Meet Our Team
Dr. Brian Prins
Dr. Prins has practiced locally since 2010 after graduating from Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. Prior to this, he received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.
Dr. Prins is proud to have been born and raised here in beautiful Southern Oregon. He is also proud to be a part of a practice that is very strongly rooted in the area. He is married to his wife Leann, they have two children, Leo and Gianna. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and enjoys almost any outdoor activity.
Dr. Prins believes in a preventative approach to dentistry, which includes preventative means in the dental office, but even more important, educating his patients so they can be able to encourage prevention on their own as well. He enjoys the variety and wide range of procedures within dentistry, and is constantly striving to continue learning and excelling in modern dentistry.
Cheryl Smith, EPDH
Cheryl worked for Dr. Capsey for nine years and now has enjoyed working with Dr. Prins since 2017. She grew up in the Rogue Valley; her father was a dentist in Rogue River. She graduated from Oregon Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She has been happily married to her husband Mike since 1994. Cheryl enjoys interior decorating, gardening, and spending time with her family and friends. Cheryl’s favorite thing about working as a hygienist is the rapport she has with patients. Cheryl said,“I enjoy hearing their stories and getting updated on their families, travels, and interests. I love being a part of the health care profession, and helping others improve their dental health.”
Cathy Johnson, RDH—Dental Hygienist
Cathy has been in the dental field for many years. She started out as an orthodontic assistant and later went back to school for dental hygiene, graduating from Oregon Institute of Technology in 1998. Cathy was born and raised in Oregon. She spent most of her dental assisting career in Southern California but realized Oregon was home and eventually moved back. She and her husband have been married for 16 years. Cathy has a variety of hobbies from sewing to woodworking. She also enjoys gardening, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.
Melissa Baldridge, EFDA
Melissa started working in the dental field in 2014. She started her career in South Carolina where she and her husband lived for five years, due to him serving in the Air Force. Her favorite part about being a dental assistant is the fact that she is always learning something new. She loves interacting with patients and helping them feel as comfortable as possible.
Aside from being a dental assistant, some of her favorite things outside of work include: hiking, crafting, being with her husband, and walking her dog. She grew up here in the Rogue Valley and loves all its beauty.
Shannon has been with the practice for many years, both previously with Dr. Capsey and now with Dr. Prins. She serves as both part time dental assistant and administrative assistant. She works closely with all members of the dental team to ensure the practice runs smoothly and efficiently. From helping patients understand their dental benefits to answering your financial questions, to assisting Dr. Prins, Shannon truly enjoys all the patients she meets.
Brandi was born and raised here in Southern Oregon. She started her dental career in 1997. Her favorite part about her job is the interaction she has with the patients. Hearing their stories and telling them hers makes them feel like extended family.
Outside of work, Brandi loves any activity she does with her family. Whether it’s attending music festivals, camping, hunting, fishing, or riding motorcycles, she truly loves spending time outdoors.