Meet the Team


Registered Dental Hygienist


Deleen joined the SO Perio team in November 2015. She has lived in the Valley for 36 years and has worked here as a hygienist for 30 of those. She has enjoyed many years taking care of, and getting to know, her family of patients. She notes, “The patients are what keep me going.” In her spare time, she loves to garden and grow her own food, and makes some wonderful Jalapeño & Habanero Pepper Jellies.

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Cheryl joined the SO Perio team in March 2016. She grew up on the beautiful Oregon coast and settled in the Rogue Valley in 2011 after several years in Europe. She is fascinated by the dental field and loves that there is always something new to learn. In her free time, Cheryl enjoys spending time with friends, adventures, tall ship sailing, and working backstage at the theatre.


Surgical Assistant


Dental Assistant


Cody joined the SO Perio team in September 2019. He grew up on the Central Coast of California in the small town of Cambria and moved to the Rogue Valley in 2017, where he also works as an actor and singer. In his spare time he enjoys reading, writing, and playing video games.



Yani joined the SO Perio team in April 2017. She has lived in the Rogue Valley most of her life and is the youngest of four siblings. She graduated from the dental assisting program at RCC and has worked as a dental assistant for the past two years. She is continuing her education and working towards her Dental Hygiene degree with plans to transfer to OIT or LCC. In her free time she enjoys hiking, dancing, and singing. Music is her passion!


Dental Assistant


Scheduling Coordinator


Melanie grew up in the Central Coast wine region of California, in the small town of Paso Robles. She received her B.A. in Theatre at UCLA and moved to Ashland in 2017. She also works as an actor, choreographer, and dialect coach in the Rogue Valley. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, sewing, and taking long naps.

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JJ joined the SO Perio team in March 2019 and when not at the insurance desk is most likely to be found dancing or writing. After 8 years in Ashland, including studies in Language & Writing at Southern Oregon University, and a brief return to New England, JJ came back to the Rogue Valley in 2015.



Insurance Coordinator

Dental Assistant

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Stephanie was raised during school seasons in Bakersfield, CA, and summers up at Crater Lake NP due to her family of Rangers.  She is intrigued by the detail and science that goes into the practice of periodontics. In her off time, Stephanie can be found performing with one of the local theatres or filming with the Valley’s film community.

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Dr. Chou, DDS, MS