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 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.
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.
Dental Assistant - Member since 2021
Briana has always been interested in the dentistry field and loved everything about it. She started to pursue her love for the dentist and became a dental assistant in 2020. Briana is originally from the state of Georgia, but just recently moved to Washington with her husband due to the Military. They are excited to explore the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Her favorite part of her job is seeing all the patients so happy with their new smile! Briana is excited to start her new career at Light Dental Studios!
In her free time, Briana enjoys going on adventures with her husband and hanging out with family and friends.
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.
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.