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Tiffany at University Place Office


Front Office - Member since 2017

Tiffany started her journey with Dental on Guam in 2013 as a Dental Assistant and Front Desk. She loves meeting new people. Building trusting relationships with every patient is what drives her. Being with Light Dental Studios has given her a new perspective to patient care. Light Dental Studios thrives on helping patients with the best care possible and she is overjoyed to share that passion. She looks forward to having many more years with the company.

Tiffany likes to read books and collects starbucks tumblers as a hobby. She enjoys new adventures on exciting life moments with her husband.

Terri at University Place Office


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.



Front Office - Member since 2019

Dhanielle joined Light Dental Studios in 2019 after moving from her home state of Hawai'i. She is a proud member of our University Place front office team. Dhanielle worked in oral surgery before joining our practice and has loved learning of the many procedures we offer. She brings a positive attitude to any situation, one of kindness and respect when dealing with patients. This is one of the reasons why she enjoys working at Light Dental Studios! She sees that everyone here has the patients' best interests at heart. She is an eager learner and continues to broaden her knowledge of the dental field.

In her spare time, Dhanielle enjoys traveling both abroad and nationwide. Paris was one of her favorites! She also enjoys exploring Washington with her husband and loves trying new restaurants, live music, and the arts.

Sarah at University Place office

Sarah, RDH

Dental Hygienist - Member since 2012

As a child, Sarah spent a lot of time in the dental chair which planted the seed for her passion for dentistry. She has compassion for every patient she works with to improve and maintain their oral health. Sarah graduated from Pierce College in 2009 where she received the Outstanding Student Award. She continued her education at Eastern Washington University where she received her bachelor's degree and graduated with honors in 2011, going on to earn her Master of Education at Western Governors University in 2019. Along with practicing clinical hygiene, she is also a professor at Pierce College teaching future dental hygienists.

She, along with her husband Shawn, have 4 kids collectively, 2 boys and 2 girls. They love the outdoors and are very active in their church.

Welcome to the Light Dental Studios family, Sarah cannot wait to meet you and help improve your oral health!

Colleen at University Place office

Colleen, RDH

Dental Hygienist - Member since 2014

Several years ago, I started filling in at Light Dental studios as other hygienists needed time off. I was immediately impressed with how friend and professional the teams were.In 2014, I was invited to be a part of the regular Friday and Saturday crew in University Place and I jumped on the opportunity. The teamwork, caring and family atmosphere is unparalleled. I am so proud to be a part of this terrific group.

In my time off, I enjoy spending time with my wonderful husband Andrew and our daughters. Kelsey is in college in Australia and Courtney is a senior at Curtis High School.

Amity at Lacey Office

Amity, RDH

Dental Hygienist - Member Since 2015

Amity has enjoyed being a Registered Dental Hygienist with Light Dental Studios since 2015. After working several years at their Lacey location, she now enjoys seeing patients full-time at our University Place location. She loves working for Light Dental Studios where patients have the flexibility to be seen at multiple locations with still keeping the small office family feel.

Amity enjoys helping patients improve their oral health through education and one of the greatest joys of her job is treating and preventing periodontal disease. She firmly believes when you understand what is going on in your mouth, it is much easier to make decisions about your oral health.

She was born and raised in Tacoma and enjoys living in the Pacific Northwest. She hopes you will smile when you come to see her at the University Place office!

Emily at Puyallup Campus

Emily, RDH

Dental Hygienist - Member since 2017

Emily earned her Bachelor of Biology degree from Oregon State University and her dental hygiene degree in 2013 from Carrington College. She grew up in Portland, Oregon and moved to Washington where she married her husband. Emily enjoys dental hygiene and prides herself in being gentle yet thorough. It is gratifying for Emily as a hygienist to give care to patients in a calm and caring atmosphere where their comfort and wellbeing is the main concern. She is excited to be part of the Light Dental Studios. Emily strives to provide excellent dental care to patients to promote overall health wellbeing.

Away from the office, Emily favorite hobbies include spending time with family, gardening, and reading.

Paige at University Place office

Paige, RDH

Dental Hygienist - Member since 2017

Having been born into a military family then finding true love to a military man, Paige has lived in 9 different states and 3 different countries. Getting her start in the dental field at Luke AFB as an assistant, she soon found that Dental Hygiene was her true calling. "I love the relationships and the influence for better oral care that I can affect." Seeing the quality of work that Light Dental Studies exhibits and the care for the community such as "South Sound Free Dental Day" makes me proud to be a member.

Her passions in life are her Lord, Family ( proud mother of 4 children and 8 grandchildren) gardening/quilting ( depending on the weather) and hiking with her lab Coco.

Malia at Lakewood Dental office

Maliah, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2015

After working for several dental companies upon graduation from Dental Assisting school, I was excited to find a company I could call home. I could start building my career with amazing co-workers and patients. Light Dental Studios has been that for me and I have already started to build wonderful and life-long relationships with my teammates and patients. Every day at work I am happy to be there, helping create the best experience for all our patients. I am so blessed to be a part of such a great dental family!

Jennifer at University Place office

Jennifer, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2014

I first want to say that I am so thankful to be working for the best company in the world! It's such a pleasure to love what I do and to work with such amazing dentists, staff, and patients.

Meeting new folks and getting to care for them is my favorite part of my job. It is also one of my favorite things outside of work too! Hope I get to see you in my operatory soon!

Heather at University Place dentist office

Heather, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2017

Heather is a new graduate and a new member to the Light Dental Studios team! She is a Texas native, YA’LL, who moved to the area a few months ago with her husband to start a new life together. Heather found her love for dentistry during her time in school at the Dental Assistant Training Center, because of the strong influence from the instructors and the bonds she made with her classmates. Additionally, Heather serves in the Army National Guard as a Medical Services Officer. In her spare time Heather enjoys to powerlift and play in a local adult soccer league on the weekends. Her favorite thing about being a dental assistant is being able to go to work every day and provide quality treatment that has a long-lasting impact on the patients.


Anna, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2019

Anna has been a dental assistant since 2016. She discovered her love for dentistry as a junior in high school and has perused it ever since. Anna is originally from the state of Michigan, where she met and married her husband. The Army has brought them over to Washington, and they couldn't be more thankful to be stationed here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Her favorite part about her job is seeing patients become confident with their smiles again! Ever since joining the Light Dental Studios family in 2019, she has had nothing short of an amazing journey.

She is honored to be able to work for such an incredible company.


Savonna, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2020

Savonna chose the dental field as her path because as a teenager she spent a lot of time at the dentist getting her teeth fixed from sport-related chips along with a long history of permanent baby teeth. As she got older and became pregnant, she wasn’t told about how your teeth and oral hygiene are affected my pregnancy, she took even more of an interest when she started looking into information about teeth and oral health while pregnant.

She knew Light Dental Studio was the place for me when she was doing her externship for school. They went above and beyond to make sure she was able to get the hands-on learning she needed, she was seeing things she wasn’t able to see during school, and teaching her different ways of being a functional assistant. Savonna was welcomed and happy the moment she started her time here.

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