Meet the Team

We view each patient as a unique individual and tailor treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care and that we value the trust you have placed in us.

If you are interested in joining our team, please complete an application and send it to

Registered Dental Hygienists

Jeanine, RDH

Jeanine graduated from Fort Steilacoom’s Hygiene Program and offers years of experience in treating periodontal disease, as she was part of a periodontal specialty practice for over 15 years before extending her career in our general practice. Her joyful nature is balanced with the skills necessary to help maintain our patient’s oral health. Jeanine appreciates the special friendships she has made over the years through dentistry and has a passion for her family, friends, horses and very cute puppies.

Jean, RDH

Jean graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Pierce College and is particularly skilled in periodontal therapy, having worked in a periodontal specialty practice for 9 years before joining our team. Prior to her career in dentistry, multi-talented Jean earned a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in music and designed custom jewelry. She has a keen eye for detail which contributes to her skill as a registered dental hygienist. Outside of the office, Jean has been recognized for volunteerism at several south King County and Pierce County communities as well as philanthropic international health organizations.

Dental Assistants


Marci has a gentle, unique way of putting her patients and co-workers at ease. Being a versatile staff member, she enjoys everything from surgery to front office duties. She goes the extra mile every day to get a quality job done. Having grown up on a dairy farm, she knows the value of a strong work ethic and integrity. When not at work, she loves being with family and friends, along with activities such as running, golf, and hot yoga.


Amanda is a lifelong resident of Pierce County who is best described as a “people person,” always looking for ways to put patients first. She enjoys working hard and taking care of people, whether it be with patients at the office or at home with her two daughters (she loves being a mom!). When you meet Amanda, what you’ll probably notice first is her cheerful attitude. We also appreciate her excellent clinical skills, great sense of humor, and teamwork — she takes initiative to pitch in with whatever is needed.


Tabitha is an Ohio native who graduated with honors from Stark State College, earning her Dental Assisting/Dental Radiography Certificate. She is loving the Pacific Northwest, having recently relocated to the area with her husband who is stationed at JBLM. When not at the office, Tabitha enjoys volleyball, softball, bowling, hiking, and cooking/trying new recipes. She chose to pursue a career in dentistry because she loves “making people feel comfortable, giving them a great experience and helping them have a beautiful smile.”

Administrative Staff

Tanya - Administrative Patient Coordinator

Tanya moved to our community after building a career in dentistry in the Renton area. Like Christina, she is trained as a dental assistant which is a great foundation for understanding the clinical side of the practice. She also has an extensive career as a dental office manager who understands insurance, scheduling, and juggling multiple priorities. Tanya is friendly, capable, down-to-earth and a great team player. Her outside interests include camping, going flying with her husband, spending time in the sun, and enjoying her family.

Lisa - Business Manager

Lisa brings a broad management background spanning private industry, non-profit organizations, health care and education. She is responsible for the marketing, customer service, human resources, and financial operations of the practice. Outside of the office, Lisa is involved with several charitable organizations and enjoys cooking, biking, running and playing the piano.

Alyssa - Insurance Coordinator

Alyssa recently returned to the Tacoma area where she spent time as a child. Raised in a military family, she’s now a military wife raising two daughters and a very large dog. Together they enjoy baking, all things Disney, and traveling. Originally trained as a dental assistant, Alyssa now is our Administrative Patient Coordinator with a primary focus on insurance administration. She is soft-spoken and always polite but tenacious when it comes to insurance appeals on behalf of patients. She is devoted to ensuring that each patient has the best possible experience.

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5615 Valley Ave. E., Tacoma, WA 98424


(253) 922-6822


Monday - Thursday
7am - 4pm

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