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Kathy at Parkland Office

Kathy

Front Office - Member since 2007



Kathy has been working at the Parkland location for 9 years. She loves working with Light Dental Studios, and working with such a wonderful group of people. We value the long term relationships that we develop with our patients, it's so rewarding to have families come into our office and say that they really appreciate the time and care we take with each individual. We want our patient's to know that I really care about them and their experience in our office.

Kathy has been the dental field for over 20 years. She is married to her best friend! She loves gardening, traveling, and walking her Labrador, “Lilly”.






Lori at Parkland Office

Lori

Front Office - Member since 2018



Hello Everyone, I'd like to introduce you to Lori. She is part of the front office team. She loves to make people smile. One of her goals in life is to get everyone to smile, as she feels smiling/laughter is the key to happiness. Lori wants her patients leaving happy and with a smile on their face. Light Dental Studios is a place she is happy to call her work home as she feels Light Dental Studios takes great care of their employees as well as taking care of the needs of our patients.    

In Lori's free time she enjoys spending time with her two young daughters and her soon to be husband. Her oldest daughter has taken a liking to baseball, so she is enjoying watching her play at her games. 






Wendy

Wendy

Front Office - Member since 2019



Meet Wendy. She joined Light Dental Studios in August 2019 with several years of front office experience. She loves interacting with patients and likes them to feel like home. One of her goals is to make everyone feel confident with their smile. She strives to encourage patients to return every six months for their routine exams and cleanings. Light Dental Studios has made her feel welcome as if she's known everyone for years. Wendy really appreciates all her co-workers for making her feel comfortable and for always being so caring and helpful.

Wendy has 2 boys who brings her a lot of joy. They love going out and spending time as a family. She also has a small Chi-weenie that has been with her since her first born. Wendy enjoys spending Sundays at her boyfriend’s soccer games as much as their boys like watching their dad play.






Hayley

Hayley

Front Office/Sterilization Tech - Member since 2020



Hayley has wanted to work in the dental field since she was 12-years-old and is currently in school to become a dental hygienist. She has been with Light Dental Studios since February 2020 working in the front office and helping with sterilization. Hayley is so happy to be a part of the Light Dental Studios family.

She grew up in Craig, Alaska, but has lived in Tacoma since 2017.

Her two greatest joys in life are singing and writing her own songs.






Pam at Parkland Office

Pam, RDH

Dental Hygienist - Member Since 2001



Hi, my name is Pam and I have been a hygienist since 1997. I graduated from Pierce College, Steilacoom. I love my job! I totally enjoy connecting and working with the patients to help them achieve their optimum dental health. I am excited to be a part of Light Dental Studios, as they go the extra mile to give the patients more options and a great dental experience. I work with a great team! Our Dr and staff are always there striving to ensure the patients experience exceeds their expectations. In my free time I enjoy reading, walking my sweet dog Chloe, hiking - and most of all, spending time with my 3 grown daughters and their significant others and my 4 adorable and fun grandchildren.






Aimee at Puyallup Campus

Aimee, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2015



I am one of our chairside assistants, and in addition to helping Dr. Gossler during dental appointments, I also visit our local schools to educate children on the importance of dental health. I love working with all our patients, but especially with the children and teens. I want to make their first dental experience as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

Outside the office I love spending time with my 7 year old son. We love sports, camping, parks and being outdoors. I also have 5 rescue dogs so it is Very busy at my house.






Jeanine

Jeanine, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist - Member since 2019



Jeanine began her career in dentistry in 2002 as a dental assistant where she quickly realized that she found her calling. She fully enjoyed the teamwork that it took for the office to run well and her new found passion for her patients to be comforted and given the best possible care. This fit that she found in dentistry gave her the drive to go back to school, even as a single mother of two boys. She completed her education to become a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2010 and is beyond grateful that her passion for her career and patients grows stronger every day! Her approach is rooted in compassion, a desire to educate her patients and form a bond where they can work together as a team to improve their oral health.

Jeanine moved from Colorado to Washington in 2018 when she fell in love with an old childhood friend who lives here in Tacoma. She is very excited that all of her team at Light Dental Studios at the Pacific Ave office shares her passion for working together to serve our patients with the highest respect, kindness and compassion they deserve.






Diane

Diane, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist - Member since 2019



Diane graduated from Pierce College Dental Hygiene School in Steilacoom in 1991 and has been practicing dental hygiene in the Parkland area for the last 20 years. She is excited to be on the Light Dental Studios team.

Diane's mom lost her teeth in her early 20's and has been wearing dentures since then. That inspired Diane to learn about dentistry and how to prevent that from happening to anyone else. Diane likes teaching her patients how to care for their teeth and gums to maintain a healthy smile for life. She enjoys getting to know her patients and treats them like they are part of her family.

In her spare time she likes to spend time with her family. She has been married to her husband, Dennis, for over 30 years. She has a stepdaughter, a daughter, a son, and 3 grandchildren. One weekend a month she travels to Oklahoma City to spend time with her daughter and 2 granddaughters.






Charlene

Charlene, RDA

Registered Dental Assistant - Member since 2019



Char has been a dental assistant for 25 years. Although she has been in the Pacific Ave office for 14 years, she is a new member of Light Dental Studios, and loves working alongside Doctor Cere! Her passion for helping others shines bright through her technical expertise and nurturing heart. She loves to build meaningful relationships with each of her patients and hopes to help increase confidence in others one smile at a time.

Char takes pride in her husband Joe, children Josh and Kelsey, and two English bulldogs Charlie and Stella. Her family shares an extreme love for both baseball and softball. Traveling and spending time with loved ones are her favorite hobbies. Char also runs her own home staging business when she’s not in the dental office.

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