Sandra – Financial Coordinator, Spanish Speaker
I was raised in beautiful Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Before moving to Washington in 2015, I lived in Portland, Oregon for about 13 years where I went to college and graduated with honors. I was also able to make it in the Portland Rain Women’s Soccer Team where I played as a Semi-professional athlete. My family and I have a massive amount of LOVE for sports. We enjoy playing golf, baseball, and soccer for fun and we try to go to as many Mariners and Sounders games as possible. I have always worked in the dental field and I’ve been blessed to get to know so many individuals and I have been able to see the positive outcomes of which dentistry brings. We welcome you to come be a part of our team and find out how truly cared for you will be.
Carolina – Certified Dental Assistant and Lead Clinical Coordinator, Spanish Speaker
Originally from Austin, Texas. I have a loving husband and loving daughter and we love to spend time outside exploring the world! From going to the trails and hiking to going fishing out in the lakes Washington has to offer. I have always been very passionate about dentistry because of the level of care we give the patient on a day to day basis. Knowing that we can help someone that is coming from a bad experience and turning it around to make everyone feel more comfortable in our office is what I strive to achieve.
China – Registered Dental Hygienist
Having called Washington my home for the past 15 years, it is an honor to serve those in the community. I graduated with honors from Eastern Washington University wherein I developed a love of helping underserved populations and cultivated a passion for oral health advocacy and education. Taking a more holistic approach to dentistry, I make it my goal to get to know each unique individual in my chair while helping them to achieve or maintain optimal oral and full-body health. I strive for each patient to leave their appointment feeling acknowledged, as well as informed, educated, and empowered regarding their oral health. When not at the office, I enjoy putting my nose in a new book, playing the piano, and going on hikes to enjoy the vast natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
Amy – Registered Dental Hygienist
I was a dental assistant before graduating from Eastern Washington University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Since graduating, I’ve continued my passion in helping my community bring confidence back through their smile. I am a cat person and have 2 fury tuxedo kids of my own, that I rescued. Their names are Jax and Lou. I’m a foodie at heart and I understand the importance of having a great set of teeth to enjoy this passion. I may not be a great cook, but I’m a great food critic. In my free time, I enjoy traveling along with doing missionary work to help those in need. Since joining the White Center Smiles team, I’ve found a new group of like-minded family that share the same passion and philosophy as myself. Our team has found a niche in our community to help improve the quality of life for everyone that comes through our door.
Janina – Certified Dental Assistant, Vietnamese Speaker
Janina was born in California and raised in Washington. She enjoys going out and trying new things. In her down time, she loves to draw, spends time playing video games, and camps along the Olympic Peninsula
She loves and is so happy to be a part of an amazing dental team here at White Center Smiles! She loves getting to know patients, helping them feel safe and comfortable while making their dental experience the best that they can get. She strives to better help patients learn about their oral health and to guide them on this journey in achieving an awesome smile and getting the best care provided
Mary – Expanded Function Dental Assistant
Mary began working in the dental field in 2004 after earning her Dental Assisting certificate and completing her AA at Green River Community College. She was trained in Cerec crown design and fabrication using CAD-CAM technology. Mary continued her dental assisting education and received her EFDA certification from Bellingham Technical College. This is the highest level of dental assistant training to attain and she is licensed to placed restorative fillings amongst other advanced procedures. She especially enjoys when she gets the opportunity to work with children; helping to give them a positive experience and show them that going to the dentist isn’t so scary after all. When she’s not at the office, Mary enjoys spending time with her children – two sons and a daughter – hot yoga, running, and hiking.