Your Dental Team at Elma Family Dental
Our enthusiastic, skilled team will listen to and focus on our patients concerns and desires. They are knowledgeable and willing to listen.
As we get to know you as an individual we will provide you with personalized customized care. We desire your visits to be comfortable, safe and efficient.
From the moment you walk in the door, you sense the difference. The natural decor creates a warm and relaxed atmosphere and the staff complete the picture. It is our intention to create a happy dental home for our patients. The staff at Elma Family Dental are the best!
Most Americans spend an average of 40+ hours a week in the workplace and for this reason we like to have a happy work environment where we are relaxed and can build long-term relationships with our staff members and our patient families.
We have a fun and friendly work atmosphere that makes coming to the office an enjoyable experience. Our dental team makes each visit to our office a positive, pleasant experience for all of us and our patients.
Stephen K. Edwards, DMD
Dr. Edwards and Dr. Kathie worked together in the Army and formed a strong working relationship. They decided to work together in the private sector after serving their country. Learn more about Dr. Edwards here.
Katherine J. Seibert, DMD
Dr. Kathie Seibert, also fondly known as ‘Dr. Kathie’ to patients and staff,
came to Washington State while serving the military and decided to open her first practice in Shelton in 2004. Learn more about her here.
Daniel Walsh, DMD
Dr. Daniel Walsh has been a great asset to our team. He stays very busy working for both of our offices as well as volunteering. Learn more about Dr. Walsh here.
Myra is a local girl who joins our team with a customer service background. She is very diligent in her daily duties and learned the dental aspect quickly. She is happy to help you and your family at the front counter, greeting you with a smile and sending you out the door with the same pleasantness. If you have a question, and she doesn’t have the answer; she will find it!
Some of Myra’s favorite activities are spending time with her horse which, she competes in barrel racing and cutting competitions; bow hunting, hiking, and camping (only on sunny days because she doesn’t like to be cold). But Myra most enjoys playing legos and trucks with her step-son Trace.
Liz is our Financial Coordinator and has years of experience in the dental field. She is the person who deals with insurance companies, can help you understand your benefits, and can help you with care credit.
Liz and her husband, Mike, live in Rochester, with their cat, Hunter. They have two grown sons that live out of state. In her spare time, Liz, enjoys working with stained glass and spending time with friends around the campfire.
Jaque joins our group with prior patient relations experience. She is happy to help you with scheduling your next dental appointment and she will be the person calling to remind you about your dental appointments. Jaque has an 11 year old son who is an avid baseball player.
Amber was a Certified Dental Assistant for 6 years before becoming a Dental Hygienist.Amber graduated with honors from Yakima Valley Community College’s Dental Hygiene program in 2009. Amber was on the Dean’s List over half of the months she attended hygiene school. Amber worked in our other office as both a dental assistant and dental hygienist. She always has a smile on her face. She is quick to joke and make you feel at ease.
Amber and her husband have two beautiful children and live close by. They enjoy outdoor activities like hunting, hiking, and riding quads.
Amanda joined our team right after graduation. She graduated from Grays Harbor College in 2014 with her associates in Pre-Dental Hygiene and completed her Hygiene Degree from Pierce College – Fort Steliacoom in June of 2016.
Amanda enjoys preventative dentistry and will work hard to give you the tools to help you maintain or improve your oral health, all while providing a caring environment to help you be more comfortable.
Amanda has been married for ten years and has a blended family with three step children, a daughter, and one grandchild. She enjoys traveling, snorkeling, outdoor adventures, and sports. You might run into her at the Softball field where her daughter plays ball.
Christy has been with our office since 2012 and has enjoyed being a part of our office. She joined our team after graduating from South Puget Sound Community College with an associate of Applied Science in Dental Assisting. She enjoys all aspects of the dental field and is eager to share her growing knowledge and experiences to educate patients of their treatment needs. Christy is our Office Manager.
Christy was born and raised in Washington state and currently lives in Rochester with her hubby and small farm. Christy enjoys quality time with family and friends, hiking local trails and mountains, snowboarding, cooking/baking, and is working towards getting a horse to add to the farm.
Natasha started working with our Shelton office in 2011 when another staff member went out on maternity leave. She was able to adapt to the flow of our office and staff so well we decided she should stay on full time. Natasha already lived in Elma, so it was an easy decision for her to help open Elma Family Dental. Tasha is a caring and positive person. She will help you understand your dental needs and walk you through the process.
Natasha and her other half, Steve, have a little boy who keeps them running.
Tessa joined our team in 2014. She graduated from South Puget Sound Community College, with her Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Assisting early the same year. She loves connecting with patients by showing a bright smile and always displaying her fun-loving, playful personality. Tessa loves dentistry and strives to make sure patients feel confident and comfortable throughout their appointment.
Tessa lives in McCleary with her husband, Corey, their daughter, Taya, and their three dogs. Some of her interests include reading, hiking, watching movies, spending time with family and playing with her doggies.
Melissa was born and raised in Illinois and came to the Harbor in high school. Melissa has been a dental assistant for 13 years with a background of community health & private practice. She says private practice is by far her favorite.
Melissa and her husband have been married for 11 years and have 3 children, and two dogs. Melissa can be found cheering on her kids at the football or baseball field.