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Patti

Patti

Front Office - Member since 2019



Patti started working in dental because she saw the importance and need to help patients obtain the confidence of a beautiful smile. Her patient satisfaction and helping patients overcome their dental fears and anxiety is a number one priority.

She enjoys the challenge of helping her patients wade through their insurance coverage to utilize the full benefit of their insurance. It brings her a sense of pride and fulfillment when her patients are happy and confident. Throughout the years she has taken many courses to understand medical billing in a dental practice to make claim filing as effortless as possible for both the patient and the doctor.

In her spare time she is an avid hockey fan (Go Seattle T-Birds!), baking, and spending time with her family.






Bev at Kent East Hill Office

Bev

Front Office - Member since 2018



Bev’s dental journey started in Seattle then on to San Antonio Texas and eventually to Plattsburgh, New York for 3 years. Stationed on the east coast Bev and Dr. Hayashi traveled extensively up and down the eastern seaboard and to locations in Canada like Montreal and Quebec City. They remain in close contact with the friends they met through their travels. Family brought them back to the west coast where they settled in Kent and raised their boys Marc and Kevin. Participating in sports activities continues to be our main interests-whether its golf, bowling or spectator sports like Cougar basketball and football.






Lizzy

Lizzy

Front Office - Member since 2020



Lizzy was born in Texas but raised in Maple Valley, WA. She began her journey to the dental world in 2020 but feels she has found the perfect fit for her! Lizzy truly feels at home at Light Dental Studios. The beauty of Light Dental Studios is how you can feel the love from the moment you walk into the office. From the love the dentists and staff have for their patients and the passion for the work they do to the support they have for one another, you know you're in good hands here! Lizzy’s favorite aspect of working at the front office is providing patients with an amazing welcoming and friendly experience. Making connections with patients is when Lizzy feels the most fulfilled.

When Lizzy is not at the office she is spending time raising her two young children with her husband. In her free time, she enjoys playing outside with the kids, exercising, knitting, and cooking for her family and friends.






Daniela

Daniela

Front Office - Member since 2021



Daniela moved to Washington from Mexico when she was 6 years old. She grew up in the Kent area and currently living in Auburn. She always had a passion for being in the dental field. Although Daniela has been part of the light dental studios family for a short period of time, she has been in the dental field for 4 years total, working in the front and back office with orthodontic experience.

Daniela is excited to have the opportunity to be working with such an incredible company, extraordinary doctors, and a team of people who provide an exceptional dental experience.

When not working, Daniela spends her time with her family, taking road trips, camping, going on walks, shopping, and eating at their favorite restaurants. Daniela also enjoys cooking and catching up on her favorite Netflix shows!






Hallie

Hallie

Front Office - Member since 2021



Hallie grew up in the Kent area and loves being back in the Pacific Northwest during the summer! She loves the energy and atmosphere of the office created by those she works with.

Hallie is finishing up her bachelors degree at BYU - Idaho in health psychology and looking to get her masters in sports psychology.

While not at work, Hallie enjoys baking, playing tennis, reading, and being with her friends and family. She is glad to be a part the Light Dental Studios team!






Boni at Kent East Hill Office

Boni, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist - Member since 2018



Boni was born in Seattle and moved to Auburn, WA when she was 10 years old. She started her dental career in high school helping in the front office of a dental practice after school. Boni later started working for Dr. Richard Hayashi as a dental assistant. After 5 years of dental assisting, she pursued a career in dental hygiene attending Green River Community College for pre-requisites, then Shoreline Community College where she served as her Dental Hygiene Class President for both years and graduated with her Associates degree in Applied Arts and Sciences in Dental Hygiene in 1997. She has worked as a Dental Hygienist for Dr. Hayashi for over 20 years.

One of the things Boni enjoys most about the dental field are the people she meets, both her co-workers and especially the patients she has the opportunity to serve. There is so much that we can learn from each other! She loves being able to connect with people and getting to know their stories, their families and being able to help them on their journey to dental health. A person’s face is the window to their soul. I love seeing patients’ lives changed when they feel confident in their smile.

Boni has been married to her husband, Barry for over 25 years. They have 4 children- Courtney, Hallie, Cole and Lexi. Her family is her greatest joy and she loves spending time with them! She also enjoys teaching people the art of paper-crafting, serving as a volunteer in church and other youth organizations, as well as baking and reading when she finds the time.






Moriah

Moriah, RDA

Registered Dental Assistant - Member since 2020



Moriah was born in Oregon but raised in Port Angeles. She can speak Spanish and English. She went to school to become a dental assistant because it just seemed to fit, but as she started to learn more she fell in love! Since she started working at Light Dental Studios the office staff has become a second family to her. She loves to get to know our patients. She loves to see their faces after Dr. Vanderpool does her magic and helps them achieve the smile they've dreamed of. She thinks it's incredible how much one little fix can make a person so happy!  

Moriah's favorite things to do in her free time are read, bond with her son, and spend time with family and friends. She also loves to watch football and hockey!






Shanice

Shanice, RDA

Registered Dental Assistant - Member since 2021



Shanice brings years of customer service that ranged from retail and food services to front office work to Light Dental Studios. Along with her love of bringing a smile to our patients’ faces, some of her biggest reasons for joining the dental field was to make a difference in the health of her community while working alongside a close-knit team.

Her greatest joys so far with Light Dental Studios is the positive support from each of the doctors and assistants she’s worked with, as well as engaging our patients and learning all their amazing stories and experiences.

Shanice’s hobbies include gaming, reading comics, trying new foods, and jamming to music.

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