Meet the Team

Dentists in Happy Valley - CarolCarol, Office Manager

It has been a pleasure working with Dr. Hikade, the staff and great patients since 1985. We have enjoyed welcoming Dr. Brooke Hikade-Wyatt into our office as she is a real asset to our practice. In my leisure time I like spend time with my husband, family and friends. I love to go on hikes and travel. We look forward to welcoming you into our practice!

image (1)Terrie, Office Coordinator

The Northwest has been my home all my life, and the rain is a welcome sign to its beautiful landscape. I am fortunate to say I have worked with Dr. Hikade since 1988, and it has been a wonderful experience. I started as Dick’s assistant the first eight years, but for the last fifteen years, the main hat I wear at the office is Office Coordinator. Having Dick’s daughter, Dr. Brooke Hikade-Wyatt, join the staff and being part of a second generation of dentistry is exciting for me to experience. This practice is truly family oriented; we serve the public because it’s what we all long to do. My Black Lab, Gracie, and I walk every day, morning and night. I am a camper – you’ll find me every year up on the Metolius River taking in nature. I like family traditions and have passed them on to my son, Nicklas, who is 24 years old. Life is good, and I am blessed.

JennaJeanna, Insurance/Patient Coordinator

I have worked in the dental field for the last 20 years, and enjoy caring for patients. I started my dental career while still in high school in California. I have had the opportunity to live in Minnesota, and now I have found myself in the wonderful state of Oregon working at Dr. Hikade’s office. I have been married since 2001, and have two wonderful boys. I love my family and the adventures we find ourselves in on the weekends. I look forward to meeting and helping you care for your dental needs.

Julie, Hygienist

I was raised in Havre, Montana by a farmer father and a microbiologist mother. My microbiologist mom took the entire family on an adventure to Honolulu, Hawaii. My mom and I went to college together at the University of Hawaii where I graduated in 1985. I have been practicing Dental Hygiene since 1985 and have worked in dental offices in Hawaii, California and now Oregon. I’ve been at Sunnyside Dental for 9 years. I enjoy spending time with my husband and 2 lovely daughters. We love to travel as a family to Montana in the summers and Hawaii in the winters. I also enjoy night skiing at Mt. Hood and playing golf with my Dad. Come in and experience our wonderful office here at Sunnyside Dental. We look forward to meeting you!

Cindy, Hygienist

I have spent several years in Alaska and Hawaii before settling down in Oregon. I have been a hygienist since 1982 and have worked with Dr. Hikade since 1992. In my free time, I love to travel, hike and enjoy long, lively dinners with family and friends. My travels have taken me to Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean Islands.

Nicole, Hygienist

I am a native Oregonian, born and raised in the greater Portland area. I graduated from the Mt. Hood Community College Dental Hygiene Program in 1993 after spending a few years studying at Portland State University. I have been privileged enough to work with Dr. Hikade and an amazing staff for over 16 years. It has also been a pleasure taking care of wonderful patients that have become dear friends in that time. My husband, children and I live in Mulino, OR on six acres of beautiful property with our cats, goats and occasional roving deer. For adventure, we love to go to the beach, camping and fishing…sometimes all in the same weekend! We also do plenty of running around in our own back yard. I love living in the country and enjoying life through my children’s discoveries.

photo (6)Ali, Hygienist

I’m an Oregon country girl through and through. You can often find me hiking, riding dirt bikes or gardening, but that doesn’t keep me from my true love of working. I’ve been a tooth nerd for the last 10 years, and a hygienist since 2007. I am truly blessed to have the wonderful doctors, staff and patients to work with at Sunnyside Dentistry.

Kelley, Hygienist

I was born and raised in Southern Oregon, but I have been in Portland since 1997 where I attended Portland State University and Mt. Hood Community College. I have been a hygienist sine 2002 and have been working with Dr. Hikade since 2006. In my spare time I love going for long runs, or taking my kids to the park… anything outside.

Alice, Dental Assistant

As a child, I was what I have heard referred to as a “military brat.” In other words, my family moved around a lot before settling in Baker in Eastern Oregon. In 1989, I moved to Portland to go to college and shortly after, met and married my husband. We’ve been married for 12 years and have two terrific children. Dr. Hikade hired me as his assistant in 1997 and I have been here ever since. I am blessed to be working with such a caring and dedicated group of professionals. Life is good!

Katie, Dental Assistant

I was born and raised in Oregon and love calling it my home. My husband and I recently welcomed a baby girl into the world last October. I love spending my free time with family and friends, as well as doing anything outdoors. I’m happy to be a new addition to Dr. Hikade’s staff, helping to provide a friendly environment and excellent care. I work with such a wonderful staff and couldn’t be happier being a part of the team at Sunnyside Dentistry.