Meet Our Staff
Clockwise from upper left: Walter, Dr. Bode, Sonya, Pam, and Alyssa on Dentistry from the Heart 2011.
Front Desk Manager
Alyssa joined the team in April of 2006 as a dental assistant. She became the front desk manager in July 2011. She serves as the liason between the many insurance companies and the patient. She is diligent about billing the insurance companies in a timely manner, following up on claims when necessary, and answering all patient questions and concerns.
Alyssa lives in Rochester, WA, with her husband and four children. She enjoys camping, spending time with her family and friends, and supporting her children in their various sports and other activities throughout the year.
Lead Dental Assistant
Sonya completed the Dental Assisting program in 2005 and immediately began her career at Dr. Bode‘s office. In addition to assisting, Sonya manages the inventory and marketing of the practice.
She was born and raised in Olympia and also has a CNA and Medical Assisting Degree. Outside the office, she enjoys cooking, camping, snowboarding, and spending time with her family and friends.
Sonya prides herself on her ability to comfort the most dental-phobic patients and help alleviate all their dental stress. “I can fulfill my dream of helping people and pursue a profession that I am very proud to work in.”
Pam is gentle and knowledgeable. She strives to educate her patients about their oral health and how their oral health relates to their overall wellness. She has been a hygienist for nine years, joining Dr. Bode‘s practice four years ago. This University of Alaska graduate is excited to have the opportunity to meet you and provide a personalized and caring visit.
Pam has three children. Two are still in elementary school while the oldest has blessed her family with a beautiful granddaughter. She and her family enjoy spending time together as much as possible. Summer is packed full of camping trips, most of which are spent on the Oregon Coast. She loves doing crafts and spends time weekly at her children’s school volunteering. Come meet Pam, she will truly make your experience at our practice an easy one.
Walter is a hygienist of nearly eleven years, graduating from the University of Alaska. Walt has been with the practice for ten years. Walter’s years of experience and personable way make you feel at ease. He will take time to expain procedures and treatment so you can make a decision about your dental health based on knowledge and trust.
Walter is a family man, with his wife Pam and their four children. He is also a first time grandparent. His two youngest are still in elementary school. Walter and his family strive to spend time yearly with their extended family, which is not always an easy task, since everyone is spread around the country. Walter enjoys cooking, camping, hiking, and spending time on the Oregon Coast in the summer. Walter looks forward to meeting you and providing the best care possible with a personal and gentle touch.