Dr. John Divis
Hi, I am Dr. John Divis. I became interested in dentistry as a youngster growing up in Brewster, WA. My childhood dentist was a WWll veteran who had fought on the beachheads in the Pacific. Having treatment done was always scary and uncomfortable as a child. Fortunately, his son became a dentist as well. I say fortunately because he changed my perception of going to the dentist. He listened to me and respected any signs of discomfort. He got me numb enough to have pain free dental treatment for the first time. That is a major reason why I chose dentistry as a profession. It is also why I have taken a special interest in learning to treat people with deep anxieties towards dentistry. The biggest step I took occurred in 1999 when I attended a three week, in-hospital training program in Patterson, New Jersey, developed by the Society for the Advancement of Anesthesia in Dentistry, one of the oldest dental societies in the country. During this advanced training program, I mastered the art and science of sedation dentistry from highly experienced dentists and anesthesiologists. After completing this training, I became qualified to attain a permit to provide moderate levels of I.V. anesthesia. Since then, I have performed sedation dentistry for hundreds of my patients. If you are looking for someone who takes pride in not only in providing the highest quality dental care and is also acutely aware of dental fears, you are in the right place.
I started working in dentistry while in high school and enjoyed it so much I went to dental assisting school and became a certified dental assistant. I worked in private practice, until I accepted a position at the University of Washington School of Dentistry, where I met my husband while he was a dental student. After he graduated from dental school we moved to Wenatchee to be closer to his family and we started our own family practice. We have raised 3 wonderful children and have enjoyed 28 years in the Wenatchee Valley. When I am not in the office, I enjoy quilting, fishing and camping, and exploring new places. We love the outdoors and hiking with our do.
I joined the team at Wenatchee Dental Arts in July 2020 as your Financial Coordinator and will help answer all of your treatment planning, insurance, financial and scheduling questions. I have been in the dental field since 2001, taking a brief time off to work in law enforcement. My husband, James, and I just moved to Wenatchee from the Olympia area and have three adorable children, Claire, Isaiah and Lucas. I am proud to say that “Working in this environment is so joyful. I love to see our patients come in with their dental concerns, and leave feeling confident and smiling.” In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, hiking, and laughing.
Patient Care Coordinator
My name is Lori and I have been in the dental field for nearly 20 years with the majority of that time working in the orthodontic specialty. I spent most of my time working with patients as a dental assistant but have been enjoying working the front end of the office and helping patients here with all their scheduling needs and questions. I recently moved back from Seattle to the Wenatchee area where I was born and raised and I love being back here!
In my time off, I love spending my time outdoors from winter skiing with my daughter on Mission Ridge and backpacking in the warmer months. Most recently I have been learning how to fly fish which so far I have found to be an awesome hobby.
Registered Dental Hygienist
I graduated from Yakima Valley College in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree. I started her career on the East Coast in Portland, Maine where I worked for 3 years before moving back home to the Wenatchee Valley with my husband Cody. I strive for a positive patient experience at every appointment. As a dental hygienist, my focus is on providing you with high quality care and the education needed to maintain proper oral health. My goal is to make you as comfortable as possible while you are in my care, so that you have a positive dental experience. During your appointment, I am here to listen to any concerns that you may have and together with Dr. Divis, will form a plan specified to your needs.
Kassidy, Cody and their new baby boy love to spend time outside, whether going on walks, swimming, skiing, or trying her hand at a variety of sports. You can also find her soaking up the sun while she enjoys a good book
Registered Dental Hygienist
Since I was 7 years old, I knew I wanted to be a dental hygienist. My dad was a dentist in Pendleton, Oregon (where I grew up) for over 42 years. I fell in love with his dental hygienist and she became my mentor through the years, I wanted "to be just like her". I did my pre-dental hygiene college at the University of Oregon in Eugene 1980-1982 (GO DUCKS!) and completed my hygiene college in Portland, OR in 1984. After all these years, I still am excited and blessed, to wake up and go to work in my career.
Central Washington has been my beautiful home for over 22 years. Longer than I have been in one place ever! I was a "west coast dental hygienist gypsy" for many years, and have worked for many dentists in Oregon, California and Washington. None that compares to Dr. John Divis (well, except for my dad)! I am so grateful to a part of the great team at Wenatchee Dental Arts. Dr. Divis is an excellent dentist and wonderful caring person. I really look forward to meeting you soon, as my hygiene patient and taking care of your dental care, needs and wants. I am proud that I was wonderfully trained and commit to each of my patients that I am gentle and caring, and get your hygiene done thoroughly. All of this without judgement or shame, you are welcome here!
In my off time, I enjoy the outdoors, fishing (new to me), traveling, cooking, flower gardening and learning something new every day. I have my SCUBA diving certification and have enjoyed years of passenger riding on the back of a Harley Davidson motorcycle. I have one adult son who lives in the Seattle area, who has been a joy to raise and am so proud of the fine young man he is.
Hi I’m Kastania but everyone knows me as Kassie I went to the Dental Assisting Training Center in Shoreline Washington and I’m a Registered Dental Assistant. I’ve been assisting since 2011 and have had the pleasure to work in a few dental offices. I’m honored to be working at Wenatchee Dental Arts, it’s truly my second home and the staff are like my family. In my spare time I love hanging out with my family, traveling and portrait photography. Many of you may not know this but I'm a huge Harry Potter and Disney fan and my all time favorite Disney villain is Maleficent.
My name is Yvonne I have been a dental assistant for 6 years. I completed dental school at Central Washington School of Dental Assisting in East Wenatchee. I became interested in the dental field because I wanted to help people have healthy happy smiles. Since I have become part of the Wenatchee Dental Arts team I enjoy my job even more, all of the staff is amazing!
I spend my personal time with my 2 children we enjoy going hiking, bike riding, and taking random adventures exploring new places.