Angi – Office Administrator
As a practice administrator, I have various duties to keep our office running smoothly like 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 seven children and two dogs, so our house is always bustling. When I am not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my family, riding my husband's Harley, hiking, and trying new recipes.
Laura – Restorative Scheduling Coordinator
I meet and greet our patients when they first come into the office, schedule their appointments, present their treatment plans, and verify their insurance benefits. I enjoy everything I do at the office, but the interaction with patients and the ability to be able to put a smile on their faces is what makes this job fun. Everyone on our team is dedicated to our patients. We take the time to make sure each patient understands all aspects of their dental care plan. Outside the office, I stay busy with my young niece and play soccer for a Hispanic co-ed league. I am bilingual in English and Spanish and use my skills to communicate the importance of oral health to the Spanish-speaking community.
Andreea – Scheduling Coordinator
I'm Andreea. I love working at Meridian Dental Clinic with our dedicated doctors as a scheduling coordinator. Interacting with patients and helping them review their treatment options, verifying how their insurance may contribute to their care, and then scheduling appointments to help them improve and maintain their smile for a lifetime, is what I enjoy most about my position!
I'm married to David and our family includes our kitty FeeFee and puppy Fez. At age 13, I moved to the United States from Romania. When I am not working, I enjoy yoga, walking, shopping, going shooting, and church on Sundays.
Tammy – Financial Coordinator
As the financial coordinator, I facilitate patients with insurance claims and finance questions. My goal is to create a strong, lasting relationship with patients built on trust and friendliness. My favorite part of this position is being able to help people smile! I can't imagine working with more amazing doctors; they are three of the friendliest and most professional doctors I've ever worked with. They really know how to make the "magic of smiles" happen! I have a wonderful husband named Duane and a Boxer named Max. I am from Alaska and have a triple BA in Business from the University of Alaska Anchorage. When I have free time I enjoy spending time outdoors, hiking, and crafting.
Amy – Hygienist
As a registered dental hygienist for Meridian Dental Clinic, I have the pleasure of performing professional hygiene services, periodontal therapy, placing sealants or fillings, taking digital x-rays and intra-oral photos and making whitening trays. My favorite aspect of my job is educating patients on how to improve their oral health and building trust with them. Providing the highest standard of care to every patient I see, is my personal goal. Over the years that I've worked as part of the Meridian Dental team, I've developed some incredible relationships with many patients and thoroughly enjoy seeing them each visit.
On a personal level, I am married and have two grown children, two Siberian Huskies and a cat. I am a big sports fan. Football and fastpitch are my favorites. I look forward to seeing you at your next visit!
Lindsay – Hygienist
I am a dental hygienist, working with patients as a co-therapist and resident periodontal disease treatment expert. I interact with patients in a friendly, non-lecturing way. We become friends with our patients, and everyone deserves to be treated gently and kindly. Every patient's needs are different, so I get excited to help them with their unique needs. My husband, Chris, and I recently had a little boy named Oscar, who's been keeping us very busy. With a husband who works in sports, we love watching Sounders soccer and The Evergreen State College Geoduck soccer and basketball teams.
Kate – Hygienist
As a hygienist I work with the patients to provide them with the individualized preventative and therapeutic oral care that they need. My goal is to build lasting relationships with our clients that help them to understand their dental needs and take control of their health through education.
I grew up in the area here and am lucky to have my family and friends close by. Outside of work I am a bit of a "foodie." I love to cook and bake or try new local restaurants. Also, to balance out my love for food, I like to stay active whether it is at the gym, playing sports or exploring outdoors.
Teresa – Dental Assistant
I am an expanded functions dental assistant, and I work chairside with the doctors during procedures and provide restorative procedures. I have been in dentistry for 20 years and 18 of those years have been at Meridian Dental Clinic. I like to keep things light-hearted so patients are comfortable while they are in the office. I feel it helps put people at ease and gets them excited about their dental care. I love seeing patients smile when they feel happy with their beautiful, healthy teeth knowing I was a part of it. My husband, Mike, and I have a son, Loren, and a golden retriever, Emma, and a cat, Bella. When I am not working, I love spending time with family and friends. We enjoy snowmobiling, water sports, and camping. I look forward to seeing you soon!
Vera – Dental Assistant
I have been in the dental field for over 15 years and am happy to have practiced ten of those years here at Meridian Dental Clinic. I have enjoyed working with great doctors and getting to know all of our patients! I have two wonderful sons and beautiful daughter. They keep me and my husband very busy. We enjoy spending our free time outdoors with family and church activities.
Rachel – Dental Assistant
As a dental assistant, I interact and communicate with the patients. My main focus is to be friendly and make my patients feel comfortable and open with me. My favorite part of my job is being able to see results. Working in the dental field you can work with patients for years. Seeing the start to finish is an exciting process. I love working with the doctors here because they take care of their patients. The work they do here is by far the BEST I've seen. Here you become part of a family.
I have a dog named Buddy and enjoy anything outdoor related, sports- volleyball, soccer, golf, and snow boarding.
Mary Ann – Dental Assistant
Hello. Let me introduce myself. My name is Mary Ann and I am proud to be a member of the MDC team where I provide assistance to Dr. Mark Walker, Dr. Steven Inaba and Dr. Josh Walker. I have been in the dental field for close to 20 years and continue to find joy in doing what I do. Every day presents different opportunities. Likewise, dentistry itself has been ever changing and staying abreast of these changes is exciting and interesting for me.
On a personal note, I am a mother of 3 beautiful children. I have tried my hand at many activities during my free time. These activities range from reading the latest best-sellers, to baking, and even trying my hand at knitting, but so far I've been passionate about kickboxing! I also like to volunteer and have done volunteer activities that include childcare or feeding the homeless in Renton where I live.
Adel – Dental Assistant
Hello my name is Adel. I have worked in dentistry for 12 years. I love to help patients understand why it is important for them to take care of their treatment needs. I also enjoy explaining to them how we will accomplish this together. Working at Meridian Dental Clinic is great! I have learned many new techniques in restorative dentistry.
I am married to a wonderful husband and we have 2 children. I love spending time with them on my days off doing outdoor activities.
Mindy – Dental Assistant
My position at Meridian Dental Clinic is as a registered dental assistant. This means I get to assist with new patient exams, filling, crown, root canal, extraction, and implant appointments as well as take digital x-rays, and do sterilization. I am a "people person." The patients are the favorite part of my job! I love to meet all the different personalities. Since I have experienced a lot, I like to believe I can relate with many different people. When I can "make someone’s day" it is very rewarding to me. The doctors at Meridian Dental Clinic are the best in this industry. I have only been here for a short time, but already I have learned so much from them. I’m excited to keep learning.
Outside of work, I share my life with Sharif Ellis and my 3 boys, Christian - 13, Sebastian - 5, and Kingstian -2. My boys take up most of my time. Together we enjoy outdoor sports, parks, and picnics. I also love to swim!