Dental Sleep Medicine Coordinator - Member since 2013
Originally from the Olympic Peninsula, Bailey grew up loving sports and the outdoors. She went on to Central Washington University where she graduated with a degree in Public Relations & Community Recreation. She began working as an Office Manager straight out of college and has been devoted to the dental field ever since! Bailey loves to greet and assist patients, making the front office the happiest place for her to be. She is excited to be a part of the Light Dental Studios family and to create enjoyable dental experiences for each patient.
Currently, Bailey is also our Dental Sleep Medicine Coordinator and dedicates the majority of her time to helping people get the sleep they need to stay active, healthy and happy! She works with insurance companies, physicians and other general dental offices to coordinate care for each patient pursuing oral appliance therapy. Do not hesitate to call her to discuss your case!
Outside of work, Bailey loves to travel and has studied or vacationed in over 10 different countries! She also loves to read and spend as much time as possible with her husband, their little girl, and their two dogs.
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!
Registered Dental Hygienist - Member since 2019
Jeanine began her career in dentistry in 2002 as a dental assistant where she quickly realized that she found her calling. She fully enjoyed the teamwork that it took for the office to run well and her new found passion for her patients to be comforted and given the best possible care. This fit that she found in dentistry gave her the drive to go back to school, even as a single mother of two boys. She completed her education to become a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2010 and is beyond grateful that her passion for her career and patients grows stronger every day! Her approach is rooted in compassion, a desire to educate her patients and form a bond where they can work together as a team to improve their oral health.
Jeanine moved from Colorado to Washington in 2018 when she fell in love with an old childhood friend who lives here in Tacoma. She is very excited that all of her team at Light Dental Studios at the Pacific Ave office shares her passion for working together to serve our patients with the highest respect, kindness and compassion they deserve.
Registered Dental Hygienist - Member since 2020
A native of the Pacific Northwest, Sarah grew up in Auburn. After graduating with honors from the University of Washington with a psychology degree she worked in social services for eight years. Looking to make a career change she discovered dental hygiene for her career path earning a dental hygiene degree from Pierce College in 2010.
Her focus as a hygienist is to treat patients as individuals to best meet their unique oral health needs while building trust and the foundation for maintaining a healthy smile and optimal overall health. Sarah happily joins the Light Dental Studios team whose focus on treating patients like family while emphasizing core values aligns strongly with her own.
In her free time Sarah enjoys reading, gardening, going for walks and spending time with family and friends.
Dental Assistant - Member since 2019
Hannah started her dental assisting career several years back working in sterilization. From there, she graduated high school and went to Bates Technical College and graduated in 2001 from their dental assisting program. She has a passion and love for dentistry. She loves to make patients feel welcome and really enjoys smiling and laughing with everyone she meets. Hannah also loves to see people happy and confident when they smile. The fact that she can help them feel comfortable smiling by helping them with their dental needs makes her feel happy and complete.
Hannah grew up in Puyallup and still loves it. Hannah has been married since 2001 and has a daughter and a son. Hannah currently lives on some acreage and has chickens, dogs, cats, deer, and whatever else moseys into their property. They are a dirt bike racing family that is where you will find them either riding on their own flat track, racing, or just street cruising.