Meet the Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.



Office Manager

I work as a liaison between Dr. Yao and our patients, coordinate insurance and billing collections, schedule appointments, and in general, make sure the office runs smoothly and efficiently. I started working many years ago in a periodontal office, then took time off to expand my family. Then I began working as an office administrator for general dentists. My husband and I moved here from South Dakota so he could go to graduate school at UW. I’ve worked in the dental field since then, more than 30 years, and could not imagine a better career.

My favorite part of my job is working alongside such an amazing team, meeting all the interesting people who come into our office, and getting to know those who also live in our Shoreline community.

When I am not working, I enjoy my three children and their families. I also enjoy reading and crocheting. I have had various pets through the years and presently have a cockatiel!



Dental Assistant

I graduated from Lake Washington Technical College (now Lake Washington Institute of Technology), and have been in dentistry for 28 years. I assist Dr. Yao in all aspects of dentistry, from greeting patients to putting them at ease through different treatments. I love our team in this office. We work very well together to make our job fun and professional.

In my spare time, I like to cook, work in my yard, and play with my six-year-old border collie Lola. I’ve lived in Shoreline for 25 years and love this community!

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