Forrest Packard, DDS
Dr. Forrest Packard has over 30 years of dental experience and continually serves our community with great skill and care. He finds great joy in serving his patients, and he gets great satisfaction from making patients smile again. Dr. Packard graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1985, and received a bachelor’s degree in zoology from Brigham Young University. He has received advanced training in orthodontics, TMJ treatment, and dental implant placement. Every year, Dr. Packard takes several continuing education courses to stay current in these fields. He is also a member of the American Dental Association.
Dr. Packard has been happily married for 35 years, and he has 12 children and 10 grandchildren. When not at the office, he loves gardening, fishing, and spending time with his family.
Kevin Packard, DDS
For Dr. Kevin Packard, excellent dentistry is about taking care of patients’ needs and treating them like family. Dr. Packard and his family love Ellensburg and serving their community. A 2011 graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Packard has the expertise and training necessary to take care of your needs. He also received a Bachelor of Science in biology from Brigham Young University in 2007. Dr. Packard continues his education on a regular basis and is a member of the American Dental Association.
Dr. Packard married his wife, Ashley, in 2005, and he has three daughters, so there is never a dull moment at home. Away from work, he enjoys mountain biking, camping, wakeboarding, and spending time with his family. Dr. Kevin lives in Ellensburg and looks forward to serving the community for years to come.
Jordan Packard — Practice Administrator
Jordan has been with our practice since 2017. He graduated from high school in 2007 and from BYU Idaho in 2015 with a bachelor’s in healthcare administration. He is the oldest of six and grew up in a family of dentists. What he likes best about our practice is that Creekside Dental Ellensburg is a family-centered practice that strives to give the personal, small-town feel that supports their philosophy of, “Let our family serve your family.” Jordan enjoys being part of an educated team that is highly knowledgeable about the cutting-edge dental technology and procedures. He is teamwork-oriented and self-driven, as demonstrated in his accomplishments of being an Eagle Scout and serving a two-year LDS mission in Asuncion, Paraguay. Jordan is bilingual in Spanish and enjoys building rockets, hydroponics, 3D Printing, fishing, and hunting.
Rhylee Ashby – Dr. Forrest’s Scheduling Coordinator
Rhylee has over nine years of experience in the dental field and especially loves working with children. Her favorite part of dentistry is interacting with each patient with her goal to make each visit as pleasant as possible. She is a goofball in and outside of the office and loves to brighten people’s day with a friendly smile. She genuinely cares about the lives of everyone she meets and it shows! On her days off, she enjoys going on hikes with her three dogs, horseback riding with friends, camping and spending time in the mountains with her loved ones. Rhylee and her husband, Chase, are expecting their first baby this summer and cannot be more excited!
Madlin Dorhofer – Dr. Kevin’s Scheduling Coordinator
Madlin joined the practice earlier this year and has been a great addition to our team. You can expect nothing but smiles and a joyful attitude from the moment you walk into the office. She enjoys playing softball, spending time with her dog and outings with her family. She currently attends Central Washington University and is working on obtaining a degree in psychology.
Ashley Sedge – Receptionist/Insurance Coordinator
A few years ago, Ashley moved to Ellensburg from Soldotna, Alaska and has never looked back. She has always loved the Pacific Northwest and often spends her weekends camping with her husband and two kids. Being the first person you see upon arriving, She takes pride in her position by making sure all insurance is entered correctly and that everyone feels welcomed and is greeted with a smile!
Janet Velasquez – Dental Hygienist
Jan is one of our dental hygienists and has spent her many years bringing maturity, experience, and humor to our practice. She loves working with Dr. Forrest Packard, Dr. Kevin Packard, and our staff. Together with our team, Jan continually works on learning new and exciting ways to deliver and expand our services to our patients and the community. She finds our office a great place to be! Jan’s message to her patients is, “I love to work with each of you to make you comfortable!” She works hard to help patients reach the level of health they want to be at and put a smile on their faces. Jan attended the YVC Dental Hygiene program and graduated in 1979. She continues her education yearly and has attended classes on dental lasers and dental implants. Jan has been married for 35 years and has 2 children and 4 grandsons. In her free time, she enjoys being a grandma, reading, and knitting.
Teresa Keith – Dental Hygienist
Teresa has been in the dental field for over 34 years, beginning as an assistant for 10 years and becoming a dental hygienist after that. She loves working with people and caring for them. Nothing is more rewarding to her than having a fearful patient smile and thank her at the end of her time with them. For her, it isn’t just about teeth; it is about building relationships with people in our community and providing exceptional quality care. Teresa has a large family, including many adopted children, who fill her life with love. They enjoy spending time together as a family, including taking the kids camping and mushroom and huckleberry picking.
Elle Samuelson- Registered Dental Assistant
Elle has been in the dental field for four years, having started dental assisting right after high school. She loves watching the transformation that occurs in people’s lives and mouths as they undergo orthodontic treatment and cosmetic dentistry. Most of all, she loves working with patients, meeting new people, and making them happy. Her goal is to make every visit a positive experience. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and her black lab, camping, fishing, hiking, surfing, and traveling.
Meghan Sorenson – Registered Dental Assistant
Meghan has been with our office since August 2011, and she contributes much to our team atmosphere. She loves to learn new things and help patients have a positive experience. Every day brings a new adventure for Meghan. She graduated from EHS in 2008. In her free time, Meghan enjoys hiking, fishing, watching sports, and spending time with family. She has been married since September 2014 to her high school sweetheart, Cody.
Sheila Goodman – Registered Dental Assistant
Sheila LOVES helping the community in Ellensburg! She spends her time with her two kids, being around family and taking adventures into the surrounding mountains. She enjoys getting to know each patient on an individual basis and helping them understand why dental hygiene is SO important. Having two kids of her own, she understands and enjoys helping children develop correct oral care.
Somer Calahan – Registered Dental Assistant
Somer recently joined our team and is proud to call Ellensburg: HOME. Born and raised in Ellensburg, she graduated with a degree in Biology from Central Washington University and has an active interest in healthcare. This interest has grown into a passion about dental hygiene and she enjoys helping others obtain their oral health goals. In her spare time, Somer can be seen taking her Rottweiler/Mastiff named Rocky for daily walks and hikes around Ellensburg.
Ana Espinoza – Kiddie Prophy Assistant
Ana recently joined our team and enjoys educating our patient’s children on proper dental care. Her favorite part of working in the dental field is helping little children understand the importance of maintaining dental hygiene and preventing dental related issues. Ana is a proud parent of two boys and enjoys spending time with her family being outdoors, camping, and traveling.