As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians.
We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care.
Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.
Dr. Tamara Abbett
Dr. Abbett graduated from Ashland High School in Ashland, Oregon. She began her dental career at the age of 17 as a Dental Assistant for a local dentist. She continued working as an assistant for 13 years while doing her undergraduate studies at San Diego State University, and received her Bachelor and Doctorate in Dental Science from the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Abbett has practiced dentistry in Medford since 1992. She loves living in the Rogue Valley, and giving back to the community including the Southern Oregon Humane Society where she served as Board President, the Children’s Dental Clinic, Donated Dental, and the Oregon Mission of Mercy (MOM).
Continuing education is a top priority of Dr. Abbett’s. She attends dental workshops and seminars throughout the year. Her focus is through Spear Education in Scottsdale, AZ, where she also mentors other dentists.
Dr. Abbett has two beautiful rescue cats, one from Mexico and one from C.A.T.S. She also has a joyously exuberant Labradoodle.
Being healthy and fit is very important to her. When she is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Abbett enjoys cooking, walking, hiking, golfing, cycling and reading.
Dr. Saachi Goyal
Dr. Goyal is excited to be a part of Abbett & Associatesto help live out its values of empathetic dentistry. Dr. Goyal decided tobecome a dentist after witnessing how the personalized care of a family memberreceived from a family dentist made a large difference in the experience andoutcome. She graduated from the New YorkUniversity College of Dentistry and has practiced in in the U.S. and abroad.Dr. Goyal met her husband, a Rogue Valley native, while practicing in Houston.They decided to move here to raise their daughter and be closer to family.
Dr. Goyal is a member of American Dental Association, Spear study club, and continuously seeks out training and professional development opportunities that allow her to remain knowledgeable about the latest technology.
In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, painting, planning tripswith her family and recently took up learning pottery.
"One of the things I love most about being a dentist is getting to know you, my patients. You bring fun and variety to my days.
I feel very fortunate to have the best staff in the Valley! My team and I always strive to treat you with respect and integrity, and provide you with a healthy mouth and smile.
We enjoy treating families of all ages. Our team is committed to your health.
I look forward to meeting you. I know you’ll be delighted when you make our family part of your health care family!"
Dr. Tamara Abbett
Alexis is one of our hygienists. Comfort, building strong relationships and effective education are her focus when seeing patients.
She grew up in SouthernOregon. After she was married, she and her husband moved to Missouri while he served in the military. She obtained her hygiene degree in Missouri and moved back to Oregon 5 years later.
Alexis loves being outside and experiencing anything new that she can with her family.
Angela is our amazing sterile tech. This is her first experience working in the dental field, and she enjoys using her cleaning and organizing skills.
She grew up in Gold Hill. She graduated from Pacific University with a Bachelor’s degree in Literature and spent many years living and working in Portland, before returning to the Rogue Valley.
Angela’s hobbies include archery, kayaking, gardening, and feeding and attracting birds to her yard…especially hummingbirds.
Brenda has had the pleasure of working alongside Dr. Abbett for the past 14 years of her 34 years in the dental field. Her goal is helping patients have the most positive experience possible when they come to the office.
Brenda enjoys the peaceful calm of the Oregon Coast.
Colby has been a dental assistant for 6 years and enjoys helping patients feel comfortable and happy with their experience in the office.
He has grown up in the Rogue Valley and enjoys doing everything outdoors. He's looking forward to marrying his fiancé this summer and sharing many adventures with her.
Courtney has lived in the Rogue Valley all her life. In fact, Dr. Abbett has been her dentist since she was a young. So when she saw a position opened at Abbett & Associates she jumped at the chance to work with her. Although Courtney is new to dentistry, she has been working in the medical field within pharmacy for the last 7 years.
Courtney is blessed with a 7-year old and a 1-year old. She is engage to be married and excited for what will come. Family means a lot to her and spending time with them is her favorite thing. She understands how important caring for the whole family is when it comes to dentistry and is devoted to serving patients.
Jeff is a Southern Oregon native who grew up in Klamath Falls. He attended Oregon State University and Southern Oregon State College earning a BS degree in Business Administration. He worked as a manager for 3 years before returning to school at Oregon Institute of Technology where he earned a second BS degree in Dental Hygiene. He has enjoyed the detailed work as a Hygienist since 1998. Prior to Dr Abbett’s office Jeff worked for the last 10 years in Yreka, California.
Outside of work, Jeff’s main focus is his family, Amy his wife, his children AJ and Katelynn and their 2 dogs. They enjoy many outdoor activities together such as hunting, fishing, shooting and various sports. He also enjoys reloading, fly tying and model making.
Jessica has worked chairside with Dr. Abbett since 2011. She loves getting to know and help our patients. She also takes a lot of pride in her work and really enjoys assisting in seeing patients attain a healthy beautiful smile.
Katie is one of our hygienists. She completed her Bachelors Degree at SOU, and then attended Oregon Institute of Technology where she completed her degree in dental hygiene. She has been practicing dental hygiene for 15 years and started at Abbett & Associates in 2005. She took a 3-year hiatus after the birth of her third child. We were thrilled when she returned to our office in 2017.
In her free time, Katie enjoys watching her children play baseball, run cross-country and track and field. She also enjoys gardening, scuba diving, traveling, hiking and reading.
Born and raised in the Rogue Valley. Completed Dental Assisting School at Abdill Career College, Marissa began her career in 2010. She loves assisting. Marissa enjoys being able to help people be comfortable in a place that a lot of people are uncomfortable.
Away from work, Marissa enjoys hiking, rock climbing and being by water during the summer.
Rachelle earned a BS in Dental Hygiene from OHSU in 2000. She practiced for 20 years in the Willamette Valley and recently moved to the Medford area.
She enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. Her hobbies include running, hiking and reading.
Rachelle strives to provide quality care for each patient. She enjoys getting to know each person individually and meeting their specific needs.