Left to right: Mats, Karsten, Tracey, Ava, Shawn, & Annika
Dr. Shawn E. Anderson DDS - Willow Dental Group Owner and Dentist
Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry 1997
BS - Business Management, California State University, Fresno
Strongly committed to continuing education in the newest and best techniques available to provide patients with state-of-the-art health care.
Coursework from the The Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education, Dr. Frank Spear and the Seattle Institute for Continuing Dental Education, Dr. Pascal Magne, Dr. John Kois, Dr. Pete Dawson, Dr. John Cranham, Kirk Behrendt of ACT Dental Practice Coaching, and many others.
- I am very happily married to my best friend, Tracey. Tracey has a Master's Degree from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, in Industrial Relations-Human Resource Management and is also an alumna of California State University, Fresno. She is currently the Director of Marketing and Operations for the dental practice. So, if you see her please introduce yourself. She'd love to meet you.
- We have four children. Our oldest, Annika, is a senior at Clovis North High School. She will pursue teaching after graduation at Fresno State. Our second child, Karsten, is in the 9th grade at Clovis North High School. He is a member of the Clovis Swim Club. He loves to play sports and likes everything electronic: graphic design, video editing, and producing music! Mats, our third child, is in the 4th grade at Riverview Elementary. He is a very curious child, but also has a tender, loving and generous heart. He plays piano, is on the Clovis Swim Club and takes gymnastics at Break the Barriers. Ava is our baby girl. She is in 2nd grade at Riverview Elementary. She has excelled in summer swim club this year and is having a blast. She is our most competitive child which makes it fun since she is the youngest and smallest. She takes gymnastics at Break the Barriers with her brother, Mats. They keep us humbled. We are certainly blessed!
- In my free time, I enjoy swimming, snow skiing, water skiing, cooking, traveling, serving in my church, mission work, and spending as much time as possible with my family.
Dr. Alexander Knold DMD
Having worked as a dentist in Madera and Fresno, Dr. Alex Knold is honored to now be joining the team of skilled dental professionals at Willow Dental Group in Clovis. He earned his DMD degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio.
Before beginning his career in dentistry, Dr. Knold earned a bachelor’s degree in theater from the University of North Carolina and went on to work as a professional actor and waiter in New York City.
Having tasted the sweet life of the starving artist, Dr. Knold eventually decided to return to his home state of Washington where he rekindled his love for academics, studying Chemistry and Microbiology at Pacific Lutheran University.
As a fan of warm weather, Dr. Knold could not be happier to be calling California his home. He has taken up mountain biking to explore the many natural wonders of the Central Valley, and enjoys music, film, sitting in the sun, and cooking healthy cuisine (though not usually all at once).
Dr. Knold feels incredibly privileged to have the opportunity to bring dentistry to the wonderful patients at Willow Dental Group. He is meticulous about providing quality care, and believes this always starts with a positive attitude and careful listening to each patient’s unique dental concerns and goals.
Dr. Erica Haskett DDS
Dr. Erica Haskett received her dental education from the New York University College of Dentistry with honors in 2008. She then received her general practice residency certificate from Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno. She practiced in San Francisco and Palo Alto focusing on house calls, private and hospital dentistry before returning to New York City in 2012. She recently moved back to her hometown of Fresno to be closer to her family.
Dr. Haskett is a detail-oriented dentist providing her patients with excellent dental care. She is a member of the American Dental Association and the Fresno-Madera Dental Society.
Tracey - MAIR-HR - Director of Marketing and Operations
Tracey has a B.A. in Psychology from Fresno State and a Master's in Human Resources- Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota. She recently re-entered the work-force after a 14-year break to raise her (and Dr. Shawn's) four children: Annika, Karsten, Mats and Ava. For fun, she enjoys dates with her husband, cycling, traveling to Hawaii, and family meals.
She appreciates the prayers of the church and her sisters in Christ! She also is super excited to welcome all the new patients who are joining the Willow Dental Group family. It is truly awesome to see God at work in this place, praise be to God!
Erin – Office Manager
Erin has been in the dental field for over 20 years. She first started as a Registered Dental Assistant and enjoyed working chairside with patients. Erin relocated to Orange County and began working in the front office. Since then, she has moved back to Fresno and found a new interest in the customer service aspect of dentistry. What she enjoys most about her job are our patients and their smiles. She loves traveling and spending time with her husband and two daughters.
Linda - Greeter
Linda brings 10 years of experience in customer care and 5 years in the medical field in direct patient care including pediatrics. She attended College of the Desert in Palm Desert, CA. Linda is passionate about serving people and it is her desire to make each patient feel welcome and at ease when they arrive for their appointment. It is Linda's goal to exceed each patients expectations during their visit and make them a patient for life! Linda has been married for over 21 years (since 1996) to her husband Scott and has two children, Lindsey and Austin. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and loves cycling, hiking, and watching sports.
Annika - Greeter
Annika graduated from Clovis North High School in Spring of 2017 and is currently attending Clovis Community College as a liberal arts major with an emphasis in elementary education. She also currently coaches seventh grade girls water polo at Kastner Intermediate. Annika is passionate about giving our patients a warm and friendly greeting whenever they come into the office, and even beyond that, with things like letters, e-mails, or friendly phone engagements. Annika hopes that every patient who walks into Willow Dental Group feels valued and confident in their dental care provider, and experiences a radiation of joy from every WDG employee they come into contact with. Annika is the oldest of four kids and is actually the owners; Dr. Anderson and Tracey’s eldest daughter. Annika loves working with her parents and loves meeting her dad’s wonderful patients too. Annika’s interests currently include spending time with friends and her siblings whenever she isn’t busy with school or work. She is so excited to meet and greet you at the check-in "greeter" station with a big smile.
Rosie – Smiles for Life Billing Specialist
Rosie has been in the dental industry for over 27 years. She first started out as a registered dental assistant and working chairside with patients. She made the switch to working in endodontics for 20 years, before switching to insurance. She is focused on maximizing our patients’ insurance benefits and is committed to helping our patients get the most out of their insurance. In her free time, she enjoys making crafts and baking for her friends and family. When she’s not at work, she loves spending time with her two adult children and her grandkids.
Anita - Smiles for Life & AR Specialist
Anita has been in the dental field since 1997 (20 + years) and brings a vast background of experience to the team. She is a native of the Bay Area and started in the pediatric field working in a hospital setting as a registered dental assistant. She has worked as a registered dental assistant for years in general dentistry before switching to the front office. Anita is available to listen, research and investigate any insurance questions our patients may have trying her best to resolve any and all issues. She loves spending her spare time with her husband Carlos, her grown children and all her brothers and sisters.
Anita enjoys her job, our patients and our great team.
Earlene– Accounts Payable
Earlene has been with Willow Dental Group since 2015, and is Tracey’s mom! When she’s not practicing real estate full-time, she enjoys helping Dr. Shawn and Tracey pay the many bills for the office. In her free time, she loves to watch movies, exercise, play bunco and spend time with her husband, five kids, thirteen grandchildren and two cats, Cadee and Lily.
Laura - Phone Specialist
Laura joined the Willow Dental Team after many years of community service work. She is the friendly voice on the phone when you call the office. She enjoys getting to know all the patients and making sure their needs are met.
Laura received her AS degree from Cerro Coso Community College while living in Bishop, CA. She currently lives in Auberry with her husband and 3 children. She continues to spend much of her free time working with youth in her community. Laura also enjoys working in the yard and spending time with her family and friends.
Laura loves the positive, friendly atmosphere at Willow Dental Group and enjoys serving the many patients who call the office.
Heather - Smiles for Life Specialist
Heather has been a part of the Willow Dental Group family since 2017, as a Smiles For Life Specialist. Thanks to Heathers’ best friend, Kristen, she stumbled upon the fascinating world of dentistry in 2015. Since then, she has been helping her patients maximize their dental insurance benefits. Heather’s goals are not only to keep you smiling but to be sure you always feel welcome and comfortable. She is here to assist you through explaining and discussing your insurance benefits, and happy to work with you on the financial aspects of your dental needs. Heather grew up in the Clovis area and is proud to be raising her girls, Jacie and Kinzie in her home town. In her spare time, Heather enjoys spending time with her family and friend’s beach side/lake side/bon fire-side or anywhere that they can build memories.
Sandi - Smiles for Life Specialist
Sandi is a Smiles for Life Specialist with over 25 years of experience working in the dental field. Sandi has spent the majority of her career as a registered dental assistant, working in the back office as a chair-side assistant. She has recently made the transition to working with patients in the front office. Sandi’s passion is to assist patients in reaching their dental health and aesthetic goals. One of the things she likes most about being part of the Willow Dental Group team is the opportunity to interact with patients, and become that familiar helpful face. Sandi grew up in the pacific northwest, but has been a Fresnan for most of her adult life. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, three daughters and four grandchildren She also enjoys spoiling her cats and working in her cactus and succulent garden.
Ashley - Registered Dental Hygienist
Ashley was born and raised in Fresno and is a graduate of the Fresno City College Dental Hygiene Program. Ashley is passionate about educating patients on oral health and the importance of oral hygiene on one's overall health. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys volunteering with the Christian Medical Dental Association and serving the under-served across the San Joaquin Valley. Ashley has been married to her best friend since 2010 and recently welcomed their first child. She enjoys outdoor activities such as kayaking and horseback riding, in addition to spending time with friends and family.
Niki – Registered Dental Hygienist
Niki lives in Auberry with her husband, daughter, and two dogs. She enjoys lake time in the Shaver /Huntington area. She is also an avid snowboarder and likes to spend time with her husband on the slopes of China Peak where they met. Born and raised in Lemoore, Niki has grown up in the Valley and is where she received her dental education. She graduated San Joaquin Valley College with her AS in Dental Assisting in 2001 and earned her AS in Dental Hygiene at Fresno City College. With 15 years of dental experience, she looks forward to meeting and creating bonds with patients here at Willow Dental Group.
Tayler – Registered Dental Hygienist
Tayler grew up in Bakersfield where she attended Stockdale High School. She made a trek up to Stockton to attend the University of the Pacific to attain her BS in Dental Hygiene. While at UoP, she was an active member of Kappa Alpha Theta where she was motivated to excel in leadership, service, and academics. She served in leadership positions in both her sorority and within her program. She is excited to continue her growth as a Dental Hygienist, and potentially obtain her Masters to educate future hygienists. In her free time, Tayler enjoys cooking, traveling up and down California, and spending time with family.
Raquel – Registered Dental Hygienist
Raquel was born and raised in Fresno. She graduated from the Fresno City Dental Hygiene program in 2011 and is currently working on her Bachelor's Degree in Community Health at Fresno State so she can eventually become a dental hygiene instructor. Raquel is happily married with three beautiful children. She is a big sports fan and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. They like to take family vacations when time allows. Raquel wants to make every single one of her patients aware of the oral systemic connection between the mouth and the rest of the body and to promote overall health to the community.
Kristen – Registered Dental Hygienist
Kristen graduated from California State University, Fresno with a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication and Journalism. Inspired by her childhood dental hygienist, her love for dental hygiene began at a young age. Kristen took a leadership role in her RDH program serving as a class officer and earning herself a post-graduation scholarship from her work on her senior research project. She enjoys getting to know her patients and strives to earn their trust, make them comfortable, and keep them educated about their oral health. Kristen has two young, highly energetic sons which keep her busy with their soccer, baseball and football games. She most enjoys camping with them in Pismo Beach and hiking at Yosemite.
Shannon - Registered Dental Assistant
Shannon has been in dentistry since 2012. Shannon attended dental assisting school at San Joaquin Valley College. Shannon is our Lead Sterilization Assistant. She is the one who ensures we provide the optimal level of cleanliness and organization for both our staff and patients. While assisting, Shannon strives to make every visit a positive experience for our patients. Shannon has always been very passionate about animals and rode horses for many years. She enjoys taking her dog to the dog park, hanging out with friends, and day [road] trips.
Kianna – Registered Dental Assistant
Kianna has been working in dentistry for over 7 years since graduating from Kaplan College in 2010. She loves dancing, gymnastics, working out, and food. Her favorite color is glitter. She is currently attending school full-time studying criminology. She believes working at Willow Dental Group is awesome because everyone here is so uplifting, and we are really focused on great patient care. You can find Kianna skipping down the halls at Willow Dental Group because she loves all of her co-workers.
Desiree – Registered Dental Assistant
Desiree has over 15 years of experience in the dental field. She graduated Galen College with a dental assisting degree. She has previously worked in orthodontics, oral surgery and endodontics, before moving to general dentistry. She loves making a difference in our patients’ lives and giving them a healthy smile. When she’s not at work, she loves being outdoors and is always busy with her four children, one grandchild and pets (3 dogs, a bunny and a guinea pig!).
Nancy – Registered Dental Assistant
Nancy has over 15 years of dental experience. She is currently working with those who visit our practice for the first time. She is nurturing, caring and willing to go the extra mile. She will introduce you to our wonderful staff, excellent doctors and the state of the art technology at Willow Dental Group. You will hear Nancy tell others that she is proud to work for a team of doctors and staff that provide exceptional dental care in an office that upholds the highest ethical and moral standards.
Melissa – Dental Assistant
Melissa graduated with honors from UEI College in 2015 and started at Willow Dental Group as an extern. She is currently working towards becoming a Registered Dental Assistant. Before her career at WDG, she was working in the restaurant industry for over 6 years. Melissa is very eager to make sure our patients have a wonderful experience every time they visit our office. She was born and raised in Fresno and enjoys being able to make a difference in people's lives.