Our Team

Jean Thorson


Front Office Manager
Ever since Jean was a young girl, she has always enjoyed dentistry. After college she entered the dental profession as a dental assistant in 1995 and switched to the front office while working for her father-in-law in 1998. Since joining the Van Gordon Dentistry team in 2011, Jean has enjoyed meeting all the wonderful patients that walk through the front doors as well as working with a professional and friendly team. When Jean is not working she enjoys spending time with her husband on the golf course, working out at Crossfit Wilsonville and walking their Boston Terrier "Jet".

Theresa Gilbert


Theresa was born and raised in Coos Bay, Oregon. In 1985 she graduated from dental hygiene school. Theresa has a passion for dental health and after 26 years of working in the dental profession, she still loves it. She joined the Van Gordon Dentistry team in 2001 when her family moved to Wilsonville. Theresa is married with 2 sons and loves living and working in Wilsonville, seeing familiar faces around town.

Benita Lucas-Yost


Originally from Ketchikan, Alaska, Benita came to Oregon to attend the University of Oregon and graduated in 1998 with a B.S. in general science. With an interest in dental hygiene she went to the Oregon Institute of Technology and graduated from dental hygiene school in 2001. Benita has enjoyed being a part of Van Gordon Dentistry since joining the team in 2008 and most of all she loves being a dental hygienist. Benita is married to her college sweet heart and they have a son along with a Sheppard mix that she calls her first son.

Lauren Coker-Berg


Lauren has enjoyed the dental office since she was a young girl. Her mom worked for the dentist who was also a family friend. Growing up, she always knew it was inevitable that she would end up in the world of dentistry. She became a part of the Van Gordon Dentistry Team right after graduating from assisting school in 2007. Immediately it felt like the perfect fit to her.

Angela Cavinaw


Kori Wong