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.
I have been in dentistry for nearly nineteen wonderful years. I was called to the field of dentistry by a suggestion from my childhood dentist. He thought I would serve the field well due to the fact I brushed my teeth so much and so hard. I started in the field of dentistry as a dental assistant for 10 years and went back to school to earn my bachelorette degree in dental science at Oregon Institute of Technology. I am married with a daughter in college and two stepchildren by my husband. My husband, Daryl, and I enjoy spending time with our kids and 3 small dogs going hiking and having bonfires in our backyard.
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!
Insurance / Treatment Plan Coordinator
I am a native of WA, being born in Seattle and raised in Bellevue. I have been in the dental field since 2008, working as both an assistant and front office/coordinator positions. I graduated from Everest College in 2012 with a 4.0 GPA. I love dentistry and I couldn’t imagine working in any other field. In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with family and friends, and going to see scary movies. I love to travel, having been to both Africa and Israel. I live with my cute kitty of 13 years, Smudge. She is very spoiled!
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!
I graduated with my dental assistant degree from Everest College in 2013. I always had a passion for dentistry since I was a teenager. I volunteered a lot of community services and loved the experiences. I then decided to pursue my studies and career in dentistry. I like making patients comfortable and at ease in the dental chair because I understand some people are nervous when visiting dentists. My biggest reward for working in dentistry is to see patients' smiles after their treatments.
In my spare time, I love traveling and spending time with my families, especially my three step-sons.