Meet The Staff

Darci Summerlin


In 2005, Darci graduated from The American Institute of Health Technologies in Boise, Idaho with her dental hygiene degree.  Since graduating from school she has enjoyed sharing her love of dentistry with many wonderful patients.

Darci was born and raised in Billings, Montana to an older sister and two loving parents.  She moved to Idaho in 2001 to pursue her education in dentistry. While in Idaho she met and married her husband Steve, with whom she shares the joy of raising their beautiful daughter, Kalysta.  Since the Spring of 2011, Darci has been calling Oregon "home".  She enjoys spending time with her family; riding quads, camping and trying new recipes!

Misty Ocker


Misty graduated with honors from Oregon Health and Science University in 2002 with her bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene.  As part of Dr. Mitchells team since Oct 2011, she prides herself on her relationship with patients and her dedication to gentle but thorough clinical skills.

As a native Oregonian, Misty loves taking advantage of the beauty the northwest has to offer.  She and her husband enjoy the outdoors through hiking, biking, camping and beach trips.  As the mother of 4 children, she stays busy supporting them in their sports and other activities.

Ellie Thompson

Dental Hygienist

Graduated Hygiene School from Carrington College. Joined Dr Mitchell’s team in June 2020 and has four years of dental hygiene experience. She loves working in an office that places the needs of its patients first. She also enjoys the upbeat atmosphere and laughter. “It’s truly enjoyable coming to work every day!”

Ellie is a Native Oregonian, raised in Bend. She is married and has four children. She is a huge animal lover. Outside of work she enjoys music, photography, camping, swimming, being outdoors in beautiful Oregon.  Most of all Ellie loves spending time with family and friends. 

Mitzy Steward

Office Manager

Graduated with Bachelors in Biology in 2005 and in 2007 completed MBA in Healthcare Management. She has been with Dr. Mitchell’s team since February 2019 and in Dental Management just over 10 years.  “She enjoys the family, fun and compassionate atmosphere that our office provides to the team and our patients.” 

Mitzy grew up in Southern Oregon and moved to the Portland area in 2008.  She has three children Keely age 24, Megumi age 20 and Katsuo age 18.  Away from work she enjoys watching her son play sports and hanging out with her children, friends and family.  She also loves traveling and the outdoors. 

Nyree Smith

EFDA Assistant

Graduated Dental Assisting school through Chemeketa.  Nyree has been with Dr. Mitchell’s team since 2004, left for a brief period in 2013 and came back in 2019.  “She loves who she works with because we are like a family.” She loves all the patients she sees every day and working with the community.

Nyree is also a native Oregonian.  She enjoys outdoor activities like camping, fishing and hiking. Nyree is actively involved in Girl Scouts with her daughter and loves to draw, crochet and read. She also loves houseplants and pets.  

Nichole Sweeney

Lead EFDA Assistant

Graduated Dental Assisting school through Concorde. Nichole has been with Dr. Mitchell’s team since 2017. “She loves the team she works with, our patients are awesome and working for Dr. Mitchell is NEAT!”

Nichole is a native Oregonian; she is married and has three kids; Colby age 17, Parker age 15 and Sophie age 11.  Away from work she enjoys spending time with family, hiking, camping, watching her daughter play softball, her boys play football and time at the beach.

Tiffany Johnson

Patient Coordinator

Graduated Dental Assisting school through Chemeketa.  Tiffany has been with Dr. Mitchell Team since January 2020 and in the dental field for 10 years.  “She loves our staff because they are warm, open and friendly.  All our patients are great!”

Tiffany is a native Oregonian and away from work loves to read, hike and go camping with her two boys Reid age 11 and Jackson age 16. 


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