Dental Assistant & Front Office - Member since 2017
Meet Anastasia, but more likely you know her as Nasta. She is a registered dental assistant who graduated from Clover Park Technical College. She started at Light Dental Studios as an extern and eventually was hired on to become not just a part of the team, but a part of the family. She has always dreamed of finding a career that would allow her to live out her passion for helping others while making a difference in the community. She is reminded every day working at Light Dental Studios that she wants nothing more than to help create bigger, brighter, and healthier smiles with effortless dentistry. Light Dental Studios is her second home and it is an office that not only values their patients but also their employees and community!
After several years of working on the restorative side of the Puyallup office as both a dental assistant and in our front office, Nasta began her journey into orthodontics. You will receive a warm welcome from her and she strives to make your appointments a breeze. She loves getting to see patients regularly and thinks there's nothing better than building a unique relationship with each of them.
When Nasta is not working she enjoys cooking, watching new movies on Netflix, reading dramas, playing with her puppies, and finding another outdoor journey with her loved ones! She loves being part of an office that aims to deliver affordable, comfortable, and effortless dentistry. So, if you’re looking for a new provider and home for your dental needs come on in, she is so excited to meet you!
Regional Orthodontic Manager - Member since 2018
Jamie has been in the dental field for several years. Since starting with Light Dental Studios in 2018, she has been able to hone her skills to make sure her patients are taken care of. Part of the reason she loves working here is that everyone treats you like family.
When meeting Jamie, you'll find she feels like a close family friend. Seeing the excitement on patients' faces when they get to remove their braces is just as exciting to her since she has been able to see them grow over the years. One of the many things she enjoys about her job is getting to work with both general dentists and orthodontists, making patients' experience in the office effortless.
If you don't see her here at the office, you can find her with family and friends hiking and anything outdoors.
Front Office - Member since 2018
Brooke was born in Florida but has lived in Washington most of her life. She began her journey in the dental field at the front desk but is working towards becoming a dental assistant. She already feels at home and a part of the Light Dental Studios family! She loves how accepting and welcoming everyone has been while learning a new job.
On her off days, you can find her kayaking, going on hikes with her dog Riley, and exploring the Pacific Northwest.
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 2021
Denine started her journey in dentistry back in 2011 by attending Clover Park Technical College for dental assisting. After getting her associates degree she was blessed to not only do her internship with Light Dental Studios at their University Place location, but to be brought on as a full-time dental assistant directly after school! She worked with the company as a floating dental assistant that would work in any of the locations – which at the time were only 4! Unfortunately, Denine developed carpal tunnel and was unable to continue assisting. Despite this, her love of dentistry kept her striving to stay in the field and she moved to working front office. After being in general front office she moved to our Puyallup Orthodontic office. Denine looks forward to many more years of growing with the company and sharing her love of dentistry and helping people.
When not at work, Denine is an avid gardener, has a love of taking walks with her two dogs, and spending time with her husband and teenage child.
Orthodontic Assistant - Member since 2017
Shannon has been an assistant for 19 years and she joined Dr. Crouch's amazing team in February of 2011.
She loves helping patients develop their confidence and self-esteem when she works with them to create the beautiful smiles they've always dreamed of.
She cannot image a better career for herself.
Orthodontic Assistant - Member since 2020
Kiley was born and raised here in the Pacific Northwest and recently moved to the Puyallup area from the Eastside. She has been a dental assistant since 2014 and started her journey with Light Dental Studios in early 2020 working in the orthodontics office. She feels so blessed to work with such an amazing team here and absolutely loves our patients.
When she's not at work she's a mom and stepmom to 3 amazing kids and 2 dogs. She enjoys hiking, being outdoors and traveling as often as she can!
Orthodontic Assistant - Member since 2018
Stephanie was originally from Tacoma. After high school, she moved to California for the next forty years. That’s where she found her passion for dentistry. She has gone full circle and is now back in Tacoma.
Stephanie joined the Light Dental Studios family in March of 2017. She works in the orthodontic department with Dr. Crouch. Fortunately, Stephanie was able to participate in the “Give back to the community day” that was held in May, where the LDS family gave their time and work freely to needy patients.
It’s such a joy for Stephanie to come to work everyday, knowing she’s going to help someone and give them that awesome smile.
Dental Assistant - Member since 2018
Meet Sydni she recently graduated from Clover Park Technical College, and prior to that, she got her general AA at Pierce College in 2016. Following school, she started her externship at Light Dental Studios and recently joined our family as a dental assistant. While working at light dental studios she has enjoyed forming relationships with her patients and team members. She knew right away this was the right place for her because she believed in helping others becoming better people everyday. Sydni became a dental assistant because she loves to educate patients on how to take care of their teeth, and feel more confident in their smile. We absolutely love Sydni’s energy and enthusiasm for dentistry and for life.
In Sydni’s free time she enjoys hiking, camping and watching movies.
Dental Assistant - Member since 2019
Cherry graduated from Charter College with her certificate in dental assisting. She earned an accumulative GPA of 3.98 and was a year round Deans List awardee.
She has always loved going to the dentist and she believes it is because her dental team took interest in their patient and overall health. She knew she wanted to be one of the people that made coming to the dentist a great experience. Thanks to Light Dental Studios, she has joined a team that does just that!
Orthodontic Assistant - Member since 2022
Jay was inspired to step into the orthodontic field because she wanted to be of service and help people love their smiles and be confident in all aspects of their lives. Growing up she always had a fascination with her dentists and grew more curious about what they were doing when working on her, and with that, she developed a passion for oral health. As a Washington local, Jay wanted to work for Light Dental specifically because of their dedication to not only their patients but to help the local communities as well. Jay wants her patients to know that she is so ecstatic to work with you and see your smiles shine!
In her spare time, you can find Jay at the local farmers market, playing club tennis, gardening, or hiking with her boyfriend.
Dental Assistant - Member since 2022
Preethi was raised in Olympia, Washington, and went to the University of Washington in Seattle for her undergraduate degree where she majored in biochemistry and philosophy. She has been a registered dental assistant working primarily in orthodontics since 2019 and hopes to someday become a dentist or an orthodontist. She loves working with Light Dental Studios because of all the opportunities to meet so many kind and enthusiastic people who are just as passionate about dentistry as she is and that are willing to go the extra mile for patients as well as coworkers. In her free time, Preethi loves to lift, run, play tennis, and cook extravagant meals.
Orthodontic Assistant - Member since 2022