Scheduling and Treatment Coordinator
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 love seeing the light in people's eyes when they realize we can help them. It's amazing to be part of a dental practice where everyone cares so much about our patients. We all want them to get the best care for their individual needs.
My main job is to work with patients to ensure that they get the most from their insurance benefits and find financial terms that work with their budget. However, I am also available to answer the phone and schedule your appointment!
At home, I have a husband and two sons. My children and their love of trains take most of my leisure time. We are often at tne station watching trains or taking train rides. When I have a few free minutes to myself, I enjoy riding my bike, reading and being with my family.
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!
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!
Registered Dental Assistant
I hope to bring a smile to your face when you come to see us! I became a dental assistant in 2017 after graduating from the Dental Assisting Program at SPSCC. I chose this field so I could soothe dental anxieties with compassion. I enjoy helping people to have confidence in their smiles. I try to make coming to the dentist the best part of your day!
I am a lifelong resident of Washington State! In my free time, I enjoy everything we can enjoy in the beautiful PNW including hiking, photography, and paddle boarding. My family, my faith and my two children are most important to me.