Meet the Staff
Lisa Blair, RDH
Lisa graduated in 1998 from the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences, Bachelor of Science program in Dental Hygiene. Shortly thereafter, she moved from Little Rock back to her home state of Washington to be closer to family. Lisa joined Dr. Baron’s dental practice in 2001, and continues to provide personalized care in a professional, caring atmosphere.
Lisa and her husband, Randy enjoy living in the Tri-Cities with their teenage son, Colton. She and her family love boating and spending time with friends and family.
Kathy Green, RDH
Do you look forward to your six month dentist visit so much that you have it marked on your calendar with a smiley face? If you answered yes to this question, it's a pretty good guess that Kathy is the dental hygienist for you.
Kathy grew up in Northern Wisconsin swimming in Lake Superior in the summers. She moved to Washington in her early twenties. She has three adult children and a sixteen year old son. She enjoys a variety of adventures throughout the year including snow skiing, water sports such as kayaking, and water skiing. She is a bicyclist and occasionally rides to and from work. She likes spontaneous travel and is working on her bucket list.
Kathy has been a licensed dental hygienist in Washington State for seventeen years. She has worked with Dr. Barton and his warm friendly staff for the past ten years. Together we work to remove the common perception that going to the dentistry is "scary" or "painful." She has excellent people and communication skills and enjoys interacting with her patients on a regular basis as we work together to prevent serious dental health issues and diseases.
Dianna Segura, Patient Relations Specialist
Dianna was born and raised in Othello, WA and graduated from Othello High School in 1990. She married her husband, Isaias, in November 1990 and they have 2 kids. She attended Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, WA and received her Associates of Applied Science Degree in 1994. She began working in the dental field 18 years ago with Othello Dental Clinic, in June of 1994 through August 1997. Due to her husband's job transfer they moved to Pasco, WA in January of 1997. She joined Dr. Barton's dental team in October of 1997. She has had the pleasure of working in administration for the past 15 years and is so looking forward to becoming a grandma in July 2012.
Amy Laughlin, CDA
Amy relocated to the Tri-Cities from the small town of Burns, Oregon. She became certified through the Dental Assisting National Boards in 1998. Since 2004 she had had the pleasure of working with Dr. Barton, his staff and all of the amazing patients that come through the door. When Amy isn’t doing dentistry, she loves anything outdoors and long weekends at the cabin with her family.
Meghan Brittain, RDA
Meghan was born and raised in central California where she met and married her husband in 1998. By 2001 she lived in Monterey, California, had two daughters, and started attending Monterey Peninsula College. She graduated with a certificate from the Dental Assisting Program and started her career as an assistant in an orthodontist office. She enjoyed working with the kids and guiding them through the uncomfortable process of braces for seven years. In 2004 she moved to Washington to be closer to her parents who had moved there two years prior. She continued working in orthodontics at Dr. Zuroff's until 2008 when she happily accepted a dental assisting position with Dr. Barton. She now has a wonderful family with three children with who she enjoys camping, bike riding, and hunting.
Maribel Powers, RDA
Maribel grew up in Grandview, WA. After graduating high school in 1998, she moved to Sedro-Woolly, WA to attend Cascade Job Corps to receive her Dental Assistant training in 2001. She worked in Bellevue until 2002 when she moved back to Grandview. Since then, she has worked at several local dental offices. Maribel became part of Dr. Barton's friendly staff in 2006.