Hygiene Team

Our Hygiene Team

We have a great team of dental hygienists with a combined 115 years of dental experience. All the hygienists have been employed at Dental Health Associates for more than nine years, and two of them are closing in on 30 years! They continuously seek the most current education in the hygiene field: Each year, they spend time together taking courses and pooling information as a team.

The hygiene team is committed to providing the utmost comfort to our patients, along with offering the latest in technology and leading care. They all agree that their favorite part of the job is interacting with a different person each hour and making a difference in their health.

When you walk into our offices, you are going to receive the BEST dental care from some amazing people who not only love what they do but also believe everyone deserves the most compassionate care and respect. Quality dental care is the first priority, and the hygine team finds great satisfaction in educating patients on their path to maintaining a lifelong healthy smile.

Our patients have become our friends, and we look forward to hearing soft laughter and warm conversations throughout our workday.

Leah

Leah is a nine-year veteran hygienist who graduated from Pierce College. One of her greatest attributes is the kind and caring manner in which she treats each patient. Leah says one of the best things about Dental Health Associates is that at any moment you can hear laughter coming from some area in the office.

Leah hails from Minnesota and is married to Justin. She has two young daughters, Sarah and Elsa, a dog, Macy, and a cat, Alice May. As a family, they love spending their summer weekends camping with friends. Leah has a wonderful sense of humor and enjoys arts and crafts and baking.

Jennifer

In the summer of 2006, Jennifer graduated from the Pierce College Dental Hygiene program, married her high school sweetheart, Ston, and started at Dental Health Associates. She has furthered her career by continuing her education and getting her BADH at Eastern University. Jennifer’s performance is exact, and she vows to do the best for each individual.  

Jennifer and Ston now have a son, Preston, and a Yorkshire Terrier-Maltese, Freddie. She loves to save money and enjoys clearance shopping; yes, Jennifer is an extreme couponer! She also loves to travel and try new restaurants.

Janet

Janet grew up in Yakima, where she attended dental hygiene school. She later attended and graduated from the University of Washington to further her dental hygiene education. Janet has worked at DHA since 1987 and loves coming in to the office each day knowing that she is part of a great dental team that prides itself in giving every patient an amazing dental experience.

Janet and her husband Brian are both Washington natives and have been married for 25 great years. They have three wonderful sons and enjoy going to their many school and sports activities. Janet loves traveling, camping, fishing, and boating in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She also enjoys gardening, reading, genealogy, and spending time with family and friends.

Shelly

Shelly has been a dental hygienist for more than 25 years. She went to Clark College in Vancouver, and moved to the Olympia area about ten years ago. She started at Dental Health Associates in 2005. Shelly truly cares about each and every one of her patients. She enjoys hearing about their vacations and their children as they grow.

Shelly has two boys: Austin, who is almost 21 years old, and Max, who is 18. She also has two cats that are like her children. Shelly has many diverse interests and is very active. She has enjoyed many organized runs over the last few years. She loves skiing and watching Supercross and Motocross.

Bonnie

Bonnie began her career in the dental field more than 30 years ago. During her time as a dental assistant, she discovered her passion for making dental visits a positive and comfortable experience for all patients. After graduating in 1993 from the Pierce College Dental Hygiene School with multiple honors, including the Community Health Award, she immediately renewed her commitment to comfort and patient education in a new role.

Bonnie is a Pacific Northwest native, having been born and raised in Eatonville. She currently resides in University Place with her husband Reini, and two golden retrievers, Chloe and Krypto. When she is not out gardening, hiking, or exercising in the gym, you will find her at home relaxing, sewing, or cooking with her family.

Marcy

Marcy is a true animal lover. She started her adult life as a veterinary technician before going to hygiene school. She graduated from Pierce College in 2000 and came straight to work at Dental Health Associates. She has been here ever since! Marcy enjoys the great staff and works closely with both patients and coworkers. She is known for her gentle demeanor and quiet, caring approach.

At home, Marcy has two dogs that are both rescues: a lab, Nick, and a golden retriever, Stella. She enjoys traveling to the sun in winter and boating in summer.

 

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