HILLSBORO, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kristen Simmons, MHA, BSDH, RDH was recently promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Willamette Dental Group. In this new role, Simmons will oversee all operations for the family of companies that make up Willamette Dental Group, which provides a combination of dental care services, dental insurance, and business management and administrative services in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.
Prior to this promotion, Simmons led Clinical Strategy & Development for the company, most recently as Vice President of Strategy & Professional Development. She has been involved in clinical leadership for the company since 1994. With this proven leadership experience, Simmons will ensure a corporate focus on achieving Willamette Dental Group’s mission to deliver proactive patient care through a partnership with our patients to stop the disease-repair cycle by mean of evidence-based methods of prevention and treatment.
As a registered dental hygienist, Simmons brings an extensive clinical background to the Operations of Willamette Dental Group. After practicing as a dental hygienist for over 10 years in dental practices throughout Illinois, Texas and Oregon, Simmons earned a Bachelors degree in dental hygiene from Eastern Washington University and a Masters degree in Healthcare Administration from Pacific University.
The vision of Willamette Dental Group to be the dental provider of choice is what led Dr. Eugene Skourtes, President & CEO, and the company’s executive team to choose a clinician to drive the company’s Operations strategy and implementation.
“Willamette Dental Group is a dental practice first and foremost. We are a dental practice with insurance, marketing and administrative groups included. With this in mind, it is my vision that Willamette Dental Group will be the employer and provider of choice.” – Eugene Skourtes, DMD, President, CEO.
Simmons will lead Willamette Dental Group’s operations from the corporate offices in Hillsboro, Oregon.
“I am very excited to support Dr. Skourtes’ vision through this broader role in Operations. The vision is simple…it’s about the patient and employee experience, and I want to strengthen our infrastructure to increase focus on these areas.” – Kristen Simmons, COO.
About Willamette Dental Group
Headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon, Willamette Dental Group (www.willamettedental.com) has been providing high quality dentistry for more than 40 years. The company is the largest multi-specialty group dental practice in the Northwest and operates more than 50 dental office locations throughout Oregon, Washington, and Idaho serving more than 300,000 patients. Its unique delivery model delivers proactive preventive dental care focused on promoting long term health through a partnership with their patients.