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Chit at Ruddell Road Office

Chit

Front Office - Member since 2017



Chit was born in the Philippines where she earned BSBA in Banking and Finance at the University of the East, Manila, Phil. She then came to the USA in 1985 and got married to a wonderful military service man. She then worked in several banks mostly in the accounting department. She then chose a different career path and fell in love with dentistry. She graduated from Dental assisting program at South Puget Sound Community College in 2005.

Chit feels fortunate to be a part of the most amazing company, Light Dental Studios. She loves to be a part of a company who enjoys serving our community.






Chiffon at Ruddell Road Dental office

Chiffon

Front Office - Member since 2015



Chiffon graduated from Pima Medical Institute with the hopes of changing lives by helping people love their smile. She started her journey as a Registered Dental Assistant, but it didn't take long to discover her true talent and passion was in the front office. She’s a natural fit for the Light Dental Studios family as she is willing to go above and beyond for each and every patient. She found her home with Light Dental Studios where patients truly are family and each patient gets an individualized experience. Even though months may pass between dental appointments, she enjoys the connection to each person and sharing in the ups and downs of our patients’ or whatever else may be happening in their day to day life. She says she is lucky for the opportunity to be a part of a team bursting with such talent and heart. The individuals that make up this team are truly special.

Chiffon married her high school sweetheart and has three beautiful girls, Emileigh, Madalynn and Allisen. When she’s not in the office, you can find her enjoying the many blessings of life with my family and friends. Chiffon enjoys cooking, movies and dreams of traveling the world one day.






Miriam

Miriam

Front Office - Member since 2020



Miriam joined the Light Dental Studios of Ruddell Road family in December of 2019 but has been working in customer service for many years. She is fluent in Spanish and more than happy to help her Latino community.

Trust and honesty are very important to her so she strives to build a great foundation with patients so they know they can count on her.

In her free time, she enjoys cooking and watching movies with her young daughter.






Lauryn

Lauryn

Front Office - Member since 2020



Lauryn joined Light Dental Studios in 2020. Before working at LDS, she was a patient here! After experiencing the utmost comfort, trust, helpfulness and understanding, she wanted to become a part of our team to let others get that same warm welcome feeling she received when you are coming in. Lauryn is keen on trust and building strong one-on-one relationships with patients to get a better understanding of them and their needs. She enjoys working with her team to provide the best and most affordable dental care.

When she is not working, you will find her out exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest, spending time with her boyfriend, hiking, doing yoga and eating sushi.

Lauryn is so happy to be a part of this team and is looking forward to assisting you on your journey with Light Dental Studios!






Melissa at Olympia Dental Office

Melissa, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist - Member Since 2017



Melissa, or “Mel” for short, graduated at the top of her class with her Bachelors in Dental Hygiene in Vancouver, WA. She believes that every patient is unique and strives to provide individualized care to everyone. She is dedicated to helping others meet their goals for oral health, and knows this happens when you apply empathy and listen to the needs of the patient. Melissa aims to give each person a comfortable experience, and looks forward to each smile that sits in her chair. In her spare time, Mel enjoys riding horses, hiking, and traveling with her family.






Victoria at Ruddell Road Office

Victoria, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2018



Victoria has lived in Washington her whole life! As a native of the Pacific Northwest, she attended Lower Columbia Dental Assisting Academy in Longview, WA. It was here that she gained her initial passion for dental assisting. She instantly knew that Light Dental Studios is the place to be a part of a great team when she was first a patient here herself. Victoria loves being at work and helping patients every step of the way. When she is not working, Victoria enjoys hiking and exploring the PNW!






Jordanlynn

Jordanlynn

Dental Assistant - Member since 2018



Jordanlynn graduated from Everest Technical College in 2014, she’s always been interested in dentistry for as long as she could remember. She always enjoyed going in for her cleanings, and at one point she had to fill out a piece of paper asking “What do you want to be when you grow up?” And her response, “I’m not sure, but I know I want to do something in the dental field,” and so it’s been that way ever since. Jordanlynn loves interacting with patients, making them feel comfortable and happy with how they feel after being seen at the dentist. She feels a smile is thee most rewarding gift to give someone.

Jordanlynn enjoys spending time with her family, and her sweet fur baby Tucker. Jordanlynn loves exploring Washington and all the beautiful places it has to offer, whether it’s capturing it through photos, or hiking through the trails she finds on her own, and she’s never alone when doing so, Tucker always sticks by her side, and enjoys exploring with her.






Nicki

Nicki, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2020



Nicki began her dental assisting career at Light Dental Studios in 2020 after studying at South Puget Sound Community College but has been assisting in other ways for more than half her life! She started as a horseback riding assistant, helping kids and adults reach their goals on horseback and grew to become an instructor after years of hard work. She found a passion for helping others and transfers that horse-girl work ethic and compassion to the dental office. She's eager to help patients reach their oral health goals and is very excited to be a part of an amazing dental team!

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