We are proud to have a caring, professional 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!
Began dental career in: 1998
Favorite things to do: Kayaking, wine tasting, traveling, boating
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!
Began dental career : 2005
Favorite things to do: Baking, skiing, camping and traveling
I started in dentistry in 2005 as a dental assistant before being cross-trained to learn front office and insurance billing duties in 2017. After several years I concluded that clinical dentistry is my true passion! I went back to school and graduated in 2020 with a Bachelors degree in dental hygiene from Lake Washington Technical Institute of Technology. In hygiene school, I was awarded the WSP award for outstanding aptitude and interest in periodontics and am proud to provide dental care in our community.
Began dental career : 1986
Favorite things to do: Playing Catan with my family, gardening, swimming on a hot summer day.
My dental journey with Kathy and Dr. Chen started in 2000. I am grateful to have worked alongside them for so mamy memorable years. I cherish the experiences and life knowledge our patients continue to share with me. It has been my secret sauce for a rewarding career! I consider myself a student of life. I am passionate about wellness, nature, animals and having fun.
Began dental career : 2019
Favorite things to do: Trying new restaurants, hiking, traveling, attending music festivals
I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from Lake Washington Technical Institute in 2019. Working as a dental hygienist has been a fulfilling career! I look forward to meeting new patients and helping them find ways to maintain and improve their oral health!
Dental Hygiene Assistant
Began dental career : 2019
Favorite things to do: Playing with my nephew, exploring the PNW, supporting local Renton businesses, embroidery, making crafts.
My love for dentistry has been a constant fixture in my life. Even as a young child, my favorite appointment to go to was always the dentist! I love that I can educate our younger patients on better dental habits and to enjoy coming to the dentist, too. Although I have only been in the field for a couple of years, I am excited for my future here at Inspired Dentistry and beyond. My dental career plans consist of applying to hygiene schools this next year and continue my education on oral health care.
Began dental career: 2004
Favorite things to do: Wine tasting, traveling. boating, going to the gym, spending time with family and friends.
I started in the dental field in 2004. I went in with zero experience, but had a ton of excitement for this new adventure for my son and I. I have been very fortunate to have worked in such great offices in my dental career that have taught me everything I know today. I truly love the field of dentistry. I feel very fortunate to be a part of the Inspired Dentistry family!
Began dental career: 2018
Favorite things to do: Fitness, traveling, karaoke, spending time with family
I first started in dentistry in 2018 at my childhood dental office as their Scheduling Coordinator. I went to Renton Technical College and earned my degree in Administrative Office Management. Prior to my career in dentistry, I was in the beauty industry as a licensed esthetician. I love to help others and care for their needs, making the dental field a great avenue for me. I feel very lucky to be part of the Inspired Dentistry family.
Began dental career: 2020
Favorite things to do: Cooking, traveling, spending time with family and friends
I began my work in the dental field shortly after graduating from UW with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. I jumped in with no prior dental experience and grew to love the industry. I started as a scheduling coordinator, then transitioned to treatment coordinating. I enjoy interacting with our patients and working with them to solve each of their unique cases.
Dental Assistant, EFDA
Began dental career in: 1999
Favorite things to do: Hiking, camping, swimming, wine tasting
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 Auxiliary. 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.
Began dental career in: 2014
Favorite things to do: Hiking, spending time with my niece … my favorite person!
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!
Favorite things to do: Tennis, traveling, singing and dancing
I graduated from Renton Technical College in 2019 with an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Assisting and became a Certified Dental Assistant with DANB. My career officially started right out of school in 2019, this is my first dental practice and I’m so blessed for the opportunity to be a part of such a great team!