Meet Our Team

Our exceptional, friendly team is our greatest asset. Our dental assistants and hygienists are licensed professionals who pride themselves on staying on the cutting edge of dentistry and patient communication. We are excited about what we are doing, have high standards of quality and integrity, and are motivated to achieve the best results for our family of patients.

We are dedicated and motivated with one primary goal—your utmost comfort! We feel it’s important that you understand the treatment that you’ll be receiving so that you can relax during the procedure. We are eager to answer any questions regarding your dental care. Please feel free to share with us your needs and concerns.

Call for an appointment and experience the difference today!

Dr. John Divis

Hi, I am Dr. John Divis. I have lived in Washington my whole life. I was raised in Brewster, not too far from Wenatchee. I graduated from high school there and then attended Eastern Washington University for undergraduate school. I attended the University of Washington School of Dentistry and graduated in 1991. After graduating from dental school, my first stop was in the Tri Cities area. I then moved with my family to Wenatchee to start our practice here.

I became interested in dentistry as a youngster. 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 an in-hospital training program developed by the Society for the Advancement of Anesthesia in Dentistry, one of the oldest dental societies in the country. There I learned the science and art of sedation dentistry from experienced dentists and anesthesiologists. Through 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 people. If you are looking for someone who takes pride in their dentistry, and has extensive experience providing sedation dentistry, you are looking in the right place. We would love to be the solution to your dental needs.


Dr. Taylor Pedego

Hi, I am Dr. Taylor Pedego. I was born in Eugene, Oregon and while in middle school moved to Boston with my family. I graduated from high school there and then attended the University of Massachusetts – Amherst Commonwealth Honors College, where I obtained a degree in psychology and neuroscience. I then headed back to the west coast, where I performed research in a medical laboratory before gaining admission to the University of California -- Los Angeles School of Dentistry.

I decided I wanted to enter the field of dentistry when my dad lost his teeth from cancer treatment. Watching him struggle to eat and wear dentures made me want to be able to help him, and people like him, restore their ability to chew, talk, and smile. I love the art and science of dentistry and treat each of my patients as though they are my dad, with honest and compassionate communication. My background in psychology helps me to understand the most effective ways to ease the dental anxiety that some of my patients experience. I often find that I am able to help them to relax enough to have their dental work completed comfortably, even without sedation. When I am not treating patients, you can find me in the mountains hiking and camping with my dog, kayaking, golfing, or gardening.


Connie Divis

Office Manager

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 dog.


Dianna

Financial Coordinator

As your Financial Coordinator, I will help answer all of your treatment planning, insurance, financial and scheduling questions. I believe in the power of improved oral health and I want to assist you in HOW we can make that happen for you. I have been an administrator in the dental field since 2009. Prior to joining the dental field, I home-educated my children.I grew up in Southern California, but this valley is my home. In addition to working here at Wenatchee Dental Arts, I love playing with my grandchildren, camping, hiking, quoting lines from Disney movies and the Seahawks. Go Hawks!


Wendy

Patient Care Coordinator

Hi I am Wendy, I was born and raised in Chelan County. I have been in dentistry since 2010.  I started as a dental assistant for 6yrs and enjoyed interacting with patients and assisting them to reach their dental goals. I later made the move into office administration in 2016, were I took a step back from the interaction part of dental care and focused on insurance and financial side of things. I am happy to be back in the front office and interacting with patients.

In my spare time from the office I enjoy road trips with my family, shopping with my kiddo, and nothing beats a great book and a nice cup of coffee on a day off. I look forward to getting to meet you!


Kassidy

Registered Dental Hygienist

I graduated from Yakima Valley College in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree. I started my 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 the doctors, will form a plan specified to your needs. My husband and I and our new baby boy love to spend time outside, whether going on walks, swimming, skiing, or trying my hand at a variety of sports. You can also find me soaking up the sun while I enjoy a good book.


Pam

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. 


Kassie

Dental Assistant

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.


Yvonne

Dental Assistant

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. 

 

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