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.
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.
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.
Front Office - Member since 2020
Jennifer joined Light Dental Studios in 2020 and comes with over 10 years of experience in dental customer service. She enjoys being part of the care team and helping patients understand their insurance benefits.
In her spare time, her family enjoys time at the beach and exploring the great state of Washington!
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!
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!
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.
Registered Dental Hygienist - Member since 2017
Heather loves her career as a dental hygienist with Light Dental Studios! She has been working at the University Place office since 2017 which is where she found her passion for dentistry.
She began dental hygiene school at Pima Medical Institute in 2020 where she graduated in the top 5 of her class. She loves empowering her patients to improve their oral health and providing care with a gentle and calm touch.
Originally from Texas, Heather previously earned her Bachelors in Health Promotion at the University of Texas (hook 'em!) and commissioned as a Medical Services Officer in the Army National Guard through ROTC in 2016. She enjoys serving her community, state, and country.
In her spare time Heather enjoys a good TV show and spending time with her family, dogs, and friends. Her and her husband, Daniel, welcomed their first daughter Addison to the world in 2021. They are enjoying parenthood and looking forward to growing their family even more in the years to come.
Dental Hygienist - Member since 2020
Sean Perez was born and raised locally in the beautiful state of Washington. Prior to dental hygiene school, Sean always knew he wanted to dedicate his life to serving others and bettering the health and wellness of his community. His strong conviction for promoting health, empowering patients, and building lasting relationships is what drives Sean in his commitment to dental hygiene.
Sean, along with his wife Mariah, are very involved in their church and sing in the choir. When he’s not cleaning teeth, Sean enjoys hobbies such as art and creating music. Currently, he’s learning to play piano but has played many instruments such as saxophone, trumpet, guitar, and ukulele. Sean is committed to living a life full of joy and laughter and hopes to bring that out in others.
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!
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.
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.
Dental Assistant - Member since 2021
Brooke has lived in the Pacific Northwest her entire life and is so excited to be working with the Light Dental Studios community! She got her associates' degree from Pierce College, and plans to also pursue dental hygiene. She loves seeing the confidence patients get when they leave our office with their beautiful smiles.
When Brooke isn't in the office, she is exploring all the wonders Washington has to offer!
Dental Assistant - Member since 2022
Ana-Maria moved to Washington after growing up in Russia where she discovered her love for dentistry at a very young age. She fulfilled her Associate of Arts alongside her high school diploma. She then completed her bachelor’s at the University of Washington Seattle where she majored in biology with the focus of pre-dentistry all while joining the Dean’s list. Ana-Maria is thrilled to be joining such an amazing team and is excited to meet all the patients at Light Dental Studios!
In her free time, Ana-Maria enjoys playing the violin, listening to music, reading, yoga, and taking her dog on hikes.
Sterilization Technician - Member since 2021
Kristi grew up in Washington and is currently a sterilization technician at Light Dental Studios. She will be starting her dental assistant program soon and can’t wait to grow in the dental field to make a difference.
Outside of work, Kristi has seven older siblings. She loves to spend time with her family, and go out on adventures in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.