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.


Tammy

Office Manager

I enjoy helping people feel confident about their smile. I have been working in the Dental field for 15 years, first as a Dental Assistant, and now helping patients at the Front Desk.

I will help you with planning for treatment needs and managing your insurance to maximize your dental benefits. I have lived in the Sumner/Bonney Lake community since 1996, and I am excited to be working in thecommunity that I enjoy so much. When I am not at the office, I keep busy taking care of my family.

Shelley

Certified Dental Assistant, Lead Assistant

I have worked in dentistry for over 30 years, and have been with Sumner Smiles since 2000. I love the interactions with patients and I enjoy making them feel comfortable and at ease.  The job is so interesting, each patient has a different need, and each case is different. 

Dentistry today is exciting and the field of dentistry is constantly changing.  It keeps me on my toes!  The technology is incredible and Dr. Nielsen with our entire team is committed to remaining on the cutting edge, in both areas of high tech dentistry and patient experience. 

It is a great feeling to still love your job after all these years!

Stacie

Certified Dental Assistant

I am a multi-skilled member of the dental health team, and dedicated to assisting Dr. Nielsen with all phases of our patients’ dental care. I love being part of a team that takes such pride in creating a positive, comfortable, professional environment for patients while improving their overall health. I truly respect Dr. Nielsen both as a person and as a dentist. I admire how she loves her patients and wants to create a wonderful dental experience for them.

When I’m not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children. I love being outside, especially in the garden where I grow my own vegetables.

Cristi

Registered Dental Hygienist

I've been a hygienist for 19 years and love what I do. I'm a local gal that has lived in South Hill over 40 years, I enjoy entertaining and spending time with family and friends. I have a son and a beautiful granddaughter and two grandsons. 

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