We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
I 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 seven children and one dog. In the last year, our oldest has flown the coop 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!
My 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 two 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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I am so excited to be one of the newest members of this amazing office! I work one-on-one with the doctors to ensure that each individual has the very best new-patient experience. During our new patients’ consults, I explain their treatment and keep them informed on the importance of their oral health. Our office is very thorough, and as the treatment coordinator, I am able to work with the patient to make sure they receive the best care possible.
Our team is very fun and vibrant! Everyone here at MDC is all about patient care. I would refer any of my family or friends to our office! The team here makes beautiful smiles and I look forward to coming to work!
Ethan and I have a son and daughter, both of whom are 14 years old. We enjoy going to the beach with our pom-chi dog named Rogue. We are avid football fans for the Seahawks and Enumclaw High School where my son plays. We love the outdoors, camping, going to the river, and family time.
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 bilingual 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 30-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.
Restorative Scheduling Coordinator
Our 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.
As 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 intraoral 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!
As 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 four different countries (China, Japan, Canada, America), and "Friends" is my all-time favorite TV show. I have watched all ten seasons at least five times!
My main focus as a dental hygienist is evaluating the health of my patients’ gum tissue and working with each patient on an individual basis to improve his or her oral health. Educating patients about what is going on in their mouths is a crucial part of helping people get healthy. I enjoy building relationships with my patients so they feel part of our MDC family.
I found my permanent home at MDC in 2015 and it’s a perfect fit! I love being a part of this team; the doctors genuinely care about the great dentistry they are performing and they are very proud of the treatment they provide.
I have been happily married for 31 years and have three great kids and seven grandkids. I love spending time with my family and love to play. I am a Young Life leader and spend lots of time ministering to high school students.
Dental Assistant - EFDA
Hi! 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 nine-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.
Dental Assistant - EFDA
I have spent the past 14 year focused on dental assisting. Now, as an EFDA, I have the ability to do advanced assisting, such as finishing restorations once the doctor has them prepped. We are a great team and together we focus to help and serve our patients with their needs: improving health, relieving pain, and improving aesthetics. I love my team because we all know how to make patients happy!
I am originally from Romania and came to the US in 2004—I still speak Romanian and can assist with translating when needed. I am married and have one three-year-old daughter. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, cooking, and of course shopping!
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 and presenting patients with treatment plans. My favorite part, however, is giving our patients the care they need and deserve.
I feel really lucky to have found this office. The doctors are the most understanding people I have ever meet. I have learned so much from them and still am. The other assistants and hygienists have all become my personal friends they are a great group of girls to work with. We are all like a big family.
I am a single mother of three boys; they are my life outside of work. I do love what I do and I do work a lot but all my other time is for them. My sons are all sports players. We love sports and watching them, being outside, and doing things like camping or hiking. We also love the sun and swimming! I am very thankful of my children and career that I have!
Hi! My name is Rachel and I am a dental assistant at MDC. I have been working here for more than 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.
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 YouTube channel. We look forward to seeing our MDC family grow!
The 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 patients’ 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.