At Happy Kids Dentistry and Orthodontics, we know that our office is only as effective and as welcoming as the people who work in it, which is why we take pride in our friendly and well-trained team members! As a team, we are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment in a supportive and nurturing environment. Our staff is highly trained to work with children and have a lot of experience in alleviating any child’s anxiety. We strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each of our dental and orthodontic patients.
Our staff consists of team members with specialized training and multiple certifications, and each one of our team members has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. All of our staff are members of the Crown Council, an organization to improve the quality of dentistry. Our clinical staff stays abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending dental and orthodontic continuing education courses and seminars, and our front desk staff attends multiple customer service courses throughout the year.
Hazar, DDS, MBA (Office Manager)
Hazar co-established Happy Kids Dentistry and Orthodontics with Dr. Eid; she received her dental degree from the University of Damascus, in 1998, practiced general dentistry for two years then moved to Boston, MA where Dr. Eid did his residency. After teaching part time at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in the Prosthodontics Department; she decided that she enjoys the business aspect of dentistry more; she recieved her Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) in Healthcare from OHSU, and manages a very busy practice. Hazar believes in systems to make the practice run as smooth as possible for the patients, staff, and doctors, and acquiring the best talent available to better serve our patients and their parents. Hazar and Dr. Eid have been married since 1999, and have three wonderful children Faris, Adam and Jad.
Brittany (Operations Manager)
Brittany has worked at Happy Kids since 2005 and has acquired a diverse range of experience from assisting in treatment to working in the business office. In 2004 she graduated from Tri-Tech Dental Assisting School in Kennewick, WA. She brings all that experience and knowledge to her current position as financial and public relations coordinator. She is currently enrolled at Lower Columbia College pursuing a degree in business managment. As a financial coordinator her ultimate goal is to find a path for your investment that fits your needs and ensures your child’s oral health. Public relations coordinator to Brittany is not only a position but a hobby; she presents our practice to the public through various events by educating the community on oral health, organizing participation in fun activities, and building relationships throughout the community. She is always happy to answer any questions you may have and looks forward to seeing you when you come in. Brittany is happily married and a wonderful mother of three. In her spare time she stays active by dancing, coaching basketball, volunteering in the nursery at her church, PTO in the Longview School District and is on the board for the Progress Center.
Shelli (HR Manager)
Shelli has been a part of Happy Kids Dentistry and Orthodontics since 2011. Shelli grew up in Longview, graduated from R.A. Long High School and LCC. Shelli assists with the day to day operations of Happy Kids Dentistry and Orthodontics and loves being part of such a wonderful team. Shelli and her husband have three children. In Shelli’s spare time she enjoys volunteering at her children’s schools and being team mom.
Kathy (Dental Hygienist)
Kathy’s family dentist piqued her interest in dentistry in 1971 when he asked her to train and work in his dental practice. Working as a dental assistant eventually paid her way through dental hygiene school. She is a graduate of OHSU with a B.S. degree in Dental Hygiene. Among her professional honors is the Oregon Dental Hygienist’s Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement, and election to Sigma Phi Alpha National Dental Hygiene Honor Society. While she has experience in a broad scope of practice, Kathy has worked primarily in pediatric dentistry since January 1975. She has unbridled curiosity, and she is an avid outdoors and animal enthusiast.
Katelyn (New Patient Coordinator)
Katelyn is a 2011 dental assistant graduate from Charter College in Vancouver, WA. She has a love for orthodontics as well as pediatric dentistry. Katelyn joined the Happy Kids family in June 2013, and could not be happier. As a child she always knew she wanted to work in the dental field helping children. Her happy go lucky attitude and charismatic personality makes her a perfect fit for our team. She is the mother to an amazing children little boy named Liam and a beautiful little girl named Hadlie. She enjoys spending every minute she can with them.
Tristan (Dental Assistant)
Tristan is a dental assistant graduate from Charter College Dental Assistant Program in Vancouver, WA. in 2011. Tristan joined Happy Kids in 2014. She has a love for working with children and enjoys everthing she does. Tristan enjoys spending time with her family Ryan and their two daughters Elleigh and Lillian.
Alexis (Dental Assistant)
Alexis has been working in customer service for the last 3 years. She graduated from Kelso High School and is planning on continuing her education to becoming a dental hygienist. In her spare time she enjoys camping and being with family and friends. She has always wanted to work with children and that is why she is an asset to our team.
Marny (Patient Coordinator)
Marny is a graduate from WSU with a BA in human development and psychology. She has worked with children in some capacity for about 20 years. She is married with 3 beautiful daughters. She enjoys spending time outdoors, at the park, watching sports and other activities.
Bianca (Billing Coordinator)
Bianca is almost done with her AA degree. She wants to expand her education in the dental field and loves working with children. In her spare time she enjoys dirt bike riding and going to the beach with her little sister.
Josh (Dental Assistant)
Josh enjoys working with kids through his volunteer work, and has worked at Happy Kids Dentistry since 2014. He has been a member of the Longview, Kelso, and Rainier Model Railroad Club since 2008. Josh graduated from R.A. Long High School and has lived in Longview his whole life. His “second home” is at his family’s cabin in Leavenworth where he snowmobiles in winter and boats in summer. He loves downhill snow skiing, ski racing at Mt. Hood Meadows, and water skiing.
Alex (Public Relations Assistant)
Alex began work at Happy Kids in 2014. Each week he puts together dental bags with a toothbrush, floss, and toothpaste. These are given out to our patients here in the office and when we go out to visit schools, and other kid centered groups. Alex enjoys filling the bags, averaging over 75 a week. Outside of work, Alex enjoys crossword puzzles, comic books, and the group KISS. He graduated from high school locally and attended LCC, developing his math skills. He is a social person and a fun member of the Happy Kids team.
Nicole (Financial Coordinator)
Nicole joined the Happy Kids Dentistry family in 2015. She grew up in Kelso and graduated from there in 2004. With nine years of pediatric experience, she has developed a wide variety of skills over the years, from clinical to business. Nicole has a passion for helping others. As Treatment Coordinator, she will strive to make treatment available for your child in an efficient manner to make it the most feasible for each family’s needs. She is outgoing and is always willing to take on a challenge. Nicole has been married to her husband since 2007, and they have two beautiful children together. With a busy little family, they are always at sporting or school events. Family time is so important to her; in their spare time, they go camping, to The Great Wolf Lodge, and spend weekends at the beach. She lives life to the fullest every day.
Danyel (Dental Assistant)
Danyel is a dental assistant graduate from Charter College. Danyel has been a patient with the practice since she was a child and has always wanted to be a part of the dental team at Happy Kids Dentistry. She enjoys spending time with her family and doing fine arts in her spare time.
Kelli (Dental Assistant)
Kelli joined the Happy Kids team in 2015 as a dental assistant. Before becoming part of our Happy Kids family Kelli enjoyed a career in healthcare. A Kelso graduate, Kelli decided she wanted to help people in a healthcare/dental capacity when she had her daughter Bailee. In the future Kelli would like to continue her education with the goal of becoming a dental hygienist. In her spare time, Kelli enjoys dirt bike riding, camping, going to the beach and spending time with Bailee.