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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.



Front Office - Member since 2019

Growing up, family has always been Sam's number one priority. Beginning her journey as a patient at Light Dental Studios, she always felt like she was family. She was always greeted with a smile and warmth you only feel at home. That is the reason why Sam came to work for Light Dental Studios - to bring the same experience she received to her community. Building relationships with patients is something she holds of high value, striving to help them feel at ease during their dental visit.

When she's not at work, you'll find Sam at a zoo or spending time with her husband.

Kristina at Puyallup Campus


Front Office - Member since 2018

Kristina is one of the newest members to Light Dental studios joining Olympia’s amazing front office team in 2018. She has always enjoyed dentistry and is excited to be apartof such an amazing team that provides excellent dental care to all their patients. Her top priority is ensuring that all patients feel welcomed during their visit, and leave with an even bigger smile. She enjoys working with her team to provide the best and most affordable dental care and looks forward to assisting you on your journey with Light Dental Studios!Kristina has lived in Washington her whole life, and just recently moved back to Olympia from Pullman, where she attended college “GO COUGS!” She enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and cat Luna. And loves to travel and attend football games and concerts.

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 2019

Amber is originally from Virginia and recently moved to Washington state following her husband’s Army career as a Religious Affairs Specialist. While Amber is newer to the dental field, she knows that she has found her calling in the front office. She loves meeting our family of patients at Light Dental Studios and helping them accomplish their dental care dreams!

In her free time, you will find her exploring the west coast with her husband, serving the community, or watching Grey's Anatomy with her cat Nugget. Amber looks forward to meeting you soon!



Front Office - Member since 2020

Originally from Texas, Elexa has migrated to Washington state in 2018, after graduating from The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, California. After serving in the United States Navy, Elexa has dedicated her time to continue serving her community. Although the dental field is an adventure for her, Elexa feels right at home at Light Dental Studios and is excited to learn and grow!

When she is not working, you can find Elexa and her husband Jack volunteering at their local church. She also enjoys spending time traveling and exploring new cities. If you see Elexa in the office, make sure you say hello!



Front Office - Member since 2020

Cassie, originally from Ohio joined the Light Dental Studios family in September 2020 after moving to Washington from LaGrange, GA. Having previous front office dental experience she fell in love with the dental field. Cassie is extremely excited for this amazing opportunity to be a part of the Light Dental Studios Team and helping patients with all their dental needs.

Outside of the office, Cassie enjoys spending time with her fiancé Jared exploring new places and hiking as well as cuddling her Frenchie Mister Buglsby.

Krista at Lacey Dental Office

Krista, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist - Member Since 2018

Krista is a native of southeast Georgia. She recently moved to Washington from San Antonio, Texas. Krista has been a hygienist for 23 years and loves the relationships she builds with her patients.

She believes that if you do what you love for a living you will never work a day in your life. She and her husband Gary have 3 fur babies and have a passion for rescuing animals. She also is a die hard Georgia Bulldog fan.

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.


Whitney, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist - Member Since 2020

Originally from a small town in Southwest Georgia, Whitney has claimed Washington as her new home as she has migrated with her husband who is active-duty military. Fulfilling a childhood dream is where her passion stems from, and that along with amazing dentist visits as a child is why she loves what she does. Whitney graduated from Albany State University in May of 2019 at the top of her class with an Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene. Though she’s still fresh to the dental scene, she thrives on the opportunity to sharpen her skills and make patients smile, no matter what it takes.

When not in the dental office, you can find Whitney at a piano singing or enjoying the scenery of the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her family.


Ashley, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist - Member Since 2020

Ashley became interested in dentistry after completing her orthodontic treatment as a teenager. She gained much more confidence with her results and decided then that she wanted to give back to others and help them gain happiness and confidence in their smiles as well. She earned her dental hygiene degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2009 and in 2014 she returned to school to become a veterinary technician to learn how to provide dental care to animals.

She started at Light Dental Studios in 2020 after moving from Omaha, Nebraska and is excited to start building relationships with her patients and helping improve their oral health!


Charity, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member Since 2019

Charity graduated from the Dental Assistant Training Center in 2019 at the top of her class and is now a new member of Light Dental Studios. She has always had a passion for dentistry and is excited to be part of such an amazing team, who's values reflect her own. Some of Charitys top priorities are providing excellent dental care, while also building a relationship with each patient to create an environment of trust. Although Charity loves her job as a dental assistant she believes that you can never learn enough, which is why she is interested in going back to school to become a dental hygienist.

When Charity isn't busy chair-side with patients, she likes to spend her time, hiking, kayaking, and riding dirt bikes


Savannah, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2018

It's always interesting when asked to tell about yourself. Who should know more about you, than YOU. In her 30 something years, Savannah has found that knowing yourself is a ongoing lesson. So far, one thing she's learned is that she have a genuine passion for people and their human experience. She believes that passion has lead her to this career field.

Savannah has been with Light Dental Studios since September of 2018. She studied dental assisting at Clover Park Technical College where she worked part-time as a "peer ambassador" for the Student Leadership and Service Center. Prior to that she worked varying jobs ranging from hardware stores to child care. When she's not in the office assisting, she spends her free time doing different things. Most favorably she enjoys live entertainment. She loves a good concert with one of her favorite artists or even a local band. Either way, she just loves to hear the music and be among other people who enjoy the same. If she's not "fan-girling" out at the nearest concert, she likes to acrylic paint or take a road trip. She love a good meal, especially if it involves some sort of potato dish. Most recently she has chosen to follow her "people passion" outside of work and began volunteering time with a youth group through her church. Her heart is with the youth. Their tenacity and curiosity inspires her.

She is committed to living by a saying she once heard, "Instead of trying to make a better world for our children, let us make better children for the world."


Felicia, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2020

Felicia graduated from Olympia Dental Assisting School in 2020. Having a connection with her childhood dentist and the whole office be so kind is what sparked her interest in dentistry. When they remembered a conversation they had six months prior she knew she wanted to recreate that feeling for others. Making sure each patient is getting the best care possible is her goal being with Light Dental Studios. Felicia is so excited to get to work with people that share the same passion!

In her free time, she likes to explore new places and spend time with friends and family.


Melissa, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2020

Melissa grew up in small town Texas and came to Washington after being stationed in Fort Lewis. She loved going to her hometown dentist which sparked her love for dentistry. They always made the experience easy and she wanted to be able to provide the same for others.

Melissa loves helping people and being a part of making other peoples dental experience a good one, which is why she is so happy to be part of the Light Dental Studios family. The friendly, welcoming environment was exactly what she was looking for in a career.

On the weekends, Melissa loves spending time with her little girl and husband BBQing and playing video games.


Abbie, RDA

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.

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