Early dental care for kids
Going to the dentist is an important part of your child’s overall health.
That’s why we’re committed to providing the best early dental care for infants, adolescents, and kids with special needs.
Because every child is unique.
HIGHLY TRAINED PROFESSIONALS
Meet our team
Dr. Cathy Luchini
Abby, Dental Assistant
A Spokane native, Abby graduated from the Spokane Community College Dental Assisting Program in 2014 and has been working as a dental assistant ever since.
She believes in creating a fun and comfortable dental environment so that parents and patients feel loved and cared for. Her favorite part of her job is getting to know the kids and watching them grow and smile every 6 months.
When she’s not at work, you can find Abby in nature, hiking, and staying busy with her wonderful husband, two teens, and baby.
Abigail, Dental Assistant
Abigail has been with The Kidds Place since being a 2019 honor grad of the Spokane Community College Dental Assisting Program.
She believes that every child deserves access to the best-quality dental care in a cheerful environment and in a manner that suits their needs. Wanting patients at The Kidds Place to have an exciting and friendly visit filled with sparkling smiles and good memories, she loves getting to know every kid and helping them get on track for healthy habits at home.
In her free time, you can find Abigail with her family and friends, creating beautiful landscape acrylic paintings, thrift shopping, and spending time outdoors.
Amy, Registered Dental Hygienist
Amy graduated from Eastern Washington University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene and has been with The Kidds Place since 2007.
Amy’s goal is to teach children about oral health and make every child’s experience a fun-filled, safe, and creative adventure. She wants kids to leave the office with a smile, feeling proud of themselves after a comfortable and positive experience at the dentist.
With two young boys, Amy and her husband are kept very busy with sports events and volunteering at their school. In her spare time, Amy enjoys camping with family and friends, building puzzles, and reading.
Ana, Dental Assistant
Ana has been a dental assistant with The Kidds Place since joining the dental industry in 2018.
Her goal is for patients at The Kidds Place to have the best dental experience possible and to leave educated. Most importantly, she wants them to leave with a smile!
Ana has a hidden talent: she’s crafty! Her creative spirit makes her a joy around the office.
Becky graduated from Eastern Washington University with a BS in dental hygiene in 2007 and has been with The Kidds Place team since 2015.
Dentistry is Becky’s passion. Working with kids makes her heart happy, and she loves helping kids through their dental experience in a way that lets them have a fun time, gain knowledge in a safe environment, and have pride in knowing they can do hard things.
Becky lives in Spokane with her husband and two daughters. She spends her free time creating art, traveling, camping, fishing, and any other outdoor activity she can do with her family.
Lisa, Scheduling Coordinator
Lisa has lived in Spokane for over 25 years and has been a part of The Kidds Place team for over 10 of them.
She wants patients and parents to feel like they are part of the family at The Kidds Place — this is a fun and safe place where we all care about each patient!
Lisa and her husband have been married for 17 years, and they stay busy keeping up with their three boys. When Lisa is not building relationships with the great staff at The Kidds Place, she loves spending time outdoors.
Emily, Dental Assistant
Born and raised in Spokane, Emily has been with The Kidds Place since entering the dental industry in 2010. Before that, she was a Kidds Place mom! Dr. Cathy was her son Micah’s dentist from infancy.
As a mom, Emily’s #1 goal is to treat every child how she would want her own child cared for. At The Kidds Place, she’s committed to creating a welcoming, educational, and fun experience. She wants every patient to know how excited the team is to see them and help them.
Emily and her husband also run a non-profit to help kids. After her son, Micah, passed away in an accident, they started a foundation in his name: The Micah Daniel Love Foundation. Fun fact: The Kidds Place is one of her foundation’s corporate sponsors! When she is not busy with work or running her non-profit, Emily runs an online grief group focused on helping bereaved parents and widowed spouses. She also loves spending time with her friends, hiking, kayaking, cooking, working out, and traveling.
Grace, Dental Assistant
Grace is from the Marshall Islands and has been with The Kidds Place since early 2019.
Her favorite part of her job is making the kids feel happy and comfortable coming to see the dentist. She likes to help them have a fun time and be proud of themselves when they leave.
One of seven siblings, Grace loves to play softball and volleyball. She also has a hidden talent for artwork.
Jodi, Front Desk
Jodi has been with The Kidds Place since 2007, although she has been in the dental industry for over twenty years.
Making sure that every patient feels welcome when they walk in the door at The Kidds Place, she helps patients have a happy and positive experience — and walk away with the skills to stay cavity-free.
Jodi has lived in the Spokane area all her life, now living on a small hobby farm with her husband and three kids. She enjoys riding horses, hunting, and fishing, and her hidden talent is that she can sew!
Karen, Dental Assistant
Karen came to work with The Kidds Place in 2019, bringing 18 years’ experience in the dental industry with her.
Throughout her career, Karen has been passionate about helping patients experience a fear-free visit to the dentist and leaving with a smile. At The Kidds Place, she also loves helping young patients learn how to care for their oral health, as well as to understand the connection between their mouths and their overall physical health.
Originally from Virginia, Karen served in the Marines for 7½ years. But her most challenging occupation has been being a mother to three daughters. When she has free time, she enjoys quilting, crocheting (hats are her specialty), and playing video games.
Katie, Dental Assistant
Katie has been a pediatric dental assistant since 2008, and a proud member of The Kidds Place team since 2013.
Katie’s favorite part of her job is making sure that when a kid comes in timid or anxious, they leave smiling. She treats every patient with TLC so they can experience laughter and confidence while they learn how to take care of their teeth.
Born in British Columbia, Canada, Katie and her husband love traveling to the Oregon Coast with their two children, having movie dates, and playing outside. Her favorite season is winter because she loves all things snow, and her hidden talent is that she can touch her tongue to her nose.
Kim, Dental Assistant
With over 29 years in the dental industry, Kim has been with The Kidds Place since 2007.
She is committed to providing the highest quality dental care while ensuring her patients are comfortable and safe. Having fun is always a priority, as is making sure that kids feel proud to have completed their procedures.
Kim is married with two adult children and two crazy dogs. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and crafting — and she can sing as well as Celine Dion in the shower.
Tami, Insurance & Financial Coordinator
Tami has always known that she wanted to be a part of the dental industry. Early on in life, she would even spend her lunch hours volunteering at her local dental office. A team member at The Kidds Place since 2006, she has over 25 years’ experience in dentistry.
Tami wants kids to have great dental experiences — from their first appointment all the way to when they bring their future children and grandchildren in! She believes that good oral health is learned. That’s why she loves to help children and their families get the dental work they need and gain the knowledge and understanding to live an overall healthy life.
Married to her husband for 23 years, Tami has two sons, Justin and Bradley. Her passion is gardening, and she loves being outside planting. She and her husband are both very active in the community as volunteers.
Stormy, Dental Assistant
A graduate of Carrington College, Stormy has been in the dental industry since 2012 and with The Kidds Place since early 2018.
Stormy is passionate about making sure kids have a great time at the dentist so that they always remember it as a happy place they went to as a child. Her favorite thing about her job is the amazing extended family she has gained in the staff, all the amazing families she’s gotten to know at the office, and all the kids she’s been able to watch learn and grow.
Stormy and her husband have two little boys. When she’s not at work, you can find her spending time at the lake or going on adventures with her family. Her favorite thing to do is horseback riding and watching her son learn to ride.
Taren, Dental Assistant
I’ve been in the industry for 4 years, and at The Kidds Place for 1 month.
I want The Kidds Place patience to experience kindness, happiness and I want to change the stigma of dental offices!
A hidden talent I have is I am a great swimmer! I swam on a swim team from age 6-18!