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Creating a comfortable dental experience for the whole family.

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Brenda Smith our Office Manager wearing glasses and a black sweater
Brenda Smith our Office Manager wearing glasses and a black sweater

Brenda - Office Manager

I was born and raised in Puyallup, WA, and I have been married for more than 40 years. I have four sons and six grandchildren.

I have been in the dental field for many years and have worked as a dental assistant, scheduling coordinator, and office admin.

I chose dentistry because I had such a pleasant dental experience as a child. I enjoyed visiting the office and seeing all the smiling faces. I have used this example to always put my patients first and treat them with integrity.

I love working with our team; we are more like a family. Together, we help our patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles – there is nothing more satisfying.

Away from Dental Care of Sumner, I love spending time with my family and friends. We go on RV trips and play golf together.

Brenda
Office Manager

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Danee Watchola, our Scheduling Coordinator, wearing a light blue sweater and smiling
Danee Watchola, our Scheduling Coordinator, wearing a light blue sweater and smiling

Danee - Scheduling Coordinator

I am originally from Pennsylvania but now live in South Hill, WA. I am married with three children.

I chose dentistry because it has always been a family-friendly profession. It provides a flexible schedule and allows me to work in a fun atmosphere. I really enjoy helping people and working with our wonderful team in Sumner, WA.

Away from the office, I enjoy traveling and would someday like to visit Greece.

Danee
Scheduling Coordinator

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Melissa Griffin, our Dental Hygienist wearing a black sweater with a long necklace
Melissa Griffin, our Dental Hygienist wearing a black sweater with a long necklace

Melissa - Dental Hygienist

I grew up in Buckley but now live in Bonney Lake with my husband, our daughter, and our miniature Schnauzer, Oliver.

I graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program at Yakima Valley Community College in 2002. I have been a dental hygienist every since!

I originally got into dentistry because I wanted to help people have a more comfortable dental experience. Since then, I’ve really enjoyed spending time with my patients and helping them get a healthier, more beautiful smile.

Outside of the office, I spend time with my family and friends. I like to take road trips, travel, play golf, and go to the park with my daughter.

Melissa
Dental Hygienist

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Tricia, one of our Dental Hygienists wearing a black top and smiling
Tricia, one of our Dental Hygienists wearing a black top and smiling

Tricia - Registered Dental Hygienist

I am married with two daughters. I am currently a dental hygienist at Dental Care of Sumner.

The best part of my job is forming relationships with my patients.

Outside of the office, I like spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy camping, boating, and being outdoors.

Tricia
Registered Dental Hygienist

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Tracy, our Dental Assistant, wearing a black top and a big smile
Tracy, our Dental Assistant, wearing a black top and a big smile

Tracy - Dental Assistant

I grew up in California but have lived in Washington for more than 20 years. I am a mother of three children.

I have been in dental assisting since 1997 and been at Dental Care of Sumner for more than 17 years.

Every day I enjoy interacting with my patients, and I do my best to be a team player.

Away from dentistry, I love taking road trips with my family.

Tracy
Dental Assistant

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Armida, one of our Dental Assistants, smiling outside
Armida, one of our Dental Assistants, smiling outside

Armida - Dental Assistant

I am originally from Los Angeles, CA and have two children, a son and a daughter. Both of them enjoy music and dancing.

Outside of the office, I enjoy hiking and gardening.

Armida
Dental Assistant
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