care of her daughter with her husband. Anfia chose to be in dentistry because she grew up loving the dental office and knew she belonged in the dental field. She wants to help people feel confident about their smiles and to educate patients about the importance of oral hygiene.

Irena Kutsev

Dental Assistant

Irena is one of our expanded functions dental assistants here at Mt. Angel Dental. She completed the dental assisting program at Chemeketa Community College in Salem. Her favorite thing about working in the dental field is not only being able to meet so many great people but being a part of helping them with esthetic and emergency dental visits! Outside of work, she enjoys playing indoor soccer and traveling/exploring the outdoors with her husband.

Diana Meza Chavez

Dental Assistant

Diana graduated from Silverton High School and went straight into dental assisting school at Chemeketa, where she earned her EFDA certification. Her favorite hobbies consist of reading, baking, taking care of plants, and simple doodles. In the dental office, Diana enjoys participating in exams and helping present to patients all of their options, and helping them understand the most cost-effective way to accomplish their dental needs. All dental work starts with a great game plan!

Maria Palomino

Dental Assistant

Maria has been a part of our team for the past 3 years. She attended Rogue Community College to obtain her certificate in dental assisting. She loves working in dentistry because of the fun, the continued learning, and the interaction with her patients. Her favorite dental procedure is to help perform implants. She has two beautiful kids, Alberto and Angela. She loves spending time with her husband and kids. As a family, they enjoy the outdoors and road trips.

Shannon Dark

Dental Assistant

Shannon is EFDA certified from Chemeketa’s Dental Assistant Program, which she graduated from in 2020. She is long-time resident of the Mt. Angel area, and is an alumni of John F Kennedy High School. Having a broad knowledge in general dentistry, Shannon really enjoys fabricating custom nightguards and assisting during crown prep procedures. Most importantly, Shannon cares about every patient who walks through the door and finds joy in guiding them through their dental journey. Shannon is married, has two cats, a Blue Heeler, and she and her husband are expecting their first baby boy this coming October. Outside of work, Shannon enjoys hiking and spending time with friends and family.

Jasmine White

Sterile Technician

Jasmine has been at Mt. Angel Dental for almost 1 year and loves it! She is our sterilization technician, although you can also find her assisting with procedures. This year, she graduates from Portland State University and will continue her journey to becoming a dental hygienist. She enjoys anything outside, using her kayak and paddleboard as much as she can! Her favorite dental procedure is assisting during a root canal followed by a crown prep.

Nila Deale

Office Manager

Nila is our wonderful office manager. She is a married mother of 2 beautiful girls and resides right here in Mt. Angel. She is bilingual in English and Russian and has over 20 years of dental experience! Nila is a dental insurance guru and can help you figure out how to get the most out of your benefits. Nila enjoys hiking, running, sewing, and floating down the Deschutes River while spending time in Bend.

Kerri Trotter

Front Desk Coordinator

Kerri is our front desk coordinator. She was previously at Mt. Angel Dental for 17 years, so many people might recognize her smiling face! Kerri wanted to be in the dental field ever since she was a teenager. She was intrigued with how a dentist could transform teeth to create a beautiful and healthy smile. She has dental assistant experience, and her favorite procedure to assist with is anything to do with cosmetic dentistry! Kerri enjoys crafting, traveling, glamping, and riding ATVs on the beach. In her free time, she spends it with her family and her dog, Princess Elsa.

310 E Charles St.
Mt. Angel, OR 97362