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TeresaOffice 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
ElysiaFront 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
TracyFront 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.
LisaFront 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.
StephanieFront 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.
KaysheonaFront 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!
StephanieFront Office - Member since 2017
Hi there! My name is Stephanie and I am thrilled to be part of such an amazing company. The team work and patient care are incredible and we all really enjoy building relationships with our patients and each other. Everyday is an interesting, fun filled, hard working day for all of us here at Light Dental Studios. I really enjoy helping our patients and co workers the best way I can and the appreciation we receive is pretty amazing.
If I'm not in the office I'm off hiking with my husband and 2 yr old daughter. We've recently moved here from Texas and Washington has a lot of beautiful places we've enjoyed exploring so far.
AshleyFront 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.
JamieScheduling Coordinator - Member since 2017
NicoleFront Office - Member since 2017
I have the pleasure of introducing all of our new patients to the wonderful world of orthodontics. I love creating relationships with our patients and seeing their smiles bloom as transformations take place. Outside of work, I enjoy time spent with my family, my black lab Bailee, camping, riding quads, country concerts, or a fun family game night with lots of laughs with my husband and daughters. I look forward to meeting you!
TamiOffice Manager - Member since 2017
Tami has been in the customer service field for 34 years and in the dental field for 13 years. She truly feels it’s a joy working with people and creating new relationships. Her goal is to help the financing process be a smooth transition for each and every one of our patients. Tami is excited to work for Light Dental Studios since their company has the same mission and goals as her to provide the best service possible. With our team working together we can achieve the best care for the patients.
In her free time she enjoys riding her quads with her husband, camping/traveling with her two boys and two grandchildren
Candice, RDHDental 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, RDHDental 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, RDHDental 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, RDHDental 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, RDHDental 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, RDHDental 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, RDHDental 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, RDHDental 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, RDHDental 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, RDHDental Hygienist - Member since 2017
Hello, my name is Chi and I have been a registered dental hygienist for about 16 years. a graduate of Valencia State College in Orlando, Florida, I moved to Washington recently and I am glad to be part of Light Dental Studios, a company that practices dentistry with integrity, honesty, compassion and professionalism. As a dental hygienist, I believe the best tool that I can provide for my patients is dental knowledge so my patients can keep their teeth and gums healthy for life. I strive to make every cleaning appointment as pleasant as possible by being gentle and throughout.
Outside of work, I enjoy cooking, eating, running, hiking, reading, hanging out with friends and family.
Lisa, RDHDental Hygienist - Member since 2017
I began my career in the dental field 1991, and started working as a hygienist in 2003. I have a caring and cheerful personality and pride myself in having an ability to make patients feel calm and comfortable. I'm very devoted to health and wellness. Enjoy cooking, and anything that involves being active and outside in the beautiful Northwest. Spending time with family and friends doing the things we love is what I enjoy most.
Ashley, RDADental 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.
Laci, RDADental 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!!!
Jen, RDADental 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.
Lauren, RDADental 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.
Aimee, RDADental 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, RDADental 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, RDADental 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, RDADental 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.
Ruthie, RDADental 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.
Emily, RDADental Assistant - Member since 2017
Emily graduated from Clover Park Technical College in 2016 with an associate's degree in Dental Science achieving her CDA. Emily has always been determined to have a career in dentistry where she can help others feel confident with their smiles. Emily says she knew Light Dental Studios was a perfect fit for her because of the amazing care patients receive, which that is most important to her.
Outside of her career, she enjoys spending time with friends, and family while doing anything outdoors, hiking, and camping!
Kerrie, RDAOrthodontic Assistant & Ordering - Member since 2017
Meet Kerrie! She is an orthodontic assistant and has been for 41 years. She has worked along side Dr. Crouch for 21 years and has enjoyed every minute of it. She finds her job very rewarding in lots of ways. She enjoys working with our patients and getting to know them as we follow along with their treatment. Kerrie is excited to be a part of the Light Dental Studios team and patients.
Shannon, RDADental Assistant - Member since 2017
Shelby, RDADental Assistant - Member since 2017
Tara, RDADental Assistant - Member since 2017
Belle, RDADental Assistant - Member since 2017
Annabelle Sacro has masterfully shaped her craft after being in the dental field for 13 years. In those 13 years she has found that patient care and patient experience is of utmost importance. She finds it very rewarding knowing that she has educated, served and assisted her patients towards a confidence in their smile after each treatment. Her patients are often comfortable and reassured under her care because of her soft-spoken and calming attitude. Belle is married to her husband, Jed, for almost 20 years and is blessed with two wonderful kids, Alwin and Austin, whom she loves to cook and spend time with.
Andi, RDADental Assistant - Member since 2016
Leigha, RDADental Assistant - Member since 2017
Leigha is a graduate of Pima Medical Institute, and a Registered Dental Assistant here at Light Dental Studios. Prior to going to school at Pima Medical, Leigha attended Tacoma Community College where she played basketball while taking classes to receive her general AA. She is excited to find her new team and home here at Light Dental Studios, and work alongside our amazing staff we have here. Leigha is passionate about making it a comfortable and caring atmosphere for her patients, and doing her part in making sure each patient is confident in the treatment they are receiving. Knowing that patients are happy with their experience, and leaving here with a smile is the most important part. Leigha enjoys getting to know each patient she meets here at Light Dental Studios, and looks forward to seeing new faces each day. Leigha loves to go on adventures, travel, play basketball, and spend time enjoying life with her family and friends in her free time.
MikalaMember since 2017
JenetteDenture 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!
NathanDenture 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.
SofiaDenture Lab Technician
Sofia began her career in the dental technology industry fabricating restorations for one of the world's largest dental labs. With a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International and Intercultural Communication, Art School Diploma in Art Production, Aesthetics and Design and extensive background in the makeup industry she thrived in the workflow of the dental lab. With her drive for the art and science of dental technology and passion for helping others, Sofia has trained several dental technicians in Seattle and Portland areas.
Her experience in the beauty industry and working on hundreds of faces has taught her the importance of implementing artistry in creating the most natural smile possible for each patient.
Sofia believes that each restorative case fabricated in the lab should be treated as a totally individual work of art, which is the fundamental key to giving the patient a perfect restoration in which each facial feature, skin tone, personality trait and other details are considered and harmoniously balanced.
Continuing her technical education by training with the best in the industry and taking continuing education courses at the University of Washington School of Dentistry, Sofia is very excited to be a part of the Light Dental Studios team and strives to achieve the best results in fabricating dental restorations to satisfy dentists and patients' high esthetic demands.
In her free time she enjoys a cup of coffee, reading a good book and painting.
Address: 8012 112th St Ct E #320, Puyallup, WA 98373
Phone: (253) 848-2331
Fax: (253) 840-4033
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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.