Meet the Team
Registered Dental Hygienist
Mandy attended Lane Community College and attained her hygiene license in 2008. Using her gifts, she enjoys serving our patients with compassion and sensitivity to the dental needs. Mandy has been married to her wonderful husband Matt for 10 years. Together they love to hike and explore the outdoors with there ever faithful dog Huckleberry. She has a knack for finding great restaurants and enjoys hunkering down with a good book.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Mindy joined our team in November 2017. She started her dental career as a dental assistant in 2005, when she joined the Air Force Reserves. She attended Lane Community College, where she served as the president of the Dental Hygiene Student Association and earned her Dental Hygiene degree and license in 2015. Mindy takes great pride in her career and strives to provide optimal care to every patient, paying close attention to their individual needs. Mindy's goal is to have a gentle touch, and make each patient feel comfortable. In her free time, you can find her enjoying the outdoors, hiking, fishing, and camping with her husband Jason, her step-kids, and their dog Kimber.
Shanna was born in Texas but moved to Oregon in 2000 from Montana with her husband Shane, and their two kids. She has over a decade of dental administrative experience and has a passion for creating an environment where patients feel comfortable and can build trust. She believes that everyone deserves to have a 5-star experience. When she's not at the office going over treatment and helping our patients understand their options, she can be found hanging out with her family, or out on a trail exploring with her two Australian Shepherds. Although she isn't a true native, she couldn't be happier calling Oregon her home.
Amanda joined our team in August of 2019. She has two gorgeous daughters and the three of them love finding new adventures together. Most of those adventures lead them on long drives to the beach, or down to the river. When they aren’t out seeking new adventures you can find them making silly home videos dancing and singing. Amanda loves assistant and helping people improve their smile. She especially enjoys seeing the happiness it brings them. She also loves cheese!
Gwen was born and raised right down the road in Cottage Grove. She recently returned to Eugene after 25 years in Central Oregon where she and her husband raised two children. She graduated from LCC in 1987 and continues to learn and enjoy all aspects of the dental experience. Gwen brings with her a knack for making everyone laugh with her terrible jokes and an infectious smile.
Irene was born in Tehran Iran and moved to the US with her parents in 2009. She is fluent in both English and Farsi. As the daughter of 2 dentists, Irene spent most of her childhood hanging out in a dental office, so it just seemed natural for her to pursue a career in the dental field. She is currently working on applying to several dental schools. In her spare time, Irene enjoys hanging out with friends, sleeping in, and snuggling with her beautiful cat Rory. She also plays guitar and her favorite genre to play flamenco. Iran and moved to the US with her parents and younger sister when she was 19.
Michelle joined our team back in 2018. She has been a dental assistant for over 19 years. She is passionate about creating a fun and inviting experience for our patients. Her laugh usually echoes through the office and her warm personality helps put our patients at ease. When she isn’t at the office, you can find her hanging out with her adult daughter, or her adorable rescue dog Miloh. She’s also known for her fun sock collection.
Mindi was born and raised in the beautiful Willamette Valley. She started her career in dentistry over 26 years ago as a dental assistant. You can now find her in the front office helping patients navigate the tricky world of insurance. She married her high school sweetheart over 30 years ago. They have a son and daughter, and are now blessed with a beautiful granddaughter. When she isn’t in the office, Mindi enjoys interior design projects, collecting glass art, roaming the Oregon coast, family road trips, and most of all, spending time with her granddaughter.
Nancy was born in Southern California and moved to Oregon in 1981. She has two adult daughters and 3 beautiful grandkids. Nancy has been a dental assistant for many years but joined our team in early 2019. She brings with her a love for dentistry and a gentle, caring approach. Nancy loves spending time with her family and friends, camping, and power walking. She also enjoys reading, crafts, and home improvement projects.
Nichole joined our team in February of 2018. She is proud to say she is Oregon born and raised. Nichole has been a dental assistant since 2011 and patients enjoy her bright smile and gentle touch. She spends most of her time with her dog Peanut and Niece. You can likely find her doing something new outdoors, but she especially loves golf.
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"Without a doubt the best dental office I've ever been a patient of. The dentists and their hygienists are all very friendly and knowledgable, and they do their best to make you as comfortable as possible. I haven't tried other dentists in Eugene, but I know I'm not alone in my opinion here… definitely recommend!" ~ Timothy
"Dr. Vivona was recommended to me by a friend and I couldn't be happier with my experience. While I wish I didn't need dental work, my experience with her has been great. She takes her time to make sure she's properly diagnosing. While doing the work, she was gentle, thorough and explained everything along the way, making sure I was comfortable. I highly recommend her" ~ Audrey
"I was greeted as I was walking in the door by two wonderful assistants. The hygienist was wonderful and encouraging through the whole exam. Over all the staff is the best I’ve encountered through dental and would recommend Dr. Vivona to anyone looking for quality and gentle care." ~Kimmi