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.
Front Office - Member since 2019
Gabby has been a part of Light Dental Studios since 2019. After moving from state-to-state due to her military family, she decided to make Washington her home in 2016. With the thought of one day working with kids in the medical field, she began working in the front office at a pediatric office in early 2018. It was early on that she realized that although she enjoyed working with kids, running the front office was what she liked the most and hopes to one day grow into a management roll. As of right now she enjoys the billing aspect of the office and providing patients the best possible care.
When not at work you can catch Gabby curled up at home binge watching shows, cooking with her significant other, or enjoying a nice meal with her friends.
Front Office - Member since 2019
Anna has loved living in the Tacoma area all her life. She went to Curtis High School where she discovered her love for singing in acapella choir. Volunteering at her family dentist office as a teenager, she had the privilege of seeing the value of kindness and honesty in the dental field. After graduating from Tacoma Community College in 2015, she went on to work in the front office with the same familiar faces she had known growing up. She loves making connections with people and helping them feel comfortable and cared for. From the minute she started her time here at Light Dental Studios, she knew she'd found something special. She loves her team and finds pride in getting to work with people who genuinely love what they do!
On the weekends, Anna spends most of her time with family and friends whether it's at the movies, playing board games, or having the occasional bonfire. She is passionate about her faith, camping and Lord of the Rings role playing.
Registered Dental Hygienist - Member since 2004
Debbie grew up in Lakewood Washington graduating from Clover Park High School. She attended Pierce College for her Dental Hygiene pre-requisite courses then completed her education at Clark College in Vancouver Washington. Debbie truly enjoys interacting with the patients, helping them understand and improve their oral health as well as relax and enjoy their dental experience. Outside the office, Debbie loves spending time with her family and friends. She lives in "Old Town" Tacoma with her husband Steven, two daughters Sarah (who's attending the University of Washington) and Elizabeth (who's a theater major at the Tacoma School of the Arts) and of course the family dog Jojo. She enjoys travel, snow skiing, running at Point Defiance Park, practicing yoga and sailing the beautiful waters of the "Salish Sea".
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
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.
Registered Dental Assistant - Member since 2018
Latece Jones was born in Hershey, Pennsylvania (where hershey chocolate is made). Her father was in the military and moved around a lot. After her parents got divorced her mother resides in Pennsylvania and father here in Washington state. So for most of her life she was back and forth from state to state. She graduated from Franklin Pierce High School here in Tacoma. Latece later on after having her first child went on to continue her education & graduated from Keystone Technical College in Pennsylvania for Dental Assisting. After Dental school she got hired on as a Dental Assistant for Mimosa Family Dentistry. Worked there from 2011-2013 and loved it. But in 2013 decided to move back here to WA and didn’t get back into Dentistry right away. Now present day she’s very happy to be apart of Light Dental Studios team since July 2018. Latece resides here in Tacoma, WA with her 3 children, twin boys that are 3 yrs old and daughter who is 9. She enjoys doing activities with her children like swimming and anything outdoors to get them active & out the house!
Dental Assistant - Member since 2019
This is Jamica! She has been assisting since 2008. She has always found joy and pleasure working in the dental field. The most satisfying part of her job is delivering quality care to patients through kindness and laughter. She has been with Light Dental Studios since 2019, but ever since arriving she has been meet with nothing but kindness. This company is truly a place with amazing doctors and an amazing team. She is happy to call this home.