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.
Gloria - Business Assistant
Quote about dentistry: “Be true to your teeth and they won’t be false to you.”
Mission: Being myself, helping others, being the best person I can be so I can thrive.
Education: I went to Heald College for Dental Assisting in Haywood, CA. I have been working in the dental field since 2014.
Life and Hobbies: I have 2 boys. In my free time I love to read, listen to music, go hiking and speaking way too much money on Amazon. I also love to travel!
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!
Kylie - Hygienist
Quote about dentistry: “The best time to start is right now."
Mission: To create a team mentality between my patients and myself in the care of their oral health through education and motivation as well as providing top-tier care.
Education: In 2018, I graduated from Pierce College with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. I have been in the dental field for 3 years.
Life and Hobbies: I was raised in Garland, Texas and lived there for 20 years. I love traveling, meeting new people, and having new experiences. In my down time, I enjoy reading, hiking, camping, and being near or on the water in any capacity.
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.
Savannah - Hygiene Assistant
Quote about dentistry: “You don't have to brush all of your teeth - just the ones you want to keep."
Mission: To help every patient achieve a lifetime of dental health.
Education: I graduated from West Virginia University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. I have been with Heartland Dental for over 3 years.
Life and Hobbies: I enjoy taking my dog Noodle the Poodle on walks and to the dog park. In the summertime, I enjoy hiking, camping, and playing volleyball.
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.
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.