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.
Alicia – Registered Dental Hygienist
I began working in the dental field in 2003 as a dental assistant, then continued my education in 2012 at Pierce College, where I graduated with highest honors with a degree in Dental Hygiene. I have a strong desire to provide comfortable, personalized care to every patient. I joined the team here at Sumner Smiles in 2016 and quickly fell in love with the small town charm and warm, friendly people of Sumner. I love the great Pacific Northwest and enjoy hiking and exploring new places with my three young children.
Lisa – Registered Dental Hygienist
I have worked at Sumner Smiles for 2 years and have been a dental hygienist for over 30 years.( I was only 4 when I graduated from hygiene school.lol) I knew that I wanted to go into dentistry from the time I was a small child. I had horrible emergency dental visit, and remembered thinking that the doctor was scaring and hurting me and that he was doing it wrong. So, I set out to do dentistry right. It doesn’t have to be scary and it doesn’t have to hurt. I love the challenge of making dentistry a pleasent experience. I grew up in the Spanaway/Graham area, and with my husband Mark have raised our 3 children here. I enjoy playing the piano, reading, gardening, and spending time with my grandchildren.