Our Team

We are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first and make every effort to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Our staff is trained and skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Our office staff has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the latest in technological advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.

Administrative Team

Cathy – Cathy, our front office manager, has been with our practice for 20 years, and has been in the dental field most of her life.  She has experience with both front office and direct patient care which really helps her with all of our patients’ needs.  Our patients have come to count on being greeted by name and a big smile from Cathy when they enter our office.  She grew up in Snoqualmie, loves to spend time with her husband and 2 grown sons.  She enjoys the theater and volunteering at the Village Theater in Issaquah.   You can also find her at the Issaquah Farmers’ Market on Saturdays, selling her wonderful tutus that she loves to make for little girls!

Heather – Heather has been a part of our front office staff for 25 years, with an emphasis on our patients’ financial and insurance needs.  Prior to joining our practice, she worked in the medical field with the Sand Point Internists.  She loves to laugh and our patients count on being greeted by her infectious smile.  Heather grew up in Lake Forest Park, loves sunshine and animals, especially her yellow lab, Beckham.  She is the quintessential sports fan and has participated in soccer since her youth.  She loves spending time with her family, especially their annual camping trip to Lake Chelan, the highlight of the summer if it is sunny!

Meghan - Meghan is our patient care coordinator and has been with us for almost four years.  She graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in Sociology and a minor in Communications.  Her keen abilities with computers and wonderful interpersonal skills make her an invaluable part of our front office team.   Before joining our practice, she worked in childcare, the retail industry, and also in various office settings.  In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, loves to travel when the opportunity arises, and is rarely found without a book!

Clinical Team

Licensed Dental Hygienists

Helen - Helen is a life-long Seattle resident – she attended St Joseph’s grade school and Holy Names Academy, both on Capitol Hill. She earned her Dental Hygiene degree at the University of Washington and taught clinical hygiene for four years at the Lake Washington Technical College. She has been with our practice since 1996. Her hobbies are cooking, gardening and travelling with her husband. Passionate about her profession, she has been known to say, “I live for squeaky clean teeth!”

Kip-Ja - Kip-Ja has a positive energy that is contagious. She joined our practice eight years ago and our patients and staff have benefited greatly from her presence. She graduated from the Dental Hygiene School at Portland Community College in 1992 and has been in the dental field for 23 years. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington in Marketing. Not only a wonderful hygienist, Kip-Ja is a talented interior designer, enjoys raising her two boys, Max and Nick, and loves to travel with her husband.

Lauren - Lauren grew up in Bellevue and graduated from the University of Washington in 2007 with a Bachelor's degree in Communications. After graduating, she quickly moved to Sun Valley, Idaho to ski, mountain bike, hike, and live the life of a ski bum. Two years later, she returned to Seattle to attend Dental Hygiene school at Shoreline. Lauren says she " feels so lucky to be a part of such a wonderful practice" – and we are certainly lucky to have her! She spends her time away from work with her family and friends, cheering on the Huskies and dreaming about the next ski season!

Lindsay - Lindsay has been a dental hygienist since 2007. She grew up in Ellensburg and went Central Washington University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition. She then went on to pursue a career in dental hygiene and moved to the Seattle area to attend Lake Washington Technical College. Lindsay truly enjoys getting to know her patients and helping to make their experience in our office a positive one. When she is not working she can be found in her garden, doing yoga, hiking, or spending time with her husband and family.

Ponnary  - Ponnary grew up in Seattle and currently lives in Rainier Beach. She has been in the dental field since 2007, practicing as a dental assistant for 6 years prior to attending dental hygiene school at Seattle Central College. Through the years, she has developed a great passion for the exciting world of dentistry. It is her goal to provide motivating and inspiring patient experience with a compassionate and nonjudgmental spirit. Ponnary enjoys spending her spare time with friends and family, hiking, practicing yoga, and squeezing in travel time when she can!

Shannon - Shannon grew up in Marysville and then attended Central Washington University.  She was a dental assistant for almost 5 years prior to attending dental hygiene school at the Lake Washington Institute of Technology.  In her off time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.  Shannon also enjoys traveling to new places, especially where there is warm weather.  She is very passionate about being a hygienist and committed to making it her life long career.  We are very lucky to add Shannon’s talents and drive to our office!

Registered Dental Assistants

Portia- Portia grew up in Bothell and currently lives in Lynnwood. She studied dental assisting at Sno-Isle Skill Center and joined the dental field in 2012. Portia loves to run Greenlake, practice yoga, lift weights, and spend time with friends and family. You'll always find Portia cheering on the Seahawks on game day! She is very compassionate, and loves to make our patients' appointments as easy and comfortable as possible.

Kayla-Kayla grew up in Arlington and has worked in dentistry since 2012, in both front and back office capacities. Her dental knowledge helps our office run smoothly. In her free time, you can find her fishing or at the gym lifting weights. We are so fortunate to have Kayla's energy and skills in our office!