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Our Team Is Here to Help Optimize Your Oral Health

The Cody Dental Group employs 10+ Registered Dental Hygienists who will provide professional treatment, education, disease management and preventive periodontal therapy.

The hygienist provides valuable information to your dentist about the condition of your mouth and gums. The pool of hygienists is available by appointment to see any Cody patient. The hygiene department has a friendly support staff that will schedule and confirm your appointment and periodically remind you when it is time to schedule your next appointment.

Julie Fulkerson

Julie Fulkerson

Dental Hygienist

Julie is our Team Lead within the Dental Hygiene Department and has been a hygienist with Cody Dental for over 20 years. She is responsible for staffing and training the quality members of the dental hygiene team while upholding the mission of our group to deliver patient-centered care. To maintain quality standards of Dental Hygiene care, Julie leads our group of hygienists in regular staff meetings which focus on perfecting diagnosis skills, reviewing case studies, equipment and new product trends. She is also an active participant and presenter for Cody University, our in-house Continuing Education program. Julie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene/Health Services from the University of Pittsburgh.

kalleen callo

Kolleen Callo

Dental Hygienist

Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, and an Applied Science of Dental Hygiene degree. She has served as President of her Dental Hygiene student class, conducting the meetings and serving as liaison to the Director. Kolleen is the busy mother of 3 young children, and she volunteers for the children’s ministry at her church. She has been a hygienist with Cody since 2010 and is certified in local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, and Lasers.

Michele Ellis

Michele Ellis

Dental Hygienist

Michele is a hygienist with 20+ years of experience, and she has been with Cody Dental since 2011. She has been active in her profession, is certified in laser, local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, and attends Periodontal Study Clubs regularly. In her spare time, she likes to read and workout.

Ari Tokunaga

Ari Tokunaga

Dental Hygienist

Ari has lived all over including Florida, California, and Hawaii. She has two teenagers, and in their spare time, they love to go on outdoor adventures. Ari has been a hygienist with Cody since 2017, is certified in lasers, nitrous oxide, and local anesthesia. She earned her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene at the University of Hawaii.

Expert Dental Hygiene

Our hygienists are experienced professionals that cater to each patient’s individual needs. We work with dental specialists and your dentist to meet all patient needs. Each room has ultrasonic scalers, access to a laser, and computerized charting. We know how much your dental hygiene can contribute to your general health so we strive to help each patient achieve optimum health. Most of our hygienists have been employed with Cody dental for more than 5 years, some have been with us for more than 20 years! Let us help you with your dental hygiene health.

It is a long established fact that the daily quality of your brushing skills matters more than quantity. Soft bristle brushes are better for the tissues and teeth than medium or hard bristle brushes, and electric toothbrushes are generally more effective!! We can teach you to be effective with your oral health tools, ask us HOW.

  • For patient convenience, we sell Braun electric toothbrushes and replacement brushes at our main receptionist desk.
  • Fluoride really does reduce dental cavities. Prescriptive Fluoride toothpastes are dispensed via our doctor offices.
  • Prevident 5000
  • Clinpro
  • In-office fluoride treatments, rinses and varnishes, are available for adults and children.

Professional Objectives

Mission

To continue to honor the Cody tradition of an integrated, multi-specialty practice, dedicated to providing relationship-based, optimal dental care to every patient.

Vision

The Cody Dental Group is trusted as the standard of quality dental care and client service by both its patients and the dental community.

Value

All actions are based on integrity, compassion and respect for others.

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