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CatherineFront Office - Member since 2018
Catherine has worked at the front desk in dentistry for over 3 decades. Her experience with insurance companies gives her the ability to help patients understand their plans and to estimate coverage quickly. She enjoys the occasional challenge of writing appeals (especially when the company then pays!) Having had many different procedures herself, she can explain them and empathize with patients. Helping a patient to be able to afford the care they want by explaining the payment options provides her with additional job satisfaction. In her spare time she reads, bakes, enjoys day trips and vacations with her husband and two children. She is happy to be a part of Light Dental Studios. She enjoys the support, respect the leadership and believes in the core values. She feels it will be exciting to see how much she can grow in the next 5 years in the company with all of the opportunities available to her.
AmberFront 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.
Denise, RDHRegistered Dental Hygienist - Member since 2018
In 1982 Denise earned a Bachelors degree in Family Studies from Arizona State University. A Dental Hygiene degree was later attained in 1990 from Northern Arizona University. After several years in the dental field, Denise returned to school for a Masters degree from Northern Arizona University. For the last 11 years Denise has been teaching dental students at the Arizona School of Dentistry @ Oral Health in Mesa, Arizona. Prior to teaching at the Arizona School of Dentistry, Denise lectured and taught for Dentsply International as one of 5 Clinical Educators. She has travelled extensively throughout the US, Mexico and Asia teaching and educating. After twenty eight years of experience in patient treatment and dental education Denise has gained the skills to knowledgeably and compassionately treat patients with many different needs.
Denise relocated to Washington State in 2018 with her wonderful husband and youngest daughter Macy. In her personal time she enjoys being with her husband and daughter and also enjoys visiting her 3 sons and 2 grandsons who reside in Arizona.
Amanda, RDADental Assistant - Member since 2018
Amanda has been a dental assistant for 26 years and was 2nd in her class in assistant school. She has worked in general dentistry, prosthetic dental and periodontics. The best part of the job is helping people. She enjoys seeing patients and helping them, helping them enjoy the procedure as best they can. In her off time her teenagers keep her very busy. While her son does several sports throughout the year, her daughter is a high school cheerleader. If there’s time leftover it’s taken up on our 5 acres, 4 dogs, 2 kids, and 1 Harley!!
Bobbie, RDADental 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.
LindaSterilization Technician - Member since 2018
Linda has dedicated her entire career of 40 years to dentistry because she finds satisfaction in helping people enjoy a healthier smile. Throughout her career, she has served patients in a variety of roles as a part of amazing dental teams. She is now proud to serve Light Dental Studios with the Lilly Road Team as a sterilization technician, and she is excited to be working under the direction of the excellent dentist, Dr. Garibov. She enjoys being part of our team to help everything run smoothly. Linda is proud to have been married to her devoted and incredible husband of 40 years, and is also blessed to be the parents of two wonderful, college-educated sons. She has several hobbies including traveling, cooking, walking, reading, and spending time with family. She feels grateful to have developed many friendships with the dental teams that she has been part of throughout her career in dentistry.
Address: 220 Lilly Rd NE #A, Olympia, WA 98506
Phone: (360) 459-4800
Monday: 7AM to 4PM
Tuesday: 7AM to 4PM
Wednesday: 7AM to 4PM
Thursday: 7AM to 4PM
We are open one Friday and one Saturday a month. Give us a call to find out specifics.
Our friendly & experienced Lilly Road Olympia dental team can sit with you to go over some of the treatment options you may need. Come visit Light Dental Studios Implants and Periodontics today!
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What People Are Saying
Who ever thought it would be fun going to the dentist. But when the staff is so friendly and helpful it makes the experience worthwhile. I have been a patient here for over twenty five years for either periodontal work by the doctor or every three months for cleaning. My experiences have all been very positive.
Periodontal surgery is never pleasant. That being said, Dr. Garibov and his staff made me feel comfortable. The environment in the office was always professional and caring! I will continue to use Dr. Garibov for all of my periodontal needs.
I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Garibov and his team. Everyone made me feel comfortable, from front staff to back staff. It was a pleasure being a patient and would recommend this office. Thank you Dr. Garibov and team!
Friendly staff. Professional service.