Meet The Team

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Megan 

Dental Hygienist

Megan is our Dental Hygienist. She has graduated from Oregon Tech in March 2015 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. She has a passion for serving others and enjoys her time with her patients. Megan believes that effective home care is the key to optimal oral health. She enjoys being married and loves the role of a mom to her two children. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening.

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Shay

Dental Assistant

Shay has been a dental assistant for 20 years and is skilled at chairside assisting. She also has proper knowledge of the front office assistance and insurance! Shay is passionate about patient care and loves working side by side with Dr. Giruc. She grew up and lived in Salem for most of her life until recently to move outside town with her family. Shay is married and has two children. She enjoys riding quads in her spare time!

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Cindy

Patient Care Coordinator

Cindy is our Patient Care Coordinator. She moved to Oregon in 2016 from Northeast Ohio. She has an Associates's Degree in English from BYU-Idaho. She was a newspaper reporter for seven years and owned a cleaning service for 28 years. She cherishes spending time with her grandchildren and family, especially their family trips to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She loves concerts, good food (especially when she does not have to cook it!), fun with friends, and she appreciates a good sense of humor.

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Denise

Dental Assistant

Denise is our Dental Assistant. She was born in Daly City, California. At age 5, she moved to Salem, Oregon, and has been living in Salem ever since. She graduated from Chemeketa Community College with her Associate's of General Studies and a Dental Assistant Certificate. She enjoys helping patients work through their dental fears and helps improve their self-confidence with their beautiful smiles. She loves spending it outdoors with her family and friends during her free time, exploring and adventuring. But, what she loves the most is to dance her heart out, expressing all her happiness through it.

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Kristi

Dental Hygienist

Kristi is our Dental Hygienist. She was born and raised in Salem, Oregon. She knew from a very young age that she wanted to be a Dental Hygienist. The best part of all of this is that she was in this same office when she was about ten years old. She graduated from the Oregon Institute of Technology in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She really enjoys getting to know her patients and building long-term relationships with them. She is dedicated to providing an exceptional experience for every patient and appreciates a great team atmosphere. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son. They enjoy visiting their family and friends, camping, mountain biking, kayaking, traveling, and skiing.

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Candice

Dental Assistant

Candice has been a dental assistant for ten years. Her favorite part of the job is interacting with her patients and building relationships. She is committed to providing excellent patient care and loves her job! When she is not assisting the chairside, she enjoys traveling and photography. Candice is married and a mom of two boys.

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Ofelia

Patient care coordinator

Ofelia grew up in Woodburn, Oregon, and moved to Salem after getting married in 1995. She has known Dr. Margaret Giruc for almost 20 years. They had worked together previously and since then have been great friends. Dr. Giruc is also her family dentist. So, when the opportunity presented itself to join her practice, she knew it was an easy decision and was going to be a great place to work. She has been in the dental field since 1996 and has enjoyed it tremendously. She enjoys the relationships that are formed with patients and staff.

She has been married for 27 years to a loving, supportive and talented husband. Together, they have a beautiful daughter, who is a college student studying to be a hygienist and 2 teenage boys who enjoy soccer. She enjoys her husband's cooking (as he loves to cook) and watching movies with him. As a family, they go to their boys' soccer games, and now they miss going to their daughter's ballet recitals and cheerleading, too (as she thinks she's too old to still do it anymore).

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Carissa

Sterile Technician

Carissa was born in Sacramento, CA, and moved to Oregon in 2013. She graduated from Chemeketa Community College. She has a Business Degree. She loves the people she works with. For her, everyone is like a family, and all together, they make a great team.

In her spare time, she enjoys doing puzzles and spending time with her husband and 2 children.

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Laura

Dental Hygienist

Laura is from Oregon. She went to Oregon Tech in Klamath Falls. She completed her Bachelor's degree in DH. She enjoys working in a supportive and fun environment.

Laura has a daughter, a cat, 2 dogs, and four chickens. She loves watching her daughter play sports. Her hobbies also include photography, traveling, camping, and hiking.

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Heather

Dental Hygienist

Heather is from Oregon. She is a dental hygienist here. She graduated from the Oregon Institute of Technology. She enjoys working with Dr. Giruc and the wonderful staff. Getting to know all the great patients is also her favorite part of the work.

Heather has 3 kids. She enjoys working out, CrossFit, going hiking and sipping on Dutch Bros coffee.

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Thomas

Administrative Assistant

Thomas is from Chicago, IL, and moved to the West Coast when he was young. He graduated with Bachelor in Business Administration from Oregon State University. He appreciates what a genuinely wonderful team he works with, and he loves all the patients.

During his free time, he likes to go to the Oregon Coast, hang out and check out Oregon's vast assortments of cuisine.

630 12th St SE
Salem, OR, 97301

Margaret Giruc D.D.S.

630 12th St SE

Tel: (503) 581-2446

MON - THU : 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

FRI - SUN : Closed