Dental Implants Dental implants can provide the stability your bite needs! Speak with the Kirkpatrick Dentistry staff today to find out more!

CEREC One-Visit Crown You can avoid drawing out your dental work by opting for a CEREC one-visit crown!

ClearCorrect System Try using the ClearCorrect system to straighten your teeth if you need orthodontic work!

Meet the Dental Team

Meet the staff of Kirkpatrick Dentistry

Pamela, Registered Dental Hygienist

Pamela is a native of Bakersfield. She's been a member of our team for over ten years. She has both an Associate's degree in Dental Hygiene and has a Registered Dental Hygienist license. While in Dental Hygiene school, Pamela even received an award for her professionalism! She loves working in an environment built on trust and educating patients about the benefits of oral health. Pamela appreciates that everyone in the office is very punctual with each of their patients, and claims that Dr. Kirkpatrick is the "best dentst." She loves the work that she does for the patients she loves! She is currently a member of both the American Dental Hygienists' Association and the California Dental Hygienists' Association.

Pamela has been married for 28 years and has two daughters. In her free time, she enjoys being with her family, exercising, and reading.

Heidi, Registered Dental Hygienist

Heidi is originally from Bakersfield, California, and attended California State at Bakersfield and Taft College. She's worked as a Registered Dental Hygienist for over 17 years, and works to care for a patient's teeth while educating them about dental hygiene. As a people person, she loves working with her great teammates for a wonderful doctor to help heal the smiles of everyone who enters the office.

When she's not at the office, Heidi enjoys reading, exercising, and spending time with her family.

Kristi, Registered Dental Hygienist

Kristi was also born and raised in Bakersfield, and earned her associate's degree to become a Registered Dental Hygienist. Her job duties include performing prophylaxis, root planing, and reviewing proper oral care with her patients. She knows that she's a perfect fit for her job because Kristi loves everyone that she works with. She explains that the staff is very professional and caring, which makes it easy to look forward to heading to work.

Outside of the practice, Kristi enjoys horseback riding, beach trips, and spending time with her daughter.

Monique, Hygiene Coordinator and Dental Assistant

Another native of Bakersfield, Monique is responsible for ensuring that the practice runs smoothly. After taking courses at Kaplan College, Monique works coordinating the tasks of her fellow team members, and interacting with patients at the front desk. Monique knows she's great at her job because she's easygoing and loves speaking with patients. When asked why she loves the practice that she works for, she simply stated that it's the staff who makes everything enjoyable.

In her spare time, Monique loves being with her three children, loving husband, and watching her daughters play softball.

Stacey, Insurance and Financial Coordinator

Originally from Bakersfield, Stacey is the person who makes insurance coordination run smoothly, and does her best to work with carriers to maximize benefits for the patients. After going to the Galen College of Medical and Dental, Stacey began work in the dental field almost 30 years ago! Stacey loves working for the practice because she knows that the people at Kirkpatrick Dentistry provide quality care which enables the team to develop wonderful relationships with their patients. Stacey knows she's fit for her role because she has the ability to answer patients' questions about treatment and explain their insurance benefits.

She loves spending time with her family when she's not at the office. Some of Stacey's hobbies include yoga, cooking, and reading.

Margie, Registered Dental Assistant in Extended Functions

Margie is a graduate of San Joaguine Dental School and the UCLA Extended Functions program for Dental Assistants. Her job responsibilities include assisting the doctor during procedures, setting up and preparing the examination rooms for treatments, charting for the dentist, and certain aspects of restorations. She loves the calming, friendly environment of the family-friendly office she works for. Margie appreciates that the doctor is caring with his patients and is great at what he does. She knows she's a great asset to the team because she is loyal to the practice and has a good work ethic.

Outside of the office, Margie enjoys spending time at her family's restaurant, not to mention hunting for a great antique bargain!

1851 A Oak St, Bakersfield, CA 93301 USA
Dr. James K. Kirkpatrick DDS (661) 327-7301 kirkpatrickdds@pacbell.net