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Front Office - Member since 2020

Lindsay joined the Light Dental Studios family in January of 2020 after moving to Washington from Columbus, Georgia. She is grateful to be a part of such an outstanding team of doctors and staff that truly care for their patients. She majored in sociology at Columbus State University and has always had a passion for helping others and making them feel welcome and at ease. She is looking forward to meeting you when you check-in at your next dental appointment; you will love it here!

Outside of the office, Lindsay enjoys reading, playing guitar, and going on hikes with her family and Italian Greyhound, Remy.



Front Office - Member since 2020

Shani came to Light Dental Studios in July 2020 with previous dental front office and insurance experience. After spending some time in the veterinarian field, she felt gravitated to come back into the dental field and knew of Light Dental Studios amazing reputation. Shani's main mission always is to make sure the patient is taken care of the way she would like to be taken care of. Providing exceptional patient experience is something she takes pride in and feels she can take advantage of that here with Light Dental Studios.

In her spare time she loves attending to her garden, spending time with her boyfriend and family, and taking care of her cat Mochi.

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.

Paige at University Place office

Paige, RDH

Dental Hygienist - Member since 2017

Having been born into a military family then finding true love to a military man, Paige has lived in 9 different states and 3 different countries. Getting her start in the dental field at Luke AFB as an assistant, she soon found that Dental Hygiene was her true calling. "I love the relationships and the influence for better oral care that I can affect." Seeing the quality of work that Light Dental Studies exhibits and the care for the community such as "South Sound Free Dental Day" makes me proud to be a member.

Her passions in life are her Lord, Family ( proud mother of 4 children and 8 grandchildren) gardening/quilting ( depending on the weather) and hiking with her lab Coco.


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.


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.


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.

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.


Shai, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2020

You can always catch Shai with squinted eyes and a big smile under her mask. She graduated from dental assistant school at top of her class and has been in the dental field since 2012. Her passions in the industry lie with early childhood development. The importance of children understanding how their teeth mature came from her having 15 nieces and nephews and watching them grow up. She loves having patients of all ages leave with a smile on their face with comments of how good of care they had coming into our office.

When she is not enjoying the fun and hardworking environment of the office she is out traveling or spending time with her family making memories.



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.

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