Our Second Family

redding dental team photo

At The Healing Art of Dentistry, we believe in putting our patients first. We offer each and every person we treat OUR BEST – our best dentistry, our best customer service and our best smile. It takes a team of professionals working together to offer a comfortable environment where people can relax and receive the dental care they need. Our goal every day is to offer life changing dental procedures in a comfortable environment you can trust from our family dentist to your family. Learn more about us and our dental care in Redding, California, and call 530-241-4134 to schedule an appointment with our dentists, Dr. Franziska Dutton or Dr. Daniel Cohen.

Heidi

Practice Manager | Business Coordinator

Heidi was born in San Jose, California, and grew up in Gilroy. After graduating from South Medford High School, she moved to Portland, Oregon, where she started her career as an office manager. She has been working with Dr. Dutton since early 2016. She takes great pride in helping her doctors and the team feel appreciated and happy and genuinely looks forward to coming to work each day.

When asked what she loves most about working here, she said, “I have simply never worked for someone like Dr. Dutton. I watch her pour her love, guidance and support into each of us on a daily basis and it truly blows my mind. She is the single most intelligent and driven woman I have ever encountered, and it is my privilege to help build this practice alongside her and Dr. Cohen.”

Heidi, her husband, Sean, and their daughter live up in the tall pines of the North State. She and her husband are avid golfers and love the sunshine that allows them to be on the course. When they are not golfing, they spend most of their time working on their yard and remodeling their home. She also loves music and attending concerts with her daughter and is a devout football fan!

We feel incredibly fortunate to have Heidi leading our team.

Amber

Administrative Assistant

Amber was born in Oakland and moved to the Igo/Ono area as a very young girl.  She graduated from Anderson High School and began her career in dentistry not long after. She loves being a Fire Chief’s wife and enjoys spending time with her kids and her two labrador retrievers.  Amber and her husband absolutely love volunteering their time for anything the Stoke Foundation may need. They love the outdoors and having a nice BBQ with friends.

Amber joined our team in 2023 and we were immediately impressed and elated. She has over 10 years of dental experience and even more importantly is one of those people that was perfectly made to be the face and voice that you first see and hear when you step inside of our office. She is always bubbly and ready to greet you with a smile and a kind word. Heidi had been praying for just the right person to join her in the front office and Amber is most definitely it. Together they make a dynamic duo in our front office!

Katie

Registered Dental Hygienist

Katie is a terrific hygienist and her ultra soft, sweet voice will practically lull you to sleep while she is cleaning your teeth.

Katie graduated from the Shasta College Dental Hygiene program in 2011. She always knew that she wanted a career that allowed her to help people. As a hygienist she gets to develop relationships that give her the opportunity to assist patients in achieving a greater level of dental health which, in turn, elevates their overall health. She loves spending time with her husband, two beautiful daughters and their dogs at their home in Redding.

Amanda

Dental Assistant

Amanda came to our practice in 2021. She was born and raised in Washington and moved to NorCal in 2012. She is a dental assistant currently working on her registered dental assistant license.

Amanda discovered her love of dentistry later in life and is so grateful to be learning more and more about the many different aspects of the craft. She keeps our doctors and the patients laughing and can always be depended on for a big smile and an encouraging word.

She is a history buff! She loves reading and sharing random and fun little history lessons with us from time to time. She enjoys horseback riding, camping, hiking and gardening.

Megan

Dental Assistant

Megan joined us in 2022 to fulfill her “externship” for her dental assisting program. Realizing her integrity, intellect and genuine kindness, we snatched her up for a permanent position in our office. Megan is assisting Dr. Dutton now and is honing her assisting skills each day.

She is a lifetime NorCal resident who enjoys fishing, horseback riding and playing music on her violin.

Megan is a huge light of kindness and joy in our office and we are honored to have her.

Brittany

Dental Assistant

Brittany was born and raised in the Redding area. After graduating high school, Brittany became the momma to a beautiful baby boy named Bryson. She then went to school to become a dental assistant. She has been one for over six years and is passionate about dentistry.

Brittany, her husband and their three amazing children live in Cottonwood. As a family, they love fishing, hunting, camping and anything to do with the outdoors.

Brittany’s natural kindness and commitment to patient care fit right in with our team and we are so pleased she chose our dental family as her home.

Alexis

Dental Assistant

Alexis was born in Sacramento and moved to Redding at the age of two. She graduated from Shasta High School and attended Shasta College. She began her career as a certified medical assistant and did her dental assisting program through Lincoln Dental Assisting Academy. Alexis and her fiancé love to explore all of the awesome nature that NorCal has to offer. She calls Mt. Shasta her “very favorite place to visit”.

Alexis has a wonderfully sweet demeanor that makes patient care very natural and comfortable. She loves that our team is so supportive of one another, and Dr. Dutton is very happy that Alexis chose our office to begin her long career in dentistry.