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 the community that I enjoy so much. When I am not at the office, I keep busy taking care of my family.

Shelley – Dental 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 – EFDA Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary, 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.

Jessica – Dental Hygienist

I graduated Dental Hygiene school in 2003, and have been a practicing hygienist ever since. I am known to have a gentle yet thorough touch, I work hard to build relationships with my patients so they feel completely at ease when they come in for their appointment. It is also very important to me that patients understand all aspects of their care and feel comfortable asking questions, I love when patients who previously didn’t enjoy dental visits begin to look forward to coming in to see me. When I’m not at work, you can find me cheering on my two kiddos at their various extracurricular activities, or enjoying the outdoors in Orting where we live.

Kim – Dental Hygienist

Kim has been a dental hygienist since 2011 after earning her degree from Rowan College at Burlington County in New Jersey. She truly loves being a hygienist and has been a great addition to cur team of dental hygiene professionals. Building a rapport with anxious patients is her specialty and she goes out o: her way to ensure they have a positive and enjoyable dental visit.

Kimberly and her husband, Jason, have two children, Andrew and Emma. They relocated here in 2013 from the East coast after a military transfer with the US Air Force. Since Jason has retired from active military service, they have decided to Washington state their permanent home. They are loving life here in the Pacific Northwest and can often be found camping, hiking and exploring the Oregon Coast with their Newfoundland, Teddy and their German Shepherd, Jaeger.