Meet the Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

 

 

Melinda - Office/Financial Manager

Melinda was born and raised in the Seattle area.  She has been in the dental field for over 27 years.  Starting out as a Dental Assistant, she has gained experience in numerous areas of dentistry during her career.  From being an instructor in a dental assisting program, assisting at UW Hospital and eventually migrating to the front office in an oral surgery practice, she brings many years of experience to the team.  She enjoys helping patients understand their insurance benefits and claims information and strives for maximum accuracy when working with your accounts.  Melinda has 3 grown sons and in her free time enjoys traveling with her husband, gardening, reading and spoiling her 4 year old “puppy”. 

 

 

Lisa - Scheduling/ Treatment Coordinator 

Born and raised in Port Angeles, Lisa is a native Washingtonian who loves the Pacific Northwest. She has been in the dental field for 11 years, 9 of which were as a dental assistant. She enjoys learning the guitar, time with her family, traveling and aspires to someday be an amazing dog mom.

 

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Joan - Dental Hygienist

Joan is a Seattle native and received her degree at Shoreline Community College in 1999. Joan has been working in our office since 2001. Having been born and raised in the Wallingford neighborhood, Joan feels pleased and honored to now return to her neighborhood to provide excellent dental care. She prides herself in being very skilled and thorough with a focus on patient education in a down-to-earth manner that creates a more relaxed and fun experience for her patients, including those with dental fear. Joan is an avid cyclist who participated in the 2012 STP Seattle to Portland bike event and can often be seen riding her bike on the Burk-Gilman trail. While dedicated to keeping the ivories of a smile bright and healthy, she also loves to tickle the ivories of her piano.

 

 
 
Hilary - Dental Hygienist
 

Hilary was born and raised in the Portland OR/Vancouver WA area.  Her dad is a dentist and she grew up working in the dental office - from stamping envelopes to being his assistant.  She graduated with her Bachelors of Science from Loma Linda University in 2004 and decided to stay down where the sun shines!  She settled in Palm Desert CA where she could be found watching the Seahawks at local pubs during the fall or hiking.  Hilary moved back to Washington in 2011 to be closer to family.  In 2013 she attended Clark College and received her Restorative Certificate that allows her to place beautiful tooth-colored fillings.  She loves going home to her boyfriend Brandon and dog Rosalie.  In addition to her passion for being a dental hygienist, she loves international traveling, a good sense of humor, the Seahawks and cooking. 

 

 

 

 

Jackie - Dental Assistant 

 

Jackie grew up in a small town in Alaska. She enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family and friends. She has been dental assisting for three years. She's chosen to be in the dental field because it's such great feeling to be able to meet all types of people hearing their history and stories and to have help boost their confidence and feel beautiful about themselves. 

 

 

Jessica - Dental Assistant 

 

Born in Oregon, raised in Washington. She  loves going for hikes with her two dogs traveling, and rock climbing whenever she gets a chance.  She used to work with animals as a vet assistant and decided to go into the dental field. She's been assisting for almost three years and is very passionate about her job and really enjoys helping others to achieve a perfect smile!