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DavidFront Office - Member since 2017
David was brought up with an enthusiasm to help others from a young age. From making sandwiches to solving complex financial issues, he’s always enjoyed creating positive interactions with those around him. When you walk in our door, David’s primary goal is making sure that your visit is an exceptional experience. What drew him to Light Dental Studios was the sincerity of his friends and family testimonials regarding their time spent with us. Outside of the office, you can find David hiking about Washington with friends, and camping with his dog Indie. He also loves cheering on the Seattle Sounders, trying as much new food as humanly possible, and checking out random movies and books.
CrystalFront Office - Member since 2015
Hi my name is Crystal and I have lived in Washington my whole life and grew up in Shelton. Light Dental Studios has become an exciting part of my life. My first contact was as a patient and I loved how welcome the team made me feel. I am so blessed to be a part of this amazing dental family and am eager to provide the most compassionate care. Welcome and I look forward to meeting you!I have two amazing and crazy kids who are my whole world. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, painting, and doing pretty much anything outdoors. "The beginning is the most important part of the work." ~Plato
LindzeyFront Office - Member since 2015
Hey, my name is Lindzey, and I've been with LDS since Dec of 2015 in the front office. I started out as an assistant in 2007 at a location in Federal Way, from which I was there for four years. I took time off to be a stay at home mom, during that time I welcomed two amazing kids. In my free time I love spending time with them and doing anything outdoors. I love trying to restaurants and travelling.
CaseyFront Office - Member since 2017
My name is Casey, the Lacey clinic has been my first time working in the dental field, I am beyond excited to work for such an amazing company that makes everyone from patients to employees feel like family. My goal as a front desk staff is from the moment you walk in to the moment you leave, you feel comfortable, special and part of the LDS family. Starting as a patient for light dental has defiantly given me two perspectives into a patients needs. Having a history of patient care on a medical side has given me the passion for patient care and I am very excited to bring that to the dental world. On free time my fiancé and I are beginning the journey into volunteer firefighting which also speaks to my love for patient care, we also love hiking, horseback riding and camping.
Mesha, RDAFront Office & Dental Assistant - Member since 2017
Mesha recently moved to the Lacey area last yr from Vancouver, Wa where she was born and raised. With a big moved she knew she needed an amazing career. So, she decided to go back to school to become a Dental Assistant. Once Mesha started school she knew that this was the right choice for her. So after about a month in school, she went looking for a foot in the door. Mesha was given the chance to interview with this wonderful company that instantly felt like home to her. She started working in the front at our Lakewood office and was giving amazing training. Mesha was happy to do her part to help the team and learn everything that she could. When It came time for Mesha to started her externship she was able to do so within this company and was put in the Olympia office, where Mesha was able to get one on one training. After a little while, Mesha was able to move to our lacey office. This is where Mesha really found her place. Mesha said “Working with such amazing people each day makes coming to work just that much better and I am so grateful to everyone for all the help and knowledge that they have given me”. She knew that she would love being in the dentistry field, and one of Mesha’s favorite thing is working with our younger kids and be able to teach them how important it is to take care of their teeth. In Mesha’s spare time she enjoys hanging out with her husband and their 5 yr old son who keeps her on her toes.
Amity, RDHDental Hygienist - Member Since 2015
Hi my name is Amity and I am very excited to join the Light Dental Studios team! I enjoy helping patients improve their oral health through education and one of the great joys of my job is treating and preventing periodontal disease. I firmly believe when you understand what is going on in your mouth, it is much easier to make decisions about your oral health. I am happy to join Light Dental Studios where patients have the benefit of multiple locations with the feel of a small dental family. I hope you'll smile at every visit to see me at the Lacey office. I was born and raised in Tacoma and love living here in the Pacific Northwest! I love our rain, but when the sun it out, so am I! In my spare time I love going on long drives along the water, dancing ballet and I enjoy volunteering at my mom's preschool.
Jaycee, RDHDental Hygienist - Member Since 2015
Hi, I'm Jaycee and I graduated in 2013 with my Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene. As a recent addition to the Light Dental Studios team, I have been greeted with open arms and already have a sense of belonging at this great company. I know this is the place where I can provide excellent care and create long lasting relationships with patients for years to come. I look forward to meeting each of you and hope I can extend the same warm welcome that I received! I grew up in Vancouver, Washington and currently reside in Lacey with my husband and our daughter. I enjoy cooking, baking, decorating my home, and getting outside with my family to enjoy everything the PNW has to offer.
Kim, RDHDental Hygienist - Member since 2017
Kimberley (or Kim for short), takes pride in creating a safe and comfortable environment for her patients here at Light Dental Studios. She happily listens whether it’s a story about a tooth ache, or your daughter’s ballet recital. Kim loves providing healthier smiles through in office treatments and education both verbal and visual. When she isn’t at the office, she enjoys spending time camping, roller blading, and discovering new home improvement projects.
Melissa, RDHRegistered Dental Hygienist - Member Since 2017
Melissa, or “Mel” for short, graduated at the top of her class with her Bachelors in Dental Hygiene in Vancouver, WA. She believes that every patient is unique and strives to provide individualized care to everyone. She is dedicated to helping others meet their goals for oral health, and knows this happens when you apply empathy and listen to the needs of the patient. Melissa aims to give each person a comfortable experience, and looks forward to each smile that sits in her chair. In her spare time, Mel enjoys riding horses, hiking, and traveling with her family.
Michelle, RDHRegistered Dental Hygienist - Member Since 2017
Michelle graduated from Pierce College in Lakewood, Washington with an Associates in Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2002. Before that she completed her Bachelors of Science Degree in Community Health Education from Central Washington University in 1995. She started working for Light Dental Studios in 2017.
Michelle’s favorite part about being a dental hygienist is getting to meet so many incredible people. She loves forming relationships with patients and providing an enjoyable dental experience. She is very passionate about dental hygiene and strongly believes in educating her patients in order to help them improve their overall oral health and quality of life. Michelle loves working at Light Dental Studios because it is clear from the moment you step in the doors that Light Dental Studios values patients and makes them and their care the priority.
Michelle is a Washington native and grew up in Lakewood. She is married to another Washington native, Mike, and together they have two sons and a little poodle. She enjoys kayaking, walking, and spending time with friends and family. Michelle and her family love living and working in the Pacific Northwest.
Shaylea, RDADental Assistant - Member since 2011
Hello everyone and welcome to the Lacey Light Dental Studios. I'm Dr. Collins' dental assistant. I have been working as a dental assistant for over four years, but found my home with Light Dental Studios in 2011. I am thankful every day to have found such a wonderful and exciting company to work for. I am passionate about dentistry and seeing my patients' new smiles. It's the patients that make me excited to go to work every day. I love every part of dentistry, but my favorite is seeing the transformation of fearful patients become more and more comfortable with each visit.I was born and raised in Shelton and now live on the west side of Olympia. I am a PNW girl at heart and cannot see myself living anywhere else. In my spare time I enjoy photography, traveling, live music, hiking, and going to baseball games with my boyfriend and family.
**2014 Outstanding Team Member of the Year
Jordyn, RDADental Assistant - Member Since 2016
After graduating from Clover Park Technical College, Jordyn had the opportunity to complete her summer internship with Light Dental Studios. The love and incredible care that the staff showed to the patients truly inspired her and when Light Dental offered her a full time position as a dental assistant she was overjoyed! Even after a short time she left completely at home and a part of the team.
She and her four older siblings grew up in Lacey, and she loves the beautiful mountains and forests of Washington. In her free time she loves painting, hiking, and spending time with her friends and family. After high school she studied at Calvary Chapel Bible College in Peru, where her passion for World missions grew. One day she hopes to work with a medical mission team overseas. The thing she loves most about dental assisting is the relationships she is able to make with patients, and seeing the impact that a healthy smile can make in someone's life.
Bri, RDADental Assistant - Member since 2017
Briana graduated from Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood, WA. She has always wanted to be apart of the medical field. It was about 2 years ago when she decided the dental field was really for her. She was born and raised in Washington State. She has one younger sister. In her spare time she loves being outdoors whether its hiking, camping, or kayaking. Mt. Rainier is one of her favorite places. Briana says she is blessed to be apart of the Light Dental Studios and the welcoming dentists and staff. She is excited for years to come and the growth possibilities with this company.
Sandy, RDADental Assistant - Member since 2017
Sandy has been working in the dental field as an orthodontic assistant for nearly 17 years. She enjoys working with the public and finds interacting with the patients as the highlight of her day! Her passion for helping others get the beautiful smile they deserve is shown through her skillful work.
She started at Light Dental Studios and feels blessed to be part of a company whose core values are highly respected by all. Wonderful establishment for patients and all employees!
Rena, RDADental Assistant - Member since 2017
Rena is an Orthodontic Assistant at Light Dental Studio. Her passion for dentistry began in the Philippines where she was born, raised and attended dental school until she had the opportunity to move here with her husband. Being a military wife, mother of three and with two grandkids, Rena’s love for her family inspires her heart even more for dental service. She has traveled with her family and worked in five dental clinics in TX, WA State and Okinawa, Japan with the U.S. Navy Dental clinic. She is young at heart with her contagious smile. She always tries her best, loves to cook and bring joy to the people around her. After receiving her certificate of oral prophylaxis, Rena was one of the top nominees for the “Civilian of the Year” award.
Rena was so proud to have found Light Dental Studio as her new dental home where she can continue her 17 years of practice. She loves working and learning with her team and enjoys treating patients with a smile.
Fernanda, RDADental Assistant - Member since 2018
Maria Fernanda has a Guatemalan background and had to postpone her goal of working in dental a few years ago due to life circumstances. For a lot of her life, she was self-conscious about her own smile and that has carried over to her dental career. She has a passion for making someone else feel happy about their self, especially their smile. She loves how a simple dental visit can make all the difference in the world for that one patient and loves to utilize her Spanish speaking skills to remove that barrier for many of her patients. She proudly speaks of dental care in the Spanish-speaking community to maintain a beautiful and healthier outcome for everyone. Fernanda is a very kind and humble human being who loves to enjoy her family, traveling and exploring new things.
SarahSterilization Technician - Member since 2017
Sarah knew the medical field was the right choice for her since high school. She began working as a Sterilization Technician in our Lacey department, July 2017. Currently, she is attending SPSCC for her prerequisites and will then attend a hygiene program at Columbia Basin. She couldn't be happier that she is able to work with our Light Dental Studios team and help those around her achieve a beautiful smile. Outside of work and school, Sarah loves spending time with her beautiful yellow lab and her other dog.
Address: 1401 Marvin Rd NE #302, Lacey, WA 98516
Phone: (360) 459-8348
Fax: (360) 459-2919
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What People Are Saying
I have never felt so welcomed and relaxed at a dentist office. Everyone here is so friendly and accommodating. They really make you feel apart of them. They are beyond willing to make sure you are comfortable and always take the time to understand your needs and expectations.
I have never been a fan of dentist they scare me! But from the second I walked in every staff member made me feel welcome and they all made sure my experience was second to none!!! Is it weird im looking forward to going back!
Through the whole process, every one of them continually asked if I was okay and asked if there was anything they could do for me. The procedure didn't hurt a bit, thanks to the doctors listening to their patient. A rare find today. I cannot say enough about the professionalism and efficiency of this office!
Amazing! Had an emergency, walked into their office, BOOM! Instantly taken care of and was provided with some of the best care I have ever experienced. Staff is friendly and genuine and their fun! My teeth will definitely see brighter days with this crew!
I am kind of a fearful patient. They talk to me and treat me like a person explain everything well. They are reassuring, and let me know if I need a break. They manage my fear.
Light Dental seems to be much more efficient, with up to date tools and technology than other places my friends go to. I am happy to find a place that can handle both kids and adults, and make our dental experiences easy, and stress free.
Great place to go to have your dental experience. I'm relocating to another state and I'm considering flying back to the state of Washington to see this dental office for any future work, cleaning or recommendations. I trust this place and I wouldn't want to go anywhere else.
The doctor and the staff are very courteous and extremely professional. They do everything they can to make me feel comfortable during my appointments.
I am very happy with their services they provide me. I have been to several other dentists but they are the best, I really enjoy my visits in their office.