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Front Office - Member since 2017

David was brought up with an enthusiasm to help others from a young age. From making sandwiches to solving complex financial issues, he’s always enjoyed creating positive interactions with those around him. When you walk in our door, David’s primary goal is making sure that your visit is an exceptional experience. What drew him to Light Dental Studios was the sincerity of his friends and family testimonials regarding their time spent with us. Outside of the office, you can find David hiking about Washington with friends, and camping with his dog Indie. He also loves cheering on the Seattle Sounders, trying as much new food as humanly possible, and checking out random movies and books.

Chiffon at Ruddell Road Dental office


Front Office - Member since 2015

Chiffon graduated from Pima Medical Institute with the hopes of changing lives by helping people love their smile. She started her journey as a Registered Dental Assistant, but it didn't take long to discover her true talent and passion was in the front office. She’s a natural fit for the Light Dental Studios family as she is willing to go above and beyond for each and every patient. She found her home with Light Dental Studios where patients truly are family and each patient gets an individualized experience. Even though months may pass between dental appointments, she enjoys the connection to each person and sharing in the ups and downs of our patients’ or whatever else may be happening in their day to day life. She says she is lucky for the opportunity to be a part of a team bursting with such talent and heart. The individuals that make up this team are truly special.

Chiffon married her high school sweetheart and has three beautiful girls, Emileigh, Madalynn and Allisen. When she’s not in the office, you can find her enjoying the many blessings of life with my family and friends. Chiffon enjoys cooking, movies and dreams of traveling the world one day.

Chit at Ruddell Road Office


Front Office - Member since 2017

Chit was born in the Philippines where she earned BSBA in Banking and Finance at the University of the East, Manila, Phil. She then came to the USA in 1985 and got married to a wonderful military service man. She then worked in several banks mostly in the accounting department. She then chose a different career path and fell in love with dentistry. She graduated from Dental assisting program at Puget Sound Community College in 2005.

Chit feels fortunate to be a part of the most amazing company, Light Dental Studios. She loves to be a part of a company who enjoys serving our community.

Maddie at Puyallup Campus


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 2022

Kylie was born and raised here in Washington. Her grandfather was a dentist and her grandmother was a dental assistant. She loved hearing stories about their jobs as a child and always knew she wanted to be in the dental field. She graduated from River Ridge High School and South Sound Community College in 2022. Kylie participated in the Running Start program which allowed her to complete her prerequisites for dental hygiene early! She was so excited to get started in the dental field she joined the Light Dental Studios family before hygiene school.

In her free time, she enjoys weightlifting, shopping, and spending time with her friends and family.



Front Office - Member since 2023

Abigail graduated high school at the top of her class. She took advanced classes and took four years of metal working, and two years of woodworking. Her passion is working with her hands and loves to do it in her free time. Abigail placed first in the state for fabrication and competed in multiple welding competitions. She is excited to use her skillset within the ever growing dental industry.

Abigail looks forward to taking care of patients and continuing to develop her talents by trying new things. Abigail has always been dedicated to bringing a smile to someone’s face and loves helping our patients.



Front Office - Member since 2023

Chi has grown up in the Lacey/Olympia area since 2008 and loves it here. She recently graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelors in Biology. With aspirations to become a dentist to help others have a better quality of life, she reached out to Dr. Collins at our Hawks Prairie office for a chance to shadow a dentist. While shadowing at Light Dental Studios, Chi is grateful to have learned a great deal from Dr. Collins as well as from all of the staff. After having shadowed for a bit of time, Chi was given the wonderful opportunity to join the team and is now working at the front office of the Hawks Prairie location. She is very excited to work with everyone here to give patients the highest quality of care.

Chi loves to read in her free time as well as explore the many different landscapes Washington has to offer. 

Melissa at Olympia Dental Office

Melissa, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist - Member Since 2017

Melissa, or “Mel” for short, graduated at the top of her class with her Bachelors in Dental Hygiene in Vancouver, WA. She believes that every patient is unique and strives to provide individualized care to everyone. She is dedicated to helping others meet their goals for oral health, and knows this happens when you apply empathy and listen to the needs of the patient. Melissa aims to give each person a comfortable experience, and looks forward to each smile that sits in her chair. In her spare time, Mel enjoys riding horses, hiking, and traveling with her family.


Morgan, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist - Member since 2022

Morgan was born in Ithaca, Michigan but the military has moved her out here to the beautiful state of Washington! She graduated hygiene school in 2020 from Delta College in Saginaw, Michigan. Morgan graduated top of her class and earned numerous awards from her instructors. Light Dental Studios has made Morgan love her job as a hygienist and has become her second family away from home. Morgan loves building relationships with her patients and always has a smile on her face!

When Morgan is not at the office she is spending time with her husband and two dogs, Remington and Kimber. Morgan loves to be outdoors and is training for a half marathon! In her free time she loves getting Starbucks, hiking, running, exploring new areas, and finding cute coffee shops!


Allison, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist - Member since 2022

Coming soon


Abbie, RDA

Registered Dental Assistant - Member since 2020

Abbie graduated from Olympia Dental Assisting School in 2020. She grew up near San Francisco, California, and moved to Washington in 2019 for a change of scenery and school. Growing up she remembers going to her orthodontic appointments after school and all the assistants made her feel very welcomed and comfortable every time. This inspired her to become a dental assistant to give other patients the same family feeling she experienced. Abbie has a passion for helping people and loves lighting up the room with smiles and laughter. She wants to make sure all her patients have the highest quality of care and compassion and that is why she is excited to be here at Light Dental Studios! She believes no one is ever done learning and looks forward to growing here at our office every day.

In her free time, she enjoys hiking and exploring the PNW, spending time with Mowgli her cat, spending time with family, and shopping at Target even when she doesn’t need to.


Preethi, RDA

Registered Dental Assistant - Member since 2022

Preethi was raised in Olympia, Washington, and went to the University of Washington in Seattle for her undergraduate degree where she majored in biochemistry and philosophy. She has been a registered dental assistant working primarily in orthodontics since 2019 and hopes to someday become a dentist or an orthodontist. She loves working with Light Dental Studios because of all the opportunities to meet so many kind and enthusiastic people who are just as passionate about dentistry as she is and that are willing to go the extra mile for patients as well as coworkers. In her free time, Preethi loves to lift, run, play tennis, and cook extravagant meals.


Amanda, RDA

Registered Dental Assistant - Member since 2022

Coming soon


Tera, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member Since 2023
Tera was born and raised along the coast in western Washington. She graduated from Hoquiam High School in 2008. After high school she did nursing school prerequisites at Grays Harbor Community College and received her certification as a nursing assistant. She dedicated most of her time since caring for children and working hard to help build a life for her family. Starting a new career in the dental field not only feels right, but also feels like she's found a home with Light Dental Studios. The amazing people she gets to work alongside and getting to help provide outstanding care to her patients has been an amazing experience for her.

With over 15 years' experience working with the public, she learned how far a warm welcome and friendly smile goes into making someone's day a little brighter. Her number one priority is that every patient is calm, comfortable, and smiling while in her chair.

Being a PNW girl at heart you will most likely catch her rain or shine clam digging on the beach, hiking a trail, paddling her kayak or in the middle of nowhere on a gravel bar along the river.


Alexis, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member Since 2023
Meet Alexis! Alexis was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, and recently moved to Washington in September of 2022. Alexis has always known at a young age that she wanted to be in the dental field and joined a program in High School that allowed her to graduate with her RDA license. Alexis pursued dentistry from 2017 - 2019 then took some time off to be with family but was always eager to get back to what she loved she rejoined the dentistry field in late 2021 and never looked back. Alexis loves patients and getting to know everyone’s stories. She hopes to one day become a dental hygienist.

Outside of work, you’ll catch her on the weekends teaching mornings at the Olympia dental assisting school, hanging with her dog, and hanging out and finding new restaurants to try with her boyfriend! She also loves a good cup of coffee.

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