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Teresa at Puyallup Campus

Teresa

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

Elysia

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






Katie at Puyallup Campus

Katie, RDA

Executive Administrator - Member since 2018



Katie has been a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) since 2010 and has been a member of the Light Dental Studios team since 2018. You will often find her smiling face and infectious personality at the front desk of the Puyallup office, but as the Executive Administrator for the company, she wears multiple other hats. Along with being a military spouse and mother of four children, she has taken the lead on the successful Light Dental Studios Financial Wellness Program, she is the Light Dental Studios Co-Social Media Coordinator, and is the one and only Light Dental Studios Tooth Fairy, who you can find on the Light Dental Studios YouTube channel.

Currently living in Puyallup, WA she has found a home with Light Dental Studios and has the desire to encourage and develop those around her, passing on her love of Light Dental Studios and its patients to all she meets. You will not find a more welcoming person and she is sure to put your troubles at ease.
2019 Outstanding Team Member of the Year






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






Lauren V

Lauren

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!






Stephanie

Stephanie

Front Office - Member since 2020



When Stephanie moved from her home state to Puyallup, Washington she was inspired to pursue a career with Light Dental Studios because of their great reputation for exceptional care and customer service. At her previous dentist, they always made her feel warm and welcomed and she hopes to extend that to the patients here. Amazing and personalized customer service has always been a priority of Stephanie’s and although dentistry is a new challenge, she loves this exciting environment and can’t wait to learn more.

In her spare time Stephanie loves exploring her new home state of Washington with her husband, she enjoys the coast and loves watching her niece and nephew compete in their favorite sports!






Hannah

Hannah

Front Office - Member since 2020



Meet Hannah! Hannah was born and raised in University Place Washington and has always loved the Pacific Northwest. She graduated from Life Christian Academy with honors in 2014 and currently has her Associates Degree from Pierce Community College. Hannah has a love for helping people and when she joined Light Dental Studios in August of 2020, she knew she found the perfect place to do so. Hannah loves to laugh and loves making the people around her feel comfortable and at home. She has worked in customer service for many years and has learned how to communicate with patients to make them feel at ease when they are at the dental office.

When Hannah isn’t working you can find her at home practicing on her piano or spending the evening sipping a chai latte with her cat, Flopsy. She loves spending time with family and friends and will find any excuse to host a dinner or game night at her house.






Olivia

Olivia

Front Office - Member since 2020



Olivia has been part of the Light Dental Studios family for over 10 years but just started working here in 2020. She hopes that this job can give her the experience to work in the medical field when she’s older. Olivia is currently a junior at Rogers High School and will graduate in 2022.

She is involved in her school's varsity swim team, water polo, and various volunteer clubs. She loves to sing and loves to hang out with her family. She’s so excited to be a part of this amazing company!






Tasha

Tasha

Front Office - Member since 2020



Tasha moved to Washington from Hawaii when she was four years old. She grew up in the Puyallup area and has been going to Light Dental Studios for over a decade. She loved coming in to see everyone so excited to be there and loving their job; it made coming to the dentist enjoyable. Now she's so excited to have the opportunity to be working with such amazing, dedicated people and grow as a person with such an incredible company.

Outside of work, Tasha loves spending time with her pup, exploring Washington, going on hikes, and seeing all the amazing views this beautiful state has to offer!






Tracy at Puyallup Campus

Tracy

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

Stephanie

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.






Emma at Puyallup Campus

Emma

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.






Jamie M

Jamie

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.






Terri at University Place Office

Terri

Front Office - Member since 2018



Terri recently joined the front office team as surgical coordinator for the University Place l location. She has worked in the dental field as well as Oral and maxillofacial Surgery as a surgical assistant for 18 years.She enjoys helping and caring for patients on a level that provides them with the reassurance that they are receiving the best care available.Believing that there is always a reason to smile and take the time to show kindness to others.

She is proud to be a part of a company that provides excellent service to patients in a way that they feel right at home.Outside the office Terri enjoys working out ,hiking, and spending time with family and friends.






Karla

Karla

Front Office - Member since 2020



Karla was born in Yakima but grew up in the beautiful state of California. She moved back to her home state of Washington in 2008. Her passion for helping others started in the dental field several years ago working in the front desk. It has been such a great experience getting to see patients feel confident in their smile.

She had the pleasure of joining Light Dental Studios in 2020 and has loved being part of the orthodontic and restorative teams. Karla can't wait to meet you!






Jennifer

Jennifer

Front Office - Member since 2020



Jennifer was born into a military family, so growing up her family wasn't defined by blood but by the relationships made along the way. Because of that, growing up she was always looking for ways to grow her little Washington family so joining Light Dental Studios was the best option for her! She has been with Light Dental Studios since February of 2020 and has always enjoyed coming to the dentist (even when it wasn't cool with her playground friends). Her heart has been invested in customer service since her first job at 19-years-old. To her, there's nothing better than seeing a patient leaving happy with a smile across their face.

Jennifer was raised in Bonney Lake, Washington, and that beautiful view you get while driving up 410 on a clear day became her favorite sight to see. She loves going on long drives, spending time with her loved ones, and will never turn down a game night. Live music is her personal form of therapy.






Payton

Payton

Front Office - Member since 2020



Payton grew up being a Light Dental Studios patient and has lived in Bonney Lake, WA for over 10 years. She really wanted to work with Light Dental Studios due to the amazing patient care she had received as well as the amazing reputation and hard work they have put into the community. Being apart of such a hard working team has changed her view on the dental field and has only grown her passion for incredible customer service and patient care.

Payton is so excited to get to meet patients, see your smile grow and your confidence shine because the perfect smile is truly life-changing!

In her free time, Payton listens to music and explores all that Washington has to offer. She also coaches a recreational cheer team in Bonney Lake and is on her local church's youth group staff. She loves staying busy!






Kyia

Kyia

Front Office - Member since 2020



Meet Kyia! She has lived in the Pacific Northwest her whole life and cannot think of a better place to call home. Kyia moved to the Puyallup area in search of new opportunities and joined the Light Dental Studios family in June of 2020. With nearly 12 years of customer service experience, she understands the importance of building a deeper connection with the people she serves. Through this experience, Kyia has learned that every day she is given a new opportunity to make someone feel special and seen. The whole team at Light Dental Studios is passionate and energetic about dentistry and high-quality service. You are guaranteed to feel taken care of!

Outside of the office, Kyia enjoys spending time with her family, kayaking, cooking, crafts, and listening to music. She cannot wait to meet you and make you feel special!






Ailee

Ailee

Front Office - Member since 2020



Born and raised in the Puyallup area, Ailee has returned after completing her Bachelors's degree in Louisiana. Her interest in the dental field was sparked after her older sister started dental hygiene school as well as many positive remarks about the field from close friends. She was fortunate enough to find a home at Light Dental Studios in May of 2020. She has been tremendously welcomed all throughout the company, and can’t wait to extend that warm welcome to you when you walk through our doors!In her spare time,

Ailee enjoys playing her fiddle and taking scenic road trips with friends.






Victoria

Victoria

Front Office - Member since 2020



Meet Victoria! Born and raised in Mexico until the age of four and having lived in Tacoma for 22 years, Victoria is excited to have joined such a welcoming team at Light Dental Studios in 2020. She is excited to embark on her career here at Light Dental Studios and to bring her degree in communications from the University of Washington to life! Her goal is to continue providing the exceptional service the company's team delivers and to help generate smiles. Victoria has fond memories of going to the dentist and orthodontist growing up, so she is happy to create that welcoming environment for the patients at Light Dental Studios as she knows how much of an impact the experience can be. Having worked in customer service for over 10 years, she values the relationships she builds with both patients and the staff.

When Victoria isn't working, you can find her at the gym or on a mountain top. She enjoys a good cup of coffee, as well as checking out the latest new restaurants with her loved ones.






Sherrlynda

Sherrlynda

Front Office - Member since 2021



Sherrlynda was a stay-at-home mom to a daughter on the spectrum for six years, participating in every therapy available since she was 14 months. She has grown and learned so much right along with her little one. The way her sweet girl sees the world has changed Sherrlynda's perspective in so many ways for the better. As her daughter has gotten older and more capable, it was Sherrlynda's turn to re-join the world and hopefully pass on some of the magic her baby has instilled.

She has worked in customer service for most of her working career and with the compassion and understanding she has gained those years with her daughter, she was excited but nervous to get back out there. Sherrlynda feels so blessed to find Light Dental Studios where she was instantly treated like family. She has never worked for a company so compassionate and driven to not only constantly strive to better itself, but its people too. She is so excited to be on this new journey and confident she found a home and a place she can grow and learn even more.






Victoria

Victoria

Front Office - Member since 2021



Meet Victoria! As a Washington native, she has a lot of love for the state and the people who reside in it. She has always loved being a problem solver and building her skills in order to help others in the best way possible. She is thrilled to be welcomed onto the Light Dental Studios team and is excited to start making a difference in patient’s lives.

When she’s not behind her desk, you can find her exploring all of what the PNW has to offer. She enjoys hiking, baking, listening to music, and spending time with loved ones.






Desiray

Desiray

Front Office - Member since 2021



Meet Desiray! She’s beyond grateful for the opportunity to be working at Light Dental Studio and is looking forward to what the future has to offer! Excited to be making a difference one smile at a time.

She is very excited to start this new chapter in the dentistry field! When it comes to dentistry, the number one thing that inspires her is the love for people. Choosing dentistry as a career was also inspired by her aunt who is in a dental hygiene program. She is very enthusiastic to learn more and to be a special part Light Dental Studios!

She comes from a family with 8 children and moved here from California. A few of her interest include photography, painting, hiking and writing!






Emily

Emily

Front Office - Member since 2021



Meet Emily! She’s a Washington native, being born and raised in Sumner and living within the Tacoma/Puyallup area after high school. The South Sound is where she calls home, and she’s excited to have found Light Dental Studios to call her work home. With 10+ years of customer service experience, she understands the impact an exceptional experience can have on patients and is looking forward to being a part of those visits. Emily is grateful for having found our team of such caring, positive, and hard-working individuals and she knows you’ll feel the same way and leave with a smile on your face!

When she’s not in the office you can find her tending to her houseplants, out in her yard, or spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys traveling and working out, as well as good coffee and great food. She can’t wait to continue our legacy of exceptional care!






McKenzie

McKenzie

Orthodontic Treatment Coordinator - Member since 2021



This is McKenzie and she is one of our orthodontic treatment coordinators in our Puyallup office. McKenzie joined the orthodontic field in 2020 and began here at Light Dental Studios in January 2021.

Prior to being in the dental world, McKenzie was a barista for seven years. Once she transitioned to a full-time, more schedule-oriented job with orthodontics, she developed a passion for seeing the transformations in patients’ mouths. One moment that really stood out to her was when a patient had come in after suffering a horrible accident causing her to lose her four front teeth. The patient had developed such low confidence that just watching the patient's happiness and confidence slowly come alive was so rewarding to her. She truly stands behind the wonders of orthodontic treatment and can honestly say she is glad to come to work every day!

In her free time, she is with her daughter. They love to go shopping and enjoy having “girls' days.”






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.






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.






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 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

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 & Director of Recruiting and Development - 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.






Stephanie at Puyallup Campus

Stephanie, RDA

Orthodontic 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.






Cherry

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

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.






Kiley

Kiley, RDA

Ortho Assistant - Member since 2020



Kiley was born and raised here in the Pacific Northwest and recently moved to the Puyallup area from the Eastside. She has been a dental assistant since 2014 and started her journey with Light Dental Studios in early 2020 working in the orthodontics office. She feels so blessed to work with such an amazing team here and absolutely loves our patients.

When she's not at work she's a mom and stepmom to 3 amazing kids and 2 dogs. She enjoys hiking, being outdoors and traveling as often as she can!






Maggie

Maggie, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2020



Meet Maggie! She graduated from her dental assisting program in 2020 and is so happy she found such a welcoming office to start her career in! The people at Light Dental Studios are more than just my coworkers but now my family!

Outside of her passion for dental health, she enjoys everything outdoors, hiking, and camping with family and friends! She also loves spending time with her border collie, Decker.






Sienna

Sienna, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2020



Hello, meet Sienna! She joined the Light Dental Studios team in Puyallup as a sterile technician but grew into her role as a registered dental assistant.

One thing she knows for sure is that Light Dental Studios truly does care about their patients, in all aspects of their life. She admires their commitment to the patient and ais looking forward to learning more!

When Sienna is not at work she likes to roller skate, paint, or spend time with family!






Estefany

Estefany, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2020



Meet Estefany! She recently graduated from her dental assistant program. After completing her externship, she became a member at Light Dental Studios! Estefany was inspired by her orthodontist when she was young and wants to create the same great experience for our patients.

Estefany loves the outdoors, reading, cooking, and spending time with her family.






Ashley

Ashley, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2020



Ashley moved to Washington a few years ago from Hawaii. She now resides in Tacoma and is pursuing her career as a registered dental assistant! She loves to help others and make them feel good about their teeth. She is very excited to see how this career will help her grow in the future and she’s glad to be a part of the Light Dental Studios family!

Outside of work, Ashley loves to longboard, go hiking, or workout with her family. No matter the weather you can find her out doing something!






Alayna

Alayna, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2021



Meet Alayna, who joined the Light Dental Studios team in 2021. Alayna seeks to use all the experience and training Light Dental Studios has to offer to mold a beautiful and rewarding career. While Alayna is currently a dental assistant, she aspires to become a dental hygienist. Dental hygiene has always been a major interest for Alayna and as a child, her mother was in the clinical field which allowed Alayna to view the beauties of helping people every day. When Alayna found Light Dental Studios she knew this was the right path and team for her!

Alayna's favorite things to occupy her time outside Light Dental Studios include nature as well as music due to the peaceful atmosphere both bring.






Arlene

Arlene, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2021



Meet Arlene! Born and raised in the city of Tacoma, she graduated Charter College as a year-round Dean's list awardee to become a registered dental assistant. Arlene started at Light Dental Studios as an extern and then was hired into our huge family. She was inspired by many peers to go into the dental field. Arlene is also very caring towards everybody and enjoys helping out whenever it is possible!

Outside of work you can find her out in the parks with her five puppies, shopping, cooking, and spending time with her family!






Charlize

Charlize, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2021



Charlize joined the Light Dental Studios team in 2021. As a young girl, Charlize was often surrounded by the dentistry field because she had braces. Charlize has always been fascinated with beautiful smiles and making people smile!

Charlize has raised half her life in Hawaii as a child and the other half in Puyallup, Wa. In her free time, she enjoys painting, trying new foods, and working out.

Charlize plans to apply to the Dental Hygiene program once she finishes her prerequisites at Pierce College. As she is finishing up her classes, she’s been wanting to put her foot through the dentistry doors. She’s eager to learn more about being a dental hygienist and wanting to be surrounded by a dental environment.

Charlize wants to help her community with their dental needs and strive to make her future patients happy! She believes that the most beautiful asset is a smile and she wants to continue to spread it!






Jenette at Puyallup Campus

Jenette

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

Nathan

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.






Sydney

Sydney

Human Resources Manager



Sydney has been a patient of Light Dental Studios for well over a decade. You could say she loved her dentists so much she came to work with them! She graduated from Western Washington University in 2018 and was recruited out of the dental chair shortly after. Serving as part of the human resources department, the most rewarding part of her job is getting to see her teammates grow and develop into the best versions of themselves. No matter which office patients are at, she trusts they will be treated with the same love, care, and respect that she grew up knowing. That is because Light Dental Studios wants to hear about the story behind the person, taking time to build a relationship with everyone who walks through the door. It is also why if you know her family, you've probably been referred to any of the locations across the South Puget Sound!

While most of her time is spent behind the scenes in her role as human resources manager, you will also find her in the Light Dental Media Studio helping publish social media content and on the committees to organize various events that go on within Light Dental Studios such as South Sound Free Dental Day. Her love for the company and what she does grows each year as she takes on these different projects. There is never a dull moment and she is so grateful for the work-family she has!

When not in one of the offices, Sydney enjoys baking and working with her dogs. Any chance she gets, she's spending time at the Olympic National Park or one of the beautiful Washington beaches.






Jan at Bonney Lake Office

Jan

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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