We strive to listen first so that we understand your needs, desires, and concerns about your dental health. And likewise, we make sure that you not only hear all of your treatment and financial options, but that you also thoroughly understand them.
The IFD team offers a variety of services to help you achive your oral health goals. We are happy to help you every step of the way, from scheduling to researching your insurance benefits to coordinating treatment.
We look forward to seeing every patient every day, getting caught up on their lives and sharing a little laughter and fun while working together to promote oral health.
Dr. Nannette Goyer
DOCTOR OF DENTAL SURGERY
Thank you for visiting our website and for either being a patient or considering becoming a patient! I have been a dentist for over twenty years, receiving my degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 1989.
Dr. Doug Coe
DOCTOR OF DENTAL MEDICINE
Dr. Coe joined our practice in 2012, and we feel lucky to have him as part of our dental team. Dr. Coe graduated from the Oregon Health & Science University in 1976. Dr. Coe has practiced in the Walla Walla valley for over thirty years and enjoys catching up with long-time patients as well as getting to know new patients. As a cherry farmer on the side, along with many other hobbies, Dr. Coe is always on the move.
Dr. Samantha Kofler
DOCTOR OF DENTAL SURGERY
Joining our Inland Family Dentistry team in January 2018, we are so excited to introduce Dr. Samantha Kofler. A Whitman College graduate, Dr. Kofler looks forward to returning to the Walla Walla valley. She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, graduating with honors.
Our administrative staff does a phenomenal job of interpreting insurance plans. Their ability to retrieve benefits, interpret plans, and bill insurance is incredible. If you ever have any questions about your account or benefits or would like to schedule an appointment, they are happy to help.
All Registered Dental Hygienists in Washington State must receive two years of state-mandated hygiene training along with at least two years of undergraduate work, pass a state board examination, and take continuing education classes each year to maintain their license. By providing education and hands-on training, our hygienists help patients manage their oral health and develop good oral hygiene habits. They also communicate with the doctors about your treatment and oral health and help develop a plan to keep you smiling for a lifetime.
Our dental assistants have graduated from a certified dental assisting program and are well versed in a tremendous amount of procedures, processes, and materials that they encounter each day in the clinic. In addition to assisting the doctor with patient procedures, assistants take X-rays, perform the sterilization of rooms and equipment, track lab cases, order supplies, and enter patient data.
Kelly has been a registered dental hygienist in our valley for many years. Her passion and dedication for oral health is second to none. Kelly has worked at our office for over 10 years, and she has worked with some of her patients for over 30 years. Kelly takes great pride in helping folks understand the importance of home care and working with patients to improve their oral hygiene.
Dr. Goyer and Mandy have worked together for almost 20 years! Mandy is a registered dental hygienist bringing experience and great depth of knowledge to our office. She is the historian of our dental practice, recalling every detail of every tooth she has ever seen. If you happen to see Mandy for your cleaning, you might hear quite a bit about her adventures with her goats, and it wouldn’t surprise us if she tried to convince the Department of Health to allow therapeutic goats in the dental office setting. Stay tuned!
Jody is a registered dental hygienist by day and barista by night, well weekend. Dr. Goyer discovered Jody’s ever-smiling face frequenting her coffee shop, Giddy-Up and Go. To Dr. Goyer’s delight, she learned Jody was attending hygiene school. She has been a team member since 2007. Jody’s thoughtful ways reflect her genuine concern for each of her patient’s care.
Taelor joined our practice after graduating at the top of her class with a bachelor’s of science in dental hygiene from Eastern Washington University. She observed at our office a number of times while in school, and we knew she would be a perfect addition to our team! Taelor has wanted to be a dental hygienist since she was 5 years old, so you could say working at our office is a dream come true!
Barbara is an extremely experienced hygienist and has helped many people in our valley improve or maintain their oral health over the course of her career. She has even taught dental hygiene courses in the area. Many of us have even worked with Barbara (or Barb as we call her) in the past. Currently, Barb is seeing patients Mondays, Wednesday-Fridays.
As an integral member of the Inland Family Dentistry team for over ten years, Sara is a registered dental assistant with over 20 years of experience in the dental office setting. In addition to her assistant duties, Sara has completed additional continuing education with Dr. Goyer focusing on oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea. She is also our resident meteorologist, wheat crop analysist, and wildfire marshal.
If you hear a movie quote while in our office, know that you are likely working with Kim! She is a registered dental assistant and has worked at our office for over ten years. Kim can also be found helping the administrators up front, ordering supplies, and maintaining equipment. She is also called on to help translate for Spanish speaking patients. We dare you to try and quote a movie Kim hasn’t seen!
Nikki is a registered dental assistant. She recently joined our practice and looks forward to helping folks with their dental care. Nikki is primarily responsible for the management of our laboratory, pouring up models, making guards, and maintaining equipment among other things. Her background coming from both an orthodontic practice as well as a general dentistry office has made an immediate impact on our practice and we are happy to have her!
Registered dental assistant by day, highly skilled administrator, well, by day also. Casey moved back home after working in Seattle for a number of years, and we are so glad she did! Most of the time, she is one of the beaming faces who greet patients. Other skills include making sure insurance companies behave; corralling a mountain of administrative-related tasks on a daily basis; and helping patients understand their treatment, the cost of treatment, and an estimation of what insurance is expected. That is just the tip of the iceberg! She is also an excellent clinician, assisting the doctors with various procedures. We look forward to introducing you to Casey, our new multi-talented team member.
You might notice that Gwen looks strikingly similar to Dr. Goyer. That is because Gwen is Dr. Goyer’s daughter—they put the family in Inland Family Dentistry. Gwen is our office manager and is jack of all trades, helping with everything from scheduling to technology to accounting among other duties. She often tells folks she has worked with Dr. Goyer the longest, over 30 years, as she remembers going to dental school from time to time with her mom.
At your next appointment, take a moment to meet Susan! Actually, you can’t miss her—she is the first person you meet when you enter the office. Susan recently joined our administrative team and is quickly learning all the fun nuances of dental insurance. She has many years of experience working with a local orthodontic office as well as unique experience working for a major insurance company. Susan has many skills that have made an immediate impact, and we are thrilled to have her.
Joining our team at the end of 2018, Tami completes our administrative team. She has worked in the dental field for many years, and, actually, worked with Susan and Nikki before. They are reunited! Tami helps our patients schedule, researches insurance, and so much more. She is a welcome addition to our team, always willing to help her fellow co-workers and patients. So if you need anything, give Tami a call. Don’t forget to meet her at your next appointment.