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Meet Our Dental Team


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About Dr. Leale
Dr. Leale is honored to be taking over NorthView Family Dental from Arthur Rudd, DDS. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Rudd has been on the staff of Holy Family Hospital since 1970, and is an active member of local and regional community service organizations. Dr. Leale looks forward to meeting all of Dr. Rudd's new and long-time patients, and promises the same great, personal care for which Northview Family Dental has been known.
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About Dr. Startin
Dr. Startin earned his dental degree from Ohio State University after earning his Bachelor's degree from Arizona State. Dr. Startin maintains professional memberships with the American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association and the Spokane District Dental Society. Dr. Startin and his wife Angie have three beautiful children, Parker, Cole and Emma.
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About James Gatewood
James wants to live in a world where people break out into spontaneous choreographed dances. As an Operations Manager, he's been applauded on his professional dress and demeanor. When he';s not providing a virtually perfect customer experience, you can find him on a golf course. His recent adventure— was coaching his son and their soccer team — made him/her feel like Captain America. On your next visit to NorthView Family Dental, James wants you to discover how our amazing culture and service makes you happy you came to the dentist!!
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About Mikayla Brickner
Mikayla wants to live in a world where everyone gives back to their communities. As a Marketing Manager, she’s been spotted doing whatever it takes to engage patients and staff with everything from creative collateral and crazy cool gift baskets to fun celebrations and decorating the office. When she’s not working hard to ensure everyone enjoys their time at NorthView Family Dental, you can find her outside with her family and friends or volunteering at church. Her next adventure— having baby #2 — has her curiously excited to see what the next chapter holds for her family. On your next visit to NorthView Family Dental, Mikayla wants you to discover why so many patients love being a part of the NVFD family!
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About Megan Mahnke
Megan wants to live in a world where calories don't count!.As a financial coordinator, s/he's been working hard to know how your insurance works and is doing an amazing job keeping patients updated and informed. When s/he’s not working, you can find him/her at ballet or soccer practice with her children, or just hanging out at the mall. Her next adventure— Christmas! — Is giving her the warm and fuzzy's! Every year she likes to create more Christmas spirit and Joy! On your next visit to NorthView Family Dental, Megan wants you to ask her how your insurance works!
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About Michelle Prestley
Michelle wants to live in a world where there is endless supply of peanut butter M&M's. As a scheduling coordinator, she's been applauded on her dedication to the patient's needs. When she's not chasing her two kids around you can find her baking up a storm in the kitchen. Her most recent adventure - going on a cruise to the eastern Caribbean area with her family- it made her feel like she was living in a dream! On your next visit to N.V.F.D, Michelle, wants you to learn more about the wonderful team that is here to help you with your smile!
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About Jessica True
Jessica wants to live in a world where you can eat as much Taco Bell as you want and not gain a pound. As the patient care coordinator, she has been recognized for her positive demeanor by patients. When she's not searching for crafts on Pinterest, you can find her hiking (When the weather allows it) and exploring the Pacific Northwest's endless beauty. Her latest adventure- hiking "High Point Trail" at Farragut National Park in Idaho- made her feel lucky to live in a world where she can be pushed out of her comfort zone to experience some of the worlds hidden beauty. On your next visit to Northview Family Dental, Jessica wants you to learn about all the wonderful ways we give back to the community!
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About Brandi Walter
Brandi wants to live in a world where everyone is happy and can have all of the carbs you want! As a greeter she's been recognized for her attention to detail and positive demeanor around everyone. When she is not baking sweets, you can find her spending time outside with her husband and their dog Sadie! Her next adventure is a trip to Hawaii with her husband and some family members-making her feel very grateful for the life she is living. On your next visit to Northview Family Dental Brandi wants you to learn about all our wonderful whitening options!
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About Julia Makhanev
Julia wants to live in a world where someone brings her a coffee everyday without asking and then she loves them forever (her favorite is s'mores Frappuccino)! As a dental assistant she's been given the new nickname "FLAWLESS" for taking on new responsibilities at NorthView and having makeup and nails that are always fashionable. When she’s not assisting the AWESOME Drs at NorthView, you can find her spending time with her nephews, baking, shopping, and watching Disney movies.

Her next adventure, a trip to Bora Bora or the Maldives, will allow her to lay on the beach all day long, sipping delicious drinks and swimming in the beautiful blue ocean. On your next visit to NorthView Family Dental, Julia wants you to experience our AWESOME massage chair where you’ll feel like you're at the spa and not the dentist! "May your cup runneth over with JOY, LOVE, and LAUGHTER. Oh and really FABULOUS COFFEE.”
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About Hailey Kimpel
Hailey wants to live in a world where all airplane tickets were free and they served complimentary desserts during the flight. As a Dental Hygienist, she’s been spotted enjoying a good laugh and conversation with all patients, while providing a gentle NVFD experience to all. When she’s not saving the world, one plaque attack at a time, you can find her trying new recipes in the kitchen or enjoying the outdoors. Her latest adventure— hiking in Bend, Oregon with her significant other and friends to top of Black Butte — made her feel almost on top of the world. On your next visit to NorthView Family Dental, Hailey wants you to discover how easy, comfortable, and stress free we can make a dental visit be! See you soon! !
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About Nicole Tams
Nicole wants to live in a world founded on John Lennon’s lyrics to Imagine. As a dental hygienist, she’s been applauded for being a team player. When she’s not giving other’s a smile to be proud of you can find her on the golf course or enjoying the outdoors. Her first adventure— helping with Dentistry from the Heart— made her feel blessed to be a part NVFD team and excited to continue to give back to the community. On your next visit to NorthView Family Dental, Nicole wants you to learn about NVFD 10k smile giveaway!
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About Char Luby
Char wants to live in a world where french fries, chips, and fully loaded bake potatoes are part of the vegetable food group and you never gain weight from eating them. She'd also like to see a world where everyone is friendly. As a dental assistant, she's been found attending school at night to complete her EFDA Certification. This will allow her to place fillings on her own in the future. When she's not at work or school, you can find her at home with her loving family Rick, Claire and Savannah.

Her next big adventure, being a great mom to two beautiful little girls, can be exciting, tiring, scary, but ultimately makes her very happy. On your next visit to NorthView Family Dental, Char wants you to discover how unique our office is. Our goal is to make you feel like family and to have you leave our office happy with your experience. “I don't like to gamble, but if there's one thing I'm willing to bet on, it's myself.”
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About Natalie Sokolova
Natalie wants to live in a world where kindness is what the world is known for. As a hygienist, she’s been spotted providing comfortable care to her patients.
When she’s not taking care of patients at NorthView, you can find her spending time with her husband, friends, hiking, painting and singing at her church.

Her next adventure, a trip to Hawaii to celebrate her husbands graduation, makes her feel excited about all of the fun she is going to have during this next chapter of her life. On your next visit to NorthView Family Dental, Natalie wants you to find out just how comfortable and fun NorthView can be! “Be the somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody.”
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About Monica Tripplet
Monica wants to live in a world where everyone is free to dance anywhere, anytime. As a dental assistant she is known for keeping the wheel oiled with her enthusiasm. She loves to help everyone be the best they can be. She has been caring for patients for almost 4 decades, changing their perception of the "dental experience".

When she is not helping friends smile, you can find her teaching Jazzercise Aerobics at 5:30 in the morning. She is committed to making lives better. Her latest adventure was a visit to Virginia Beach, Virginia, where she was raised with her 3 sisters. Her mom, dad, and entire family all still live there today. She loves visiting the ocean and listening to the waves. On your next visit to NorthView Family Dental, Monica wants you to feel the comfort you never thought possible from a dental practice. “A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink.”
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About Kayla Gardner
Kayla wants to live in a world where everyone loves their smile and always wants to show it off. As a hygienist, she’s been spotted sharing her bubbly personality and making sure all guests at NorthView Family Dental experience the BEST possible treatment. When she’s not working on perfecting smiles or sharing her love of education, you can find her spending quality time with her family and friends. Whether it be going to a movie, shopping, or finding a fun, new recipe to bake you are guaranteed to find her surrounded by those she loves most.

Her latest adventure, 101 Crockpot Recipes, made her feel excited to have fresh, new ideas for dinners, lunches, and even desserts! On your next visit to NorthView Family Dental, Kayla wants you to discover how you can become so much more than "just a patient". You can become part of our family here at NorthView Family Dental! “Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.”
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About Salena Osborn
Salena wants to live in a world where education is free and everything is organized. As a dental assistant she has been acknowledged as “miss easy going.” She prides herself on helping keep the fast pace schedule flowing and being able to work in an efficient manner.

When she's not preparing patients for the doctor you can find her in sterilizing supplies, obtaining radiographs, helping a coworker, or making her patient comfortable. When she’s not in the office you can find her outside hiking, swimming and camping.

Her latest adventure was a visit to Great Falls Montana. This trip made her realize the true beauty of this earth and how unfortunately this beauty is overlooked by many. On your next visit to NorthView Family Dental, Salena wants you to experience the same positive friendly environment she gets to experience everyday as an employee. “We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.”
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About Shannon Wells
Shannon wants to live in a world where chocolate and french fries are part of a healthy balanced diet. As Executive Manager, she's been spotted supporting her team on everything from helping assistants with radiographs, to greeting patients at the front desk, or even creating a radio ad.

When she's not doing whatever it takes to make the patient experience at NorthView the BEST in town, you can find her out in the woods or on a soccer field with her 3 girls and hunky hubby ;). Her latest adventure, a birthday trip to Hawaii, made her feel blessed to live on an earth where she can be on a beautiful tropical island one minute and then back safe and sound in her home in the woods…all in the same day!

On your next visit to NorthView Family Dental, Shannon wants you to explore how to have all your friends and family be taken care of by the best dentists in town (and win cool prizes) through NorthView’s Referral Program! “Someone once told me not to bite off more than I could chew. I would rather choke on greatness than nibble on mediocrity.”
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About Katie Halladay
Katie wants to live in a world where naps are for grown ups too.
As a dental assistant, she's been caught never taking a break when theres more to be done. When she's not helping patients or teaching other assistants, you can find her hiking with her husband, playing with her two sons, and walking the family pooch.

Her next adventure, raising a newborn baby boy, makes her appreciate family, friends, and babysitters. On your next trip to NorthView Family Dental, Katie wants you to inquire about our newest service, Six Month Smiles! “Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear, and the blind can see.”
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Dr. Leale
Dentist

Dr. Startin
Dentist

Natalie Sokolova
Dental Hygienist

Kayla Gardner
Dental Hygienist

Nicole Tams
Dental Hygienist

Hailey Kimpel
Dental Hygienist

Katie Halladay
Dental Assistant

Char Luby
Dental Assistant

Monica Tripplet
Dental Assistant

Julia Makhanev
Dental Assistant

Salena Osborn
Dental Assistant

Shannon Wells
Executive Manager

Mikayla Brickner
Marketing Manager

James Gatewood
Operations Manager

Michelle Prestley
Scheduling Coordinator

Brandi Walter
Scheduling Coordinator

Jessica True
Patient Experience Coordinator

Megan Mahnke
Billing Coordinator

LOCATION

NorthView Family Dental

5901 N Lidgerwood St, Suite 225
Spokane, WA 99208

Phone: (509) 590-1763


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