About Us:

At A Kidz Dental Zone we believe that every child deserves quality dental care. We work hard to ensure that all the children in the communities that we serve have access to specialized dental care and strive to become an integral part of the community that we serve.

Our Doctors are specialist in pediatric dentistry and utilize state of the art technology to provide your family with the best care available.

We have taken great care in making sure our practice is a fun, inviting place for kids and families! We offer a warm, friendly and energetic atmosphere that will keep your little ones excited about visiting the dentist.

Meet Our Doctors

Meet Dr. J. Kyle House

J. Kyle House, D.D.S., of Hood River Oregon received his D.D.S. degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He served as a General Dentist in the US Army for 5 years prior to attending his Pediatric Dental Residency at Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, WA and the University of Washington. After completion of his residency, Dr. House completed his military service at Ft. Hood, TX in 1994. Upon leaving the Army he took the position of Director of Pediatric Oral Medicine at Scott & White Hospital Systems in Temple, Texas where he served for five years. While there, House co-founded the Children's Special Needs Network to provide services to families with Special Needs children ranging from education and advocacy to respite care. Dr. House completed his Pediatric Dental Board Certification in April 1996. Dr. House moved to Oregon to open his private practice in Hood River in 1999. He served as the Pediatric Dentistry Examiner for the Oregon Board of Dentistry from 2000 - 2004.

Always interested in politics, advocacy and access to care for children, Dr. House has served on both the Oregon Dental Association's and the AAPD's Council of Government Affairs and has attended the AAPD's Introductory and Advanced Legislative Workshops as well as the AAPD Lobby Days in Washington, D.C. He organized and incorporated both the Oregon Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the AAPD's Region 6, co-founding the Western Society of Pediatric Dentistry and serving as the president of both organizations for two years, from 2001-2003. Dr. House has served as the Vice-Chairman of the Board and Chair of Finance for Oregon Child Development Coalition (Migrant Head Start of Oregon) since 2002. Dr. House also serves as the Head Start Region X Oral Health Consultant providing technical assistance and oral health leadership to the Head Start programs in Oregon, Idaho, Washington and Alaska.

In addition to the four clinics that currently comprise the group practice he founded (three in Oregon and one in the Tri-Cities, WA) Dr. House also serves as a Consultant to the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and has assisted in providing their Oral Clinical Exams since 2006. House also serves as Chairman of the Advantage Dental Community of Companies, a network of 900 dentists in Oregon, Washington and Idaho, where the philosophy of the company is to develop unique and innovative ways to increase access through collaboration with local private dentists and a mix of affordable insurance, a unique Medicaid provider model, public sector whole life integration and a dedication to advancing prevention through new science, strong political advocacy and community collaboration.

Dr. Wohlford graduated with a D. M. D. from the Oregon Health and Sciences University in 2002 after receiving a Bachelor of Sicence in Biology from the University of Oregon. After completing a General Practice Residency program at the University Medical Center in Fresno, CA, Dr. Wohlford was accepted into the prestigious Pediatric Dental Residency Program of Children's Hospital of Michigan, graduating in 2005.

Upon completion of his residency program, Dr. Wohlford began his search for a dental home that would allow him to pursue his life-long goal of providing care to children in a loving and nurturing environment. After meeting Dr. House and the staff at A Kidz Dental Zone, he soon realized that his search was over.

Dr. Wohlford completed his Pediatric Dental Board Certification in September 2010. In addition to practicing in Hood River, Dr. Wohlford is an Associate Professor at OHSU's Pediatric Residency Program. In his role as mentor and instructor, Dr. Wohlford provides Pediatric residents with valuable real- world insights.

Meet Our Staff

My name is Desi. I have been in Hood River area since 1988. When I moved, I knew it was the location for me to raise my family. Lucky for me, life has led me to continue my journey here in Hood River. I live with my husband (Jeff) and my two kids, Makena and Ryan. We all have a strong community interest and love growing with Hood River as it changes. I have been active in Hood River Wrestling. My interests are any and all sports. I love working with kids. I enjoy reaching out in the community and educating families on dental care, dental protection and nutrition for dental health. My favorite thing is being a parent, being active, and playing with my dogs. Working with kids on a daily basis either at work or outside of work is definitely rewarding. My favorite time of year is fall, especially in the gorge. My Favorite movie is Kung Fu Panda. I just love Po!

Hi, my name is Holly and I was born and raised in the Columbia River Gorge. I am a wife and mother of 3 boys. My interests are whatever sport my boys are involved. I love knitting, baking and watching my boys grow up and succeed in life. I am an active member in my local church and love to help where I am needed. I have worked for A Kidz Dental Zone for over 18 years and love my job. I am a first aid/CPR instructor and I also teach dental education in the local elementary/pre-schools in the area.

Hi, my name is Sonia, and I have been working for A Kidz Dental Zone for the last nine years. I really enjoy the opportunity to use my Spanish language skills to help native Spanish speaking children understand what is going on during their dental appointment. It is so rewarding to help kids become confident at the dentist, even with a language barrier. One of my favorite things is helping parents with nutritional counseling and how to prevent caries. In my free time, I enjoy photography, seeing live musicians, visiting my family in Mexico and spending time outdoors..

Hello, my name is Katie. I have been working, as a dental assistant, for A Kidz Dental Zone since January 2012. I enjoy working for A Kidz Dental Zone because I love children and I like to be a positive influence to their lives. I was born and raised in Hood River. Throughout my life I have been involved in many community organizations such as 4-H, FFA and various sports teams. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my dogs, hiking, camping, snowboarding, and anything to do with outdoors. I love living in Hood River because I like being able to experience all of the changing seasons throughout the year and because Hood River has a variety of activities and events to be involved in.

My name is Liz, I was born and raised in this beautiful Hood River Valley. I am married and have 5 wonderful children. I have been working for A Kidz Dental Zone 10yrs. I enjoy spending time with my family as well as outdoor activities. I love working with kids, getting to know them as well as watching them grow up.

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Hi, my name is Pat and I have been with A Kidz Dental Zone for a little over a year now. I really enjoy being able to see the children come in excited to see their dentist and leaving with bright, white smiles! I was born and raised in Hood River and have always loved the area and community. I always knew it was where I would raise my family as well. I have two children that were also born and raised in Hood River, they are now grown and living out on their own. I also have two (soon to be three!) grandbabies that live in Indiana, which means I visit as often as possible! When I am with my grandbabies we love to watch Cat in the Hat and Toy Story. We all also make sure to brush our teeth at least twice a day! My favorite toothpaste is anything minty fresh; of course the kid’s favorite is the sparkly blue bubble gum so I always have to make sure to have some on hand.

My name is Erin, and I've been working for a Kidz Dental Zone since October, 2003. I've always enjoyed working with kids and find this job very rewarding. It feels great to be working in the town our family calls home. I'm happy to help the children of this area have a positive dental experience, and to see them come into our office, and leave, with a smile (and a prize!). One of my favorite things is to help kids improve on brushing & flossing. "Floss is your friend" is a saying I often share with boys and girls who need a little extra encouragement, and there's always room for improvement, myself included! Outside the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter, adventures with my two dogs, hiking, flat water kayaking, and spending time with my extended family.

My name is Alisha and I have been with A Kidz Dental Zone for almost a year now. I moved to the gorge 5 years ago and fell in love with the area. I currently reside in Goldendale, WA. with my 4-year-old daughter, Kayden. I am fortunate enough to have found a career I absolutely love in this area. Working with children has always been a desire of mine and I couldn't imagine working anywhere else. From educating both children and parents on oral health, to the look on a child’s face when they do something they thought they could not, every aspect of this job is rewarding. I am so honored to be part of the Kidz Dental Zone family. It is truly amazing to be able to work with such a knowledgeable, professional, and helpful group of people.

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