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AboutGledhill Dental

At Gledhill Dental our passion is in creating beautiful, healthy, natural smiles. Prevention through education is a primary focus of ours. We believe the more you know about how your oral health impacts and effects your overall health, the more confident you are in making decisions about your oral health treatment. How do we do this? With a three fold approach.

First we ensure that when you visit our office, you have a unique and memorable experience. Whether you take advantage of a free paraffin hand wax, neck pillow and warm blanket, or cable service to watch a game or television program while you are in the dental chair, we guarantee our entire team will make every effort to ensure your visits with us are as relaxing and comfortable as possible

Secondly, our Hygiene and Restorative teams place a high value on preventative care, therefore our office focuses on educating our patients about their existing oral health and proposed treatment options through the use of educational videos and digital cameras; like the saying goes "a picture is worth a thousand words".

Thirdly, by using state of the art technology our team can work more efficiently, making your visit to our office not only more enjoyable, but less time consuming; allowing you to return to the demands of your day with as little interruption as possible.

Lance W. Gledhill, DDS

Dr. Gledhill has lived in the Mid-Columbia nearly his entire life. He grew up in Basin City, where he attended Connell High School and advanced on to Brigham Young University. Dr. Gledhill graduated from University of Washington School of Dentistry in 2007 and joined the practice in 2008. With a passion for both the arts and the sciences, dentistry was the perfect career choice for Dr. Gledhill.

As a practitioner, he can combine his interests and create beautiful smiles that will last. Dr. Gledhill has been an adjunct faculty member at Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health and University of Washington's School of Dentistry. Dr. Gledhill and his wife, Brittany, have four daughters and a son.

Daniel A. Petersen, DDS

Dr. Petersen has worked as a dentist for 27 years and has worked at the practice since 1999. He grew up in Duvall, WA. He attended Tolt High School and University of Washington as both an undergraduate and a graduate student in its School of Dentistry. He worked through college and dental school as a roofer. From 1988 through 1999, Dr. Petersen was a part time clinical instructor at UW's Dental School.

Dr. Petersen is a caring and reliable friend and provider. He most enjoys creating smiles that his patients love and want to show off, especially if they have been embarrassed by their smile, or have kept it hidden for years.

Dr. Petersen and his wife, Barb Hays, have one son, Riley Todd and two dogs, Duke and Ella.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Sheena grew up in Benton City, Washington where she graduated from Kiona Benton City High School. It was during high school that she participated in the Dental Assistant course offered through Tri-Tech Skills Center and earned college credits. Following graduation, Sheena continued her dental education at Columbia Basin Community College, where she earned both an AA and AAS in Dental Hygiene; graduating in 2011. Sheena has always enjoyed the dental field, and values the many relationships she has made over the years; both with colleagues and patients.

Married to her best friend of 10 years, Sheena and her husband Leon enjoy camping and traveling as their schedule permits.


Reception Coordinator

A native of Prosser Washington, Mariah has been with Gledhill Dental for a little over a year. Mariah thoroughly enjoys getting to know the patients; especially those who have been with the practice for years; and working with her “amazing” co-workers.

Away from the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and her cat Mittens.


Dental Assistant

Originally a Navy Brat from Norfolk, VA, and graduate from Everett, WA, Krystel (pronounced Kris-tell) has been a Dental Assistant for over 9 years now.

She understands how scary and stressful the dental office can be to some people; so, she strives to keep her patients as comfortable as possible. When she isn’t focused on her patients, Krystel strives to continue her education to become a RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist).

Away from the office Krystel is a wife to a very supportive husband Drew, and mother to her only daughter Miss Jade. She enjoys crafting, cooking, dancing with her daughter and staying active.


Dental Assistant

Kat has lived in the Tri-Cities for much of her life. She has been a Dental Assistant for 18 years, 13 of which have been as a member of the Gledhill Dental team. Kat has loved building great relationships with many of her patients over the years; hearing their stories and sharing in their lives.

In her spare time, Kat enjoys spending time with her 11-year-old daughter Kylee (who is her world), and three siblings; hanging out with family and friends over a Seahawks game on Sunday afternoons is a favorite past-time. When she isn’t watching her “Hawks” Kat enjoys playing the fiddle (she’s been playing for over 30 years) and singing.


Financial Coordinator

Born and raised in Delaware, Ellen settled into Washington 23 years ago, after extensive traveling throughout the country. She joined Chapados Family Dentistry in 2002 and is thrilled to continue her employment with Dr. Gledhill and the Gledhill Dentistry team.

Ellen has had the privilege to work in several capacities over the years including client scheduling, financial coordination, and insurance and claims processing; all of which have resulted in many special relationships with our patients.

She is the proud mother of a grown daughter and has two cats. In her spare time, she enjoys knitting, crafting, baking and spending time with John, her husband of 35 years, at their beach house on the Oregon Coast.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Ciera has been a member of the Gledhill Dental hygiene team since early 2016. Born and raised in the Tri-Cities, Ciera graduated from Columbia Basin College with an A.A.S. in Dental Hygiene. She started in Dentistry during her Junior Year of high school as an Assistant and loved it! Ciera is passionate about educating others on the significance of the oral systemic link and how they can better their overall health by taking excellent care of their mouths.

Ciera and her husband Nic are parents of a sweet little girl Ryle, and a lab/mix, named Katie. Away from the office Ciera enjoys being active with her family.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Christina joined Gledhill Dental in 2016 with eight years of experience in Dental Hygiene. She graduated from Columbia Basin Community College with an Associate of Science Degree.

From a very young age Christina knew that she wanted to be a hygienist. Her interest has been in working in general dentistry because she’s always wanted to help people and create beautiful and healthy smiles.

Christina resides in Pasco with her husband Kris and daughter Emma. Outside of the office, Christina enjoys time with family and friends.


Insurance Coordinator

Cheryl’s dental experience is limited to handling the benefits side of the dental business. She jokes with patients regularly, “That they wouldn’t want her to look in their mouths. She does better working with their dental benefit plans”. Cheryl spends as much time as possible boating on the Columbia River, weather permitting. She also enjoys a game of tennis whenever possible.


Registered Dental Hygienist, BSA

Bobbi is a graduate from Central Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Dietetics. She obtained an additional degree from Columbia Basin College in Dental Hygiene. She also maintains a national certification as a group fitness instructor. When not in the office, she continues her quest to improve the lives of young girls in our community as a volunteer for the Girls on the run program and teaches a variety of fitness classes in pursuit to empower women to be their personal best.


Treatment Coordinator

Annie is a CDA (Certified Dental Assistant) and has been with the dental practice for 25 years. Annie has found great joy growing with the practice and patients since her transition from Dental Assistant to Treatment and Financial Coordinator. Annie is married to her high school sweetheart Todd; together they have one grown child, Megan. In her spare-time Annie enjoys spending time with family, friends and her two dogs, Rufus, and Riley


Registered Dental Hygienist

Annette sincerely wants her patients to have as good of an experience as possible in our office and strives to make her patients feel as comfortable as possible.

Annette truly understands the importance a healthy smile plays in her patients’ lives and loves working with them to keep their smiles healthy and beautiful for a lifetime.