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McKenzie Dental


Our People Are Our Practice

About Robert Kelly, DMD

Dr. Robert Kelly was born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii. Dr. Kelly attended dental school at Boston University, graduating in 2005 with honors Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Kelly enjoys all general, restorative, periodontal, and cosmetic procedures. He especially enjoys being a family dentist and getting to know people of all ages, different places, and walks of life. He has been licensed in Oregon since 2008 and is a member of the American and Oregon Dental Associations. He actively participates in study clubs at OHSU and various learning/training opportunities around the country. Dr. Kelly is married to Aimee, who grew up in the same small town, and they have two boys and a girl. Dr. Kelly loves the Pacific Northwest and decided on this area to settle down and raise a family. He enjoys hiking, camping, travelling, cooking, photography, playing the guitar, surfing, snowboarding, volunteering in the community, and most of all spending time with his family!


Doctor of Dental Medicine
Boston University School of Dental Medicine

Bachelor of Arts, Biology
Whitman College

Angela Beylund

Dental Hygienist

Angela has been with McKenzie Dental since 2005 and soon after fell in love with the community and beautiful mountain setting. Angela entered the field in 1996 as a dental assistant until she was accepted into the dental hygiene program in 2003. As a hygienist, she is constantly striving to improve her skills and learn new technologies to benefit her patients. Angela’s love of animals prompted her to start McKenzie Dental’s Annual Pet Food Drive, which benefits local needy pets. She enjoys reading, camping, photography, exploring Portland as well as knitting and bee keeping. Most of all, she enjoys spending time with her family, husband Chris and son Holden.

Brittany Petronek

Dental Assistant

Brittany graduated from Sandy High School. Not long after, she enrolled in the dental assistant program at Concorde Career College in Portland and graduated as an EFDA/EFODA certified dental assistant. She did her externship with McKenzie Dental in 2007 and has been there ever since. Brittany has lived in Clackamas County most of her life. She and her husband Jason were married in 2006 and they welcomed their first child, Aubree, into the world in 2011, and Autumn in 2015. In her spare time, she enjoys camping and spending time with family.

Char Stauss

Financial Coordinator

Char has been a key part of the McKenzie Dental team since 2006. She has worked with insurance billing for over 15 years and assisting patients with their benefits. A native of Oregon and loving the seasons, she clams at Seaside in the spring, hikes in the summer, and skis and snowshoes in the winter.

Desirae Bochsler

Schedule Coordinator

Desirae has been a dental assistant since 2004 and has recently taken over our schedule coordinator position. She has a passion for beautiful smiles inside and outside the office. She love’s working within her community and volunteering at the Welches school. She has a wonderful husband and two great children that keep her busy at home. They love to camp, hike, and travel.

Kari Trickel

Dental Assistant

Kari has been a dental assistant for nine years and has worked in both public and private practice. She was born and raised in Gresham and lives there with her husband, Jim, and three kids. Kari enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, being outdoors, hiking, camping, cooking, baking, supporting her kids’ activities, and being with friends.  

Michelle Grimmer

Dental Hygienist

Michelle spent most of her childhood in Sandy and graduated from Sandy High in 2001. She then attended Mt. Hood Community College and received an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene in June 2007. Shortly after graduation, she joined the McKenzie Dental Team and found her home. Michelle and her husband, BJ, completed their family with two children, Isaac and Cierra. They love spending time outdoors and enjoy hiking, fishing, camping, hunting, and exploring new areas of the world.

Veronica Lamer

Dental Hygienist

Veronica graduated from the dental hygiene program at Mt. Hood Community College in 2010.  After moving back to her home town of Sandy, she joined the team at McKenzie Dental in 2018. She loves the tight knit family atmosphere and enjoys working at an office with such high quality, compassionate patient care. Veronica and her husband Chris have two children, Peter and Charlotte. Her hobbies include traveling, gardening and cooking. 

Our Office

McKenzie Dental was founded in 1974 by the McKenzie family and it was the first dental practice established in Welches. A new office building was constructed in 1997 that was custom built to be a comfortable and inviting place for dental care. Dr. Robert Kelly and the team at McKenzie Dental are proud to offer a warm and caring environment where we strive to treat everyone like family. We listen to understand each person’s values and needs to tailor optimal, individual care. We are also proud to offer the best treatment available for family, cosmetic, and implant dentistry. We utilize advanced technology and training, including digital X-rays for less exposure to patients, to working with the newest materials and best dental laboratories available to us. We are a general dentist office serving individuals and families in the Mt Hood area, including the communities of Welches, Wemme, Rhododendron, Brightwood, Government Camp, Zig Zag, Sandy, Estacada, Damascus, Boring, Gresham, Maupin, and Tygh Valley.