Scheduling and Treatment Coordinator
I'm the newest team member at Janssen Dental, but not new to the field of Dentistry! I have ween working in a variety of dental specialty practices as well as the UW School of Dentistry since 1998. I enjoy my position as scheduling coordinator because of the terrific interaction with our patients. I strive to help make their visit to the dentist more enjoyable. I've found that the staff at Dr. Janssen's office works really well together and love the focus on great care for each and every patient.
I live in Olympia with a fine husband, two sons and two cats. I enjoy spending my quality time curled up with a great book after a healthy bit of exercise.
I've been working in the field of dentistry since 1990, after graduating from Bates Technical College in 1990, and joined the team at Janssen Dental in 2011. Although I started out as a chairside Assistant, I quickly found a lifetime career on the administrative side of the dental practice. My good clinical knowledge of dentistry coupled with many years of insurance and financial experience, allow me to assist you with your insurance and financial concerns .
At Janssen Dental we seek to deliver the highest quality care available to our patients, still stay within their means, and interpret the often complex rules of their insurance coverage. I have the knowledge and tools to creatively navigate the financial needs of every patient. Affordability is what I strive to make avaliable to you and your family!
With my daughter now grown and out of the house I enjoy cooking, travelling, wine tastings, and working on home improvement projects. I also enjoy creative pursuits such as beading and often find myself going to concerts and sporting events - especially Tacoma Rainiers games.
My dental career began in 1989 after I earned my associate degree in dental hygiene from Pierce College in Steilacoom. I began working at Janssen Dental in 2001, and now enjoy working one on one with patients to help them achieve good oral health. I also value the opportunity to educate our patients about how their teeth are a part of their whole body, and are essential for good overall health.
It is wonderful to work alongside the rest of the staff to create an environment that our patients can enjoy and feel comfortable in. We are all quality-oriented people who have the same goal of providing patients with the best care available. We laugh often, are compassionate, and make a difference in others’ lives.
After moving from Tacoma to Olympia, I married my husband Greg in 1990. We have two dogs, Dax and Dally. Greg and I are volunteers in a Bible education program with The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. My favorite hobby is cooking, an art I learned from my Mom that always brings a smile to my face!
I graduated from Timberline High School in 1986. I completed the course in dental hygiene at Pierce College in Steilacoom and began my career in dental care in 1989. I really enjoy working with people, getting to know them, and having the opportunity to improve their oral health. As I care for our patients, I ask about their lifestyle and habits. This not only forms a bond between us, but allows me to identify areas where they can make positive changes to improve their oral health. I perform preventive and maintenance oral therapy, administer anesthetics, and teach oral hygiene education to each patient in my care.
I have a wonderful spouse and a fabulous Golden Retriever. I love the outdoors, my family (mom, dad, six sisters, and a brother), coffee, and a good microbrew!
Dental Hygienist (part time)
I began my career in Dentistry as a dental assistant, graduating from South Puget Sound Community College in 1996. After working as a dental assistant for several years, I knew my passion was to be a Dental Hygienist. I attended Yakima Valley Community College and graduated in 2003. I began working right away and continued my schooling in the evening, receiving my Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2005.
I enjoy working with patients to help them achieve their optimal dental health. Working with patients as individuals and tailoring my home care instructions to each patient helps me understand where people may need additional help. I love building special relationships with my patients and learning about what they are interested in. I find my job rewarding and strive to make each patient appointment the most thorough and gentle that it can be.
When not working, I enjoy spending time with my family. I am married and have two wonderful children - a daughter and a son, who we love to take to the beach in the summertime. We also spend time with extended family in Union and Centralia, WA and enjoy visiting the local Farmer’s Market.
Lead Dental Assistant
My career in dentistry began in 1990 while living in Alaska. I joined the Janssen Dental team in 2020. It is thrilling to have found an office that is just as professional and detail oriented as I like to be. Making people smile is my favorite part of this work. Being efficient and organized as an employee and coworker, and empathetic with our patients - that's what I strive for every day. It is wonderful to be part of a work family that feels the same way, where we all strive together to ensure that each and every patient feels listened to and cared for.
My husband, Dan, and I really love to travel and see new places! When we aren’t out adventuring, Dan and I share our warm home with our sweet dog, Stella.
Registered Dental Assistant
I first became a Registered Dental Assistant in 2002 and joined Janssen Dental in 2020. It is so important to me that we help our patients feel healthy and good about themselves. I absolutely love helping Doctor Janssen restore not just teeth, but the overall health and well-being in our patients. Everyone here at Janssen Dental is so kind, helpful, and approachable, with great communication and teamwork. I am so thankful to be part of this amazing team!
My husband Buddy and I recently celebrated our Silver Anniversary! We are the parents of JW, and his sister Cassandra, both in their early 20's. We have been blessed with our first granddaughter Hailee, born in 2017. We love to go camping, boating, fishing, traveling – really just anything outdoors. Spending lots of time with family and having a good time is what we enjoy the most!