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Teresa at Puyallup Office

Teresa

Office Manager - Member since 1997

I've had the pleasure of working with Light Dental Studios for over fifteen years. It's been incredible to see how helping our patients achieve their perfect smile can be so life-changing in both how they feel about themselves and how they interact with others. I take immense pride in the quality of care provided in our offices. We all work together as a team for the same goal; to make our patients' experiences enjoyable, educational, and pain free. I love what I do and I hope it shows! I get excited checking our schedule and seeing who will be coming in each day. I look forward to hearing about where life has taken them since our last visit. What makes it even better is that I believe our patients look forward to it too!I'm originally from Tacoma, but currently live in Puyallup with my family. I am fortunate to say I have been married for over 25 years and have two wonderful sons. I am very family oriented and blessed to have them all very close by. There isn't a month that goes by without a birthday, holiday, or sporting event that brings us all together. In my spare time I enjoy visiting with friends, outdoor activities, gardening, or relaxing in the sun with a good book.
**Light Dental Studios Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient




Elysia at Puyallup Office

Elysia

Front Office - Member since 2007

Elysia was inspired to go into dentistry as a child because I wanted to help others improve their oral health just as my dentist did for me. Growing up I remember being told "choose a job you love and you will never work a day in your life." That is what I found in 2007 when I became a part of the Light Dental Studios family. That is what we are: a family that is built with our patients.

I have lived in Eatonville all my life. I enjoy spending time with my family on the farm. We like to go camping, horseback riding, play in the mud and have been very involved in missions to Liberia, Africa.
**2013 Outstanding Team Member of Year




Tracy at Puyallup Office

Tracy

Front Office - Member since 2002

I am the person you meet as you enter the office and the last one you see as you leave. I schedule your appointments, explain your financial options and answer other general treatment questions. My dental career began in 1987, and I was proud to join Dr. Gossler in 2002. It’s been a great experience to help our patients improve their smiles while making sure they are comfortable during the process. My husband, children, and grandchildren mean the world to me, and my five Chinese Pug dogs keep things lively around the house. I am passionate about helping the elderly and children in our community. When I have free time, I love to read, hike, and work in my garden.




Lisa at Puyallup Office

Lisa

Front Office - Member since 2005

My career in dentistry began in 2002, and three years later, I joined Dr. Gossler’s team as a patient coordinator. Our patients are my top priority, and I love getting to know all about them. I am dedicated to not only providing healthy smiles but also to developing friendships for life. Outside the office, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, skiing, and attending my children’s sporting events.




Kaysheona at University Place Office

Kaysheona

Front Office - Member since 2014

Hi, my name is Kaysheona, but I also go by Kay. Whichever you prefer I will respond to. Although I have recently joined the Light Dental Studios team, they have welcomed me with open arms and already feel more like my second family. I love that our staff goes above and beyond what is expected to make our patients feel comfortable & confident in the care they are receiving. It has been great getting to know the patients and seeing the difference between them arriving and leaving our office.. which is nothing but laughter and smiles! Knowing patients are happy and that I am doing my part is what makes me love my job.In my spare time I enjoy taking random adventures, hiking, trying new restaurants, traveling, cooking and spending time with my family and friends. I can't wait to meet you!




Stephanie at Puyallup Office

Stephanie

Front Office - Member since 2015

Hi, my name is Stephanie and I had the privilege to start working with this great team at Light Dental Studios in January 2015. I love working with the wonderful crew here. They are all amazing to work with and are all so passionate about the work we are doing. Having been a part of the LDS family for over 7 years as a patient and now as a team member, I know you will love being a part of the family too. From the amazing girls up front to the wonderful crew in the back, you will know you are getting the best care out there.Aside from work, you can find me outdoors doing any number of activities including hiking, kayaking, horseback riding and more in and around my home town of Eatonville.




Tabitha at Puyallup Office

Tabitha

Front Office - Member Since 2016

I feel like the luckiest person to have been hired to work with Light Dental Studios of Puyallup. Not only are the doctors some of the brightest individuals I have had the pleasure to meet and work with, but the entire staff is amazing as well. I was surprised when I started working for Light Dental Studios because of the compassion and care given to each patient from all walks of life. I have never seen such devotion anywhere else in my dental career or before when I was a patient at other offices. The doctors care about the patient’s overall oral health more than anything and work with them no matter what the situation entails. If there is a patient in pain, or a patient who just wants work done the same day, the doctors and staff try their best to get treatment started the same day no questions asked. Dr. Broughton’s philosophy is that every patient should always leave our care happy and healthy, no matter what. It’s refreshing to work for a company that cares so much about the patient’s needs, and puts those needs above anything else. I have wanted to work in dentistry since I had braces put on in middle school, and so glad I pursued this career choice because I get to work with the best team around. I live in Tacoma and love hiking, fishing, and camping. I have an adorable yellow lab that apart from work is my entire life! We enjoy going to the dog park and traipsing around the forest / Point Defiance Park.




Becca at Puyallup Dental Office

Becca

Front Office - Member since 2016

My name is Becca and I have been apart of the Light Dental Studios family since March 2016. I joined the team in the front office with only experience as a receptionist, but no dental experience. Light Dental studios has taken me under their wing and given me an immeasurable amount of training that I will continue to benefit from in the years to come.

My first experience with the company was as a patient who was coming in needing an emergency visit. I had recently had work done at another office and was in A LOT of pain. Both the front office and the doctors were able to get me in same day and get me out of pain. I was so grateful and from that point on was a fan of LDS.

As an employee, I love that I can go to work with pride knowing that I'm apart of a company that does top notch work. They really do put the customer first, and as a whole we all strive to give each and every person who comes through our doors a personal and positive experience.




Ashley

Ashley

Front Office - Member since 2017

Ashley has always had an interest in working in the medical field. She found her second family at Light Dental Studios.

She is currently an undergrad student at Arizona State University.

She enjoys hiking, exploring, volunteering with sorority sisters, and spending time with her family.




Candice at Puyallup Office

Candice, RDH

Dental Hygienist - Member since 1994

I have been a hygienist for over 20 years and have worked with Light Dental Studios for over 15. I feel truly blessed to be part of such an amazing dental team. It's been wonderful to be in an environment where our whole team has the same goal: to provide outstanding dental care. Over the years I have developed so many wonderful relationships with our patients and I look forward to catching up with them at each appointment. It is so rewarding to follow each patient's path towards a healthy smile.I live in Bonney Lake and keep busy with my two kids and our dog, Bentley. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, movies, books, cooking, working out, and Seattle sports..."Go Hawks!“




Cindy at Puyallup Office

Cindy, RDH

Dental Hygienist - Member since 1994

I have been working as a dental hygienist for over 20 years. I knew I wanted to help people as a part of my career. I love working at Light Dental Studios because everyone is so compassionate and caring. We are like a family and we work so well as a team to support one another. We strive to make each patient feel warm and welcome. I enjoy getting to know patients and hear stories about their families. It is so rewarding to treat and educate our patients to achieve optimal oral health. The relationships with my patients make my job so fulfilling.My husband John and I live in Puyallup. Our daughter and son-in law have two wonderful daughters. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, gardening, reading, bible study, and working out. My husband and I enjoy our summer trips to Lake Tahoe. We enjoy hiking, biking, picnicking and time at the beaches while we are there.




Aria at Puyallup Office

Aria, RDH

Dental Hygienist - Member since 2009

In 2009, I found my second family with Dr. Adam Poyfair and his team in Lakewood. I love coming in to the office each day knowing that I am part of a great team that prides itself in giving every patient an amazing dental experience. In 2011, I started working at our Puyallup location on Fridays with Dr. Broughton, Dr. Dunn, and Dr. Davis. I can personally say that when you walk into any of our offices you are going to receive the BEST dental care by some amazing people who not only love what they do but believe that everyone deserves compassionate care and respect.My husband Kyle and I live in Enumclaw with our dog Hatori and cat Pai Mae. We both come from large families and have 15 amazing nieces and nephews. When we are not at family get togethers, sporting events, or concerts, we spend our time backpacking, dirt biking, and enjoying everything life has to offer.




Kim at Puyallup Office

Kim, RDH

Dental Hygienist - Member since 2002

I perform all the services necessary to maintain our patients’ oral hygiene, from routine cleanings to advanced treatment for periodontal disease. I put a great emphasis on education and prevention, and I want to motivate my patients to achieve optimal oral hygiene for both their dental and general health. For over 30 years, I’ve been proud to be a dental hygienist, and I look forward to many more years to come. I am very blessed to come from such a close and loving family. I feel fortunate to live near them, and we are able to spend a lot of time together.




Christina Carter at Puyallup Office

Christina, RDH

Dental Hygienist - Member since 2016

I have found myself lucky enough to become a member of Light Dental Studios! I graduated from Pierce College dental hygiene program in 2011. They always say you are one lucky person if your career and passion meet, well I guess I am that lucky person! I am excited to be part of such a family like atmosphere at Light Dental Studios. It is encouraging to find an office that puts patients first! It is really inspiring see the time each doctor takes with each patient to make sure all their dental needs are met. The patients here are also amazing! As a hygienist here I am thrilled to be a part of a team that makes each and every patient leave with a smile! A smile is always a nice accessory! I am originally from Yakima, WA and moved to the Puyallup area in 2008. I am a proud mom of two lovely little girls and a lucky wife to an amazing husband! I enjoy the out doors, and what a great state to go exploring in! Family time is the best and I have a large one, camping, hiking, and road trips all top the list, except during football season then you will find us inside on the couch!




Melissa at Puyallup Office

Melissa, RDH

Dental Hygienist - Member since 2016

Hello, my name is Melissa. I am happy to say I have finally found my dental home in Light Dental Studios. It is so rewarding to be apart of a team that truly works together for the patient. I enjoy giving patients the tools they need to achieve optimal oral health and the confidence back in their smile. One of the main reasons I got into dental hygiene was my love for helping people. I love getting to know my patients so I can better treat each patient individually based on his/her needs and wants. It is so rewarding working with such great staff and knowing that every patient that walks in any of our offices is going to get quality care and treatment while feeling comfortable throughout the whole appointment. I graduated with my associate degree in dental hygiene from Yakima Valley Community College in 2011 and continued on the get my Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene at Eastern Washington in 2012. I continue learning throughout the year with continuing education classes to stay up to date on the latest and greatest in the dental field. I grew up in the Yakima Valley and just recently moved to the Puyallup area with my husband and our dogs. We are still adjusting to the west side of the mountains but are enjoying exploring all that it has to offer!




Libby at Puyallup Office

Libby, RDH

Dental Hygienist - Member since 2016

Libby graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from the University of Washington Tacoma in 2008. She then decided to combine her interest in oral health and love of helping others by pursuing a career in the dental field, and in 2014 she graduated from Pierce College with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She excelled in her hygiene studies, earning both the Outstanding Restorative and Outstanding Periodontology Student awards. Libby is passionate about building lasting relationships with patients and helping them achieve lifelong oral health. She brings a positive attitude and compassionate care to her hygiene practice.

In her free time, Libby loves spending time at home with her husband, Justin, and daughter Hazel.




Liliana at Puyallup Office

Liliana, RDH

Dental Hygienist - Member since 2016

Being a dental hygienist has been one of my biggest accomplishments. I graduated from Pierce College with an Associates in Dental Hygiene. I have worked with many offices and dental professionals, Light Dental Studios is now my home. It has been a great pleasure working with Light Dental Studios and all the amazing team members. I enjoy meeting new people, and being a Dental Hygienist gives me the opportunity to meet very many new faces and great personalities. I love educating all my patients about the the oral connection to the body and the many ways to manage oral health. I am fluent in Moldovian and a few other Slavic languages. I enjoy spending time with family and going on mission trips with my fellow Believers.




Valerie at Bonney Lake Office

Valerie, RDH

Dental Hygienist - Member since 2016

A hygienist with many years experience in a variety of dental practice settings, I am excited to join the Light Dental Studios team. I am particularly thrilled to be working with staff members that hold themselves to such high standards and take pride in a job well done. Employing a gentle touch, gaining patient trust, and seeing improvement in a patient’s oral health inspire me on a daily basis. A graduate of Yakima Valley Community College’s Department of Dental Hygiene, I recently completed a Bachelor’s degree at the University of Washington.

On a personal note, I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend Alan and watching his son Dylon blossom, as he leaves home to attend Virginia Tech University. I also enjoy reading, bike riding, and escaping the rain of Western Washington to enjoy the beautiful sunshine of the Wenatchee Valley and Lake Chelan areas.




Chi at Puyallup Office

Chi, RDH

Dental Hygienist - Member since 2016

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Lisa at Puyallup Office

Lisai, RDH

Dental Hygienist - Member since 2017

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Jen at Puyallup Office

Jen

Dental Assistant - Member since 2007

I work alongside Dr. Gossler as his assistant, helping with anything he needs to create beautiful smiles for each and every one of our patients. I have always loved teeth, and believe that a healthy, beautiful smile can really make a person happy. I’m so lucky to be doing what I’ve always wanted to do! When I have free time, I love staying fit and working out.




Laci at Puyallup Office

Laci

Dental Assistant - Member since 2014

Hello, my name is Laci! I am a registered dental assistant and recently graduated from Bates Technical College. I was given the opportunity to do my internship at Light Dental Studios & then was asked to be apart of their amazing team, I am so glad that I jumped on board. I feel so lucky and honored to be apart of the team with such amazing doctors, staff and patients. I'm asked all the time why I chose dentistry and it's because I love helping people and making them feel great about their smiles. I have never been to an office like this, and I never will - I know this is the place for me. I grew up in the Bonney Lake area, then moved to Puyallup in junior high and now call Graham home. In my free time I love camping, working out, baking goodies and spending time with family and friends. Oh, and of course, GO SEAHAWKS!!!




Ashley at Puyallup Office

Ashley

Dental Assistant - Member since 2014

I have been a dental assistant since 2010 and have worked in several offices. I can honestly say that I have found my dental home! What sets Light Dental Studios apart is all our doctors and staff. We are here for the sole purpose of making your dental experience the best! I am always in awe of the time each doctor takes with our patients to educate and work together to find the best treatment plan for them. Every decision is made out of love. Every team member in the company will put a smile on your face because that is just the kind of genuine, amazing people that they are! In my spare time I enjoy snowboarding, any outdoor activity, and spending time with my family and friends.




Aimee at Puyallup Office

Aimee

Dental Assistant - Member since 2015

I am one of our chairside assistants, and in addition to helping Dr. Gossler during dental appointments, I also visit our local schools to educate children on the importance of dental health. I love working with all our patients, but especially with the children and teens. I want to make their first dental experience as comfortable and pleasant as possible. Outside the office I love spending time with my 7 year old son. We love sports, camping, parks and being outdoors. I also have 5 rescue dogs so it is Very busy at my house.




April at Puyallup Office

April

Dental Assistant - Member since 2016

April is a graduated Registered Dental Assistant from Pima Medical Institute. April takes her work seriously and values education as well as punctuality, graduating with a 4.0 GPA and receiving Perfect Attendance Awards throughout her Dental Assistant program.

April loves to help others out, which is why dentistry comes so naturally to her. She always puts the patients’ interests first and thinks of what is best for them. She also loves what Light Dental Studios stands for and is eager to deliver the highest quality of care and consistent patient comfort, along with providing outstanding dental services.

In her free time, April loves to read, drink tea, attend yoga classes, and spend time with her loving boyfriend, cat, and dog.




Angela at Puyallup Office

Angela

Dental Assistant - Member since 2016

Hello, my name is Angela! I am a certified dental assistant, graduate from Renton Technical college. I have a strong passion for people and nothing is more gratifying than putting a smile on a patients face.

I am so proud to work at Light Dental Studios because we have the most caring and compassionate doctors and staff that provide outstanding dental care. I felt right at home when I first started working here and know you will feel the same as a patient. In my free time I enjoy hiking with my dog Chewy, playing volleyball and trying new restaurants with my friends.




Maria at Puyallup Office

Maria

Dental Assistant - Member since 2016

Hola! My name is Maria. I have recently graduated from Pima. I feel very blessed to have had the opportunity of doing my internship here at Light Dental Studios. Now, I am even more blessed to be a part of the team. I love our core values and understand that life is better when we give. The main reason I got into dentistry is because I love helping others, and Light Dental Studios really understands this. In my free time I love watching movies, reading books, hiking, drinking a good cup of coffee and exploring new places.




Lauren at Puyallup Office

Lauren

Dental Assistant - Member since 2017

Hello, my name is Lauren and I have recently become a member of the Light Dental Studios team in January of 2017. I am a recent Registered Dental Assistant graduate from Bates Technical College. I have always wanted to be in the dental field as I was inspired by my dental hygienist at a very young age. I decided becoming a Dental Assistant was the right career for me because I love helping people in many different ways throughout my day. Being a dental assistant at Light Dental Studios has been so fulfilling thanks to all of the wonderful patients, friendly coworkers and amazing dentists.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, being outdoors and going to the gym.




Mel at Puyallup Office

Mel

Dental Assistant - Member since 2017

Mel is blessed to be apart of the Light Dental Studios family. She graduated with honors as an amabassador at Everest College. Mel takes pride in her patients needs. She has always had an interest in teeth and is now following her dreams as a dental assistant. When Mel isnt with her patients she is busy with her two sons, being outside, or church. She also has a fur child,Kona, that needs the most attention.




Amanda at Puyallup Office

Amanda

Dental Assistant - Member since 2017

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Kenyetta at Puyallup Dental office

Kenyetta, DA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2017

Kenyetta or AKA "Kiki" has been a member of Light Dental Studios since 2016 after graduating from Fortis College In Maryland. What drew Kiki to Light Dental Studios is that they were an office that genuinely cares about their patients and considers them a friend instead of just an appointment. After reading positive reviews everywhere she looked and just knew she had to be part of this team. When Kiki isnt spending time with patients she likes to read, play video games or spend time with family.




Nasta at Puyallup Office

Nasta

Dental Assistant & Front Office - Member since 2017

Anastasia, or also known as Nasta is a certified dental assistant and a recent graduate from Clover Park Technical College. Nasta has always dreamed of finding a career that would allow her to live out her passion for helping others while making a difference in the community. Ever since she became a part of the Light Dental Studios team, she is reminded every day that she wants nothing more than to help create bigger, brighter and healthier smiles with effortless dentistry. Nasta is grateful for the opportunities Light Dental studios has given her because this is truly an organization that values not only their patients but their employees and community. From welcoming her as an extern and educating her during the journey, she then found her home as a dental assistant where she can pursue her passion. When Nasta isn't dental assisting she loves the outdoors, spending time with friends and family, playing with her dog Sophie, and most importantly trying new delicious foods!




Ruthie at Puyallup Office

Ruthie, DA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2017

Why Hello there My name is Ruthida also known as Ruthie. I'm a graduate at Everest College. At Everest I was an Ambassador, a 4.0 GPA student, and had perfect attendance. I am so honored and thrilled to be apart of the Light Dental Studios family. I will tell you that I love pleasing others, and seeing that smile on people's face that is what makes me happy camper. You know most people often tell me that I'm a determined, motivated, and outgoing person which is very true about myself. I've never imagined myself as being a Dental Assistant, but look at where I am now I love what I do and I am proud to be a apart of the Light Dental Studios family. Come on in so I can brighten your day.




Jenette at Puyallup Office

Jenette

Denture Lab Technician - Member Since 2014

Extremely diverse and efficient, Light Dental Studios’ In-House Lab technician, Jenette became an expert in the many skill sets associated with the work required in dental labs. With her experience and expertise, she has trained and managed several lab technicians and has been awarded multiple times with the Top-Performer of the Year Award. Twice each year, Jenette attends the Midwinter Technical Meetings in Chicago and the Spring Technical Meetings in Indianapolis. In addition to this, she has been through most of the courses that large dental supplier Dentsply™ has had to offer. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Light Dental Studios to create the In-House Removable Lab. This on-site service allows Jenette to create her beautiful appliances with a lightning fast turnaround time. Over the course of 30 years working in the industry, she continued her technical education by attending seminars and technical training events for dental laboratory technician.

She has really enjoyed being a part of Light Dental Studios and the high quality for which it has become known. It is a natural fit for her to provide exceptional lab services for out wonderful and grateful patients. Since Jenette has been with the company, our doctors have not had more tears of happiness from smile transformations that Jenette’s dentures and partials have created.

Jenette is a loving mother of twins, a son Nathan and a daughter Nicole. Jenette is originally from Illinois, but loves all that the PNW has to offer. Say hi if you see her out on the trails!




Nathan at Puyallup Office

Nathan

Denture Lab Technician

Light Dental Studios has been my first opportunity to work in the dental field and it has not disappointed. The amount of effort that our doctors, assistants, hygienists, and front office put forth to ensure that patients are receiving the best care possible is overwhelming. Although I have only been a part of the team for less than a year it has been extremely easy to fit in and become part of the family. No matter what location you find yourself in know that you are in good, capable hands and that genuinely care.




Andi at Puyallup Office

Andi

Sterilization Technician - Member since 2016

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Come visit our Puyallup office today!

Your life is always busy and you can't make time for your dental visit. Light Dental Studios now offers same day, Saturday and evening appointments. Imagine that your entire family can be seen in just one visit. Now only are we bigger, but we also provide all specialty services under one roof. Find an office near you to get started today!




Our Puyallup dentists provide affordable yet exceptional dental care since 1971. Offering all specialty dental services under one roof, here at our modern and spacious dental office, your entire family can be seen in one visit. We focus on making your visit efficient and enjoyable. Contact us today to get your dream smile!


Light Dental Studios of Puyallup

Address: 8012 112th St Ct E #320, Puyallup, WA 98373

Phone: (253) 848-2331

Fax: (253) 840-4033

puyallup@lightdentalstudios.com


Office Hours

Monday: 7AM-7PM
Tuesday: 7AM-7PM
Wednesday: 9AM-7PM
Thursday: 7AM-7PM
Friday: 7AM-5PM
Saturday: 8AM-3PM

Same Day, Evening and Saturday Appointments



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Our friendly & experienced Puyallup dental team can sit with you to go over some of the treatment options you may need. Come visit our Puyallup dentists' office today!

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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.

Christina B. From Yelp

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!

Tami M. From Yelp

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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The doctor and the staff are very courteous and extremely professional. They do everything they can to make me feel comfortable during my appointments.

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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.

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