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VanessaVanessa – Insurance Processor/Clinical Assistant

I have had the pleasure of living in Longview/Kelso my entire life. I am a 1993 graduate from Kelso High, and I married my husband, Tyson, in 2000. We have two beautiful daughters, Presley and Payton.

I knew in the eighth grade that I wanted to work in the dental field. I had always talked about dental hygiene, but landed a job sterilizing in orthodontics at the age of 19. Thankfully I was encouraged to try my skills as an orthodontic assistant and assisted for 17 years.

In 2012 I decided to work part-time so I could be more involved with our girls and their activities. My main focus at the office is billing insurance, but I still jump in and lend a hand assisting from time to time.

When I get away from work, I find myself reading, crocheting, knitting and volunteering at our girls’ schools.

The friendships I am able to make with our patients and their families, seeing transformed smiles and the confidence that comes with that new smile are so rewarding. Welcome to our orthodontic family!

TeriTeri – Scheduling Coordinator

On March 13, 2010, I married the man of my dreams, John Dean Fielding. I am a mother of three precious children, and along with my mother, Daphne, they have taught me many important things in life: surrendering all I have to Christ, selflessness, compassion, generosity and keeping the main thing, “the main thing!” They are my heroes!

I love gathering with my dear family and friends. They’ve all been such an amazing support to my children and me. God certainly knows who we need. He never ceases to amaze me!

One of my favorite things is to receive special coffee drinks (iced, non-fat decaf caramel latte or hot, non-fat decaf peppermint white mocha) at work. This is not a hint… just a fact!

I’ve been employed by Dr. Cai since 1996. I love my job and the women I work with. Dr. Cai and the women she hires consider it an honor and a privilege to serve our community. It is truly a very positive place to be. For that, I am grateful to Dr. Cai and these women. After all, we spend countless hours together.

I am a very blessed woman of God. I’ve experienced many challenges in my life, and I always come back to the same response: “God is faithful!" My hope is to live each day as though it was an amazing gift from God that I shouldn’t waste! I thoroughly enjoy serving each person who comes my way.

SarahSarah – Clinical Assistant

I graduated from Kelso High School in 2004. I'm also a mother of two to my son, Cale, and daughter, Olive. My kids are the love of my life, and I enjoy every minute I get to love on them. My hobbies are to find slamming deals at Goodwill and collect antiques. I also like spending time with my friends and family.

I started working for Dr. Cai in May 2006. I enjoy my job because I find teeth movement fascinating, and at the end of treatment, I love to see our patients’ new smiles. I have taken on the responsibility of being our Incognito (Orthodontic Braces that are placed on the backside of your teeth) specialist. This allows our office to grow with technology and offer our patients other treatment options. I also like working in an office that allows me to be myself; this makes it easy to bond and have fun with patients and my coworkers.

LeslieLeslie – Vancouver Office Coordinator

Hi, I’m Leslie, and I live in LaCenter, Washington. I have two boys, Jared and Jacob. I decided to seek employment and was so lucky to find Dr. Cai. I cannot imagine finding a better place to work. What a group of girls, and we all truly love our patients! Anyone who knows me knows I like to talk.

Outside of work, my passions are snow skiing, jet skiing and camping. Basically, I am up for anything outdoors. Also, I love to volunteer in our community. If my day is not busy enough, you might find me on the street corner holding a “Don’t Forget to Vote” sign. I have been blessed with a wonderful life.

HeatherHeather – Clinical Assistant

I have worked at the office of Dr. Lauren Cai since 2003. The people I work with become my second family, and I enjoy the time I spend with them very much.

My husband, Casey, and I have enjoyed raising our two sons, Casey and Kyle, and running our business of landscaping and excavating.

In my free time, I enjoy skiing, shopping, traveling and spending quality time with friends and family. Working here at Dr. Cai’s office has been exciting and so much fun. I have made great friends here and look forward to what’s ahead for us.

EileenEileen – Clinical Assistant

Hello, I am Eileen. My co-workers call me “EG.” I was born and raised in Longview, Washington. I have two grown sons, Aaron and Brandon, and my dog, Rose, with Clarabell the cat as her sidekick. Prior to working for Dr. Cai, my late husband and I owned and operated a commercial fishing boat in Southeastern Alaska. Michael passed away at a young age and is now fishing in heaven and never forgotten.

I have been with Captain Cai since 1996. She took me under her wing, educated and trained me, telling me how important it was to be an extension of her hands. There is a grand camaraderie in our office, with lots of respect and admiration toward each other and our patients. Captain Cai runs a tight ship, striving to be the best in the business, but thankfully providing a fun and welcoming place to work.

I enjoy camping, crabbing and clam digging. There are always campfires to be built, crabs to be caught and remember, we don’t stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing. May the tides of your lives be bountiful and forgiving. Most of all, be blessed, be happy and SMILE!

DebbieDebbie – Financial Coordinator

I married the man of my dreams, Jay, in 1992, and we had our only son, Kaden, in 1998. I also have two grown step-children, and they each have their own families. In my time away from work, I like landscaping, shopping, cooking in my happy place (my kitchen) and trying new restaurants. As for family activities, we all enjoy camping and golfing.

Throughout the many years of working for Dr. Cai, she has played a huge, important role model and has been a loyal employer to her entire staff. I also appreciate how Dr. Cai takes each and every one of her patients with deep pride and sincerity. All the beautiful smiles you see out there show the quality she's put into the love of her job as an orthodontist.

I have worked for Dr. Cai since October 1996, and I really can’t imagine life without Dr. Cai and the amazing girls I work with. We've became one big, happy family!

CelesteCeleste – Clinical Assistant

I have enjoyed working in the Dental field for over 10 years. My husband and I have three children that keeps us very busy. I enjoy camping with my family, and I have lived in Kelso all my life.  

Dr. Lauren Cai

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