Our Team

Passionate Dental Experts

Doctor Leadership

Dr. Nick Raklios

Chief Pediatric Dental Officer

Dr. Nick Raklios

Chief Pediatric Dental Officer
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Dr. Nick Raklios is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist. He is originally from Richland, WA, and now calls the Seattle area home. He and his wife, Colleen, are the proud parents of two young girls: Ivy and Isla. Dr. Raklios is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Washington State Dental Association, and the Washington State Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. When he's not in the office, Dr. Raklios enjoys skiing, golfing, biking, and running.

Dr. Tony Paventy

Chief Orthodontic Officer

Dr. TONY PAVENTY

Chief Orthodontic Officer
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Dr. Paventy is passionate about orthodontics. He truly enjoys his job, working with his team, and most of all, spending time with his patients.Dr. Paventy’s philosophy is to provide the absolute best orthodontic care in a positive environment. Dr. Paventy is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Oregon State Society of Orthodontists, and Oregon Dental Association.

Dr. KOLBY ROBINSOn

Cofounder/Board Doctor, Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. KOLBY ROBINSON

Cofounder/Board Doctor, Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
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Dr. J. Kolby Robinson is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist. He is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah. He and his wife, Jessica, are proud parents of three sons and a daughter: George, Oliver, William and Margaret. Dr. Robinson is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Oregon Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and Oregon Dental Association.

Dr. BRETT BROWN

Board Doctor, Board Certified Orthodontist

Dr. BRETT BROWN

Board Doctor, Board Certified Orthodontist
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Dr. Brown feels blessed to be a part of such an incredible profession. Orthodontics allows him to work with people who value oral health and beauty. It is extremely satisfying to see the transformation in his patients’ health, appearance and confidence. It affords him the opportunity to work with patients of all ages and in many different stages in life. It is fun and exciting to see them grow and change. It is gratifying to see how enjoyable the experience can be for his patients and team.

Leadership Team

DYLAN BATES

Chief Executive Officer
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DYLAN BATES

Chief Executive Officer

After completing his Masters in Physical Therapy in 1999, Dylan Bates spent more than 20 years building and leading a multi-site healthcare company, ATI Physical Therapy. Touting a relentless obsession for customer service and precision-like focus on operations and growth, Bates was instrumental in building the company from a single-location offering to more than 850 clinics across 35 states when he exited the business. Dylan is an active board member and investor with multiple companies across the US.  

Dylan has worked closely with Steve Neumann(founder of Latticework Capital Management(LCM)) over numerous investment cycles over the past 18 years.  LCM is the private equity sponsor of SALT Dental and Steve originally recruited Dylan to serve on the Board of Directors when SALT was formed in 2019.  Dylan served as an active board member since inception and is excited to be stepping into the SALT CEO seat as of January of ’23.  

“I am thrilled to be stepping into the CEO role at SALT at such an exciting time. There is momentum in the business, amazing doctor partners/practices and robust growth opportunities in the years to come.  We have the opportunity to build the leading specialty DSO in the market and we are taking intentional steps to position the company to execute at the highest levels across the board.”  

Dylan lives between Scottsdale, AZ and Telluride, CO. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, golfing, and travel.

JOSH YELSEY

Chief Financial Officer
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JOSH YELSEY

Chief Financial Officer

Most recently, Josh was the Chief Growth Officer for Caravel Autism Health, a leading provider of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Therapy and diagnostic evaluation services to children with autism spectrum disorder. As the Chief Growth Officer, Josh developed and oversaw Caravel’s growth strategy and execution through the opening of new clinics, mergers and acquisitions, and partnerships with health systems and physicians. Before his time at Caravel, he spent four years at ATI Physical Therapy overseeing its M&A strategy and execution and health system partnerships. He also spent three years at Anheuser-Busch InBev, where he served as the CFO of the Craft Beer Division.  He received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Josh currently lives in Chicago with his wife Nicole, and their two kids Noah (6) and Jonah (3). In his free time, he enjoys running, cycling, golfing, and traveling with his family.  

CRAIG YORK

Chief Information Officer
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CRAIG YORK

Chief Information Officer

Craig is a business-first IT leader with more than 20 years of healthcare leadership experience. Technology is a core strength, but Craig lives in the world of business challenges. He is focused on solving those challenges first and foremost and delivering pragmatic value to the business. Craig can effectively bridge the often-wide communication gap between specialized technicians and visionary business leaders to connect opportunities through technical innovation.

From an IT perspective, Craig is building infrastructure that empowers and enables the business—enabling partner organizations to study patient outcomes and operational performance, and make better decisions for the future of their practices. He is also responsible for the security and integrity of information. Craig is forward-thinking and actively engaged in finding the best solutions for our doctor partners, our practices, and our patients.

Craig is a Certified Health Care CIO (offered by the College of Health Care Information Management Executives) and a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM offered by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association aka ISACA).

DAU TUCKER

Chief People Officer
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DAU TUCKER

Chief People Officer

Professional highlights:
25+ years’ experience as a leader in healthcare human resources.
Experienced in acute care hospital systems, behavioral health, multi-specialty medicine and dental specialty practices.
Successfully established people and payroll services for 5 startup companies.
Experienced in private equity sponsored companies.
Served as an HR Consultant for hospitals systems across the country.

Accomplishments:
Named Top 10 HR Executive by CIO Views Magazine and featured on the cover of January 2023 issue.
Received Cheryl Troy/Craig Wood Humanitarian Award for exemplifying courage, compassion, and excellence in the practice of Human Resources.

Personal Interests:
Spending quality time with my five kids and partner, serving the homeless and traveling to the nearest ocean!
Ordained to perform wedding ceremonies.
Enjoy cooking and hosting gatherings with family and friends – bringing people together!

Vice Presidents

Will Hartje

SVP, Strategy and Growth
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Will Hartje

SVP, Strategy and Growth
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Will has worked in numerous growth and advisory capacities for both public and private organizations in the healthcare industry. Most recently, Will served as the Chief Development Officer for Refresh Mental Health, a market-leading outpatient mental health organization. Will led the development efforts under multiple owners including UnitedHealth Group / Optum and expanded Refresh’s footprint from two States / 100 clinicians to 37 States / 3,000 clinicians in under six years. Will also worked for Harbor View Advisors, a middle-market investment bank, where he consulted with companies on strategic initiatives including acquisitions, divestitures and market research. Prior to Harbor View Advisors, Will worked for Deutsche Bank where he advised Fortune 500 healthcare and technology companies on risk management solutions. Will received a Bachelor of Science in Economics with a dual concentration in Finance and Operations & Information Management (OPIM) from The University of Pennsylvania - Wharton Business School. Will resides in Denver, Colorado with his wife and enjoys traveling, cooking and outdoor sports. Will is also an accomplished endurance athlete, having competed in events such as the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii and the Boston Marathon.

Barbara Kendell

Vice President of Integrations
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Barbara Kendell

Vice President of Integrations
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As Vice President of Integrations, Barbara leads with a passion for creating a seamless experience for our partners during integration and beyond. With over fourteen years of experience in the dental field, Barbara has honed her ability to skillfully identify and implement layers of operations support needed to aid in the evolution of business operations. Her primary focus is on the people side of the business, creating an exceptional integration experience that partners can be proud of and the team feels a part of.

Jennifer Tyner

Vice President of Marketing
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Jennifer Tyner

Vice President of Marketing
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Jennifer is a marketer with an interest in strategic planning, product marketing, public relations, and patient/provider experience. She previously managed a successful team as Marketing Director at Optum. Jennifer has 16 years combined experience in project management, omnichannel marketing, copywriting & editing, and public relations, along with a master’s degree. Her background includes working with medical professionals and high-level executives. As an integral part of the SALT leadership team, Jennifer is responsible for refining the company’s brand messaging, internal and external communications, and growth and retention marketing strategies across multiple channels.

Suzie Ramos

Vice President of Operations
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Suzie Ramos

Vice President of Operations
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As Vice President of Operations, Suzie is committed to helping all of our locations operate smoothly. She optimizes internal processes and resources to help SALT meet its goals. Suzie has previous DSO operations experience, as she worked as Manager of Operations for Pacific Dental Services.

Our Doctors

Dr. Cari Goyne

Title Position

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Dr. Tyler Hanks

Timber Kids Dentistry

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Dr. Kristina Durickas

Cascadia Kids Dentistry

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Dr. Dustin Davis

Cascadia Kids Dentistry

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