Dr. Grant McClendon
Dr. McClendon is passionate about dental health and genuinely committed to providing his patients with personalized care. He believes each patient desires and deserves a dentist who treats them as a unique individual. Dr. McClendon earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University in Economics minoring in Management prior to beginning his career in hospital administration, ultimately earning a Doctoral Degree in Dental Medicine from Western University of Health Sciences. In addition to his participation in numerous professional associations at the national, state, and local levels, he has conducted research and co-authored multiple articles which have been published in peer-reviewed journals as well as being honored with national awards and scholarships from the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, and The Pierre Fauchard Academy. Dr. McClendon has been honored by Colgate as an Interprofessional Scholar affiliated with the Center for Oral Health as well as having been inducted into the National Dental Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, as an Alumni Member. As a General Dentist, Dr. McClendon enjoys restoring function and esthetics to his patients and has extensive clinical experience in the provision of oral surgical procedures and treating patients of all ages who suffer from dental anxiety, having completed a one-year post-graduate internship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr. McClendon was born and raised in the colorful state of Colorado, and grew up appreciating nature’s beauty, both there as well as in the wonderful state of Washington. Dr. McClendon first moved to the Northwest in 2002 and has thought of Bellingham as home ever since. He is excited to get to know each of you in the coming days and is committed continuing the high level of care you have come to value at Bellingham Bay Dental.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Michelle loves building relationships with our patients and members of the community. She and her husband, Brian, have two lovely daughters, Marin and Drew, and a French Bull dog named Merckx. Born in California, Michelle also lived in North Carolina and Maryland, before moving to Bellingham. She graduated from Sehome High School and then attended Western Washington University, later graduating from Clark College as a Registered Dental Hygienist. Michelle and her family recently moved to a new Bellingham home that they have been renovating. She enjoys reading, as well as running and biking, and spending time with her family and friends.
Fun Fact: Michelle has worked in this office since April of 1998, longer than any other employee. We are so lucky to have her.
Registered Dental Assistant
Ashley graduated from Nooksack in 2011 and has been a dental assistant since 2012. She lives with her boyfriend Travis and her daughter Millie in Everson. Ashley’s hobbies are spending time with her family and friends, exploring the beautiful PNW, and brewery hopping.
Fun Fact: She has two cats named Wiz and Doogie.
Certified Dental Assistant – Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary
Kerri has worked in this office since 1998. Kerri is dedicated to providing a kind, caring and gentle dental experience for patients, especially those who are anxious or apprehensive about dentistry. Kerri, husband Jason, and sons, Jackson and Sawyer, live in Ferndale, where she was born and raised. Kerri attended Western Washington University and Whatcom Community College, before enrolling at Bellingham Technical College Dental Assisting program, graduating in 1998. Kerri enjoys camping with her family in their travel trailer, gardening, and helping out at her son’s school on her days off.
Fun Fact: Kerri was destined for the dental field. She used to play “dentist” with her sister when she was a child.
Continuing Care Coordinator, Certified Dental Assistant
Felicia has worked at Bellingham Bay Dental since December 2006—the same year she graduated from the Dental Assisting Program at Bellingham Technical College. Felicia worked alongside Dr. Cathy as a Certified Dental Assistant until she transitioned to the front office as a Continuing Care Coordinator in October 2014. Her experiences in the front and back office make her a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of the practice and are a wonderful asset to the team. Felicia’s favorite part of working at Bellingham Bay Dental is the family-friendly value, which allows her to focus on her husband, Allen, and their three daughters—Tylar, Kamryn and Casey. The Talmans live in Ferndale with their two Springer Spaniels (Penny & Sugar), their cat (Gouda) and a small flock of chickens. Felicia’s many outside interests include photography, camping, archery, thrifting and DIY crafts.
Fun Fact: Felicia has a chicken named Toothbrush!
Continuing Care Coordinator
Stephanie is new to the dental field this year and is thrilled with the family feel of Bellingham Bay Dental. She is so happy with the support and on-the-job training she has received and already feels strong connections with her co-workers. She comes from a retail background and more recently a background in escrow support for Washington State. Stephanie was born in Everett, WA and move to Bellingham to major in Anthropology at Western Washington University. She met her husband, Owen, through a mutual friend and they were married a year later. Stephanie now has a daughter and twin boys that keep her very busy! She enjoys going to parks with her family and taking her Austrailian kelpie, Fox, for long walks. Fox likes to “herd” the kids when they get too rowdy. Stephanie and her husband bought a fixer-upper home in 2016 that was built in 1901. They spend summers working on projects around the home and updating the yard to bring in more plants, fruits and vegetables.
Fun Fact: Stephanie has a mature fig tree in her yard. She uses the figs to make jam in the summer.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Kylee joined our team right after finishing her schooling at Shoreline Community College in 2010 with an Applied Arts and Science Degree and a Registered Dental Hygienist License. She is a great asset to our team. She has a strong passion for helping others and making a difference. Kylee enjoys creating an environment for our patients that helps them feel comfortable, pleased, and encouraged about their oral health. Prior to attending the Dental Hygiene Program, Kylee graduated from Mt. Baker High School in 2005 at the top of her class. Kylee and her husband Darrell have been married since 2010 and enjoy spending time together while raising their two beautiful daughters, Brielle and Demri. Kylee’s greatest passion is being an attentive mom and wife. As a family, they enjoy swimming, walking, riding bikes, camping, skiing and snowmobiling. Kylee and Darrell are very involved in their church and enjoy hosting bible study in their home.
Fun fact: Kylee grew up right outside of Bellingham in Deming. She is the youngest of four children and the only girl.