About Your Team

Lindsey - Hygienist

Quote about dentistry: “You don’t have to brush your teeth, just the ones you want to keep.”

Mission: Provide the best patient care possible while giving my patients clean teeth. I strive to provide a comfortable environment for all of my patients.

Education: I received my Associate of Science degree in 2011 and I have been a Dental Hygienist for 10 years.

Life and Hobbies: I enjoy playing with my two young boys, taking them to the park and out fishing with my husband. We raise chickens and have one cat.

Sue - Hygienist

Quote about dentistry: “Only floss the ones you want to keep.”

Mission: To provide my patients with the best care possible. To establish a relationship of trust and friendship. To listen to my patients and give them the best treatment options.

Education: I received my Associate degree of Dental Hygiene from East Tennessee State University in 1978. I also hold a Bachelor’s degree of Business.

Life and Hobbies: I am originally from Aberdeen, moved to Tennessee in high school. I have been back in Washington since 1993. I have no children, but three nieces I adore. I enjoy watching them play sports and grow. I also love dogs and completing projects around the house. In my spare time I also like to travel.

Kellie - Dental Assistant

Quote about dentistry: “Don’t rush when you brush.”

Mission: To help our dentists in every way possible which will enable our dentists to provide efficient and high-quality care to our patients. One of my favorite things about dentistry is helping our patients.

Education: I attended Elma High School and Bates Vocational College from 1989 – 1990.

Life and Hobbies: I love to spend time with my family and pets. My husband and I like to work on our home and yard when we get a chance. I also like to sew and do crafts.

Kendra - Dental Assistant

Quote about dentistry: “Smiling is my favorite.”

Mission: To help create beautiful smiles.

Education: I graduated from South Puget Sound Community College’s Dental Assisting program in 2003. I originally started at Dr. Choi’s office and was a team member from 2005-2012 and then returned in 2019.

Life and Hobbies: I love spending time with my family and friends. We love doing anything outdoors. In my free time I also enjoy riding my horse, going camping, and spending time in my greenhouse.

Nick - Practice Manager of Operations

Quote about dentistry: “Smiles are always in fashion.”

Mission: To help patients get the care they need and deserve in a timely fashion without breaking bank.

Education: While in school I worked for the City of Tumwater as a day camp counselor during the summers. I graduated from Black Hills High School and went on to spend a year and a half at WSU. Upon returning home I started working at Olive Garden as a Host, then became a server, transitioned into a bartender, which ultimately led to becoming a Service Professional. A close family friend took a chance on me, hired me for the front desk position at my current job with Oly Tumwater Dental Care, and I have never looked back.

Life and Hobbies: I keep busy taking care of my personal zoo that includes: 3 cats, 3 rabbits, and more aquariums than Sea World. There is always something to be done, but on top of that I recently started a houseplant hobby. As if there wasn’t already enough to do!

Jaslyn - Business Assistant

Quote about dentistry: “It's a beautiful day to save teeth."

Mission: To deliver the highest quality dental care and commit to the lifetime care to our patients here at Oly-Tumwater Dental Care.

Education: I graduated from the South Puget Sound Community College Dental Assisting Program in August of 2021. I have previously worked in other dental offices, where I had the opportunity to grow. I will continue to grow here at Oly-Tumwater Dental Care.

Life and Hobbies: I spend a lot of my time with my husband and our 4 kids. We enjoy "staycations" and exploring new places to visit.

Abby-Business Assistant

Quote about dentistry: “A beautiful smile, comes from the heart, a healthy smiles comes from good dental care.”

Mission: To create an environment where you feel welcomed and comfortable. I want everyone to have a smile they are proud of and I want to help create that for you.

Education: Graduated from SPSCC Dental Assistant program in 2007. My externship and employment started with Dr. Choi and Dr Merchant. I was lucky to find a home I can grow and thrive in.

Life and Hobbies: My family includes two boys who keep me busy. If there is a moment of quiet; reading, hiding from my family, pretending there is food in the fridge, and adding items to an online shopping cart I won't purchase.

Stacy-Dental Assistant

Quote about dentistry: “Smile! It lets your teeth breathe. Its the moment of tooth.”

Mission: To take a scary, intimidating experince and support my Doctors in  helping my pateints have a new outlook and less scary view of coming to see us. 

Education: I went to Eton Tech College to be a Dental Assistant. I have 20 years as an Oral Surgey Assistant, 2 years of General Dentisry and 1 year of Endo.

Life and Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with my three grown sons and my grandbabies. I live in Chehalis with my boyfirend. In my spare time I enjoy crafting, pistol shooting, water sports, family time, and home improvements.

Savannah - Dental Assistant

Quote about dentistry: "It's not what we're doing to you but rather what we're doing for you."

Mission: My mission is to provide patients with quality care with compassion. 

Education: I completed my dental assisting certification at Clover Park Dental. I have been a dental assistant since 2018.

Life and Hobbies: I have lived in Washington since 1998. Grew up in a military family. I find enjoyment in live music and discovering new restaurant experiences. I have one son and we love taking advantage of the "Great Outdoors" the Pacific Northwest offers.

Karl -Business Assistant

Quote about dentistry: "Dentistry is not expensive, neglect is."

Mission: My mission is to provide the best service that I can to those in need. I strive to be a valuable resource for those in need of information.

Education: I graduated from Western Washington University with a bachelor's in Communication Studies in 2017. I have experience in sales and marketing for Sears and Great Floors. I moved into healthcare as a lead Pateint care coordinator for Revibe Mens Heath for 2 years.

Life and Hobbies: In my spare time, I like to work on my collection of vintage and antique vacuum cleaners. I also work part-time for a winery in Woodville, WA. I try to do a lot of volunteer work for the LeMay Car Museum in Spanaway, WA where I help with mechanic work, drive cars, and provide tours of the museum.