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!
I attended Clover Park High School in Lakewood and received my Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Old Dominion University. I also have an Expanded Dental Hygiene license. I have been working in the dental field since 1996 and I joined this practice in 2005. My role as a hygienist includes polishing and debriding dentition, evaluating tissue health and quality, as well as providing periodontal therapy and maintenance. A significant part of my job involves patient home care education, and I provide guidance and encouragement for successful home care follow through.
I love interacting with patients and informing them how their oral health relates to their general health, and how I can help them achieve their health goals. I also love working with Dr. Smith and the rest of my team at Dentistry NW. Dr. Smith's a great mentor and I've developed better communication skills, diplomacy and empathy from working with him. He gives everybody the benefit of the doubt and shows us all how to be more kind and generous.
I’ve been a long-time resident in this area and my parents, brother and sister all live locally as well. I have 2 kids and I'm also a pet parent to 2 cats, Bella and Lulu. I love animals, fitness, nutrition and sunshine!
I received my AAS in Dental Hygiene from the College of Southern Nevada and began working at this practice in 2005. As a hygienist, I coach patients on home care that can have a positive influence on oral and overall health. My favorite part of the job is being involved in changing patients’ lives for the better by spending time with them. What I love about working at Dentistry NW is that our team has a sense of humor, respect and compassion for each other and for the patients we work with daily. When not at work, I enjoy baking and cooking, as well as hiking.
I attended Clover Park Vocational School for dental assisting and I have been with this practice since 1993. Although my job is to assist the doctor, I feel what’s even more important is being there for the patient. I try to make every appointment a great patient experience and I try to help patients be informed about their treatment. Knowing that I am helping people is the favorite part of my job, and it is important to me that I’m able to work in an office where patients are treated as family. I have really enjoyed working with so many wonderful people over the years, and I have made many friends with patients and coworkers.
My husband and I just celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. We have 3 daughters, 3 awesome sons-in-law and 9 grandchildren who are the highlight of my days. When not at work or with family, I enjoy working in my yard and spending time in my sewing room.
Lead Dental Assistant
I attended the Clover Park dental assisting program and have been working in the dental field since 1998. I joined this practice in 2009 and am the Lead Dental Assistant. My job entails assisting the doctor and helping out other team members, and I enjoy working in such a caring and fun group. But what I love most is helping patients every day!
Outside of work, I love spending time with my kids and grandkids. I also love animals, especially my four fur babies. Leisure activities that I enjoy are photography, walks in the park and a good movie.
I received my RDA certification from Everest Technical College in 2014 and joined Dentistry NW in 2015. My primary duties include preparing the operatories and ensuring that all the necessary instruments and materials are ready for procedures, bringing patients into the treatment rooms, as well as seating and informing them of their treatment so that they know what to expect. I also provide chairside assistance to Dr. Smith and perform an extensive array of laboratory work, including fabricating in-house retainers, night guards, sports guards, study models and temporary crowns.
My favorite part of the job is getting to know the patients and building relationships with them. I also love that our entire team is highly motivated by the goal of giving our patients the best dental care in a warm and friendly environment.
Outside of work, I love sports, taking walks, listening to music and playing the piano. I have an amazing little boy who means the world to me and we also have a dog. Family time is precious and I love cooking family dinners and going on random weekend getaways with them.
I started working in the dental field in 2011 and I have an AA degree in dental assisting, as well as an orthodontic assistant certificate. I joined Dentistry NW in 2019. As Scheduling Coordinator, I am the first person you see when you walk through the door. I handle incoming calls, schedule patients, update patient information and check insurances. But my favorite part of the job is making our patients smile!