Meet the Team

Jennifer Hawkins, Registered Dental Assistant

975_Jen_BMy name is Jennifer Hawkins. My position at Hanosh Family Dentistry is Hygiene Assistant/Administrative Assistant. I have been a part of this team since April of 2011. I graduated from Butte College with an associate’s degree and received my R.D.A. License in 2015. I earned my R.D.A. license from on-the-job training and courses through the Butte County Regional Occupational Program. I am incredibly grateful to have learned so much from Dr. Hanosh and I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of his team.

I was born and raised in Paradise; most of my family resides here as well. My husband and I currently live in Magalia and love being part of this beautiful community. I have learned most of my attributes and work ethic from my family. I love that I can use them on a daily basis to better our practice here at Hanosh Family Dentistry.

I love to travel every chance I get and have been fortunate to see many places in the world; I am looking forward to seeing many more. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with friends and family, hiking, kayaking, running, cupcakes, coffee, and just enjoying life to it fullest. I look forward to meeting each and every one of you here at Hanosh Family Dentistry!


Katelyn Haile, Registered Dental Hygienist

975_KatelynHi! My name is Katelyn and I am a registered dental hygienist.  I have been working for Dr. Hanosh since September of 2012 and have been in dentistry since 2007.  I attended the Shasta College dental hygiene program in Redding, California.  I currently live in Chico with my boyfriend Dave and his dog Lulu.  In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, hiking in Bidwell Park, watching movies, and exercising.  I love being a member of this cohesive team and can’t wait to meet you and your family!


Shelly Wright, Dental Assistant

546_unknown6I have been with Dr. Hanosh and his team for only a short time and am very excited to be working in an office that is so experienced in nearly all aspects of dentistry. I’ve worked in dentistry from a young age but quit to raise my family. Now that my son is married and raising two beautiful girls and my daughter joined the navy I’ve decided to go back to school and enter the dental field again. I worked at an endodontic office for 6 years after school as an assistant then decided to branch out into general dentistry. I now work the front office helping out wonderful patients with scheduling appointments and financial advisement.

When I’m not working I enjoy taking my granddaughters, Peyton and Addison, to the movies; hunting with my dad; playing softball and camping with my family. I’m looking forward to meeting your family and helping you with your dental needs.


Jessica Riley, Registered Dental Assistant

JessicaMy name is Jessica! I was born and raised in Paradise, graduating from Paradise High School in 2011. I went to the ROP Dental Assisting Program after high school and graduated from that in 2013. I got my RDA shortly after I finished the program, and have worked as an assistant for the last 4 years. Working in dentistry has been something I have loved and hope to continue doing throughout my life. I love being outdoors and hanging out with friends. I also enjoy reading and hanging out with my cat.


Christy Thengvall, Financial Coordinator

ChristyMy name is Christy, and I have worked for Dr. Hanosh since 2003. I have been in the dental field for over 20 years. I started as the Scheduling Coordinator and now I handle all the insurance, billing, and financials of the practice. I also take pride in making sure our patients have an enjoyable experience while visiting our office. I enjoy working here because we have the most amazing patients and because Dr. Hanosh always implements the newest technology and products available. The office has provided me with such wonderful opportunities to travel and receive continued education to further my knowledge in the dental field.

I was born and raised in Chico and have lived in Paradise for 3 years now. I absolutely love this area and all it has to offer. When I’m not working, I love playing with niece Lariah and nephew Greyson, walking my yellow lab Toby, watching Denver Broncos football, shoe shopping, riding my quad, cooking, and most importantly spending time with my friends and family.


Jenese Seaton, Registered Dental Assistant

JeneseMy name is Jenese and I was born in Paradise and grew up in Pollock Pines area. About 5 years ago I moved back to Paradise to be closer to my grandparents. I graduated from the Dental Assisting Program in 2015, and I love working in the dental field. I am married and have one son who keeps my husband and I pretty busy. When I am not at work I enjoy long hikes, snowboarding, and spending good quality time with family. Working with Dr. Hanosh has been a huge learning experience and blessing for me. I am excited to meet you and make your dental experience one your best!


Allie Ortega, Registered Dental Hygienist

AllieI moved to Chico in 2007 to attend Chico State, graduating in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Art History. After graduating, I went back to school to study dental hygiene. I attended Santa Rosa Junior College, and graduated in 2016 as a Registered Dental Hygienist. I have also worked in the dental field as a sterilization technician, a dental assistant, and at the front desk.

In my free time I enjoy traveling, painting, and spending time with friends, family, and my two dogs, Meriwether and Diesel.