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Amber at Lilly Road office


Front Office - Member since 2018
Amber started with Light Dental Studios April 2018, she brings 19 years of Dental Assisting experience and has been able to learn the front office position for the past 3 years. After graduating from the dental assisting program at Eton Technical Institute in 1999, she’s had the opportunity to work with some great dentists and staff members in the Pierce/Thurston County area. Amber is committed to providing compassionate care to all her patients, and loves helping our patients maintain their smile. As the front office coordinator she enjoys all aspects of scheduling and helping with insurance, she’s always there to greet you or answer any questions you may have. On her off hours, Amber loves spending time with her 17 year old daughter, finding the deals at the thrift shops, and camping all over our beautiful state of Washington.

Maddie at Puyallup Campus


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
Aleise began her journey with Light Dental Studios in 2020. From a young age, she felt a pull to the medical field and entered into it in 2015. Specializing in customer service with a passion for providing the best care, she quickly fell in love with her new position as a medical receptionist. In 2018 she made a switch to the world of dentistry. After finding a listing for the front desk position at the implant and periodontic office and researching Light Dental Studios, she was thoroughly impressed with the outstanding reviews from both patients and staff alike.

Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves horses and plans to own one of her own soon. Music has been a life-long passion of hers, and on occasion, you may catch her singing karaoke with friends. Born in a small southern Oregon coastal town, the saltwater of the Puget Sound helps her feel a little closer to home. Aleise can be found at Light Dental Studios Implant and Periodontics in Olympia waiting with a big smile to greet you. Say hi to Aleise next time you're in her neck of the woods!

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.

Bobbie at Ruddell Road Office

Bobbie, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2018
Bobbie was born and raise in Puyallup.After an adventure of running her own business for awhile, she decided to pursue the dental field because of her passion for the field that started in the third grade. It was a natural fit for her as she enjoys working with her hands and building relationships with others. She earned her degree from Bates Technical College and then also went on to become a Certified Dental Assistant. She has a large field of experience in endodontics and surgery. Bobbie also really enjoys teaching some expanded skills to newer dental assistants to help them also succeed in the field. Bobbie loves spending time with her fiancé and his 9 year old daughter. In her spare time you can find her woodworking, craft painting, doing photography, and enjoying the great outdoors.


Natalie, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2020
Natalie started with Light Dental Studios in 2020 and brings more than a decade of dental assisting experience. She graduated from the dental assisting program at Central Oregon Community College in 2008. She has had the opportunity to work with some exceptional high-end cosmetic dentist in Portland Oregon and has served the Northwest community. She also taught dental assisting at Concorde in Portland.

Natalie has a passion to help our patients overcome their dental anxieties and loves to assist in restoring a smile to our patients that they can be confident with.

In her off time, Natalie enjoys the outdoors, riding her horses and being with her three grown children (one daughter and two sons) and her delightful grandson.


Nicki, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2020
Nicki began her dental assisting career at Light Dental Studios in 2020 after studying at South Puget Sound Community College but has been assisting in other ways for more than half her life!

She started as a horseback riding assistant, helping kids and adults reach their goals on horseback and grew to become an instructor after years of hard work. She found a passion for helping others and transfers that horse-girl work ethic and compassion to the dental office.

She's eager to help patients reach their oral health goals and is very excited to be a part of an amazing dental team!

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