Meet Our Dental Staff     

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We are proud to have a long-term staff that is dedicated to providing patient care year after year to our “dental family” of patients. Not only do we take great pride in taking care of you … we like to get to know you as well!                                                                                 

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Renton, Washington Dental Hygienist

Kathy, RDH

Began dental career in:                            1998

Started working with Dr. Chen in:        1998

Favorite things to do:          Kayaking, wine tasting, traveling, boating

Bio:    I earned my dental hygiene degree in 1998, following a 10-year career in accounting.  I have been active in continuing education, founding and presiding over a dental hygiene study club in the Renton area.  Since 1991 I have worked on a PT basis for Burkhart Dental as a dental consultant/coach helping other dental practices put patient-centered systems into place.  The ability to interact with patients while continually focusing on providing exemplary care is my goal and I’m fortunate to work with Dr. Chen who supports and shares in those goals!

 


                                     

Amber, RDH

Began dental career :     2017                             

Started working with Dr. Chen in:   2017

Favorite things to do:          Hiking, reading, traveling

Bio:    I recently graduated with a Bachelor in Applied Science from Seattle Central College. While I love dental hygiene, if I wasn’t a dental hygienist I would be an interior designer!  In my free time I enjoy hiking, reading, traveling, time with family and friends and volunteering at our church. 


Shelly, RDH

English, Chinese (中文)

Began dental career :     1998                             

Started working with Dr. Chen in:   2015

Favorite things to do:          Hiking, traveling, gardening

Bio:   I have been a dental hygienist for 10 years in Fairbanks, Alaska. I can genuinely say that I look forward to coming to work every day. It doesn’t matter if I am cleaning teeth, demonstrating brushing techniques, or providing oral health education—I love my daily interactions with our patients! Helping them achieve a healthy and beautiful smile is very rewarding.  Shelly recently relocated to the Renton area following her husband’s job transfer from Anchorage to Seattle.


Lauren, RDH

English

Began dental career :     2018                             

Started working with Dr. Chen in:   2018

Favorite things to do:  Shopping, wine tasting, traveling

Bio:    I recently graduated from Yakima Valley College with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. I am eager to make a positive impact on the importance of oral healthcare in my surrounding community and to ensure each patient leaves with a happy and healthy smile! I look forward to working with Dr. Chen and her amazing staff for many years to come.


Jessica, Front Office Administrator

Began dental career:           2007

Renton, Washington Dentist Office Administrator

Started working with Dr. Chen:  2007

Favorite things to do:   Reading, WOW, Learning home repair

Bio:  I started in the dental field as a Certified Dental Assistant. I have since transitioned to the dental administrative area where I am able to utilize my analytical, “puzzle solving” skills.  I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Science in Biology from the University of Washington.  You may still find me in the clinical area from time to time as I love assisting patients and helping them realize the importance of a healthy mouth.  More often, you will find me in the front office scheduling appointments, creating treatment plans or working to help you maximize your dental benefits. 

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Ariel,  Scheduling Coordinator   

Began dental career:  2017

Started working with Dr. Chen:  2017

Favorite things to do:  Travel, School

Bio:  Future goals include completing my dental hygiene degree!  Recently moved her from Alaska, where I was born and raised.  When I’m not helping patients at the front desk, I am in school taking pre-requisite courses to apply for dental hygiene school.

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Yana,  Treatment Coordinator   

Began dental career:  2017

Started working with Dr. Chen:  2017

Favorite things to do:  Travel, School

Bio:  My dental career started as a dental assistant.  I moved into the front office team as a enjoy coordinating insurance and treatment plans to best maximize insurance benefits for our patients.  My future goals include one more move in the dental practice…to that of a dental hygienist! 

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Cari, RDA  , EFDA       

Began dental career in:    1999

Started working with Dr. Chen:  2011

Hobbies:  Hiking, camping, swimming, wine tasting

Bio:  I graduated from Bryman College in 1999 with a dental assisting certificate and went back to school in 2011 to further my career as an Expanded Functions Dental Auxillary.  I grew up in Washington and take advantage of all the beauty and nature whenever I can. I absolutely love what I do and it is very rewarding to help people improve and maintain their smiles and oral health.  I couldn’t ask for a better practice to work in.

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  Alicia, RDA         

Began dental career in:    2014 

Started working with Dr. Chen:  2017

Hobbies:  Hiking, Spending time with my niece! (my favorite person…)

Bio:  I graduated from PIMA Medical Institute in 2015.  I’ve always wanted to be in the dental field, and know it was the right career for me.  I am a Washington native, enjoying everything it has to offer.  I love getting to interact with our patients each and every day.  I joined Dr. Chen’s team in 2017 and felt like it wasn’t just a team….but a family!