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DavidFront 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.
CrystalFront Office - Member since 2015
Hi my name is Crystal and I have lived in Washington my whole life and grew up in Shelton. Light Dental Studios has become an exciting part of my life. My first contact was as a patient and I loved how welcome the team made me feel. I am so blessed to be a part of this amazing dental family and am eager to provide the most compassionate care. Welcome and I look forward to meeting you!I have two amazing and crazy kids who are my whole world. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, painting, and doing pretty much anything outdoors. "The beginning is the most important part of the work." ~Plato
CaseyFront Office - Member since 2017
My name is Casey, the Lacey clinic has been my first time working in the dental field, I am beyond excited to work for such an amazing company that makes everyone from patients to employees feel like family. My goal as a front desk staff is from the moment you walk in to the moment you leave, you feel comfortable, special and part of the LDS family. Starting as a patient for light dental has defiantly given me two perspectives into a patients needs. Having a history of patient care on a medical side has given me the passion for patient care and I am very excited to bring that to the dental world. On free time my fiancé and I are beginning the journey into volunteer firefighting which also speaks to my love for patient care, we also love hiking, horseback riding and camping.
Mesha, RDAFront Office & Dental Assistant - Member since 2017
Mesha recently moved to the Lacey area last yr from Vancouver, Wa where she was born and raised. With a big moved she knew she needed an amazing career. So, she decided to go back to school to become a Dental Assistant. Once Mesha started school she knew that this was the right choice for her. So after about a month in school, she went looking for a foot in the door. Mesha was given the chance to interview with this wonderful company that instantly felt like home to her. She started working in the front at our Lakewood office and was giving amazing training. Mesha was happy to do her part to help the team and learn everything that she could. When It came time for Mesha to started her externship she was able to do so within this company and was put in the Olympia office, where Mesha was able to get one on one training. After a little while, Mesha was able to move to our lacey office. This is where Mesha really found her place. Mesha said “Working with such amazing people each day makes coming to work just that much better and I am so grateful to everyone for all the help and knowledge that they have given me”. She knew that she would love being in the dentistry field, and one of Mesha’s favorite thing is working with our younger kids and be able to teach them how important it is to take care of their teeth. In Mesha’s spare time she enjoys hanging out with her husband and their 5 yr old son who keeps her on her toes.
Amity, RDHDental Hygienist - Member Since 2015
Hi my name is Amity and I am very excited to join the Light Dental Studios team! I enjoy helping patients improve their oral health through education and one of the great joys of my job is treating and preventing periodontal disease. I firmly believe when you understand what is going on in your mouth, it is much easier to make decisions about your oral health. I am happy to join Light Dental Studios where patients have the benefit of multiple locations with the feel of a small dental family. I hope you'll smile at every visit to see me at the Lacey office. I was born and raised in Tacoma and love living here in the Pacific Northwest! I love our rain, but when the sun it out, so am I! In my spare time I love going on long drives along the water, dancing ballet and I enjoy volunteering at my mom's preschool.
Kim, RDHDental Hygienist - Member since 2017
Kimberley (or Kim for short), takes pride in creating a safe and comfortable environment for her patients here at Light Dental Studios. She happily listens whether it’s a story about a tooth ache, or your daughter’s ballet recital. Kim loves providing healthier smiles through in office treatments and education both verbal and visual. When she isn’t at the office, she enjoys spending time camping, roller blading, and discovering new home improvement projects.
Melissa, RDHRegistered 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.
Michelle, RDHRegistered Dental Hygienist - Member Since 2017
Michelle graduated from Pierce College in Lakewood, Washington with an Associates in Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2002. Before that she completed her Bachelors of Science Degree in Community Health Education from Central Washington University in 1995. She started working for Light Dental Studios in 2017.
Michelle’s favorite part about being a dental hygienist is getting to meet so many incredible people. She loves forming relationships with patients and providing an enjoyable dental experience. She is very passionate about dental hygiene and strongly believes in educating her patients in order to help them improve their overall oral health and quality of life. Michelle loves working at Light Dental Studios because it is clear from the moment you step in the doors that Light Dental Studios values patients and makes them and their care the priority.
Michelle is a Washington native and grew up in Lakewood. She is married to another Washington native, Mike, and together they have two sons and a little poodle. She enjoys kayaking, walking, and spending time with friends and family. Michelle and her family love living and working in the Pacific Northwest.
Shaylea, RDADental Assistant - Member since 2011
Hello everyone and welcome to the Lacey Light Dental Studios. I'm Dr. Collins' dental assistant. I have been working as a dental assistant for over four years, but found my home with Light Dental Studios in 2011. I am thankful every day to have found such a wonderful and exciting company to work for. I am passionate about dentistry and seeing my patients' new smiles. It's the patients that make me excited to go to work every day. I love every part of dentistry, but my favorite is seeing the transformation of fearful patients become more and more comfortable with each visit.I was born and raised in Shelton and now live on the west side of Olympia. I am a PNW girl at heart and cannot see myself living anywhere else. In my spare time I enjoy photography, traveling, live music, hiking, and going to baseball games with my boyfriend and family.
**2014 Outstanding Team Member of the Year
Bri, RDADental Assistant - Member since 2017
Briana graduated from Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood, WA. She has always wanted to be apart of the medical field. It was about 2 years ago when she decided the dental field was really for her. She was born and raised in Washington State. She has one younger sister. In her spare time she loves being outdoors whether its hiking, camping, or kayaking. Mt. Rainier is one of her favorite places. Briana says she is blessed to be apart of the Light Dental Studios and the welcoming dentists and staff. She is excited for years to come and the growth possibilities with this company.
Fernanda, RDADental Assistant - Member since 2018
Maria Fernanda has a Guatemalan background and had to postpone her goal of working in dental a few years ago due to life circumstances. For a lot of her life, she was self-conscious about her own smile and that has carried over to her dental career. She has a passion for making someone else feel happy about their self, especially their smile. She loves how a simple dental visit can make all the difference in the world for that one patient and loves to utilize her Spanish speaking skills to remove that barrier for many of her patients. She proudly speaks of dental care in the Spanish-speaking community to maintain a beautiful and healthier outcome for everyone. Fernanda is a very kind and humble human being who loves to enjoy her family, traveling and exploring new things.
Address: 1401 Marvin Rd NE #302, Lacey, WA 98516
Phone: (360) 459-8348
Fax: (360) 459-2919
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What People Are Saying
I have never felt so welcomed and relaxed at a dentist office. Everyone here is so friendly and accommodating. They really make you feel apart of them. They are beyond willing to make sure you are comfortable and always take the time to understand your needs and expectations.
I have never been a fan of dentist they scare me! But from the second I walked in every staff member made me feel welcome and they all made sure my experience was second to none!!! Is it weird im looking forward to going back!
Through the whole process, every one of them continually asked if I was okay and asked if there was anything they could do for me. The procedure didn't hurt a bit, thanks to the doctors listening to their patient. A rare find today. I cannot say enough about the professionalism and efficiency of this office!
Amazing! Had an emergency, walked into their office, BOOM! Instantly taken care of and was provided with some of the best care I have ever experienced. Staff is friendly and genuine and their fun! My teeth will definitely see brighter days with this crew!
I am kind of a fearful patient. They talk to me and treat me like a person explain everything well. They are reassuring, and let me know if I need a break. They manage my fear.
Light Dental seems to be much more efficient, with up to date tools and technology than other places my friends go to. I am happy to find a place that can handle both kids and adults, and make our dental experiences easy, and stress free.
Great place to go to have your dental experience. I'm relocating to another state and I'm considering flying back to the state of Washington to see this dental office for any future work, cleaning or recommendations. I trust this place and I wouldn't want to go anywhere else.
The doctor and the staff are very courteous and extremely professional. They do everything they can to make me feel comfortable during my appointments.
I am very happy with their services they provide me. I have been to several other dentists but they are the best, I really enjoy my visits in their office.