Meet our Team

At Lakeside Family & Cosmetic Dentistry we take great pride in our team. We are proud to have the most experienced and capable dental professionals anywhere!



Our Dental Hygienists

Linda: has been a hygienist in our office for over 30 years! Linda lives in Tualatin with her husband Mike and her dog Harley Quinn. Linda continues to exercise and enjoys spending time with her four grandchildren. We appreciate her thoroughness and dedication to dentistry and her genuine kindness.


Rita: has worked in our office for six years and brings 25 years of dental hygiene experience. She lives in West Linn with her son Hunter (20). Rita enjoys her career and is passionate and enthusiastic about her periodontal and hygiene role. She enjoys many wonderful outdoor activities that Oregon has to offer including hiking, biking and skiing.

recently joined our team, but has been working as a hygienist for 19 years. She loves developing relationships with her patients and helping them have good oral health! She grew up in Oregon City, where she currently lives with her husband and two kids. They enjoy spending time together traveling, camping, and boating. 




Tessa, Sarah, Megan, Julie

Our Dental Assistants

Tessa: has been with us for 7 years and brings 18 years of dental experience to our team. She has the highest skills level an assistant can attain and plays a vital role in our office. She has a daughter, Paislee (6) and a son, Tyler (23). Tessa actively cheers for the Seattle Seahawks and has a strong passion for paddle boarding and golf.

Megan: is our energetic influence for positive office activity. She has been a dental assistant for 11 years. And has her sights on achieving the Restorative Functions certificate, the newest and highest skills level an assistant can attain. She lives in Tualatin with her daughter Ruby (12). Megan enjoys being fit and loves her music and pop culture. 

Julie: has been a dental assistant for 20+ years, she is always happy to help our patients. She is a mother of a 12 year old son and a 5 year old pug. She has been in a committed relationship for many years and together they have two beautiful children and life that they are building together.   

Sarah: has worked in the office for almost a year as our sterilization assistant, and is attending Tualatin High School as a senior. She lives in Tualatin with her parents and two younger brothers. Sarah loves doing outdoor activities with her family including snow skiing, boating and pickle ball.


Kris, Melissa

Our Front Office

Kris: has worked in the office for over 24 years. Kris lives in Oregon City with her husband, Wade, who is a teacher at Lake
Oswego High School. Their 20 year old son, Zach, is attending OSU. Kris enjoys cooking, gardening and golfing with her husband. We appreciate her efficiency in helping you schedule your appointments and answering any questions you may have.

Melissa: started working at the office when Dr. Rick first started dentistry 36 years ago! She lives in Tigard and has 2 grown sons, Ian (23) and Sam (21). In her free time she enjoys taking long walks around the lake in her neighborhood. Melissa was a dental assistant prior to her patient coordination position now. You will appreciate her professionalism and dental skills. If you have received a communication from our office it was likely from Melissa. 


 Dr. Erwin Weichel DMD, MS

We are happy to have Dr. Erwin Weichel as part of our team since last spring. Dr. Weichel is a specialist in periodontics. He is an expert in the supporting structures of the teeth including ligaments, bone and tissue. He performs a variety of advanced grafting procedures and helps keep the teeth strong and healthy. He has had an amazing career including academic professorship at OHSU, chief of periodontics in the Air Force, and has practiced in the Portland metro area for many years. We have known and referred to Dr. Weichel for years and feel very lucky to have Dr. Weichel here in our office on Mondays. Dr. Weichel loves dentistry and has an enthusiastic desire to continue to provide the very best care to patients that may need to see him or are referred to him by other dentists. He and his wife Jan have three daughters and four grandkids who they love spending time with. Dr. Weichel also enjoys gardening, hiking and traveling. We are grateful to have his professionalism, kindness, and expertise in our office. 


We appreciate our highly skilled and caring hygienists, assistants, and front office staff. We hope you look forward to having a good experience as they help keep your smiles bright and healthy.



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