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Meet Our Staff

Teresa at Puyallup Campus


Office Manager - Member since 1997

I've had the pleasure of working with Light Dental Studios for over fifteen years. It's been incredible to see how helping our patients achieve their perfect smile can be so life-changing in both how they feel about themselves and how they interact with others. I take immense pride in the quality of care provided in our offices. We all work together as a team for the same goal; to make our patients' experiences enjoyable, educational, and pain free. I love what I do and I hope it shows! I get excited checking our schedule and seeing who will be coming in each day. I look forward to hearing about where life has taken them since our last visit. What makes it even better is that I believe our patients look forward to it too!I'm originally from Tacoma, but currently live in Puyallup with my family. I am fortunate to say I have been married for over 25 years and have two wonderful sons. I am very family oriented and blessed to have them all very close by. There isn't a month that goes by without a birthday, holiday, or sporting event that brings us all together. In my spare time I enjoy visiting with friends, outdoor activities, gardening, or relaxing in the sun with a good book.
**Light Dental Studios Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Elysia at Puyallup Campus


Front Office - Member since 2007

Elysia was inspired to go into dentistry as a child because I wanted to help others improve their oral health just as my dentist did for me. Growing up I remember being told "choose a job you love and you will never work a day in your life." That is what I found in 2007 when I became a part of the Light Dental Studios family. That is what we are: a family that is built with our patients.

I have lived in Eatonville all my life. I enjoy spending time with my family on the farm. We like to go camping, horseback riding, play in the mud and have been very involved in missions to Liberia, Africa.
**2013 Outstanding Team Member of Year

Lauren V


Front Office / Orthodontic Assistant - Member since 2019

Lauren was born in Puyallup, WA and recently found herself coming back to her stomping grounds! She became a member of our Light Dental Studios team in April of 2019 working in the front office. She graduated from University of Washington in 2016 with her Bachelors Degree, majoring in healthcare leadership and a minor in business administration. She has a strong passion for helping others and making them smile.

When she is not working, she is spending time with her husband and their son. As a family, they enjoy hiking, hunting, working out, and doing new activities with their little boy!

Lauren at Puyallup Campus

Lauren, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2017

Hello, my name is Lauren and I have recently become a member of the Light Dental Studios team in January of 2017. I am a recent Registered Dental Assistant graduate from Bates Technical College. I have always wanted to be in the dental field as I was inspired by my dental hygienist at a very young age. I decided becoming a Dental Assistant was the right career for me because I love helping people in many different ways throughout my day. Being a dental assistant at Light Dental Studios has been so fulfilling thanks to all of the wonderful patients, friendly coworkers and amazing dentists.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, being outdoors and going to the gym.
2018 Outstanding Team Member of the Year

Katie at Puyallup Campus

Katie, RDA

Dental Assistant / Front Office - Member since 2018

Kaitlin has been a registered dental assistant since 2010, joining Light Dental Studios in 2018. She has a passion for dental care and enjoys the variety of people she gets to interact with daily. Being a mother of four, she has a talent for interacting with children and her bubbly personality is akin to most anyone she meets. Kaitlin’s goal is to create a comfortable and relaxing environment for all patients and to put any of their worries at ease. She is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene, with aspirations to be a full-fledged Dental Hygienist by 2020.

Kaitlin is originally from Port Orchard, Wa and currently lives in Puyallup, Wa with her husband, four children, and their poodle Paddington. Her hobbies include crocheting, horse back riding, and martial arts.
2019 Outstanding Team Member of the Year

Tracy at Puyallup Campus


Front Office - Member since 2002

I am the person you meet as you enter the office and the last one you see as you leave. I schedule your appointments, explain your financial options and answer other general treatment questions. My dental career began in 1987, and I was proud to join Dr. Gossler in 2002. It’s been a great experience to help our patients improve their smiles while making sure they are comfortable during the process. My husband, children, and grandchildren mean the world to me, and my five Chinese Pug dogs keep things lively around the house. I am passionate about helping the elderly and children in our community. When I have free time, I love to read, hike, and work in my garden.

Stephanie at Puyallup Campus


Front Office - Member since 2015

Hi, my name is Stephanie and I had the privilege to start working with this great team at Light Dental Studios in January 2015. I love working with the wonderful crew here. They are all amazing to work with and are all so passionate about the work we are doing. Having been a part of the LDS family for over 7 years as a patient and now as a team member, I know you will love being a part of the family too. From the amazing girls up front to the wonderful crew in the back, you will know you are getting the best care out there.Aside from work, you can find me outdoors doing any number of activities including hiking, kayaking, horseback riding and more in and around my home town of Eatonville.



Front Office - Member since 2016

Lisa has been working at Light Dental Studios handling day-to-day operations since July 2016. She came to us with Dr. Gossler, who she had been with for over 15 years. Her favorite part of the day is seeing patients and making sure they get the most exceptional care. She loves getting updates on their lives and cheering them on as they begin new adventures. Kind and loving, Lisa will make you feel right at home.

Lisa’s knowledge of dental enables her to provide guidance and training for our practice. Her love of seeing how the team develops is extremely rewarding to her.

She and her husband have been married for 30 years. Together they have a daughter, two sons, a granddaughter, and grandson. Lisa is a Navy mom and loves spending time with her friends and family.

Kayla at Puyallup Campus


Front Office - Member since 2018

Hey everyone! This is Kayla! LDS has welcomed her to the team with nothing less but warm hearts kind souls and loyal smiles. As a patient you can expect the same honest and family - oriented service by our amazing doctors and staff. She comes from a medical field and has a passion for helping people fulfill their upmost healthiest life. Why not start with a happy smile? Besides work, catch her out in the woods, on a beach rock hounding for agates, or even better at home with her loved ones and fur babies. 

Emma at Puyallup Campus


Front Office - Member since 2018

Emma had the privilege to start working at Light Dental Studios in October, 2018. The team that works here are all outstanding and they are so welcoming of everyone who walks through the doors. Emma has loved creating relationships with the doctors, co-workers, and patients and seeing the growth that occurs all around.

You know you will get the best care possible here at Light Dental Studios! When Emma is not working or attending school, you can find her out playing on the soccer field or taking hikes through the beautiful PNW.



Front Office - Member since 2018

Molly has always had a passion for helping people and making them smile. She started her career in dentistry in 2016 and has fallen in love with this field. She has recently joined Light Dental Studios in December of 2018 and is so excited to be apart of such a welcoming and passionate team. She cannot wait to meet you!

In her spare time she enjoys camping, skiing, hiking with her dog, and spending time with family.

Jamie M


Front Office - Member since 2018

Jamie has been in the dental field for 4 years. Jamie loves getting to know each patient like they are a close family friend. Working with both the general dentists and orthodontist are one of the many things she loves about this job. Seeing the excitement on patient's faces when they get to remove their braces is just as exciting to her since she has been able to see them grow over the years. Jamie started working with Light Dental Studios in February 2018. In the short time she has been here it has been wonderful. Everyone treats you like your family. If you don't see her here at the office, you can find her with family and friends hiking or anything outdoors.



Front Office - Member since 2019

Maloree Miller graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in Marketing and minor in Communications. During her time there she worked as a front desk attendant at the Student Recreation Center. Her love for interacting with patrons and making their experience the best it can be flourished there. Seeing their personal health grow and creating a positive environment was so rewarding.

Before joining Light Dental Studios, Maloree interned for Walt Disney World during her time in college and got to immerse herself in the top customer service training around. Working for Disney taught her how to go above and beyond making every moment magical.

In her free time, she produces wedding videos, plays basketball, travels with her family and friends, and does crafts.

Maloree’s newfound love for dentistry is exciting and she’s looking forward to seeing you at your next appointment!



Front Office - Member since 2019

Meet Tyler Saundry. Tyler comes from a long background of family dentistry. His family owns and operates multiple practices on the east coast, where he spent over 6 years working for his mother and her brothers to help create the best dental experience possible.

Now he is bringing that patient-first mentality to the Light Dental Studios team. Tyler studied business and accounting at the State College of Florida, and has been brought on as the financial coordinator for Light Dental Studios. Tyler takes immense pride and satisfaction in getting our patients the best service for the best prices. He hopes to help Light Dental Studios grow as a company, and as a family, so that everyone can experience what we are all about.



Ortho Front Office - Member since 2019

Maddie’s journey with Light Dental Studios began more than 12 years ago as a patient. Having been born and raised in Puyallup, she finds it extremely fulfilling having the privilege to work and give back to such a wonderful community. One thing she loves about working for Light Dental Studios is the opportunity to build relationships with the patients and help give them a comfortable and exciting experience! She is excited to meet you and welcome you into our amazing offices!

Outside of work, Maddie enjoys spending time with loved ones and her two dogs, riding her dirtbike and going on road trips.



Front Office - Member since 2019

Meet Jordan! Jordan joined the Light Dental Studios family in September of 2019. Working for Light Dental Studios, Jordan feels like she has found her home away from home. She is originally from North Carolina, but has moved here with her boyfriend Rick and their 3 dogs. Jordan got her start working for an orthodontist in New York City and has since found her passion working in dentistry.

In her free time Jordan likes to help Rick train their dogs -- who specialize in finding bombs and narcotics.



Treatment Coordinator - Member since 2019

Meet Kellie! She has been in orthodontics for over 3 years and has loved every minute. She especially loves meeting new people and helping others feel confident in their smiles. Having been in braces twice, she can personally relate with patients and can testify how good you feel once you've finished treatment.

She can't wait to meet you and show you our amazing office and staff!

Candice at Puyallup Campus

Candice, RDH

Dental Hygienist - Member since 1994

I have been a hygienist for over 20 years and have worked with Light Dental Studios for over 15. I feel truly blessed to be part of such an amazing dental team. It's been wonderful to be in an environment where our whole team has the same goal: to provide outstanding dental care. Over the years I have developed so many wonderful relationships with our patients and I look forward to catching up with them at each appointment. It is so rewarding to follow each patient's path towards a healthy smile.I live in Bonney Lake and keep busy with my two kids and our dog, Bentley. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, movies, books, cooking, working out, and Seattle sports..."Go Hawks!“

Cindy at Puyallup Campus

Cindy, RDH

Dental Hygienist - Member since 1994

I have been working as a dental hygienist for over 20 years. I knew I wanted to help people as a part of my career. I love working at Light Dental Studios because everyone is so compassionate and caring. We are like a family and we work so well as a team to support one another. We strive to make each patient feel warm and welcome. I enjoy getting to know patients and hear stories about their families. It is so rewarding to treat and educate our patients to achieve optimal oral health. The relationships with my patients make my job so fulfilling.My husband John and I live in Puyallup. Our daughter and son-in law have two wonderful daughters. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, gardening, reading, bible study, and working out. My husband and I enjoy our summer trips to Lake Tahoe. We enjoy hiking, biking, picnicking and time at the beaches while we are there.

Melissa at Puyallup Campus

Melissa, RDH

Dental Hygienist - Member since 2016

Hello, my name is Melissa. I am happy to say I have finally found my dental home in Light Dental Studios. It is so rewarding to be apart of a team that truly works together for the patient. I enjoy giving patients the tools they need to achieve optimal oral health and the confidence back in their smile. One of the main reasons I got into dental hygiene was my love for helping people. I love getting to know my patients so I can better treat each patient individually based on his/her needs and wants. It is so rewarding working with such great staff and knowing that every patient that walks in any of our offices is going to get quality care and treatment while feeling comfortable throughout the whole appointment. I graduated with my associate degree in dental hygiene from Yakima Valley Community College in 2011 and continued on the get my Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene at Eastern Washington in 2012. I continue learning throughout the year with continuing education classes to stay up to date on the latest and greatest in the dental field. I grew up in the Yakima Valley and just recently moved to the Puyallup area with my husband and our dogs. We are still adjusting to the west side of the mountains but are enjoying exploring all that it has to offer!

Christina Carter at Puyallup Campus

Christina, RDH

Dental Hygienist - Member since 2016

I have found myself lucky enough to become a member of Light Dental Studios! I graduated from Pierce College dental hygiene program in 2011. They always say you are one lucky person if your career and passion meet, well I guess I am that lucky person! I am excited to be part of such a family like atmosphere at Light Dental Studios. It is encouraging to find an office that puts patients first! It is really inspiring see the time each doctor takes with each patient to make sure all their dental needs are met. The patients here are also amazing! As a hygienist here I am thrilled to be a part of a team that makes each and every patient leave with a smile! A smile is always a nice accessory! I am originally from Yakima, WA and moved to the Puyallup area in 2008. I am a proud mom of two lovely little girls and a lucky wife to an amazing husband! I enjoy the out doors, and what a great state to go exploring in! Family time is the best and I have a large one, camping, hiking, and road trips all top the list, except during football season then you will find us inside on the couch!

Cindy at Puyallup Campus

Cindy, RDH

Dental Hygienist - Member since 2018

Cindy graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelors in Sociology. She then worked as a Dental Assistant at Lindquist and decided she wanted to pursue a career in Dental Hygiene. She attended Pierce College and graduated with Honors in 2018.

Growing up, Cindy has been influenced by positive hygenists who always made her feel comfortable and at ease while sitting in the dental chair. Likewise, she wants to ensure that her patients feel cared for and understood in order to build lasting relationships.

Cindy loves trying new restaurants with friends and family. She also enjoys watching the lastest movies and keeps up with all the Kardashians.

Liliana at Puyallup Campus

Liliana, RDH

Dental Hygienist - Member since 2016

Being a dental hygienist has been one of my biggest accomplishments. I graduated from Pierce College with an Associates in Dental Hygiene. I have worked with many offices and dental professionals, Light Dental Studios is now my home. It has been a great pleasure working with Light Dental Studios and all the amazing team members. I enjoy meeting new people, and being a Dental Hygienist gives me the opportunity to meet very many new faces and great personalities. I love educating all my patients about the the oral connection to the body and the many ways to manage oral health. I am fluent in Moldovian and a few other Slavic languages. I enjoy spending time with family and going on mission trips with my fellow Believers.

Valerie at Bonney Lake Office

Valerie, RDH

Dental Hygienist - Member since 2016

A hygienist with many years experience in a variety of dental practice settings, I am excited to join the Light Dental Studios team. I am particularly thrilled to be working with staff members that hold themselves to such high standards and take pride in a job well done. Employing a gentle touch, gaining patient trust, and seeing improvement in a patient’s oral health inspire me on a daily basis. A graduate of Yakima Valley Community College’s Department of Dental Hygiene, I recently completed a Bachelor’s degree at the University of Washington.

On a personal note, I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend Alan and watching his son Dylon blossom, as he leaves home to attend Virginia Tech University. I also enjoy reading, bike riding, and escaping the rain of Western Washington to enjoy the beautiful sunshine of the Wenatchee Valley and Lake Chelan areas.

David at Bonney Lake Office

David, RDH

Dental Hygienist - Member since 2017

Dave is one of our wonderful Bonney Lake dental hygienists. He has seen a lot in his past thirty seven years as a hygienist. He graduated in 1980 from Eastern Washington with a bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene. in the eighties he worked the small practices of Sequim and Port Angeles. he learned to treat on an individual basis, one person and prophy at a time. He was also state treasurer and vice president for the Washington State Dental Hygienists Association at that time. He helped plan the state convention. Since that he has enjoyed his 25 year (and counting) job doing traditional hygiene, restorative, and anesthetic. He enjoys working in the same office for years. Seeing the same patients at 6 month recalls for years at a time. Patients see this and comment to others who become new patients. His enthusiasm with Light Dental Studios and our approach to patient care and dentistry had sparked an interest in Dave. He enjoys working with diverse staff who all have the same focus for the same goal. That is to deliver the upmost in treatment quality to patients at anyone of our practices. Here, he feels he is a professional part of a group of specialists not just a cog in a business machine. The whole office helps you to deliver to our patients what Light Dental Studios does and is. Dave feels he is now better equipped than ever to deliver care at a higher level. One patient at a time.


Ashley, RDH

Dental Hygienist - Member since 2018

Ashley graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Pierce College. As a child, Ashley had extreme dental fear which is what ultimately prompted her to enter the dental field. Her goal has been to give patients outstanding care and make them feel comfortable at each visit. Ashley values the relationships she builds with her patients and loves being part of the LDS team.

When not helping improve smiles, Ashley can be found spending time with her family, especially her new baby. Ashley spends her time outdoors; she loves camping, wakeboarding, and all things fitness. She has spent time volunteering with Habitat for Humanity overseas and hopes to continue volunteering throughout the community.

Ashley at Puyallup Campus

Ashley, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2014

I have been a dental assistant since 2010 and have worked in several offices. I can honestly say that I have found my dental home! What sets Light Dental Studios apart is all our doctors and staff. We are here for the sole purpose of making your dental experience the best! I am always in awe of the time each doctor takes with our patients to educate and work together to find the best treatment plan for them. Every decision is made out of love. Every team member in the company will put a smile on your face because that is just the kind of genuine, amazing people that they are! In my spare time I enjoy snowboarding, any outdoor activity, and spending time with my family and friends.

Jen at Puyallup Campus

Jen, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2007

I work alongside Dr. Gossler as his assistant, helping with anything he needs to create beautiful smiles for each and every one of our patients.

I have always loved teeth, and believe that a healthy, beautiful smile can really make a person happy. I’m so lucky to be doing what I’ve always wanted to do! When I have free time, I love staying fit and working out.

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.

April at Puyallup Campus

April, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2016

April is a graduated Registered Dental Assistant from Pima Medical Institute. April takes her work seriously and values education as well as punctuality, graduating with a 4.0 GPA and receiving Perfect Attendance Awards throughout her Dental Assistant program.

April loves to help others out, which is why dentistry comes so naturally to her. She always puts the patients’ interests first and thinks of what is best for them. She also loves what Light Dental Studios stands for and is eager to deliver the highest quality of care and consistent patient comfort, along with providing outstanding dental services.

In her free time, April loves to read, drink tea, attend yoga classes, and spend time with her loving boyfriend, cat, and dog.

Ruthie at Puyallup Campus

Ruthie, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2017

Why Hello there My name is Ruthida also known as Ruthie. I'm a graduate at Everest College. At Everest I was an Ambassador, a 4.0 GPA student, and had perfect attendance. I am so honored and thrilled to be apart of the Light Dental Studios family. I will tell you that I love pleasing others, and seeing that smile on people's face that is what makes me happy camper. You know most people often tell me that I'm a determined, motivated, and outgoing person which is very true about myself. I've never imagined myself as being a Dental Assistant, but look at where I am now I love what I do and I am proud to be a apart of the Light Dental Studios family. Come on in so I can brighten your day.

Nasta at Puyallup Campus

Nasta, CDA

Dental Assistant & Front Office - Member since 2017

Hello, I'm Anastasia but I mainly go by Nasta. I am a certified dental assistant (CDA) who graduated from Clover Park Technical College. I started at Light Dental Studios as an extern and eventually was hired on to become not just a part of their team, but a part of their family. I have always dreamed of finding a career that would allow me to live out my passion for helping others while making a difference in my community and I am reminded every day working at Light Dental Studios that I want nothing more than to help create bigger, brighter and healthier smiles with effortless dentistry. Light Dental studios is my second home and it is an office that not only values their patients but also their employees and their community! When I am not working I enjoy cooking, watching new movies on Netflix, reading dramas, playing with my puppy Floki, and finding another outdoor journey with my loved ones! I am so excited to be apart of an office that aims to deliver affordable, comfortable and effortless dentistry. So, if you’re looking for a new provider and home for your dental needs come on in, I’m so excited to meet you!

Kerrie at Puyallup Campus

Kerrie, RDA

Orthodontic Assistant & Ordering - Member since 2017

Meet Kerrie! She is an orthodontic assistant and has been for 41 years. She has worked along side Dr. Crouch for 21 years and has enjoyed every minute of it. She finds her job very rewarding in lots of ways.

She enjoys working with our patients and getting to know them as we follow along with their treatment. Kerrie is excited to be a part of the Light Dental Studios team and patients.

Shannon at Puyallup Campus

Shannon, RDA

Orthodontic Assistant - Member since 2017

Shannon has been an assistant for 19 years and she joined Dr. Crouch's amazing team in February of 2011.

She loves helping patients develop their confidence and self-esteem when she works with them to create the beautiful smiles they've always dreamed of.

She cannot image a better career for herself.

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.

Alondra at Puyallup Campus

Alondra, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2018

Meet Alondra, born and raised in Puyallup, WA. She is currently a senior at Pacific Lutheran University, finishing off her degree in Psychology in hopes of attending dental school in the future. She found her love for dentistry when she started working as a dental assistant a year ago. Alondra is passionate about patient care, and she enjoys translating for Hispanic families. She is very excited to learn and grow more at Light Dental Studios. On her free time, she enjoys family time, snowboarding, and attending music festivals. Alondra feels extremely blessed to be a member of the Light Dental Studios family.

Annette at Puyallup Campus

Annette, RDA

Orthodontic Assistant - Member since 2018

Annette has been working as an orthodontic assistant for over 30 years. She started out working in her father's office after graduating from high school. She has worked in a few other offices since then and went back to working with her father again for the past 17 years. As her father transitions into retirement, she will be here more and more which we are very excited about! Annette has always loved sharing the excitement of people when they get their braces off and the joy it brings them when they see their new smile.

Annette has two adult children who both currently work at Boeing. She loves to get out and play yard games as well as have fun-filled board-game nights with her family and friends. She has a sweet, slightly spoiled, dog who is her favorite running partner. (Her daughter would argue that her dog is more than slightly spoiled.) She enjoys getting out and walking, hiking and exploring with her dog. Sometimes she even gets her children to go too. Annette also enjoys reading, doing jigsaw puzzles, attending church, and spending time with God and her family.

Stephanie at Puyallup Campus

Stephanie, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2018

Stephanie was originally from Tacoma. After high school, she moved to California for the next forty years. That’s where she found her passion for dentistry. She has gone full circle and is now back in Tacoma.

Stephanie joined the Light Dental Studios family in March of 2017. She works in the orthodontic department with Dr. Crouch. Fortunately, Stephanie was able to participate in the “Give back to the community day” that was held in May, where the LDS family gave their time and work freely to needy patients.

It’s such a joy for Stephanie to come to work everyday, knowing she’s going to help someone and give them that awesome smile.

Lianne RDA

Lianne, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2019

Lianne has been a certified dental assistant since graduating from Bates Technical College in 2016. She started at Light Dental Studios in January of 2019 but knew immediately that she had found her dental home. She loves interacting with patients and making their visit as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Her favorite part is getting to know patients and build relationships with them! Lianne doesn’t just want to just be your dental assistant, she wants to be someone you can trust.

She knew from a young age that she wanted to work in dental and is so thankful to work for a company that puts their patients and employees first. When she is not working, Lianne enjoys spending time with friends, family, and her two dogs. You can always catch her shopping or watching sports - especially baseball. Go Yankees!



Orthodontic Assistant - Member since 2019

Whitney has worked at Light Dental Studios since February 2019, but has been in the orthodontic field for two years. She has experience both assisting and in the front office and absolutely loves it! Working at Light Dental Studios has changed the way she views a work environment. The team shows her that you can make your work feel like home when you love what you do and who you spend your days with.

The greatest part about working at Light Dental Studios is that everyone has the same goal to give patients the best experience possible, helping them love dentistry as much as we do.

When she is not at work, she enjoys exploring her new state and all it has to offer. Moving from Arkansas to Washington has been a major change, but her work family makes it feel like home.


Cherry, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2019

Cherry graduated from Charter College with her certificate in dental assisting. She earned an accumulative GPA of 3.98 and was a year round Deans List awardee.

She has always loved going to the dentist and she believes it is because her dental team took interest in their patient and overall health. She knew she wanted to be one of the people that made coming to the dentist a great experience. Thanks to Light Dental Studios, she has joined a team that does just that!


Tianna, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2019

Tianna is one of the amazing dental assistants that has joined our family at Light Dental Studios of Puyallup. She relocated from Washington, D.C. where she started her dental career and completed her national DANB exam along with graduating from Hands On Dental Assisting School in Rockville, Maryland. Tianna enjoys taking care of others and is passionate about building strong relationships with her patients and her team.

In Tianna’s downtime, she enjoys playing softball and going on adventures with her German Shepard, Samantha.


Tawny, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2019

Tawny became a member of the Light Dental Studios family in April of 2019. She has always been interested in the dentistry since she was very young. After realizing how important it is to have healthy teeth, she knew she would enjoy comforting and standing beside patients through their process.

Tawny started her externship at Light Dental Studios before graduating with honors from Charter College.

Since she has been learning and working in this office, she sees how amazing Light Dental Studios she loves reading, trying out new recipes, and spending time with her family.

Jenette at Puyallup Campus


Denture Lab Technician - Member Since 2014

Extremely diverse and efficient, Light Dental Studios’ In-House Lab technician, Jenette became an expert in the many skill sets associated with the work required in dental labs. With her experience and expertise, she has trained and managed several lab technicians and has been awarded multiple times with the Top-Performer of the Year Award. Twice each year, Jenette attends the Midwinter Technical Meetings in Chicago and the Spring Technical Meetings in Indianapolis. In addition to this, she has been through most of the courses that large dental supplier Dentsply™ has had to offer. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Light Dental Studios to create the In-House Removable Lab. This on-site service allows Jenette to create her beautiful appliances with a lightning fast turnaround time. Over the course of 30 years working in the industry, she continued her technical education by attending seminars and technical training events for dental laboratory technician.

She has really enjoyed being a part of Light Dental Studios and the high quality for which it has become known. It is a natural fit for her to provide exceptional lab services for out wonderful and grateful patients. Since Jenette has been with the company, our doctors have not had more tears of happiness from smile transformations that Jenette’s dentures and partials have created.

Jenette is a loving mother of twins, a son Nathan and a daughter Nicole. Jenette is originally from Illinois, but loves all that the PNW has to offer. Say hi if you see her out on the trails!

Nathan at Puyallup Campus


Denture Lab Technician

Light Dental Studios has been my first opportunity to work in the dental field and it has not disappointed. The amount of effort that our doctors, assistants, hygienists, and front office put forth to ensure that patients are receiving the best care possible is overwhelming. Although I have only been a part of the team for less than a year it has been extremely easy to fit in and become part of the family. No matter what location you find yourself in know that you are in good, capable hands and that genuinely care.

Kayla at Puyallup Campus

Kayla, RDA

Sterilization Technician

Meet Kayla, she recently joined Light Dental Studios October of last year. She graduated from Clover Park Technical College as a Dental Assistant. One of the reasons she wanted to get into dentistry was to help bring back peoples smiles and help them feel good about themselves again. She believes that if a person is confident with their smile they can be confident in life and maybe spread that positivity to others. In her free time she loves spending time with her two boys whom are 6 and 3, whether that's watching movies together or just playing outside. Music is also another big passion of hers and she loves to sing.



Human Resources Specialist

Sydney started her journey with Light Dental Studios more than 10 years ago as a patient. Growing up, she always wanted to be a dentist (isn’t that what every little girl wants to be?) but after starting at Western Washington University realized that she had different dreams – dreams of human resources. The most rewarding thing about her job is seeing her Light Dental Studios family grow and become the best versions of themselves. When she is not at work, you’ll find her reading, baking, and spending time with her family.

Jan at Bonney Lake Office


Human Resources - Member since 1989

I have worked in the Bonney Lake office for 25 years. We have a wonderful group of team members and doctors that are like family. It's been a privilege to support the clinic operations as well as administration. It brings me a great deal of satisfaction knowing what I do "behind the scenes" helps to lay the foundation for an office that runs smooth so that our patients can feel welcomed and comfortable.I live in Sumner and have been married for 44 years. We have 2 grown children and a 13 year old grandson. We feel very blessed to have our family close by. I enjoy activities with friends and camping. Reading books and watching old movies are a few of my hobbies.

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