Meet the Team
Amy Kate Bond, Expanded Functions Dental Hygienist
Amy Kate is universally beloved by her patients. Her chairside manner, calming presence and gentle touch are hallmarks of your time with her. A graduate of both the University of Oregon and Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry, she has over 20 years of experience in the industry. Her top dental tip is for those who hate to floss. If you fall in this camp, she suggests you use a Waterpik, as they can be easier than floss, and often more effective.
During her non-working hours, she keeps busy with painting, writing, playing guitar and doting over her family. Many of the event games, floats, posters and more that you see from out office are lovingly painted by hand by Amy Kate! When she is busy painting, she can often be found watching Star Wars.
An avid football fanatic, Amy Kate may ask you about your favorite NCAA team, but insist the Oregon Ducks could beat anyone. You'll find her on Friday nights in the fall at Borleske Stadium cheering on the Wa-Hi Blue Devils. Go Big Blue!
Samantha Cobb, Dental Assistant
Sam has been a dental assistant at Walla Walla Dental Care for over 30 years. During that time, she has seen an incredible number of changes in the dental industry and has always enjoyed the ride. Sam always likes to remind her patients that they don't have to floss all of their teeth, just the ones they want to keep!
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and cats. Sam loves visiting the coast, antiquing, and watching movies. Her favorite film is "Pride and Prejudice."
Noemi Ramos-Diaz, Dental Assistant
Born and raised in Walla Walla, Noemi is a recent addition to our clinical team. She attended dental school at Charter College before interning with us and then coming on as an employee. Noemi loves meeting new people every day at the office, and continuing to further her knowledge of dentistry. Noemi always likes to remind her patients not to wait until they are in pain to visit the dentist. Regular visits for preventative care will keep your oral health in top form.
Outside of work, she keeps busy with her fiancé and four young children. They love enjoying the great outdoors, family events, and BBQing whenever possible in the warm months.
Janelle Collins, Financial Coordinator
Janelle is committed to providing patients with accurate treatment estimates along with financial options to achieve their dental needs. She strives to help patients feel comfortable and confident about investing in their oral health. Janelle's top dental tip is to "remember you've only got one set of teeth, you've got to take optimal care of them."
Raised along the banks of Wallowa Lake in Joseph, Oregon, Janelle loves spending time outdoors exploring and hiking with her daughter and grandson. She also loves traveling, cooking and volunteering in the community. Her favorite movie of all time is "The Goonies" and she has three adorable dachshunds who love to join in her outdoor adventures.
Barbara Moody, Expanded Functions Dental Hygienist
Barb works closely with her patients day-in, and day-out to help them achieve optimum oral health by providing gentle, thorough, personalized care. Raised in Moses Lake, Washington, Barb attended Upper Columbia Academy before studying dentistry at Loma Linda University.
Barb always likes to remind her patients that their mouth is connected to the rest of their body. By taking care of your mouth, you are taking care of your overall health.
When Barb is not putting her 30+ years of experience into caring for her patients, she enjoys running, cycling, kayaking, swimming, cooking and crafting. She can often be seen around town with her Goldendoodle, Maisy, playing fetch, chasing birds and enjoying a cup of tea at a local coffee shop.
Carrie Potts, Administrative Coordinator
Carrie is dedicated to providing excellent customer service and ensuring that all patients have a wonderful experience while visiting Walla Walla Dental Care. You can find her juggling numerous duties throughout the day, all while maintaining a smile. Carrie always likes to remind people that clean, white teeth make you look more tan!
She loves spending time with her daughters and cheering them on at their sporting events. She also enjoys outdoor activities including mowing her two acres of lawn, boating and wine tasting.
Sue Reay, Office Manager
Sue brings nearly 30 years of experience in the dental field to our office. She is dedicated to maintaining the duties of the office all while promoting a fun and positive work environment.
Outside of work, Sue is actively involved in Exchange Club and the Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days. She loves to travel and spend time with her grandchildren.
Amy Woiler, Dental Assistant
For over a decade, Amy has been working with Dr. Laizure and has taken the lead role in new technologies for the group. A graduate of Walla Walla University, Amy long has had an interest in teeth and helping others. Amy specializes in Cerec technologies to keep our office at the top of the game in the Walla Walla Valley
Outside of work, she loves spending free time with her husband and her cat. An avid at-home chef and baker, her creations in the kitchen are always a hit here at the office.