Meet the Dental Staff

Dental Hygienists:

Amber

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 and 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

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.


Allison

Allison joined our Shelton office in 2016 as a Dental Hygienist. She graduated from Clark College’s Dental Hygiene program in 2012. She later earned her Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene in 2014 which had emphasis in Teaching and Public Health. She utilizes her full Washington State endorsement which allows her to place and smooth fillings as well as caring for our patients gum health and dental cleanings. Allison moved to the Elma location to increase the size of our hygiene team this summer.

Allison lives in Olympia with her husband and two young children. They recently added a new puppy to their family.

Dental Assistants:

Kelly

Kelly joined our team 2010 as a Dental Assistant and has played an important roll in managing  both of our offices. Kelly can assist you with your treatment plan as our Treatment Plan Coordinator. Kelly is experienced in all dental procedures and is especially skilled with sedation dentistry and working with implants and dentures. Kelly enjoys building relationships with her patients through sharing her vast dental knowledge. She is happy to help you and your family with your dental questions.

Kelly lives in Lacey with her husband and three children who play soccer and basketball and loves spending time outdoors with family.


Melissa

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.


Natasha

I graduated from the Dental Assisting program at South Puget Sound Community College in 2011 and have been working in the field ever since. I have lived in Grays Harbor my entire life and I love being able to serve so many of my family and friends here at the office. My husband and I have two amazing boys that keep us on our toes. Our oldest loves sports, so we look forward to baseball, football, and wrestling seasons. In my spare time you can find me gardening. Our family enjoys being outdoors; we spend a lot of time fishing and hunting. We often take our yellow lab Nala exploring with us.


Andee

My name is Andee. I went to school in Tacoma at Everest College for the Dental Assisting Program. I have been a dental assistant for about 4 years and absolutely love it!

I grew up in Grays Harbor and moved away. I’m happy to be back in Grays Harbor. I have been blessed to join the team here at Elma Family dental and look forward for years to come. I enjoy spending time outdoors with my two boy’s, camping, swimming, and hiking.


Juliana

“Hi, my name is Juliana. I graduated from South Puget Sound Community College in 2008 from the Dental Assisting program. I have lived in Grays Harbor my whole life. I have been married 19 years and have seven children. I enjoy watching my kids play sports, reading, and spending time with my family.”


Korayma

“My name is Korayma. I’m a Graduate from Olympia Dental Assistant School in 2019. I’m Very excited to be part of the Elma Family Dental team and I’m eager to share my Dental knowledge with patients. I’m a spanish speaker and I’m able to help the spanish community with their dental needs and answer any questions. 

I live in Lacey, WA and have family all over California. I have a fur baby named Mia who is just 2 years old and In my free time I like spending quality time with family and friends as well as being outdoors exploring different cities.”

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