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Dr. Tami TrieuDr. Tami Trieu graduated from the University Of Washington School Of Dentistry as one of the class’ finest graduating dentists. Dr. Trieu was named Top 5 Operators in Fixed Prosthodontics, received the American Academy of Gold Foil Operators Achievement Award, received honors in Orthodontics and an honorable mention in Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Trieu was also invited to become a teaching assistant in Removable Prosthodontics.
Before joining Light Dental Studios, Dr. Trieu worked at Kool Smiles specializing in Pediatric Dentistry and also at a General Practice in the greater Seattle area. Dr. Trieu reunited with her dental classmates that were top of her class at Light Dental Studios. Light Dental Studios' core values shines and showcases how amazing the people are which is the reason Dr. Trieu chose to drive 1 ½ hrs a day to join the Light Dental Studios Team. We are so blessed to have Dr. Tami Trieu in our Light Dental Studios family.
Dr. Trieu is married to her husband Joe. In her free time, she loves playing and chasing her 4 beautiful children Nathaniel, Cecilia, Isabella and Annabelle.
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Dr. Nazish HaqDr. Nazish Haq is a native of New Jersey where she completed her BA in Chemistry and minor in Math from Rutgers University. She graduated Cum Laude with high honors and also received the prestigious Ronald Rahman Award for excellence in Analytical Chemistry. Dr. Haq then pursued her DMD from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine where she spent a year doing in depth research on human pathogens involved in periodontal disease.
After receiving her DMD, she enrolled in a postgraduate program at Rutgers. This challenging program focused on Pediatric dentistry, Oral surgery, Periodontics and dentistry in the operating room. She especially enjoyed working in the Oral Medicine department because of the compassion and kindness that was necessary to treat medically compromised patients.
Dr. Haq strives to provide the kind of care for her patients as if they are a part of her own family. Developing a personal relationship with them and making them feel comfortable during treatment is her number one goal. Offering amenities such as pillows, blankets and even headphones are always available to patients who experience anxiety in the dental chair.
When Dr. Haq is not doing dentistry, she enjoys traveling across the globe, volunteering and cooking. Being a fitness enthusiast at heart, Dr. Haq also enjoys activities like rollerblading, biking, hiking, bouldering and anything outdoors with her wonderful husband, Hasan.
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Dr. Nicolette BohnDr. Nicolette Bohn graduated from the University of Washington School of Dentistry where she graduated #3 in her class. She received the Outstanding Scholastic Achievement award, the Jack I. Nicholls Award for Clinical Research, as well as the International College of Dentists Dr. Frank Burns Guthrie Memorial Scholarship Award which for demonstrating great dedication to professional development, clinical excellence, and interest in total patient care. Upon graduation she was inducted into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. This society only invites the top 8% of graduating dental students across the nation to join.
Dr. Bohn attended Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington for her undergraduate studies in which she earned her B.S. degree in Biology/Anthropology and minored in Chemistry. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a GPA of 3.93.
Dr. Bohn loves to volunteer in her community, and it has been and will continue to be a priority before, during, and after dental school. Before dental school she participated in many events with the Whatcom County Oral Health Coalition, serving as the liaison with Western’s Pre-Dental Club. During dental school she volunteered with many student organizations including the Hispanic Dental Student Association, Medical Teams International, Union Gospel Mission, and Husky Smiles.
When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Bohn loves exploring the outdoors with her hiking buddy/dog, Barney. She also enjoys working out at the gym, working on crafting projects, as well as trying out new cooking and baking recipes.
Dr. Bohn loves building lasting relationships with her patients and sharing experiences. Everyone has a different story to tell; Dr. Bohn really enjoys getting to know each patient as an individual person with uniqueness to offer the world.
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Dr. Joseph GosslerFor the past 36 years, Dr. Joseph Gossler has dedicated himself to the dental health of Puyallup and the surrounding communities. Being a dentist enables him to make a real difference in the lives of those around him, and Dr. Gossler appreciates the amount of trust his patients place in him and his team. He gains great satisfaction in knowing that he’s impacted his patients’ lives, one tooth at a time.
As a dentist committed to providing the best care possible, Dr. Gossler is also committed to continuing his education. Through participation with several professional organizations, Dr. Gossler keeps current on the newest technology and materials designed to make your dental care as comfortable and efficient as possible.
Dr. Gossler is a native of Seattle and has lived in Puyallup for the past 32 years. He and his wife, JoAnn, have two sons, Derek and Kyle. In his free time, Dr. Gossler enjoys playing golf, fishing, Husky sports, and spending time with his family. He has also coached youth sports for many years.
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Dr. Rachel ChenDr. Rachel Chen is a transplant to Washington after having grown up in both Asia and Canada. She had attended undergrad at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C. and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) from China Medical University in Taiwan in 2010. After working in a hospital and private practice in Taiwan for a few years, she moved to the United States to pursue further education and training.
Dr. Chen spent a year receiving advanced postgraduate training through the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (A.E.G.D.) program at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she provided service to various populations including special needs, medically compromised, geriatric, and pediatric patients. Subsequently, she went on to receive additional training and provide dental care to underserved communities in Central Washington through the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinics and Columbia Valley Community Health Clinics prior to joining Light Dental Studios.
Dr. Chen is committed to providing the highest quality dental treatment to patients with compassion and care. She continues to further and refine her knowledge and skills through various continued education courses. Community involvement is important to her as well and she has been active in volunteering throughout her life – including the provision of free dental care to rural villages in Cambodia in 2011.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Chen loves travelling, food, photography, and spending quality time with family and friends.
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Dr. Gibran HyderDr. Gibran Hyder grew up in Sammamish, WA where he has always believed in the importance of giving back to his community. In high school, Dr. Hyder was extensively involved with the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, leading his high school event to rank #1 in the Great West Division, and #17 nationwide. He continued giving his time to the American Cancer Society throughout his undergraduate studies at the University of Washington, where he graduated with a degree in Physiology.
At the University of Washington School of Dentistry, Dr. Hyder was elected to be the Vice President of his class for all four years. He supplemented his educational experience by taking extra courses in endodontic techniques (root canals), periodontal surgical skills, and cast gold restorations. Excelling in both the classroom and the clinic, Dr. Hyder was selected from amongst his peers and invited to instruct and mentor 1st and 2nd year students in their dental anatomy, occlusion, operative, and fixed prosthodontics courses. During this time Dr. Hyder volunteered with many organizations including Husky Smiles, the American Student Dental Association, 45th St. Clinic, Burlington Migrant Farm Workers, and the Seattle/King County Clinic. Dr. Hyder was honored with the International College of Dentists Leadership Award and the Student Council Student Recognition Award for his leadership, and positive contributions in the school and community to improve the field of dentistry.
Dr. Hyder believes strongly in the power of mentorship, and has helped many students navigate the dental school admission process, serving as a G.U.I.D.E. (Guiding Undergraduates Interested in Dental Education) mentor from 2014-2016. He was also a founding member of the Muslim Health Professionals of Greater Puget Sound, an organization of health professionals that actively donate their time and resources to the underserved. Dr. Hyder was invited back by the University of Washington Department of Biology to serve as a panelist for their quarterly networking night, and by the University of Washington School of Dentistry to serve as a mentor for the 2nd year students operative and fixed prosthodontic courses.
In his free time, Dr. Hyder enjoys running, weight lifting, and baking. He enjoys exploring the outdoors, hiking, and spending quality time with his wife, Sanna, and their daughter, Zahra.
Dr. Hyder believes in working with and empowering his patients to improve their overall health and quality of life. He looks forward to developing an individualized plan for each and every patient tailored to meet their specific desires and needs.
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Dr. Seok NicholsDr. Seok W. Nichols graduated from Loma Linda University in Southern California with a degree in Doctor of DentalSurgery. Prior to Dental School Dr. Nichols graduated from Sparks High School as the Valedictorian of his class of 1993. He attended University of Nevada, Reno with Bachelor of Science degrees in both Health Science and Biology.
He has been practicing solo dentistry in Bremerton, WA since 2006. His many professional membership includes; ADA, WSDA, AACD, KCDS, and CMDA.
He is also a certified premier provider for Invisalign and Six Month Smiles. He has also completed a Clerkship program in Implant Dentistry from Center for Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda University. Dr. Nichols has kept up to date on many continuing educational classes, ensuring that his patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced dental care.
Outside of Dentistry, Dr. Nichols enjoys his time with his lovely wife, Yuen and his three boys and one little dog named Frankie. Dr. Nichols enjoys playing tennis, pickle ball, volleyball, and wallyball whenever he finds time.
My ultimate goal as a dentist is to communicate and educate my patients the truth about their dental health and condition and listen to their needs and desires.
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Dr. Haley VanderpoolOriginally from Idaho, Dr. Vanderpool has slowly been moving further and further northwest. She attended undergrad at Washington State University where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Zoology. Dentistry had always been an interest for her, and it felt right to move across the state and attend the University of Washington to earn her D.D.S. (However, she will always be a Cougar at heart.)
While at WSU and UW Dr. Vanderpool made giving back the community a priority. At WSU, she volunteered in community events put on by WSU’s pre-dental club, as well as traveled to Guatemala for a health outreach program. At UW, she continued to participate in community clinics and teaching events promoting good oral hygiene.
During her free time Dr. Vanderpool loves to bake, read, or go explore the city with her husband and two dogs.
Dr. Vanderpool loves getting to know her patients and forming good, long-lasting relationships with them. She believes this is the key to a great experience, as well as great dentistry.
Dr. Steve BroughtonLight Dental Studios had a humble beginning 1971 as the solo dental practice of Dr. James Zanner. Dr. Broughton took over in 1997 and remains as its President/Founder today. Dr. Broughton finished his undergraduate degree at Whitworth College. He then attended the University of Washington and would graduate from the School of Dentistry in 1997.
Dr. Broughton has received several awards including the coveted 1999 American Dental Association’s Golden Apple Award. At the time, there were only 7 other dentists in Washington State to receive the honor. He was honored as the Outstanding Young Dentist of the year in 1998 from the American College of Dentists. This invitation-only society invites less than 2.5% of all dentists in fellowship. Upon graduation he received the 1997 Johnny N. Johnson Award from the UW School of Dentistry, The 1997 Award of Excellence from the American Student Dental Association, and the 1997 Special Achievement award from the Washington State Dental Association for events he created to bring together dental schools from Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia.
Dr. Broughton has served on numerous councils and boards in dentistry including:
- 1997,1998, 1999, chairperson of the Liaison Committee for the Washington State Dental Association
- 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997 Liaison Committee member for WSDA
- 1998 alternate delegate for the American Dental Association house of delegates
- 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002 delegate Washington State Dental Association house of delegates
- 2001 legislative committee. Pierce County Dental Society
- 2001, 2002 Board of Directors. Pierce County Dental Society
- 2002 Invited to sit on curriculum “think tank” University of Washington School of Dentistry.
- 2003 Executive board of directors, secretary-treasurer Pierce County Dental Society
- 2004 Executive board of directors, Vice-President Pierce County Dental Society
- 2005 Executive board of directors, President. Pierce County Dental Society
- 2006 Executive board of directors, Past-President Pierce County Dental Society
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Dr. Broughton been married since 1993 to his beautiful wife, Ann. They have two children, Katie and Claire. Outside of work, he enjoys…wait, what’s outside of work mean? Dr. Broughton loves his work and his family and has developed a life with little separation between the two. But, an unwavering LOVE for both.
Dr. Angie DunnDr. Dunn graduated from the University of Washington School of Dentistry. She graduated with the #1 rank in her class and is an exceptional, bright, and talented young lady. She received the Psi Omega Scholarship, the Omicron Kappa Upsilon scholarship for outstanding scholastic achievement, the Kirby and Erna Speyer Memorial Scholarship, the Omicron Kappa Upsilon William S. Kramer National Award, the Maurice Hickey Scholarship, the F. Burns Guthrie Award from the American College of Dentists, the Alpha Omega Scholarship, the Achievement Award from the American Academy of Gold Foil Operators, the John C. Kois Prize in Restorative Clinical Excellence, and the Academy of General Dentistry Award.
Dr. Dunn did her undergraduate training at the University of Washington as well, earning a B.S. in Biochemistry in only 3 years with a 3.91 GPA and the honor of Summa Cum Laude. Dr. Dunn grew up in Auburn, graduating from Auburn Riverside High School with 4.0 GPA and Phi Beta Kappa - were you expecting anything less?
Dr. Dunn enjoys giving back in numerous ways. During school, she spent numerous evenings at the 45th Street clinic for homeless youth in Seattle as well as several Saturdays examining children and providing fluoride varnish to prevent decay. Since graduation, she has participated in the Medical Teams International program, helping to provide emergency dental care to local homeless people. She was also asked to teach with the Restorative Department at the UW School of Dentistry. In addition to this Dr. Dunn has served on the Design Committee for the South Sound Free Dental Day that provides hundreds of members in the local community free dentistry.
Angie and her high school sweetheart, Joe, have two children Roman and Cora.
Dr. Dunn joined the Light Dental Studios office in Puyallup in 2009 as a full-time partner. She loves working with patients, as is evident from her friendly demeanor and relaxing humming while she works.
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