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Maddie at Puyallup Campus

Maddie

Front Office - Member since 2018



At a young age Maddie developed a passion to assist those around her and spend time exploring the outdoors. Growing up in a small town on Mt. Hood she learned how important community is and the definition is more than just helping your neighbor.

She spent many hours dirt biking, hiking, and rafting however, when she started volleyball she learned how much she appreciated being on a team! Being apart of Light Dental Studios has given her more than just a career, it has allowed her to grow, learn and become apart of something bigger. A team that believes that dentistry is more than just promoting oral health.






Karen at Fircrest office

Karen, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist - Member since 2002



Karen grew up in California, and moved to Washington just before high school. She graduated from Clover Park High School, then attended Pierce College, where she took her Dental Hygiene school prerequisites. She then was accepted to Clark College, in Vancouver, WA, where she completed her Dental Hygiene education. Karen loves the one-to-one aspect of her job. She loves getting to know her patients, and helping them to become healthier, starting with their oral health. In her free time, she volunteers in various ministries at her church, is a huge book nerd, and enjoys hanging out with friends and family.
2019 Outstanding Team Member of the Year






Sarah

Sarah, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist - Member since 2020



A native of the Pacific Northwest, Sarah grew up in Auburn. After graduating with honors from the University of Washington with a psychology degree she worked in social services for eight years. Looking to make a career change she discovered dental hygiene for her career path earning a dental hygiene degree from Pierce College in 2010.

Her focus as a hygienist is to treat patients as individuals to best meet their unique oral health needs while building trust and the foundation for maintaining a healthy smile and optimal overall health. Sarah happily joins the Light Dental Studios team whose focus on treating patients like family while emphasizing core values aligns strongly with her own.

In her free time Sarah enjoys reading, gardening, going for walks and spending time with family and friends.






Kristi

Kristi, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2021



Kristi grew up in Washington and is currently a sterilization technician at Light Dental Studios. She will be starting her dental assistant program soon and can’t wait to grow in the dental field to make a difference.

Outside of work, Kristi has seven older siblings. She loves to spend time with her family, and go out on adventures in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.






Tearny

Tearny, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2022



Tearney has been a dental assistant for since 2021 and started working at Light Dental Studios in March of 2022. She loves to help others and make them feel good about their teeth. She is working towards getting her bachelor's degree to become a dental hygienist!

Outside of work she loves to sing and hang out with friends. She also loves to go on adventures and learn new things.







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