Meet Our Lacey Dental Team
Brittany, Dental Hygienist
Brittany has over 13 years of experience in the dental field. She has greatly enjoyed building meaningful relationships with each of her patients, so they all feel welcome and right at home in the office. She studied dental hygiene at the Pima Medical Institute. As the child of a military family, Brittany grew up all over, and has enjoyed making our community her new home. In her free time, Brittany enjoys spending time with her son, family, and friends. A self-proclaimed “foodie,” Brittany also enjoys trying new recipes and restaurants.
Michelle, Dental Hygienist
Originally from Sheridan, Wyoming, Michelle has advanced training in ABCD Pediatric Certification, basic tobacco intervention skills certification, expanded functions dental auxiliary, DECODE (for special populations), Velscope oral cancer screenings, and CPR certification. As an army veteran of 7 years, Michelle completed two tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now, she enjoys cooking, traveling, golfing, rock climbing, hiking, or doing basically doing anything outside in the sunshine. She has a daughter, 3 cats, and a dog.
Susie, Dental Hygienist
Although new to our practice, Susie has already enjoyed building relationships with our patients and helping them maintain and improve their oral health. She brings 4 years of prior experience with her, 3 of which were working with children and special needs patients, along with advanced training in local anesthesia and nitrous oxide sedation. When she’s not in the office, you can find her hiking, kayaking, shooting outdoors, fishing, gong on food adventures, an spend time with family.
Fun fact about Susie: Although she thinks she’s horrible at it, she enjoys karaoke!
Kylie, Dental Hygienist
Kylie has been working in dentistry for a handful of years so far and loves being able to make a positive difference in patients’ lives. She studied at both Baylor University and Olympic College before completing her dental education at Pierce College. She is an EFDA with training in BLS, VELscope oral cancer screenings, and dentistry involving babies and children. Originally from Garland, she has a cat named Loki at home and comes from a family with LOTS of girls, including five sisters. In her spare time, she enjoys doing outdoors activities like kayaking, hiking, and camping. She also regularly travels and hangs out with friends.
Dawne moved to Lacey in 1995 following her husband’s military service, and she has been a part of our team since 2001. Since becoming a certified dental assistant in 1994, she has garnered over 23 years of experience in dentistry. In September 2010, she completed her Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary training at South Puget Sound Community College. She works hard to ensure that patients receive the very best care. When she’s not at the office, Dawne enjoys spending time with her family. She is married and has two daughters and four grandchildren. Her hobbies include bowling, golfing, hiking, and painting.
Fun Fact about Dawne: She loves painting, but admits she cannot draw.
Kelley, Registered Dental Assistant
Kelley joined our team in April of 2018 bringing with her three decades of experience in the field of dentistry. She loves having the opportunity to get to know her patients and help them with their dental needs. Kelley earned a two year certification in health occupations at Anderson Career and Technology Center, and she has also studied at Greenville Technical College. She maintains HIPPA and Washington Industrial Safety and Health Administration certification. She is also certified in CPR and has completed an advanced tooth whitening course. Originally from West Pelzer, South Carolina, Kelley is married to Owen, and the couple has a cat named Gibbs. They have lived in Olympia since 2001. Kelley loves crocheting and she taught herself to crochet to make warm clothing and blankets to those in need. She also enjoys fishing, clam digging and belly dancing.
Shelby, Registered Dental Assistant
Brand new to our office and the dental field in 2018, Shelby looks forward to a long career built on relationships with her patients and coworkers. Shelby studied at Centralia Community College and Clover Park Technical College. She is a certified dental assistant. Originally from Tumwater, Shelby is engaged to be married, and she enjoys spending her spare time skiing, hiking, and backpacking. She also enjoys dancing and has six years of ballet experience.
Amy, Registered Dental Assistant
After graduating from the Lake Washington Technical Institute of Technology, Amy gained 7 years of experience before joining us at our practice. She especially enjoys helping patients feel at ease and comfortable in the dentist’s chair. As a mom of four children, Amy spends a lot of time with her family and friends. Her hometown is Salmon Arm, British Columbia in Canada, and she enjoys growing orchids, doing yardwork, organizing, and trying new things.
Celeste, Sterile Technician/Dental Assistant
Celeste attended both Southern Utah University and Savannah Technical College before completing her dental education at Olympia Dental Assisting. Her favorite part of this position is being able to interact so closely with patients and seeing their happiness at their new-and-improved smiles! Originally from Cedar City, her husband is currently serving in the army. They have one dog at home and are expecting a baby girl in February. In her free time, she enjoys playing piano and doing various crafts.
Shelly, Insurance Coordinator
Shelly has been a part of our team for four years. As our treatment coordinator, she enjoys providing our patients with a comfortable treatment experience. She previously studied at Clover Park Technical College and has experience with both dental assisting and administrative work. She and her husband have been married for 27 years, and together they have one son, one daughter, and two grandsons. When she’s not helping patients coordinate their treatment, Shelly enjoys trips to the ocean, camping with family, and music.
Fun Fact about Shelly: She enjoys writing poetry.
Jamie, Hygiene Coordinator
Jamie is originally from Elma, WA and previously studied at Clover Park Technical College. She enjoys helping others achieve a healthier and more beautiful smile. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her husband, Jordan, and their young son. She also enjoys camping, taking trips to the Oregon coast, and spending time outdoors.
Fun Fact about Jamie: Jamie has an identical twin sister who is an assistant in a pediatric dental office.
Teri, Patient Care Coordinator
Teri is from Kennewick, Washington, but has lived in Lacey since she was five. She joined our team as a dental assistant in 2008 but, before that, she was one of our patients! In 2013, she moved to the front desk to become our patient care coordinator. She enjoys helping people overcome pain to feel better about their teeth and overall smile. Teri previously studied at South Puget Sound Community College, and together with her husband has two sons. She's an avid Seahawks fan and enjoys scrapbooking, journaling, and spending time with her family at the beach.
Fun Fact about Teri: She happily admits that she can wiggle her ears and that she also loves to dance.
Lanette, Accounts Receivable
Originally born in South Dakota, Lanette moved to Washington as a toddler. She received her dental assistant training from Puget Sound Institute of Technology and started working as an assistant in 1983, eventually transitioning to the front office in 2002. She joined our practice in September of 2015 and is very happy to be part of a team that’s made up of fun professionals who are passionate about providing quality dentistry! She has one grown son and now lives in Lacey with a long lost love from 30 years ago. Her hobbies include fishing, camping, target shooting, and cooking.
Fun Fact about Lanette: She can say the alphabet backwards faster than most people can say it in order!