The Team


Patient Care Coordinator


Dental Assistant
Linda has been a dental assistant for many years. She joined our team about three years ago. She tries to give patients the best care possible with her experience and compassion for them. She enjoys the beach, cooking, and spending time with her family in her free time.


Clinic Lead/Receptionist/Dental Assistant
Dawnelle has been an Assistant for the last 20 years and joined Cornelius Dental Clinic in 2001. Dawnelle grew up in the Forest Grove area, so many of you may already know her and love her like we do! Due to her energy, when she isn't helping the doctor chairside, you may see her helping the front office. Dawnelle enjoys camping and quading in her spare time.


Dental Hygienist
Olivia is a fantastic hygienist and joined our team in Oct. 2022. Olivia grew up in Oregon City and attended Pacific University for hygiene training. She spends most weekends trying to tire out her Staffordshire terrier puppy and reading once she’s ready for a nap. Olivia also loves camping and river rafting with her family!


Dental Assistant
Stephanie is one of our outstanding dental assistants. She has been in the dental field for four years. I started assisting in an orthodontic office and decided to move to general dentistry. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, working out, and being active. Recently, she added another furry pet to her family and loves every bit of being a dog mom!


Dental Hygenist
Marianne is one of our excellent hygienists. She attended Pacific University, where she received her Hygiene degree. She has a miniature Australian Shepherd who takes Marianne for walks and never seems to run out of energy.


Insurance Specialist
Patty joined the Cornelius Dental Team in 2013. She is an expert at insurance and billing, and loves helping our patients navigate that confusing industry. Patty speaks English and Spanish. When she is not at work, she is spending quality time with her family.

David Chen

Raised in Happy Valley, Oregon, Dr. Chen, a native of the state, is an alumnus of Oregon State University, obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree in 2018. Committed to his passion for dentistry, he pursued advanced education at the OHSU School of Dentistry, successfully graduating in 2023. Initiating his professional career immediately after graduation, Dr. Chen has been practicing at a private clinic in Tigard. Since January 2024, he has joined the Cornelius team, eagerly looking forward to contributing to patient care. Dr. Chen enjoys visiting new restaurants and exploring diverse cuisines during his leisure hours.