Our Team

"Building the dream team has been an amazing and humbling experience and I am beyond words grateful to these extraordinary individuals for their dedication, ingenuity, compassion, and go-getter attitudes!" - Dr. Kristen Morgan


Kristen Morgan, DDS

Every dentist has their own style, and "The Doc" is known for breaking down dentistry into understandable engineering concepts, giving patients a detailed education about their current state of oral health, then helping to outline possible solutions and treatment planning by priority. The work itself is done with the best materials and technology available with patient comfort and care a top priority.

Dr. Morgan has been working in the dental field since 1994, has a background in engineering, neurobiology, physiology, and behavioral sciences, and has received extensive training in endodontics (root canals), orthodontics (tooth movement), periodontics (gum and bone support of teeth), implant placement and restoration, laser treatment, TMD/jaw pain, anesthesia, and full mouth rehabilitation. She collaborates with fellow dentists to help further the current technology of dentistry in the areas of comfortable dental anesthesia, implant systems and protocols, home care, gum disease and decay prevention, digital simulations and full mouth smile design.

The skilled craftsmanship and gentle care of patients has been a strong family tradition for Dr. Morgan as she builds upon techniques established by generations of dentists in her family. She takes great pride in treating patients as family, friends and neighbors and describes dentistry as the perfect blend of art, engineering, and medicine.

Front Office

Kay Kukesh

Kay has joined our team to help streamline our office procedures, and patient communications.  Her high energy, efficiency, and positivity is a great addition to our team.  She can juggle the management of patient accounts, treatment coordination, scheduling, as well as lab shipments, and inter-office communications with ease.  

Front Office

Sarah Kraker

Sarah comes from a background of many years in the dental field as both an assistant and office manager. She handles insurance communications. Her calm nature and compassion is a great representation of the qualities we seek in our team members.  

Front Office

Nicole Younger

Nicole has a keen interest in all things dental.  Her years of working with surgeons both in the hospital and dental environments allows her to assist throughout the office, from scheduling and insurance logistics to chairside procedures.  Patients appreciate her open-mind, positive attitude, detail-oriented, and kind gentle nature.

Dental Assistant

Holly Nord

Holly is incredibly reliable, hardworking, and dedicated to doing the best job she can to help manage patient care.  She keeps patients comfortable, conducts COVID screenings, maintains back office operations, air purification, and sterilization.   

Dental Assistant

Mary Breckenridge

Mary has been a pillar of our office since she first sparked an interest in dentistry. She is fascinated with the latest technology and has an in-depth knowledge of dental procedures and materials. Mary, as a licensed assistant with an extremely compassionate nature, specializes in patient education and comfort. She provides patients with procedural information, gathers records, takes X-rays, photos, and study casts as tools for the most detailed and thorough treatment planning possible. She performs dental procedures and is also the guardian of our sterilization and safety systems.

Team Hygiene

Julie Younger, RDH | Chris Rodgers, RDH | Emily Ketterman, RDH | Morgahn Grey, RDH 

Our dynamic hygiene team is dedicated to providing patients with gentle, personalized care and service to make each visit as comfortable and pleasant as possible. Offering thorough care, feedback and realistic suggestions for maintenance and improvement of home care is always a top priority. We are very fortunate to work with such a versatile group of talented hygienists!


605 W Lake Blvd #1
PO Box 1897
Tahoe City, CA 96145

©2016 by Kristen J. Morgan, D.D.S., P.C.