Front Office - Member since 2008
I have had the privilege of working in Bonney Lake for almost 7 years. It's truly a blessing to work with such a wonderful group of people.I have worked with and taken care of people most of my life. I believe that it is important to have our patients not only feel comfortable, but to give them a reason to look forward to their next visit. I absolutely love our patients and enjoy interacting with and getting to know them individually. Having a personal connection makes my job fun and very rewarding. My goal is that we offer a professional, safe, and fun atmosphere from the time you walk in the door to the time you leave.
I have been married over 23 years to my husband, Clay. We have 2 grown daughters and our son is a sophomore at WRHS. We also have a grandson who will be 2 in January and he is so much fun!
I love spending time with family, friends, and just people in general. Some of my hobbies are cooking, camping, gardening, canning, soup making, reading, writing, and doing anything crafty.
Front Office - Member since 2015
Hello and welcome to Light Dental Studios. I have recently joined this incredible group of people that have one goal in mind: total patient care. Whether it be your treatment or financial needs, we are here for you to make your visits as pleasant and painless as possible. I have over 20 years experience in the dental field and am blessed to have found a new home with these amazing dentists and team members.I have lived in the Puyallup and Olympia areas most of my life and I thoroughly enjoy our beautiful state. I have been blessed with a wonderful family and I enjoy spending time with them.
Front Office - Member since 2001
I have been working in the dental field over 30 years, starting as a dental assistant and now as part of the administrative team. My goal is to be a part of a greater team that creates a warm, welcoming, and enjoyable experience for our patients. It gives me great satisfaction to see patients' smiles as they leave.My husband and I live in Orting with our cat, Peaches. We have been married 30 years and have 4 children and 8 grandchildren. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading books, and crafting. I have gone on mission trips to Mazatlan, Nicaragua, and Africa. In 2009 I climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise funds for a village in Northern Uganda, Africa.
Front Office - Member since 2018
Hello Everyone, I'd like to introduce you to Lori. She is part of the front office team. She loves to make people smile. One of her goals in life is to get everyone to smile, as she feels smiling/laughter is the key to happiness. Lori wants her patients leaving happy and with a smile on their face. Light Dental Studios is a place she is happy to call her work home as she feels Light Dental Studios takes great care of their employees as well as taking care of the needs of our patients.
In Lori's free time she enjoys spending time with her two young daughters and her soon to be husband. Her oldest daughter has taken a liking to baseball, so she is enjoying watching her play at her games.
Human Resources - Member since 1989
I have worked in the Bonney Lake office for 25 years. We have a wonderful group of team members and doctors that are like family. It's been a privilege to support the clinic operations as well as administration. It brings me a great deal of satisfaction knowing what I do "behind the scenes" helps to lay the foundation for an office that runs smooth so that our patients can feel welcomed and comfortable.I live in Sumner and have been married for 44 years. We have 2 grown children and a 13 year old grandson. We feel very blessed to have our family close by. I enjoy activities with friends and camping. Reading books and watching old movies are a few of my hobbies.
Dental Hygienist - Member since 1980
I have had the great pleasure of working in the dental field as a Registered Dental Hygienist for the past 34 years. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Washington. I was inducted into the Sigma Phi Alpha National Dental Hygiene Honor Society and graduated second in my class. I am an Associate Fellow within the World Clinical Laser Institute and a member of the Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries. On a personal note, I believe a smile has the magical power to touch another's heart. I love using my talents and skills to help our patients co-create and maintain the most beautifully healthy smiles possible. I look forward to each patient's next visit and delight in seeing and hearing just how those smiles are creating positive changes in lives. I am a Puyallup native and two amazing children. Megan is an intensive care RN and Travis is a fisheries biologist. You will often find the three of us collaborating together in the kitchen creating delectable culinary delights and enjoying the fruits of our labor. Yum! I enjoy vacationing anywhere the sun shines, spending time in the outdoors of the beautiful Pacific Northwest, gardening, and curling up with a warm blanket, latte, cat, and a good book.
Dental Hygienist - Member since 2012
Educating and motivating patients to achieve optimal oral health is one of my passions. I aspire to promote oral health by educating the community and allied health professionals about the significance of oral health’s impact to the quality of life. I started my career as a dental assistant and now work as a Registered Dental Hygienist. I earned an Associates of Science degree in Dental Hygiene at Lake Washington Institute of Technology. During my time at Lake Washington I’ve gained many leadership, proficiency, and organizational skills. I graduated top of my class receiving awards in oral health and restorative procedures. I am currently working towards obtaining my Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene to expand my skills and knowledge in areas of public health, teaching, research, business and marketing. I am a Bonney Lake native and very excited to be part of the Bonney Lake team. I am blessed to work with work team members that strive to increase knowledge of oral disease prevention and to motivate individuals to adopt healthy behaviors. I enjoy being outdoors and active including shooting hoops, running, hiking and snowboarding. I love spending time with my friends, family, and two miniature dachshunds.
Dental Hygienist - Member since 2017
Hailey joined Light Dental Studio’s after graduating with her Bachelor’s of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene at Clark College, in Vancouver Washington in 2017. She graduated with academic honors and received the Golden Scaler award of her class. She values building patient relationships as well as educating and encouraging those to strive for excellent oral health. She’s thrilled to be a part of the LDS team as it’s always felt like family to her from when she first became a patient at a young age. She’s eager to learn and grow in knowledge and skills as a hygienist through continuing education and everyday experiences. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, personal fitness, online shopping, and trying out new recipes!
Dental Hygienist - Member since 2017
Dave is one of our wonderful Bonney Lake dental hygienists. He has seen a lot in his past thirty seven years as a hygienist. He graduated in 1980 from Eastern Washington with a bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene. in the eighties he worked the small practices of Sequim and Port Angeles. he learned to treat on an individual basis, one person and prophy at a time. He was also state treasurer and vice president for the Washington State Dental Hygienists Association at that time. He helped plan the state convention. Since that he has enjoyed his 25 year (and counting) job doing traditional hygiene, restorative, and anesthetic. He enjoys working in the same office for years. Seeing the same patients at 6 month recalls for years at a time. Patients see this and comment to others who become new patients. His enthusiasm with Light Dental Studios and our approach to patient care and dentistry had sparked an interest in Dave. He enjoys working with diverse staff who all have the same focus for the same goal. That is to deliver the upmost in treatment quality to patients at anyone of our practices. Here, he feels he is a professional part of a group of specialists not just a cog in a business machine. The whole office helps you to deliver to our patients what Light Dental Studios does and is. Dave feels he is now better equipped than ever to deliver care at a higher level. One patient at a time.
Dental Hygienist - Member since 2018
Registered Dental Hygienist Doreen graduated from the Shoreline Community College Dental Hygiene Program in 1979. She is an exceptional and gentle Dental Hygienist experienced in pediatric dentistry for over three years. More recently she worked as a Dental Hygienist for 28 years with a dental practice in downtown Seattle, only quitting that clinic when she moved to Bonney Lake in 2017. Before becoming a hygienist, she worked as a Dental Assistant for four years while she attended college.
Doreen grew up in West Seattle attending West Seattle High School where she met her high school sweet heart and has been married for 38 years, while they raised two children (Alex and Monique) and two grandchildren. While living in West Seattle, she helped with the annual West Seattle Parade and PTA, and won several awards for Community Service.
Doreen joined Light Dental Studios in 2018 and believes in a philosophy of taking the fear and pain out of dental procedures through teaching patients about proper care for their own teeth and gums, improvements in cleaning teeth, and yes, surprisingly, painless injections!
Doreen is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association.
Dental Assistant - Member since 1990
I am so excited to be a part of the long establish Bonney Lake team that is joining Light Dental Studios. I started in the dental industry in 1981 and earned my Dental Assistant Certification from Bates Vocational Technical School. I have raised four children: Chris, Charlie, Craig, and Cortney and now have two grandchildren: Cole and Cora. I have been married to my high school sweetheart Randy for 35 years. I was born in California, but was raised in Bonney Lake on my father's dairy farm. I graduated from Sumner High school and you can still find me cheering at many SHS games. My husband and I enjoy getting in our two-seater sports car and searching for whatever adventure lay ahead. In the winter, I take pleasure in reading and playing with my grandchildren.
Dental Assistant - Member since 2013
I have always loved going to the dentist and fell in love with the dental industry after doing a job shadow in high school. I love my job! I'm always excited to go to work and see who will be coming in that day. People often ask me why I chose to work with teeth and I tell them I love what I do for the atmosphere. I love the friendly smiles, the relationships I get to build, and the positive attitudes. The people I work with and the patients we help are the best part. I love dentistry and couldn't imagine working in any other field.I have lived in Washington with my family my entire life. I enjoy working out and am a P90X graduate. I also like to read, clean, or do geeky things like watch Lord of the Rings and attend Renaissance Fairs. I love Irish folk and instrumental music. I am very close to my family, my boyfriend, and my beagle. Her name is Jacy and she is my baby.
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.
Dental Assistant - Member since 2018
Brenna is the newest member of the Light Dental Studio's team in Bonney Lake and she is ecstatic about it. As a part of her schooling she chose this company to complete her externship hours and when her hours were completed we offered her a position as a Dental Assistant here at our Bonney Lake location. She enjoys working for this company because, " It's like a huge family!" She wanted to work here because, she was blown away about how positive everyone's attitude was. During her off-time you can catch Brenna fishing the rivers in the Grey's Harbor area with her boyfriend and his clients or cuddled up on the couch with a cozy blanket, her dogs, and a good movie.
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!
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.
Denture Lab Technician - Member Since 2018
Stephanie graduated from the dental lab technician program at Bates Technical College in 2012. After graduating she began working at Spartan Dental Lab. She furthered her skills there for Four and one half Years before finally finding her work family here at Light Dental Studios in house lab. Stephanie enjoys bettering patient's lives with what she calls functional art in the form of removable dental prosthetics. Dentistry flows through this girl's veins with three generations of dentists plus one hygienist before her; she wanted to follow suite! In her free time Stephanie enjoys drawing, horseback riding, and making people laugh.