Rachel – Office Manager
After getting my bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, I worked as a physical therapy aid. From there I started to step into other roles, taking on bigger and bigger roles in administration. I transitioned into medical office management for another private practice, and then dentistry happily fell in my lap! What I enjoy about my position is the unique opportunity to interact with patients while managing the office.
Outside of work, my husband and I love to travel. A couple of our favorite trips have been to Europe and Iceland, and Greece and Egypt are on our travel bucket list. I also love yoga and our corgis!
Kerriann– Patient Care Coordinator
Living in the Pacific Northwest has always been a dream that my husband and I shared because of its unparalleled natural beauty. We moved to the area in 2015 from Boston, where I worked as a dental office manager for 10 years. What I enjoy about the front office position is being part of the dental team and providing support for the patients. The dental office is not always a place that people want to be, but I love being a smiling, supportive presence.
My husband and I have 2 young boys and we all love being outside. We love to hike, love to go on adventures, and love to do local traveling and go on ferry rides. We are enjoying everything that this area has to offer!
Vicki – Dental Assistant
I think a good dental experience is one where patients are greeted with warmth and a smile. I always strive to really understand my patients concerns and to put them at ease by explaining all procedures clearly. A sense of humor always helps as well! I became a Dental Assistant because I have always found the dental industry attractive and it has helped me fulfill my desire to help others. Our team is committed to giving our patients individualized care and we always do everything with the patient’s best interests in mind.
Johanne – Dental Assistant
My full name is Johanne, but most people call me Jo. I am originally from Haiti and moved to the states over 25 years ago for a change of life and to raise my family.
What I enjoy most about dental assisting is working with great people and growing relationships with patients. Knowing that my job helps improve self-confidence of others also gives me a great sense of accomplishment.
Outside of the office, I am busy raising my 3 kids. I like to enjoy life with my family, whatever that is, whether being out in our yard, going to the beach, or going to the park and enjoying the weather whenever it is nice!
Michelle – Dental Assistant
My path to dentistry was unusual but what I consider to be a combination of happy circumstances. The mouth is complex and intricate and there are so many components to dentistry that I find it fun to continue to learn every day. What I find most interesting is how interconnected our oral health is to our full body health.
As far as other things I enjoy, the better question would be what DON’T I enjoy doing? I love kids, and when I’m not working in the office I also nanny. You can also find me dancing (I enjoy swing dancing, salsa, square dancing, bacata) and going to concerts.
Karen – Dental Hygienist
I chose my career as a hygienist after a program in high school placed me in an internship in a very innovative, forward-looking and engaging dental office. I was off and running! Since becoming a hygienist I have been grateful to be involved in people’s quest for optimal health. I joined this team in 2015 and the laughter and comradery we share as a team here is also really valuable to me.
The beach is where you’ll find me in my spare time. My husband, Shannon, our golden doodle, Dusty, and I spend countless hours at the beach and hiking on Ebey’s bluff. All you need is love and the beach.
Kasey – Dental Hygienist
I became interested in dental hygiene as a career at age 17 when my aunt, who was a dental assistant, taught me how to prevent cavities. My subsequent curiosity led me to assisting a dental hygienist. I found everything about her job fascinating: working with individuals, coaching them through a dental visit, providing personalized care, the instruments. It was a great fit, and I still love everything about my job! I continue to be fascinated with the science of prevention and am passionate about sharing this knowledge.
Outside of work I love being outdoors, especially in the woods hiking or on/by the water. I am a native Seattleite and certainly feel that I am living in the right area!
Patti – Dental Hygienist
My interest in dental hygiene began when I was in college and my own hygienist, who knew that I had an interest in the healthcare field, made the recommendation to me. We set up a few mornings for me to shadow her and I was hooked. I enjoy many aspects of my job, though am most passionate about helping patients overcome any dental fears they may have through my gentle but thorough approach. I also love how our office is like an extension of a close-knit family. We respect the work that each of us delivers, lend a hand when needed, and inject fun into our jobs on a daily basis.
I grew up in Des Moines Iowa, but have called Seattle home since the early 1980’s. I am married to my husband, Wayne, and we have two adult children, a beautiful granddaughter, and a Maltipoo named Kasper. In my spare time I enjoy cooking/baking, reading, traveling, hiking and rockhounding.
Megan – Sterilization Technician
I enjoy my position in this office because I get to help others and I enjoy being part of this team. In addition to being the sterilization tech, I am also trained as a dental assistant and graduated from my dental assisting program in 2010. I have been interested in dentistry since high school because it’s a field where you help people and help them to have a better smile and feel confident in themselves.
My husband and I have a young daughter and together we like to travel and generally just enjoy being outside. Our favorite activities are kayaking and hiking.