Tracy Assmus — Office Manager/Team Leader
Tracy has worked in the dental industry for over 15 years, during which time she has experienced a transformation in her smile and self-confidence. The value of dentistry is one she enjoys sharing with others because she knows it can be life-changing! She values the positive results available through the services provided at Chaffin Dental Care.
When Tracy is away from the office, she enjoys activities with her husband, Ken -- gardening, traveling, and sporting events. She is active in her church and supports the youth programs of her community. She is very competitive and follows most sporting events. She takes time away from the office during March Madness basketball tournaments, and does her best to travel to watch these events with her sons. She has 3 married children and looks forward to being a grandma one day soon!
Terri LaFave - Patient Care Coordinator
Terri has been involved in dentistry since 1994. She began her career as a dental assistant, then transitioned to a patient care coordinator when she joined the Chaffin Dental Care team in 2005. She schedules appointments, presents treatment plans and offers financial options for our patients. Terri loves to help our great patients get the smiles they've always wanted.
Terri moved to Spokane from Wisconsin in 1996. Even though she moved to Washington, she is a "Cheesehead" at heart and loves the Packers. In her spare time, Terri enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, reading, and shopping!
Mary Conley — Registered Hygienist
Dental hygiene is not just about teeth. Having the opportunity to make a personal bond, build trust, and impart knowledge that can change someone's health is truly a gift. Mary has been working with Dr. Chaffin since 1996 and enjoys the opportunities provided for growth, both personally and professionally.
Other than dentistry, Mary's passions are her family. She remains busy with her husband's family business and enjoys visiting her three grown children in their own homes. Mary has 5 grandchildren! Summer is her favorite time of year as her family enjoys boating and staying at their Priest Lake residence.
Erin Williams — Registered Hygienist
Erin began her career at Chaffin Dental Care as a dental assistant and graduated early from Careers Unlimited Dental Assisting School in Provo, Utah. In May, 2008 Erin graduated from EWU with a dental hygiene degree and we welcomed her back to the practice! She enjoys providing dental hygiene therapy and making sure our patients have great dental health. She loves watching our patients' become confident in their smiles.
Erin enjoys a variety of sports including volleyball and softball which she plays on co-ed teams with her husband, Jason. Erin loves spending time with friends and family. She is a skilled snowboarder in the winter months and also has the talent of jewelry maker!
Monica Hoyd — Certified Dental Assistant
Monica has been a dental assistant over 30 years and yet still loves doing what she does! Each day brings new challenges for her, which she tackles well! She is from Virginia and she exhibits her comforting southern hospitality to our patients. She is a National Certified dental assistant.
Monica is also certified in Jazzercise and instructs here in Spokane. She teaches four classes weekly and loves music and dancing!
Monica is fluent in American Sign Language and interprets whenever the need arises.
Stephanie Gardea — Registered Clinical Assistant
Stephanie has been in the dental field since 1983. She loves interacting with our patients and helping them create the smile they desire.
Stephanie enjoys spending time with her husband and family. She participates in a variety of activities including watching the Eastern Eagle's football team, cooking, and reading. Stephanie spends as much time possible in outdoor activities and likes entertaining friends.