I was born and raised in Redding and graduated from Enterprise High School with a full athletic scholarship in football to Cal Poly. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, I was awarded a Dean’s Scholarship to attend the University of Pacific, School of Dentistry, in San Francisco, where I earned my DDS.
I was then accepted into a one-year Advanced General Dentistry Program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. There, I focused on dental implants, periodontics and bite/TMJ disorders. In 1996, I returned to Northern California and started practicing in Palo Cedro, eventually expanding my practice to Cottonwood. Since my return, I have been very dedicated to continuing my studies with the leaders in dentistry so I can bring the best options available to my patients.
I am passionate about dentistry and getting to know my patients and helping them discover the many options modern dentistry has to offer. I am active in the community by participating in local civic clubs. I am married to Shelley, and we have a daughter, Riley and twin sons, Ty and Chase. I enjoy fly-fishing, backpacking, mountain biking and spending time with my family.
Post Doctorate Continuing Education
Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Study (St. Petersburg, FL)
Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Education (Seattle, WA)
Member of the Redding Advanced Dental Studies Forum. Active and founding member.
Member California and Northern California Dental Association
I am also a graduate of Enterprise High School. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University at Fresno. I worked in Corporate Sales and Marketing for 15 years in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Chapel Hill, NC. I am married to Dr. Farrell and we have three children. I love to garden, work out, and enjoy spending time with my family.
I feel extremely grateful working in my hometown with Dr. Farrell since 2006. I am part of a fabulous team that provides our patients with outstanding care. Helping the greatest patients ever and providing excellent customer service is not only gratifying, but also makes the office the happiest place on earth.
I earned my RDA in 1985, married my forever rock Tom, in 1988, and raised our two incredible kids Alexa and Andrue, who are my greatest joy. I love spending time with family, my dogs and living healthy in the great outdoors.
I am Bonnie Koller and have been a Registered Dental Assistant since 1997. Most recently, before joining this superior team, I assisted a specialist in Oral Sleep Medicine (treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and other airways related issues with an Oral Sleep Retainer). I was delighted to transition to this office, knowing that Dr Farrell is passionate about Oral Sleep Medicine, and the quality of life and life preserving benefits it offers. It’s a joy to continue to use this skill set, as well as chair side with both Dr Farrell and Dr Wright which allows me a front row seat on their specialties which span all five branches of dentistry. It has been rewarding to see the high quality of care offered, the variety of services provided and to hear patients express that they can tell this is an exceptional practice.
On a personal note, I have had the privilege of living on 5 different contents and traveled to over 30 countries. I am happily married; together my husband and I enjoy the outdoors. I also enjoy creative outlets in music, art and baking.
My name is Leesa and I am a dental assistant who has enjoyed employment teamed under Dr. Bruce Farrell—a dentist who provides highly involved services to his patients with exceptional accuracy, precision, and integrity. I’ve been working with the team and Dr. Farrell since April 2019 and have been practicing in dentistry since 2015. I was born and raised in Redding, and graduated from West Valley High school. What I enjoy most about our work here is the interactions with our patients and the quality of services our team provides for them, that of which leaves them feeling confident and uplifted. Outside of the office my life is layered in nutrition, hobbies, and community. My go to foods are plant-based and my best-loved activities include training jiu-jitsu and yoga, practicing meditation, and photographing nature’s beauty.
Being a part of a true team environment, where everyone is happy to come to work is an incredible experience. At Dr. Farrell’s office, we are a team and a family. When I first came on in 2016 as an RDA, I knew my career had changed for the better. It is such a privilege to work in an office where the dentist not only is caring and compassionate for his patients and practice but provides high quality dentistry with state-of-the-art technology.
My name is Tori and I am one of the hygienists on the team, primarily serving the Cottonwood Dental practice three days a week. I started my dental career in 2010 as a dental assistant (DA) and then earned my RDA in 2013. Fast forward to 2020, where I earned my degree in dental hygiene and became a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH). Outside of the office, I love spending quality time with my husband Tyler and our families. Currently we are expecting our first child and are thrilled to bring our son into this world come January 2023! Living in an area like we do, I enjoy the outdoors and taking on new hobbies. Being active in life and in the community is such an honor.
As a dental hygienist, it is important to me to work in an atmosphere of trust with professionals that are knowledgeable, skilled, compassionate and work cohesively as a team.
Dr. Farrell and our amazing team is all of that and so much more! I thoroughly enjoy coming to work and giving our patients optimal individualized care in our state of the art dental offices.
I started my career in the dental profession in 1992 as a registered dental assistant (RDA). I later earned my degree in dental hygiene (RDH) and have been practicing for 20+ years, 18 of those right here in the North State.
I am actively involved in the California Dental Hygienists' Association (CDHA) where I had the honor of serving as the association's Speaker of the House in 2021-2022 and served as a Trustee representing the greater North State for 5 years from 2016-2021.
In my free time I enjoy exploring the outdoors with my husband, Gaylen, and spending time with our 2 daughters; Tyler and Tori, their spouses & our son Andrew. We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our first grandchild in January 2023!
I joined the team in March 2022 and have come to the office with over 23 years of Customer Service experience. I’m proud to say I love working with the “Dream Team” because we treat each other like a family. The amount of teamwork I see between us is fascinating. I don’t think I’ve seen this level of trust with any other team I’ve worked with before. In addition, I learn new and interesting things from the patients, so I enjoy interacting with them. There is always a joy to see them satisfied after their visit to the office. During weekends, I enjoy spending time with my family.
I am the newest DA at Dr. Farrell’s office and enjoy the atmosphere and team work experienced on a daily basis. It is a privilege to see our patients satisfied knowing they have received the highest care. Some of my activities apart from my job include tennis, mountain biking and hiking with my Labrador Retrievers.
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