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Meet the Team

Angi – Office Administrator

AngiI have been working in dentistry for 16 years and have witnessed many changes.  One constant, however, are our providers at MDC.  I am proud to say that I get to work with the best of the best!  As a practice administrator I have various duties to keep our office running smoothly such as backing up all team members, scheduling meetings, hiring new employees and overseeing daily operations.  I try to be open and honest with all of our patients because I want them to feel like part of our dental family.
My husband, Clayton, and I have 7 children and 1 dog.  In the last year our oldest has flown the coup and is off serving our country as a United States Marine.  When I am not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my family, camping, fishing, and of course shopping!

 

Laura – Restorative Scheduling Coordinator

My name is Laura and I am one of four restorative and hygiene scheduling coordinators at MDC. I meet and greet our patients when they first come into the office, schedule appointments, present treatment plans, and verify insurance benefits.  I enjoy everything I do at the office, but the interaction with patients and the ability to help put a smile on their faces is what makes this job FUN!  I have worked at Meridian Dental Clinic for over three years and experienced continued positive changes: a major remodel, constant technology updates to better serve our patients, as well as the addition of Dr. Josh Walker and more front office team members to keep up with the constant influx of new patients at MDC.
I am pleased to be able to use my bi-lingual skills to help my community stay on top of their oral health.  I enjoy keeping them informed of the best option to have a healthier mouth and beautiful teeth.  What better way to provide information to such an awesome group of individuals than speaking with them in their own language and explaining all of their treatment needs.
During my days off I enjoy watching my boyfriend's soccer team play every Sunday and love watching all the new movies in the theaters.  I help record radio commercials for our local Spanish station and sometimes host a thirty minute program that talks about dental hygiene and oral health.  I have a nine-year old niece who keeps me busy and takes up any spare time.  Since I don't have kids of my own yet, it's nice spending time with her and the rest of my family.
I am very happy to be a part of such a great dental office and amazing team!

 

Debbie - Restorative Scheduling Coordinator

DebbieI am a people person and love working with and learning about our patients. This job is so interesting!  Each patient has  different needs and each case is different. The combination of working so closely with patients, and the incredible opportunity to learn and grow makes this the perfect job for me. Dentistry today is exciting.  The field of dentistry is constantly changing and it keeps me on my toes. The technology is incredible!  Dr. Mark,  Dr. Steve, Dr. Josh, and our entire team are committed to remaining cutting edge in the areas of high-tech dentistry and patient experience. With those two goals, how could I want to work anywhere else!

 

Lana - Restorative Scheduling Coordinator

LanaOur team of Patient Coordinators is dedicated to helping our patients get timely care for all of their dental needs. We focus on helping patients understand the logistics of their dental treatment, maximizing patient insurance benefits on their behalf, and discussing treatment financing options. Whenever a special circumstance arises for our patients, we strive to facilitate our patients with whatever means possible.

I was attracted to dentistry for the opportunity to truly help people and create beautiful, healthy smiles. I wanted to work at Meridian Dental Clinic for the opportunity to accomplish both of those and work with a team that was committed to advancing their skills and knowledge with our dentists. If it is new, high tech or changing the face of dentistry, I want to learn more about it.

 

Maira - Hygiene Scheduling Coordinator

Maira

I have been involved with dentistry for about 2 years. Presently I am the hygiene scheduling coordinator for Meridian Dental Clinic. I am awesome at my job since I am also a certified dental assistant.   I understand the individual needs of patients and can help answer their questions when I am scheduling their cleaning appointments.  I am so fortunate to have found a great dental family to join at Meridian Dental Clinic. The doctors and staff are awesome and provide the best care possible for each patient. Being in the dental field is important to me because I have learned the importance of good oral hygiene and how it can affect the rest of your health. I want to share this information with others!

I have lived in Washington for almost 18 years. Our family moved to Washington from California. I have three siblings and we all love art. In the summertime, family barbeques and playing volleyball are the highlights!  And who can say no to travelling? My husband and I try to take a yearly trip to Mexico to visit family. We also like to visit new places whenever we have the opportunity

 

Tamara Sue – Financial Coordinator

Tamara SueMy job is to help our patients understand their financial responsibilities with their dental care. Working in the front office of our dental practice brings me joy as I interact with patients; sharing stories with them and getting to know them on a personal level. I personally treat every patient like a guest in my home. Our doctors are very professional and want the absolute best for our patients at Meridian Dental Clinic. When I go home at night, I am at ease knowing our doctors have truly given their all, to each and every patient.

My husband and I have been married going on 24 years and have 2 young men in our lives, both in high school. Our family pet knows he is human and lounges around the house all day on the king pillow top. Yep, he is loved! Our family also enjoys the great outdoors as much as possible!

Something fun about me is that I love fast cars and love singing at the top of my lungs like no one is ever listening. I call these "Tamara Sue Concerts!"

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Amy – Hygienist

AmyAs a registered dental hygienist for Meridian Dental Clinic, I have the pleasure of performing professional hygiene services, periodontal therapy, placing sealants and fillings, taking digital x-rays and intra-oral photos and making whitening trays.  My favorite aspect of my job is educating my patients on how to improve their oral health and building trust with them.  My goal is to provide a high standard of care to every patient I see.  Over the years that I've worked as part of the Meridian Dental Clinic team, I've developed some incredible relationships with many patients and thoroughly enjoy seeing during their visits with us.  

On a personal level, I am married and have two grown children, two Siberian Huskies and a cat.  I am a big sports fan and love football, baseball and hockey.  I look forward to seeing you at your next visit!

 

Mollie – Hygienist

MollieAs a new member of Meridian Dental Clinic team, I am excited to build strong and lasting relationships with the wonderful patients at the office. One of the great aspects of MDC is the diversity that we have in our patient population. My goal as a hygienist is to treat and care for each patient individually according to their specific dental needs through preventive and therapeutic treatment as well as patient education.

Outside of work, I enjoy all sorts of outdoor activities including hiking, canoeing and kayaking to name a few. I also love experimenting new recipes from one of my favorite websites, allrecipes.com. Three fun facts about myself: I am a twin, I have lived in 4 different countries (China, Japan, Canada, America), and "Friends" is my “all time” favorite TV show. I have watched all 10 seasons at least five times!

 

Teresa – Dental Assistant

TeresaHi!  My name is Teresa.  I have been with Meridian Dental Clinic for 20 years.  I hold an Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary license and am the lead for our outstanding assistant team.  Since obtaining my EFDA license, I have been able to work more one on one with patients by placing fillings and creating permanent restorations such as crowns, onlays, and veneers through the use of the CEREC Technology.  This has renewed my love for dentistry!  Being able to enhance the lives of people with the beauty of their smile is very rewarding!  I invite you to take a look at some of our before and after photos of treatment that has been completed.

At Meridian Dental Clinic it is very important to us that we provide the best service we can to all of our patients.  Whether you are coming in for continuing care with regular hygiene visits or restoring your smile to what it once was, we strive to be your partner in dental health.  In order to do this, we participate in many hours of continuing education to make sure we are current on all the best techniques, procedures, and products.

I am married and have one 9 year old son who stays active with gymnastics and Cub Scouts.  We round out our family with our golden retriever, Emma, and our very mischievous cat, Bella.
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, camping, snowmobiling, and boating.

 

Rachel – Dental Assistant

RachelHi! My name is Rachel and I am a dental assistant at MDC.  I have been working here for over two years.  Being at Meridian Dental Clinic has been one of the greatest opportunities for me as I know we offer the best care possible for our patients.  Our doctors have done a fantastic job keeping our office up to date so we provide the latest technology in patient care.  One thing our patients love about our office is the ability to get everything they need done in one place.  We offer a great range of services at MDC; implants, extractions, one appointment crowns, and Invisalign, to name just a few. But keep reading!!  We also offer nitrous (laughing gas) for patient comfort.

A little about me.  I just recently moved to a new place so I am currently still getting settled.  I'm a HUGE Survivor fan and have not missed one episode!  I look forward to the day I will be on the show.  Also, my sister just had a baby and he is the first boy of the family.  He is truly a blessing!

I'm grateful to have such a wonderful place to work!  I hope you take time to check out the rest of our website and You Tube channel.  We look forward to seeing our MDC family grow!

 

Mindy – Dental Assistant

Dentistry is the key to a healthy and great life!  As a registered dental assistant my main responsibility is to help the doctors with all dental procedures.  Making sure all of our equipment is sterilized is also another important part of my job.  My favorite part however, is giving quality dental care to all patients.

I am a people person and love interacting with everyone I seat in my dental chair.  I love meeting different personalities.  I like to think my experiences allow me to relate well with a variety of people.  I love to make someone's day!  It's the BEST feeling!

The doctors that I have the honor to work with are the best in this industry.  I have been at this office for some time now and there is not a day that goes by that I am not learning.  I am excited and grateful for all I've been taught and will continue to learn from them!

On a personal note, I have 3 boys: Christian who is 15, Sebastian who is 7 and Kingstian who is 4.  I share my life with Sharif Ellis.  Most of my leisure time is taken up with my 3 boys.  Outside of Meridian Dental Clinic is filled with swimming lessons, parks, picnics, and many activities.  Bet you didn't know, I love to swim!

 

Aspen - Dental Assistant

AspenThe combination of high tech dentistry with a strong focus on patient care is what attracted me to Meridian Dental Clinic. I have a diverse educational background and bring a broad range of experience to the Meridian Dental Clinic team. My passion for learning has made me a valued member of the team. The difference we make in our patient’s lives combined with advancing technology make dentistry the perfect combination of both continuous reward and challenge. "I came to Meridian Dental Clinic because I wanted to be part of a team that was committed to their patients, continuous learning and keeping up with the advancing technology.

 

Julie - Dental Assistant

JulieMy interest in CEREC dentistry make me a perfect fit for our office and my gentle nature makes me a favorite with patients and my fellow team members. I bring years of experience to my role working side-by-side assisting each doctor with patient care. I love the opportunity to work with the leading technology offered at our office, in particular CEREC and implant dentistry.

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