5615 Valley Ave. E., Tacoma, WA 98424
Our Team of Professionals
We view each patient as a unique individual and tailor treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care and that we value the trust you have placed in us.
Jeanine, RDH – Jeanine graduated from Fort Steilacoom’s Hygiene Program and offers years of experience in treating periodontal disease, as she was part of a periodontal specialty practice for over 15 years before extending her career in our general practice. Her joyful nature is balanced with the skills necessary to help maintain our patient’s oral health. Jeanine appreciates the special friendships she has made over the years through dentistry and has a passion for her family, friends, horses and very cute puppies.
Jean, RDH – Jean graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Pierce College and is particularly skilled in periodontal therapy, having worked in a periodontal specialty practice for 9 years before joining our team. Prior to her career in dentistry, multi-talented Jean earned a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in music and designed custom jewelry. She has a keen eye for detail which contributes to her skill as a registered dental hygienist. Outside of the office, Jean has been recognized for volunteerism at several south King County and Pierce County communities as well as philanthropic international health organizations.
Marci has a gentle, unique way of putting her patients and co-workers at ease. Being a versatile staff member, she enjoys everything from surgery to front office duties. She goes the extra mile every day to get a quality job done. Having grown up on a dairy farm, she knows the value of a strong work ethic and integrity. When not at work, she loves being with family and friends, along with activities such as running, golf, and hot yoga.
Karla’s boundless energy, positive attitude and top-notch clinical skills make her a valuable member of our dental assisting team. She is highly organized, making sure that that equipment and facilities are always ready to go. Working with her is fun because she has a great sense of humor. Outside of the office, Karla enjoys traveling, cooking, being with friends, and spending time with her daughter.
Michele, Administrative Patient Coordinator, is situated at the “hub” of the office and is in charge of patient scheduling and insurance processing. Michele is ready with a welcoming smile for every patient and a genuine desire for every patient’s experience to be the best it can be. She goes out of her way to make timelines work with various schedules. Michele enjoys her family, spending quality time with her friends, and creating a welcoming environment both at home and at our office.
Debbie, Administrative Patient Coordinator, is literally and figuratively the “mom” of the office. She works at the front desk, alongside her daughter, Michele, scheduling appointments, being the liaison between clinical staff and patients, and managing patient accounts. Caring for the well-being of patients, staff, and her own family, is always her #1 priority.
Lisa, Business Manager, brings a broad management background spanning private industry, non-profit organizations, health care and education. She is responsible for the marketing, customer service, human resources, and financial operations of the practice. Outside of the office, Lisa is involved with several charitable organizations and enjoys cooking, biking, running and playing the piano.
Tammy, Administrative Assistant, has a wide scope of responsibilities. She administers our medical billing program, schedules patient appointments, assists with human resources, and coordinates building & maintenance projects, just to name a few. Tammy has a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and previously worked as an insurance agent and financial planner for 16 years. She recently relocated to the Pacific Northwest from the Mojave Desert in California, and is loving the green, cool weather. In her free time she enjoys biking, walking, and spending time with her family and friends.