Meet the Dentists
Stephanie Rose, DMD
Dr. Stephanie Rose grew up in Corvallis, OR and attended Oregon State University, majoring in General Science and graduating Summa Cum Laude. After OSU, Dr. Rose moved to Portland to pursue her dental career at Oregon Health and Science University. After graduation from OHSU School of Dentistry, Dr. Rose worked in a private practice setting in Portland before joining the Wellness Springs Dental team. Dr. Rose is a member of the American Dental Association, the Oregon Dental Association, The Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. She absolutely loves continuing education courses and participating in study clubs. Her commitment to continually expanding her knowledge is rooted in the desire to provide the finest care and help patients achieve a higher level of health and wellness. Dr. Rose loves her work and is thrilled to be part of such a positive practice. She takes her responsibility as an integral part of her patients’ health care team very seriously. In her free time, Dr. Rose enjoys running, yoga, researching, exploring new restaurants, and spending time with her husband.
Shruti Jadeja, DDS
Dr. Jadeja was in private practice in India for 3 years before moving to the US to pursue a career in dentistry. She attended UCLA for a research program in Oral Biology, and she graduated from the University of Colorado, School of Dental Medicine. She is a member of the American Dental Association and Oregon Dental Association. While not at the office, she enjoys reading, hiking, exploring new places and different cuisines, and spending time with her 2-year old child.
Denise Gates, DMD
Dr. Gates grew up 4th in a family of 11 children in Eastern Oregon. She graduated from OSU (Go Beavs!) and attended OHSU in Portland for her dental training. She loves working with families to help obtain and maintain a happy, healthy smile. She met her husband and love of her life (Chris) attending OSU. They have 4 wonderful children who keep them very busy; Tyler (10), Alaina (8), Evelyn (2), and Tucker (6 months). They love listening to Tyler and Alaina play the piano, compete in soccer, wrestling and gymnastics. Evelyn is solidly enjoying her terrible twos, climbing furniture, investigating any open drawer, and all the time being adorable. Tucker has learned to scoot around and is enjoying testing out his first two teeth. She looks forward to meeting you and your family!
Meet the Staff
Wellness Springs Dental makes the promise every day to serve patients with a smile. Patients can relax in the Wellness Springs office and feel safe, knowing their teeth and their time are being well catered to. Each patient who steps through the door of the office is greeted with joy and made to feel welcome and cared for. It matters to the staff at Wellness Springs that every man, woman, and child feels secure and leaves with the smile he or she deserves.
Patients coming to the office for the first time will be greeted by a staff that makes them feel at home right away. This is the Wellness Springs Dental promise. No patient is made to feel nervous or left to be confused about his or her treatment plan. All treatments are safe and offered by our experienced, skilled dental team. Wellness Springs Dental is also proud to keep state of the art, modern tech and the latest in proper care programs.
Jordan Hawkins, Dental Assistant
Jordan is a Certified Expanded Functions Dental Assistant from Lyons, Colorado. She has been in the dental field for over ten years and enjoys making every guest feel the most comfortable that they can be in an environment where they may not normally consider pleasant. Jordan has ventured into many areas of the dental field such as taking all of the prerequisite classes required for dental hygiene, she has worked in the dental lab making removable prosthetics, and she has also worked in the front office with scheduling and financial needs for guests; however, she has realized that her calling and preference is in fact chair side dental assisting, helping guests through their dental appointments with ease and comfort. Jordan has recently moved to Oregon with her significant other, loving the weather and the many outdoor activities that they and their malamute love to do. While Jordan is not working in the dental office, she enjoys training horses, hiking, riding on their Harley, and spending time with family, friends, and animals.
Jean McCloy, Dental Hygienist
I was born in Brazil but have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my life. I attended Lane Community College and graduated in 1997 with an Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene, and have worked continually since then in various dental offices. I have also done volunteer work with Medical Teams International, and in August 2013, I joined the Wellness Springs Dental office to help provide excellent dental care to the Salem community.
I am very passionate about my career, and I believe that every person is unique and has the right to be treated with respect, kindness, and compassion. I stay current in my profession with active membership in a local study club, by subscribing to professional journals and attending lectures and seminars. Outside of the dental office I enjoy spending time with friends and with my daughter who is also a Dental Hygienist.
Tessia, Dental Hygienist
Tessia grew up in Wasilla, Alaska. She moved to Oregon right after high school and has lived here for nine years. She attended Oregon State University, majoring in Public health. After OSU she continued her education at the Oregon Institute of Technology in La Grande for Dental Hygiene. Tessia’s passion for Dental Hygiene started early on, strongly influenced by her parents, childhood Dentist and Hygienist. Her main focus when treating guests is making sure they are as comfortable as possible and giving them proper dental education. She is excited to start her career her at Wellness Springs Dental and help guests achieve optimal health. In her spare time she enjoys anything outdoors, skiing, hiking, road tripping, and camping.
Chris, Business Administration
Chris was born in Vacaville, California and has lived in Silverton, Oregon since 1999. Chris’s career in the dental field began after college as a dental assistant. She has since worked in general dental practices as well as orthodontic practices as an assistant and treatment coordinator.
Chris really enjoys working with patients to help them better understand their dental insurance benefits and help them get the treatment they need. Chris enjoys the outdoors, photography, cats, and spending time with family and friends.