I began my career in the dental field as a senior in college working toward my bachelor’s in Applied
Science through interning at multiple different offices. I have worked with pediatric dentistry, as a
sterilization tech, a hygiene assistant, and now I have found myself settled in as treatment coordinator. I knew dental was my field of career after the many years of braces and dental surgeries I had personally gone through in my teen years. I understand walking into a dental office is not everyone’s cup of tea. This is why I love being the first point of contact for each patient, so that I can reassure them they are in the best hands and to be a voice to talk to when in need. It will always be my goal to make sure our patients have the most positive experience as they walk in and out of that door.
Family is most important to me, as they are some of my best friends. Outside of work, I spend most of my time with friends and my significant other, along with all of our dogs. After being a competitive gymnast for 16 years, as well as earning my certification in personal training and sports nutrition, I love to ensure that I am keeping an active and healthy lifestyle while continuing to travel the world and eating all the great foods it has to offer.
Being a dental assistant is in my blood. Growing up, my mom and aunt were both dental assistants. I realized at an early age that following in their footsteps was my destiny.
I was born in Seattle but spent most of my childhood in Louisiana. My parents were military so I also spent some time overseas in Sasebo, Japan. After returning to the States, I attended Franklin High School where I graduated my junior year. I then attended Eton Technical Institute where I received my Dental Assisting certificate in 1998, graduating on the Dean’s List with perfect attendance.
I have three beautiful children and a tiny little chihuahua that loves to cuddle. I enjoy cooking, dining out and spending time with my partner. I look forward to meeting you and making you feel as comfortable as possible while here in the office.
Care Center Lead
At the start of my career in dentistry in 2008, becoming a dental assistant was my initial goal. As I continued my education at Green River College, I found that I enjoyed a broader scope of patient care, team leadership, and healthcare management in the dental practice. This realization had me shift my focus to front office management, and I completed my bachelor’s degree in Applied Business Management. From dental treatment planning to coordinating patients’ insurance benefits, my goal is to experience personalized care for each patient.
Providing high quality care is ultimately why I chose dentistry, because I enjoy connecting with people and assisting patients achieve healthy smiles.
Outside of work, I reside in the Lake Tapps area with my supportive partner and lovely daughter. I enjoy working out, listening to live music, watching sporting events, discovering coffee shops, and learning about personal growth.
I began my dentistry career as a sterilization technician in 2013 shortly after graduating high school. I quickly discovered my passion for dentistry and knew I wanted to become a dental hygienist. I attended Lake Washington Institute of Technology, graduating in 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. While I am aware the dentist office is not everyone’s favorite place to be, I feel strongly about giving all patients the best care and making it the most positive experience possible.
I consider my family my favorite people and spend most of my time outside of dentistry with them. On the weekends, my husband, two dogs and I are most likely in Bothell hanging out with family and friends. We enjoy anything that keeps us off the couch: boating, fishing, hunting, hiking, wine tasting, brewery hopping, etc.
I look forward to my future working with Dr. Moorhead, continuing to build relationships with patients and providing optimal care for healthier lives.