Dr. Pyper believes the members of his staff are not only courteous, friendly, and professional, but very personable too! You’ll know from the minute you walk in the door that their mission is to provide you with the most positive and comfortable experience possible. Learn more about our team below and then call to arrange your initial appointment and come on in to our Silver Falls Family Dental Care office to meet everyone in person!

Alyssia – Hygienist

Alyssia is a graduate of the Mt. Hood Community College School of Dental Hygiene. Born and raised in Silverton, she enjoys her career as a dental hygienist as it gives opportunity to share her passion for caring and serving the dental needs of her hometown. Alyssia has a love for people and strives to give the utmost care possible to each patient through her professionalism and thoroughness. Alyssia currently resides in Woodburn with her husband, Jimmy, and their three children: Jameson, Natalie, and Kaliyah and their cat, Coco. They enjoy spending time together while juggling their busy schedules which include soccer, volleyball, dance, and music. They value family time and new adventures!


Kendra – Hygienist

Kendra graduated from the Oregon Institute of Technology in 2012 with her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. She was born and raised in the Mt. Angel/Silverton area and loves connecting with the people in our community through her work and volunteering. Kendra has the ability to make anyone comfortable in the dental chair and her patients can see the love she has for her profession shining through. Kendra enjoys traveling abroad and has served mission trips in both Cambodia and Honduras. Kendra enjoys spending time with her husband Tyler and their growing family. She loves hiking with Tyler and their dog. She also enjoys crafting and has learned the art of weaving with her grandmother.


Melissa – Hygienist

A graduate of the University of California at San Francisco Dental Hygiene program. Melissa’s professional philosophy is to work with patients and use education (the why) and demonstrate different approaches (the how) to help patients make small changes that have a long-term positive outcome. Melissa is renovating a small farm with her husband, Bill, has two dogs and is an avid gardener with a particular interest in growing and propagating flowers. Melissa enjoys baking, traveling, and learning new things, including how to improve her cooking skills, which are still a work in progress!


Shayla – Dental Assistant

Shayla is from Oregon City, Oregon and bought a house here in Silverton in 2020. She has been a dental assistant since 2017. When Shayla is not at work, you can find her in the gym or out for a run. She also enjoys all the Oregonian outdoorsy things but only when it’s above 70 degrees.


Marina – Dental Assistant

Marina graduated from Chemeketa Community College in 2019 as a Certified Dental Assistant with Expanded Functions. Her passion for dentistry is evident through the level of care and compassion she provides to our patients. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Greg and their two cats, Lily and Lennox – a Maine Coon. Marina likes to play golf with her husband, sing, and travel to new places.


Patty – Office Manager

Patty was born and raised in Mt. Angel, OR and now lives in the Scotts Mills area. She has been in the dental field for over 25 years. Before working the front desk, Patty was a dental assistant for many years. When not at work, Patty enjoys time with her twin boys, Briar and Brody, and her husband, Jason. She also enjoys gardening, the outdoors and spending time with family and friends!


Lori – Receptionist

Lori is a graduate of Chemeketa Community College and has been working in the dental/medical field for over 20 years. She has two grown children, and three grandchildren. Lori loves spending time with family and friends, exploring the great outdoors, traveling to fun and exciting places, and volunteering her time in the Silverton community.