Meet the Team

 

Cathy

Office Administrator

Welcome to Meridian Dental Clinic! I am a people person and am thankful for the friendships I’ve made with our patients since I started here in 1990. I’m here to help, however I can. I oversee the practice, from team scheduling and department meetings to troubleshooting IT issues. I do whatever is needed to ensure our practice runs smoothly and efficiently, so your visits are stress-free. It’s my pleasure to assist you; if there’s anything you need, just ask!

I’m a beachcomber who loves traveling, exploring back roads, and easy hikes. Favorite times are spent relaxing at our family’s cabin on Puget Sound with my husband, our kids, and our dog and cat.

 

Gretchen

Financial Coordinator

Hi and welcome to Meridian Dental Clinic. It’s my pleasure to help you get the best dental care for you and your family. I work in our front office, where I’ll schedule your visits, review financials and work hard to find terms that work with your budget, and file insurance claims. I handle accounts receivable, too. I started working in the dental field in 1980 and joined the incredible doctors and team here in 2010. I love working in such a happy practice!

Away from work, I like playing kickball with my grandchildren, gardening, and time with my three cockers and very cranky cat! I also blow glass art and enjoy skiing and biking.

 

Adria

Scheduling Coordinator and Assistant

Hello and welcome! I will greet you when you arrive, check you in, and update your records. I’ll also help you schedule visits and work with you on financial arrangements. Sometimes you’ll find me working in the clinic, assisting with our orthodontic patients. I’ve been part of the team since 1992 and can’t imagine a more positive, supportive practice where everyone goes the extra mile for our patients.

When I’m not working, my husband and I enjoy exploring our area, attending sporting events, and visiting museums, parks, and restaurants. I also like cooking, traveling, and church activities.

 

Donna

Registered Dental Assistant

Hello! I’m looking forward to getting to know you. I’m here to help you and want you to feel safe and comfortable during visits. It’s important you understand your treatment, what’s happening in your mouth, and how we can help you. I’ll be by your side, preparing you to see the doctor, talking with you during the procedure, and checking that you’re pleased when we’re done. I’ve been part of the practice since 1984 and consider our patients part of my family.

My husband and I have been married more than 25 years. We enjoy cheering for the Seahawks and Mariners and riding around town on our cruiser bikes. I also love animals and am addicted to growing dahlias.

 

Leona

Dental Assistant

Hello! I’m looking forward to spending time with you during visits. I promise you’ll be comfortable and receive the best dental care available! I’ll seat you, prepare you to see the doctor, and explain what we’ll be doing. Working chairside, I’ll support you while helping the doctor, and when we’re done I’ll answer your questions and provide home-care instructions. I’ve been a dental assistant since 1996 and found my professional home here in 2014.

My husband Ben and I have three great kids — Terin, Tyler, and Trinity — as well as four cats and a dog. I enjoy beachcombing, collecting Pez, and rooting for the Dawgs and Seahawks.

 

Ros

Expanded Duties Dental Assistant

Welcome to our practice! I look forward to helping you understand your dental treatment and how it will improve your life and smile. I enjoy teaching and will help you learn about your oral health, why it’s important, and how to keep it in great shape. I joined the practice in 2012 and work chairside to assist the doctor while keeping you updated on what we’re doing. I’m here to support, encourage, and help you develop a lifetime of wonderful smiles!

My spouse and I live in Lakewood. I have a son and daughter, as well as a Pomeranian. We love time at the beach and lake and anything outdoors.

 

Trish

Dental Assistant

Welcome! The doctors and our team here provide a place of comfort and a friendly environment, where you’ll always be heard and respected. I’ll help you during visits, to make sure you’re comfortable in the chair, explain what will happen, and then sit chairside during your procedure. At the end, I’ll offer post-visit instructions and answer your questions. I’m a newcomer to the team, having joined in 2016, but have worked in the field since 2010. I love being part of a great practice!

When I’m not caring for patients, I love time with my fiancée Dameon, my daughter, two nieces, and our two dogs. I’m also a licensed massage practitioner.

 

Lana

Dental Hygienist

Hi! I’m looking forward to meeting you and helping you develop your healthiest, happiest smile. There’s a close connection between oral and overall health and I want you to attain the best of both. During your visits, I’ll provide gentle, thorough dental hygiene care that is tailored to your unique needs. I’ll also teach you the best ways to keep your smile clean and healthy. I’ve been at Meridian Dental Clinic since 2009 and treasure everything about my work.

During my time off, I love being with my husband and our three boys. We like walking and being outside. I also love traveling, being involved with our church, and playing the piano.

 

Lindsey

Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi and welcome! It’s my pleasure to help you develop optimal oral health and a smile you love. I’ll work closely with you, and perform painless cleanings while teaching you about your dental health. Each person has different concerns, and I want to understand yours, so you can improve your home care. I became part of the Meridian Dental Clinic team in 2013. We have an amazing team and doctors who do everything they can to ensure you’re smiling during visits!

Outside of work, I love time with my husband Jayson and our two children, Kaede and Sadie. When we’re not gone for the weekend or at a sporting event, we’re usually enjoying time in our yard.

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