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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
I'll be the first to admit.... I hate going to the dentist. But Dr. Crane and his staff are phenomenal!!!!! Melissa was the best dental assistant, she made sure I felt comfortable and at ease. My teeth are in horrible condition and they gave me hope and did not make me feel judged like other places have in the past.
carolynn heft
carolynn heft
17:59 05 Jun 19
I have had GREAT experience at Dental Care Of Sumner. The staff are very friendly, their facility is super clean, and Dr. Crane's expertise is very evident in how he performs his job. All of the procedures have had done at Dr. Crane's office have been top notch and virtually painless. My wife and kids have stated many times how much they like Dr. Cranes office. If your looking for a GREAT dentist who is personable, honest, and professional you need to look no further. I highly recommend Dr. Crane and his staff at Dental Care of Sumner.
Joshua Rice
Joshua Rice
18:25 26 Dec 18
Dr. Scott Crane is wonderful and very knowledgeable. His hygienists are really good too. They have digital x-rays, and up to date equipment . The staff in the front office are pleasant, and do a great job with billing and the likes. I like going there, I highly recommend them.
Robin Mason
Robin Mason
09:17 23 Dec 18
I feel comfortable the moment I walk in the office. The staff is extremely friendly. Dr. Crane is sensitive to the needs of the patient. If it hurts, he stops. I am thankful I have finally found a good dentist!
bethany haynes
bethany haynes
23:09 20 Dec 18
This is a great place! I personally love my hygenist and with my frequent visits, i never have any hesitation in going because every appointment is a good experience. Brenda is fabulous in keeping you informed and helping you make sense of it all. Dr. Crane is professional, efficient, and friendly. All in all, best dental destination I've ever had!
Jason Wiswell
Jason Wiswell
16:58 20 Dec 18
I am fearful about going to the dentist. I put off the visit as long as I could, then Dr. Crane and Dental Care of Sumner were recommended to me. The first visit I was extremely nervous, however, the office staff, Hygienists and Dr. Crane, are all kind, professional and friendly. Everyone in the practice does what they can do to make the patient comfortable, informed and at ease. I highly recommend this office and Dr. Crane to anyone fearful of going to a dentist. Clean, friendly, kind and on time for appointments.
Norma DeVita
Norma DeVita
03:21 20 Feb 19

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