Meet Our Staff

South Sound Dental office team in Tacoma, WashingtonWe know that our dental office is only as effective and as welcoming as the people who work in it, which is why we take pride in our friendly and well-trained dental care team. As a team, we are especially interested in making all of our patients feel right at home. We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive dental care in a supportive and nurturing environment. We promise to speak candidly with you about possible treatments as well as any risks and associated costs of treatment, and how treatment can address your individual needs as a dental patient.

Our staff is uniquely trained and highly skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Our staff consists of team members with specialized training and multiple certifications, and each one of our team members has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.

To experience the difference that only a well-trained, professional and courteous team can deliver, schedule your appointment with our office today or here online!

Kasia – Office Manager

Kasia has been in the dental field for over 18 years. Helping patients feel welcome and comfortable is very important to her. She uses her extensive knowledge of insurance to maximize patient’s benefits. Kasia moved to the Seattle area over 20 years ago from Poland. She and her Husband have a teenage son and a 11-year old daughter. She loves spending time with her family and friends. Kasia also enjoys hiking, running, and yoga.


Nicole – Administrative Assistant

Nicole has always had a passion for teeth and has enjoyed going to the dentist since she was a young child. The dental field has always been her passion and she’s enjoyed the front office atmosphere since 2008. Getting to know her patients and helping them get the care they need is her goal.

Nicole is happily married with a young daughter and crazy dog named Maxx. She enjoys spending time with her family and never misses a Seahawks game!


Olga – Dental Assistant

Olga was born in Ukraine from a family of eleven children. At the age of 17, Olga discovered her great passion for dentistry and has worked in the field as a dental assistant since 2007. Olga is very compassionate about her work and strives to deliver the best possible care for each of her patients. She dedicates her time to make sure every individual patient is comfortable and relaxed.

Currently she is working hard on pursuing her dream to become a dentist at Pacific Lutheran University. Later she will transfer to the University of Washington for completion of her bachelor’s degree. In her free time Olga is very passionate about music. Singing at her church and playing the guitar has been a great part of her life that she is proud of.


Valentina – Dental Assistant

Valentina was born in Ukraine and came to the United States when she was eleven years old. She can’t think of a better place to call her home than Washington State. However, she does enjoy traveling to different places around the world. Valentina graduated from Clover Park Technical College in 2011 earning her Dental Assisting degree.

She is very passionate about what she does trying to brighten every one of her patient’s days. She loves coming into work knowing that she can make a difference in someone’s dental experience.


Jennel – Dental Assistant

Jennel is a homegrown professional of the Pacific Northwest, having graduated from Clover Park High School and receiving her Dental Assisting Credential from Bryman College in Tacoma, WA and has been in the dental field for over 8 years. When asked what she loves most about her job she replied, “I love seeing patients coming in from years of not seeing a dentist who feel bad about their smile, but after a few visits with us their smile and confidence is restored. They return regularly, smiling and excited. It’s like a totally different person. I like knowing that I had a part in doing that.”

Being a lifelong resident, she has strong ties to the community and has a close relationship with her family, which includes her mother, father, two older brothers, five nieces and nephews and her two dogs. Jennel’s favorite pastime activities include tennis, going to the movies, trying new restaurants and taking mini vacations to new destinations.


Kathy – Dental Assistant

Kathy has been a dental assistant since 2006.  Kathy likes helping patients feel comfortable and at ease in the dental chair.  When Kathy isn’t working she enjoys backpacking, hiking, and camping with family.

 

 


Carri – Dental Hygienist

Carri started her career in dental hygiene after graduating from Clark College in 1994. It is her goal that each of her patients feels at ease and has a positive experience. You won’t hear any “lectures” only encouragement. Oral health is obtainable. Carri strives to help you get there. There is nothing better than seeing a patient beam with a newly restored smile.

Carri is also an avid traveler with hopes of checking Ireland off her long list for this year. She also enjoys gardening, interior design and occasionally chases a ball around the golf course.

In the fall you will find her tail gaiting wearing her purple and gold cheering on the Huskies.


Sakhun – Dental Hygienist

Sakhun has always been active in community service in Tacoma at a young age. She was a member of the Eastside 4-H club and Metro parks. She wanted to choose a career in which she can still give back to the community and continue to help others. Sakhun received her degree in Dental Hygiene at Seattle Central College in 2014. She has a passion towards helping her patients improve their oral health in which contributes to their overall general health.

During her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, running, and riding her mountain bike.  She also loves to cook and travel to new adventurous destinations.