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BaileyDental Sleep Medicine Coordinator - Member since 2013
Originally from the Olympic Peninsula, Bailey grew up loving sports and the outdoors. She went on to Central Washington University where she graduated with a degree in Public Relations & Community Recreation. She began working as an Office Manager straight out of college and has been devoted to the dental field ever since! Bailey loves to greet and assist patients, making the front office the happiest place for her to be. She is excited to be a part of the Light Dental Studios family and to create enjoyable dental experiences for each patient.
Currently, Bailey is also our Dental Sleep Medicine Coordinator and dedicates the majority of her time to helping people get the sleep they need to stay active, healthy and happy! She works with insurance companies, physicians and other general dental offices to coordinate care for each patient pursuing oral appliance therapy. Do not hesitate to call her to discuss your case!
Outside of work, Bailey loves to travel and has studied or vacationed in over 10 different countries! She also loves to read and spend as much time as possible with her husband, their little girl, and their two dogs.
EmilyFront Office Tacoma Mall Blvd - Member Since 2015
Emily was born in the beautiful PNW, and has lived here most of her life. When she was younger, she was able to do a bit of traveling with her military family, living in Illinois and Texas at different points. Emily spent the last 10 years as a bakery manager for Safeway, and has a passion for decorating cakes. She has always had an interest in the medical field, however, especially the dental field! After going through her own 'before and after' situation as a child, Emily loves to see the happy smiles, and is eagerly learning all she can about dentistry. Emily is excited to join the Light Dental Studios family and see what else is in store for her!
When she’s not working, Emily loves to read and spend time with her husband and 3 crazy little boys, especially watching the Seahawks!
Sheryl, RDHDental Hygienist - Member since 2014
From a young age, Sheryl always dreamed of working at her family’s dental office. Pursuing a career as a dental assistant and eventually becoming a hygienist has fulfilled that dream. Sheryl has been in the dental industry for over 20 years and finds her career to be extremely rewarding. As a member of Light Dental Studios for two years, she has worked alongside highly skilled doctors and a part of a passionate and positive team. Above all, Sheryl treasures relationships she develops with her patients. She is looking forward to meeting you and caring for your oral health. As a native of Washington, she enjoys spending time outdoors, camping, hiking and shopping with her two daughters.
Dorothy, RDHDental Hygienist - Member Since 2016
Dorothy graduated with honors from Clark College, earning a Bachelors in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. She loves being part of a team with a simple goal of helping patients to experience better health and more confidence in their smile. Patients are key partners in that team, able to have a significant impact on their own health once they know why their individualized home care complements the experience at Light Dental Studios. Gentle encouragement and gentle, effective hygiene care are the basis for Dorothy's drive to provide outstanding service to each and every patient.
Outside of the office, Dorothy enjoys being a mom, working in the garden, reading a good book, and exploring the South Puget Sound.
MelindaDental Assistant - Member Since 2000
Melinda’s family inspired her to pursue a career in healthcare as many of her family members are employed within the profession. Now after fifteen years, she most enjoys hearing how dental care has positively impacted her patients and when they leave with a smile on their face.
Her favorite sweet indulgence is good chocolate and she loves animals, including her dogs, Jake, Tex and Austin. In her spare time she shows Arabian horses.
TanyaDental Assistant - Member since 2016
Hi, im Tanya. Shortly after graduating from Clover Park Technical College, I joined the team here at Light Dental Studios. I enjoy assisting the doctor on needed procedures for patients from minor to complex oral discomfort. To be able to provide patient comfort and afterwards seeing the confidence the patient gained, both in dentistry again and in their smile, is very satisfying to me. I am looking forward to begin my journey with my beloved fiance. I enjoy outdoor activities, ice skating, bowling to playing board games with family. Hoping you will come join our family dental office!
Address: 5225 Tacoma Mall Blvd, Tacoma, WA 98409
Phone: (253) 474-3223
Sleep Appliance Appointments Available Tues-Thurs 8AM-5PM
Our friendly & experienced Tacoma dental team can sit with you to go over some of the treatment options you may need. Come visit our Tacoma dentists' office today!
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