our team

Dr. Matthew Harris


Hi, my name is Dr. Matthew Harris. Dentistry has been part of my life from birth; both my parents, my siblings, and my wife are all in the dental field. Lake of the Pines has that similar small town feel I grew up in and love. I received my DMD from Oregon health and science University in Portland. I enjoy all aspects of dentistry and have a passion for learning and continuing education. I also practice sedation dentistry and like taking care of “high dental anxiety” patients and helping them feel more comfortable. More than anything, I love helping people. My goal is to always provide the best dental care possible and make each visit a positive experience.

When I’m out of the office I love to spend time with my wife and our three young boys. We enjoy all things sports and my boys especially love my famous, from scratch, chocolate chip cookies. Please know as you walk in the door you will be treated with honesty, professionalism and the latest techniques dentistry has to offer. 



Office Manager

Hi, I’m Lisa! I’ve been office manager at Lake of the Pines Dental for almost 30 years. When the office was sold last year I was thrilled that Dr. Harris asked me to stay. I love this office and the patients that come here. I have lived in this area since 1974 where my husband Gregg and I raised our two children. Now we have four grandchildren who we love to see often and cheer them on in their sports games.



Dental Hygienist

Hello, my name is Jana and I have been a registered dental hygienist for 38 years and counting. I have been in the same practice for 30 of those years—this last year with Dr. Harris, whom we’ve welcomed with open arms.
I’ve always felt this career to be very important in the realm of overall health, and feel fortunate to care for our patients from that perspective. Having been in a single office for three decades also gives you the opportunity to build relationships, and I find that extremely rewarding. One of the things most important to me, is working toward finding balance between work and my personal life. I love to travel and equally enjoy walking the beach, or strapping on a backpack and heading into the woods. My children are grown, but I love to spend time hanging out with them as much as I can, as well as with my partner Drew. If I’m home, I’m either reading, entertaining or snuggling our two spoiled felines.



Dental Hygienist

Hi, my name is Danielle. I’m a registered dental assistant here at Lake of the Pines Dental and have been assisting since 2017. Naturally friendly and outgoing, I love interacting with my patients and listening to their dental concerns. I like to learn and be challenged to do better. My husband and I have two amazing little boys. We live in Grass Valley with generations of our families here. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and our two dogs. I also enjoy dirt biking and swimming in the summer time!



Dental Hygienist

Hi my name is Casey Harris. I’ve been married to Dr. Harris for 15 years, and truly love being able to work with him as well. I am a trained dental hygienist and dental assistant so you may find me filling in around the office. My favorite part of being a hygienist is getting to know my patients and finding the best way to help them with their dental concerns. I try my best to be thorough, yet gentle and believe that our oral health is an important part of our overall well being. I work part time so the rest of the week I get to be home with our 3 fun and energetic boys. We love spending time together playing sports, swimming with cousins and having family movie nights.