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Selena at Lakewood Dental Office

Selena

Front Office - Member since 2017



Selena has recently joined Light Dental Studios and currently works in the front office. Selena has always had a passion for dentistry and always loved going to the dentist. Even though she is working in the front office right now, she will be enrolling in a Dental assisting program in Spring of 2018 to pursue her career. Selena loves everything about teeth and hopes to be able to help people have more confident smiles one day. Although she has not had any prior dental experience before being hired, Light Dental Studios welcomed her with open arms in order to help her dreams of being in the dental field come true. On Selena’s spare time she likes to spend it with her family, specifically her niece. Light Dental Studios strives to help those who are passionate about dentistry as well as making their employees and patients feel like family.






Jamie

Jamie

Front Office - Member since 2020



Meet Jamie! She began her journey with Light Dental Studios in May of 2020. She has never been more excited about what the future holds working with this fantastic team! Jamie has worked in the medical and dental fields since the late 90s and has always made it a priority to connect with patients. Watching patients, who become like family, grow and thrive throughout the years is her biggest joy!

Her passion for helping others led her on a journey that expanded her compassion and awareness for others. Jamie became a registered yoga teacher in 2014, going on to gain prenatal/postpartum yoga certifications in 2015.

In her free time, you'll find her with her three biggest blessings: her children. Her hobbies include cooking, traveling, reading, listening to music, and living life to the fullest with her friends and family.






Emily at Puyallup Campus

Emily, RDH

Dental Hygienist - Member since 2017



Emily earned her Bachelor of Biology degree from Oregon State University and her dental hygiene degree in 2013 from Carrington College. She grew up in Portland, Oregon and moved to Washington where she married her husband. Emily enjoys dental hygiene and prides herself in being gentle yet thorough. It is gratifying for Emily as a hygienist to give care to patients in a calm and caring atmosphere where their comfort and wellbeing is the main concern. She is excited to be part of the Light Dental Studios. Emily strives to provide excellent dental care to patients to promote overall health wellbeing.

Away from the office, Emily favorite hobbies include spending time with family, gardening, and reading.






Kristle

Kristle, RDH

Dental Hygienist - Member since 2020



Kristle had long sought to work alongside others who share a passion for providing exceptional care - not only treating oral conditions but truly caring for the whole individual. She believes that as a hygienist, the quality she provides is not just measured by clinical skills, but also by the relationships built with each patient in order to give the best care. Recently, she discovered that the team she has been seeking was a real opportunity right here in her own backyard, and she is honored to be part of the Light Dental Studios family.

Kristle is a lifelong Pacific Northwest resident and graduated from the Clark College Dental Hygiene program in 2008. She loves getting outside (even on the rainy days) for camping, mountain biking, or just walking her dogs.






Sean

Sean, RDH

Dental Hygienist - Member since 2020



Sean Perez was born and raised locally in the beautiful state of Washington. Prior to dental hygiene school, Sean always knew he wanted to dedicate his life to serving others and bettering the health and wellness of his community. His strong conviction for promoting health, empowering patients, and building lasting relationships is what drives Sean in his commitment to dental hygiene.

Sean, along with his wife Mariah, are very involved in their church and sing in the choir. When he’s not cleaning teeth, Sean enjoys hobbies such as art and creating music. Currently, he’s learning to play piano but has played many instruments such as saxophone, trumpet, guitar, and ukulele. Sean is committed to living a life full of joy and laughter and hopes to bring that out in others.






Devin

Devin, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2019



Ever since Devin’s days in braces, she became fascinated with the dental field. Throughout her many orthodontic visits, she became familiar with dental terminology and her interest grew stronger. She was given the opportunity to join her first dental office in 2013 while she was wrapping her final year of obtaining her Associate of Science from Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove, Illinois. Her thirst for knowledge has driven her to pursue her bachelors of health science to heighten the level of patient care she aspires to give.

Throughout the years, Devin has been more than delighted to have gained the education and experience from many incredible general dentists, to a variety of very talented dental specialists. Devin loves providing lighthearted and compassionate patient care with a smile. Ensuring a warm, welcoming, and positive experience with each visit means the world. Devin moved from Houston, Texas to join Light Dental Studios and couldn’t be happier to be part of such an amazing dental family!

Devin now calls Washington home. She loves exploring new territory, getting lost in state parks, and covering more ground! During the many rainy Pacific Northwest days, Devin can be found inside playing with her two kitties, Peaches and Kiwi, and practicing digital art.






Ricky

Ricky, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2019



Ricky graduated in 2019 from Charter College with a certification in dental assisting. He takes great pride in his education by receiving President’s Award, Dean’s List, and perfect attendance throughout his program. Ricky naturally found his love with dentistry when he wanted to help out others. He knew Light Dental Studios was the perfect company for him due to their high values in patients’ needs, quality of care, patient comfort, and exceptional dental services.

Although was born originally in Lowell, Massachusetts, Ricky is fluent in both English and Cambodian (ខ្មែរ). Outside of work, you’ll find him in the great outdoors, traveling, sipping iced coffee, and spending time with family and friends.






Sydni at Puyallup Campus

Sydni, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2018



Meet Sydni she recently graduated from Clover Park Technical College, and prior to that, she got her general AA at Pierce College in 2016. Following school, she started her externship at Light Dental Studios and recently joined our family as a dental assistant. While working at light dental studios she has enjoyed forming relationships with her patients and team members. She knew right away this was the right place for her because she believed in helping others becoming better people everyday. Sydni became a dental assistant because she loves to educate patients on how to take care of their teeth, and feel more confident in their smile. We absolutely love Sydni’s energy and enthusiasm for dentistry and for life.

In Sydni’s free time she enjoys hiking, camping and watching movies.






Savannah

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."






Hannah

Hannah, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2019



Hannah started her dental assisting career several years back working in sterilization. From there, she graduated high school and went to Bates Technical College and graduated in 2001 from their dental assisting program. She has a passion and love for dentistry. She loves to make patients feel welcome and really enjoys smiling and laughing with everyone she meets. Hannah also loves to see people happy and confident when they smile. The fact that she can help them feel comfortable smiling by helping them with their dental needs makes her feel happy and complete.

Hannah grew up in Puyallup and still loves it. Hannah has been married since 2001 and has a daughter and a son. Hannah currently lives on some acreage and has chickens, dogs, cats, deer, and whatever else moseys into their property. They are a dirt bike racing family that is where you will find them either riding on their own flat track, racing, or just street cruising.






Ariana

Ariana, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2021



Meet Ariana! She became a member of the Light Dental Studios family in 2021. Ariana is originally from California but is delighted to be planting roots in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She believes that every patient brings an opportunity to provide exceptional care and deliver a memorable experience with light and laughter. Ariana loves to make people smile and finds joy in having a positive impact on her community.

In her free time, Ariana enjoys spending time with her family which includes her husband, two children and cat. She likes to sing and dance and is obsessed with anything that has to do with baking.







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