Meet the Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


Administrative Team

 

Anna Riggers

Orthodontic Treatment Coordinator

Anna

I started working for Dr. Christensen in June 2010, but started working in the dental field in 2006. I am one of our treatment coordinators, so I see new patients for consultations. I have an Associate’s Degree and my certification in Dental Assisting from the College of Southern Idaho. I am also high-speed hand piece certified.

I enjoy interacting with our wonderful patients and their families on a daily basis. Getting to know new people and building relationships with them is one of the best parts of my job. Dr. Christensen and our team are so much fun, as well. We all get along so well and enjoy joking around with one another and getting the patients involved. There is so much laughter in our office!

I have a wonderful husband, Kyle, who I married in October 2011.  We have two awesome children, Grady and Millee. They keep us busy! We love traveling, especially if it's a road trip. We also enjoy going to our cabin in Elk River where we can ride our side-by-side, go fishing and hunting, and just enjoying the outdoors!

 

Kris Cavanaugh

Sleep Care Coordinator

Kris

I joined Christensen Orthodontics in June 2022 as the Sleep Care Coordinator. I have a passion for helping people. I have spent the last 10 years helping the seniors in the Lewis Clark Valley. I look forward to helping improve the lives of those who are dealing with sleep issues.

I have been married to my amazing husband Lonnie for 30 years. We have two adult daughters and great sons-in-law. We have a mini farm with horses, chickens, ducks, cats and dogs.

In our spare time, we love doing anything outdoors that we can do together.

 

Lissa Cockrell

Financial Coordinator

Lissa

I started working at Christensen Orthodontics in November of 2021. I didn’t know what to expect, as I had never worked at an orthodontic office before. What I found was an amazing team of people that work hard to ensure that the patients not only have a great smile, but have the best health possible. Dr. Christensen wants the best for each and every patient that walks through the office. He shares that passion with the rest of the team, and they all work hard to give the patient the best experience and outcome possible.

As the Financial Coordinator, I work closely with insurance companies. I submit claims to them so you don’t have to. Although I don’t see patients when they come in, I have an open door. I welcome everyone with financial questions to stop by so we can review their account.

I have been married for 32 years. We have 3 adult children, all of which are married. We have 2 grandchildren and one on the way. We are hoping for more grandchildren in the future, so we can spoil them rotten, as well. When I’m not working, I love camping, fishing, boating, and spending time with family.

 

Destiny Titus

Scheduling Coordinator

Destiny

I have the privilege to welcome all patients with a smile, as well as scheduling their individual appointments.  I also handle all referrals and send out appointment reminders. I really enjoy the interactions I have with patients and knowing that what we do here is helping improve their health. Everyone here is so patient focused; we take the time to get to know each individual and improve their overall health from start to finish.

I currently live in Lewiston with my husband and our five, beautiful children.  We enjoy the outdoors so we spend most of our time camping, hunting, fishing and boating.  We also love watching our kids play sports and compete in academic competitions.

 

Madison Higbee

Scheduling Coordinator

Madison

I started working at Christensen Orthodontics in April 2021.  I am one of two front desk girls; you may hear my voice when you call, we run the office schedule and send any referrals you may need.  I graduated from Lewiston-Clark State College with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a minor in Marketing.

I enjoy seeing all the faces that walk through these doors each day.  I also enjoy the opportunity to be a part of a team that is helping people breathe better and gain confidence with their new smile.

My soon-to-be husband and I have a corgi named Luna. We love her so much.  Outside of work, we enjoy taking our Razor ourt riding in the mountains, camping and boating in the summertime.


Clinical Team

 

Alisha DeLane

Clinical Assistant

Alisha

I began my work as an orthodontic assistant at Christensen Orthodontics in 2017. The first thing I noticed after working here is the amazing team. I love getting to work with all of these fabulous people who make work so fun. Everyone has their special part to play, and everyone works together to make sure our patients’ experience is the best they can get. 

I really enjoy the opportunity to meet so many new people, and seeing their confidence build when they get their new smile. It’s amazing to change lives and help people breathe better!

I have a wonderful boyfriend.  We spend a lot of our time traveling and adventuring as much as we can.  We also enjoy summertime activities like camping, paddle boarding and road trips.  In my free time, you can catch me enjoying the sunshine or reading a good murder mystery.

 

Whitney Jacobs

Clinical Assistant

Whitney

I am a clinical assistant and enjoy learning new things everyday. Dr. Christensen and the team have really made me feel welcome. My oldest son finished treatment with Dr. Christensen and my daughter is currently in treatment. Her breathing has improved so much. She no longer has sleepless nights due to breathing problems, and no longer takes antihistamines. I am excited to be a part of the team that has improved my children's health, and be able to help other patients achieve the same goal.

I was born in Chico, California and raised here in Lewiston Idaho, graduating from LHS in 1998. I have been working in the medical field since 1998 and attended LCSC for Collision Repair. I took a break and raised our three children for 9 years in Moscow, Idaho. When moving back to Lewiston, I decided to get back into the medical field, starting in Medical Records/Transcriptionist and moving up to Pediatrics. I love working with patients and getting to know them every day.

I am married to my wonderful husband, Frank. We met in Collision Repair at LCSC and married in 2003. We are the proud parents of three kids, two boys and one girl. We enjoy outdoor activities and watching our kids play sports. We spend lots of time together boating, camping, razoring/motorcycle riding, fishing and hunting. I enjoy exercising. GRIT/HIIT workouts are my favorite and running with my sister.

 

Erica Van Leuven

Clinical Assistant

Erica

I’m excited to be a part of the Christensen Orthodontics team. Dr. Christensen’s years of proven orthodontic success, combined with his passion for airway treatment for the overall improved health and wellness of our patients, is something that I am proud to be a part of. Being an active team member in transforming the whole-body health of our patients, with personalized treatment options, presents a new and unique treatment and care plan each day.

I have lived in the LC Valley for most of my life, in addition to living in Southern California for close to 6 years, before returning to the PNW. My college degree in Culinary Arts is something that I am equally passionate about sharing, and still enjoy creating a variety of pastries and dinner events with friend and family. As a mother of 3, a sister to 9 siblings, and with countless family members throughout our region and beyond, I enjoy spending a lot of my time outside of the office celebrating life events and holidays. My summers are spent up the canyon on the river in addition to gardening, fishing, camping, and participating in car shows. My children keep me busy with year-round sports, activities, and local county fairs.

 

Sara O'Connor

Clinical Assistant

Sara

I started working at Christensen Orthodontics in May 2022. I always knew I wanted to work in the dental field but had no idea what to expect when I was hired. I love working here and getting to meet all the patients. I’ve loved seeing the difference we can make with our patients whether it’s confidence with their smile or helping them breathing better.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy fishing, hiking, and playing video games with my boyfriend. I really enjoy hanging out with friends and family. I also have a wiener dog who keeps me on my toes. We love playing fetch in the backyard and taking naps together when we’re done.

 

McKenzie Triplett

Clinical Assistant

McKenzie

I joined this team shortly after beginning my own treatment journey.  I realized shortly after my first visit that curiosity got the best of me, and I had to help others understand the benefits of our goal here at Christensen Orthodontics. My favorite part of working at Christensen Orthodontics is getting to know every patient one on one whether it’s how their day is going or questions about treatment. I strive to see everyone leave happy and concerned free. In addition, I like to spend my free time with my animals. I have a dog named Bear that has been by my side for the last five years, and a horse named Cherry who helped me win the Lewiston Roundup, for amateur barrel racing, in 2019.

 

Jennifer Hernandez

Clinical Assistant

Jennifer

I started working at Christensen Orthodontics in April 2022. I am a past patient of Dr. Christensen’s and was always interested in the orthodontic field. The best part about my job is seeing all the patients as they leave with happy smiles.

I was born and raised in Lewiston, Idaho and graduated from Clarkston High School in 2020. In my free time, I enjoy playing many different sports and working out.

 

Nancy Harris

Records Coordinator

Nancy

I joined Dr. Christensen's team in January 2018. As our records coordinator, I assist Dr. Christensen by obtaining patients’ X-rays, scans, photographs, and airway tests used in determining treatment plans. The best part of my job is getting to know our patients on a personal level and seeing the positive effects their treatment has on their life. I look forward to coming into work each day to improve the health and well-being of our patients.

I grew up in Chihuahua, Mexico. My husband Martin and I were married in 2004 and have two children, Nate and Mia. In our free time, we enjoy camping, hiking, tubing on the river, and are active in our church.

 

Jessica Dickson

Lab Technician

Jessica

I started working for Dr. Christensen in October 2017. Though I have only just begun my career in the dental field, I have worked in the medical field for 18 years. As our lab tech, I make all those fun shiny appliances for your mouth! My favorite part of my job is knowing that with all the appliances I’m making, I’m not only helping our patients with a beautiful smile but in many cases opening airways and saving lives. I love my job; the team has been so inviting and helpful. I am so happy and blessed to be working for such a great, kind-hearted doctor!

I have lived in the LCV all my life. I have a son Treyten who is my world. We love camping with our family and two little fur babies Bentley and Dolché. When we’re not camping, we are hanging with our family and friends.

 

Bobby King

Lab Technician

I started working for Dr. Christensen in August 2022.  After spending almost 20 years in the law enforcement and security field I needed a change of pace.  I found the perfect fit with the team at Christensen Orthodontics. As one of the two lab techs I get the pleasure of making and knowing that the appliances we construct are significantly impacting someone’s life.

I grew up in Sandy, Oregon and have an amazing wife named Victoria.  We met during a Muay Thai martial arts class in Portland, Oregon and have been married since 2013. We have a dog and two cats.  We spend a lot of time together riding our motorcycles, 4 wheeling, working out, or enjoying live music.  

 

Desiree Smith

Sterilization Technician

Desiree

I joined Dr. Christensen’s team February 2022 as the Sterilization Tech. Working with this team is very joyful and upbeat. Before I started, I worked as a caregiver in a behavioral and memory unit. I have learned something new every day and have also seen some familiar faces.

Dr. Christensen has treated my oldest son and has done a tongue tie release on my granddaughter. I have another son currently in treatment and two more children starting treatment.

I was born and raised in Montpelier, Idaho and the oldest of four children. My husband and I have been married for nineteen years and still going strong. We have four awesome kids and a sweetheart of a granddaughter.

We love to go camping, fishing, hunting, and spending quality time together.