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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 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.






Maddie at Puyallup Campus

Maddie

Front Office - Member since 2018



At a young age Maddie developed a passion to assist those around her and spend time exploring the outdoors. Growing up in a small town on Mt. Hood she learned how important community is and the definition is more than just helping your neighbor.

She spent many hours dirt biking, hiking, and rafting however, when she started volleyball she learned how much she appreciated being on a team! Being apart of Light Dental Studios has given her more than just a career, it has allowed her to grow, learn and become apart of something bigger. A team that believes that dentistry is more than just promoting oral health.






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.






Morgan

Morgan, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist - Member since 2022



Morgan was born in Ithaca, Michigan but the military has moved her out here to the beautiful state of Washington! She graduated hygiene school in 2020 from Delta College in Saginaw, Michigan. Morgan graduated top of her class and earned numerous awards from her instructors. Light Dental Studios has made Morgan love her job as a hygienist and has become her second family away from home. Morgan loves building relationships with her patients and always has a smile on her face!

When Morgan is not at the office she is spending time with her husband and two dogs, Remington and Kimber. Morgan loves to be outdoors and is training for a half marathon! In her free time she loves getting Starbucks, hiking, running, exploring new areas, and finding cute coffee shops!






Savannah

Savannah, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2018



It's always interesting when asked to tell about yourself. Who should know more about you, than YOU. In her 30 something years, Savannah has found that knowing yourself is a ongoing lesson. So far, one thing she's learned is that she have a genuine passion for people and their human experience. She believes that passion has lead her to this career field.

Savannah has been with Light Dental Studios since September of 2018. She studied dental assisting at Clover Park Technical College where she worked part-time as a "peer ambassador" for the Student Leadership and Service Center. Prior to that she worked varying jobs ranging from hardware stores to child care. When she's not in the office assisting, she spends her free time doing different things. Most favorably she enjoys live entertainment. She loves a good concert with one of her favorite artists or even a local band. Either way, she just loves to hear the music and be among other people who enjoy the same. If she's not "fan-girling" out at the nearest concert, she likes to acrylic paint or take a road trip. She love a good meal, especially if it involves some sort of potato dish. Most recently she has chosen to follow her "people passion" outside of work and began volunteering time with a youth group through her church. Her heart is with the youth. Their tenacity and curiosity inspires her.

She is committed to living by a saying she once heard, "Instead of trying to make a better world for our children, let us make better children for the world."






Alora Christian-loveland

Alora, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2021



Alora has always had a great interest in dentistry and made the decision to make a career change into the field. She finds her job both personally and professionally fulfilling. Knowing we make a difference in people’s lives every day brings a smile to her face.

In her spare time, Alora is at home with her husband and son. They are slowly building their mini-farm to raise goats and chickens! Family is important and she loves that this job allows flexibility to do all the things she enjoys such as playing soccer, exploring the Pacific Northwest, hikes, kayaking, camping, and even snowboarding at one point!

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