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Providing you with first-class periodontics during every visit.

Front Desk & Managers
Making your first impression a positive one!
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Director Of Operations

I am the oldest of three kids, and I grew up in a small town between Mount St. Helens and Mt. Rainier. Literally! It is so small that we only have caution lights in town. Not even a stoplight.

Why did you choose dentistry?
After high school, I knew I wanted to career in something that would help people and have a positive impact on people’s lives.

What is the best part of your job?
The best part of my job is the connection and relationships that we are able to develop with our patients and referring offices.

What do you do outside of the office?
When I am not in the office, I am usually spending time with my family and friends. I love cooking and trying new recipes that I find on Pinterest. I also like traveling and reading a great book.

Irina, our Office Administrator, wearing a green dress and a blue necklace

Office Administrator

I was born in Ukraine and moved to the U.S. in 2000. When I am not at work, I love to travel. My favorite place to vacation is Mexico. I also enjoy cooking and spending time with my husband and my daughter.

What is the best part of your job?
I have been in the dental field since 2008 and enjoy providing high-quality care to our patients. I really like the level of communication between the team members and doctors.

Share an interesting fact about yourself!
I love to cook! My most popular recipes within our office are my hummus, cabbage rolls, and homemade crepes.

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Patient Coordinator

I have lived in Washington State my entire life. My husband and I have four grown children and a very active chocolate lab named Dyson. I have been working in the dental field for the past 20 years. I started as a surgical assistant, and I am now working in the front office as a patient care coordinator. Away from dentistry, I enjoy hiking and biking. Washington State has so much to offer in outdoor activities, and we take full advantage of it.

Why did you choose dentistry?
I knew from the first surgery I observed that this was the field for me. I love working with people.

What is the best part of your job?
The best part of my job is that every day is different, and every patient is unique. It makes each day interesting and fun!

What’s one item on your bucket list?
I would love to go up in a hot air balloon.

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Patient Care Coordinator

I am the oldest of four siblings and love spending time with my family. I have a cute Havanese dog that is the center of my world. My fiance and I love to go on hikes and relax at home with this little guy.

Why did you choose dentistry?
I chose dentistry because I am passionate about caring for others.

What is the best part of your job?
I love everyone I work with. It is a great family environment that makes it feel like home, not work.

What’s one item on your bucket list?
I would love to go to Egypt and see the pyramids. It is one trip I have dreamed of going on for a long time.

Additional Team Members:
  • Yen

  • Olivia

  • Amy

  • Michelle

Dental Assistants
Guiding you to healthier teeth and gums.
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Dental Assistant

I was born and raised in Seattle, WA. I have a cute Corgi named Toby (aka Tobster). I am someone who loves traveling, especially to Disneyland and Disney Parks. I enjoy hanging out with my family and my boyfriend.

I am also a big foodie. I’m always looking for delicious food, but street tacos will always be my go-to food.

What is the best part of your job?
I like being able to help others achieve their perfect smile.

What’s one item on your bucket list?
One day, I would like to skydive!

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Thi Pola

Dental Assistant

I am originally from Vietnam. In my free time, I enjoy the great outdoors with my husband.

Why did you choose dentistry?
I chose dentistry as my professional field because I love working with my hands, helping patients, and seeing brilliant smile results.

Our dental assistant Neda wearing a shirt of different colors and a gold necklace

Dental Assistant

I graduated from high school in 2012. I started working in the front office about two years before I decided I wanted to go back to school to become a dental hygienist.

I am now getting ready to apply to the dental hygiene program. My hopes are to come back and work at Implant & Periodontic Specialist as a hygienist once I graduate.

When I am not doing homework and studying with my dog, Moose, I like to do hot yoga, hang out with my friends, and watch as many movies as I can. I also play a lot of softball in the spring and summer months.

What is the best part of your job?
The best part of my job is the girls I work with in the office. They are so great to be around and always make work fun. I also really enjoy getting to work side-by-side with my mom (Nazanin, she is a dental hygienist).

What’s one item on your bucket list?
I want to ride a hot air balloon!

Additional Team Members:
  • Jennifer

  • Stephanie

  • Sammy

  • Gus

  • Makenna

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Very Professional and Helpful.

They were able to show me that my insurance covered more care than I thought, which was really helpful. Also, this let me get more teeth cleanings per year. Also, they are happy to accommodate me when I'm running behind or have a scheduling conflict.

Ann H. (Actual Patient)

Dental Hygienists
Promoting healthy, beautiful smiles.
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Dental Hygienist

I was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. I attended nursing school there. In 1989, I moved to the U.S. because I wanted a change in career, so I decided to attend dental hygiene school. I graduated in 2007 and have been with Implants & Periodontic Specialists since 2009.

In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, gardening, biking, making home improvements, and spending time with my family.

What is the best part of your job?
My teammates are the best part of my job.

Share an interesting fact about yourself
I can speak English, Farsi, and Turkish.

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Dental Hygienist

When I am not at the office serving my patients, I am at home with my two amazing little boys and husband. We recently adopted a pug named Harry. He keeps us very busy with training. In my spare time, I enjoy working out and doing interior design.

Why did you choose dentistry?
I chose dental hygiene because I enjoy the work and the science behind it. Also, I thrive when taking care of my patients and building new relationships.

What would be the theme song of your life?
The theme tune to Flashdance or Golden Girls.

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Dental Hygienist

I was born and raised in Washington State, but have some roots in Florida (Go Fins!). I recently got married to my beautiful bride, Jenny, and now have a 13-year-old bonus child named Bryant.

Outside of the office, I tend to stay busy with remodeling, also known as, any excuse to buy more power tools. I love to keep active with hiking, walks with Jenny, and playing sports. I can hold my own in the kitchen, and I like to take short rides on my motorcycle (when it’s actually running).

Why did you choose dentistry?
I’ve wanted to work in the medical field since I was 16-years-old. I enjoy working with my hands and developing relationships with people, so dentistry seemed to be a good fit.

What is the best part of your job?
The best part of my job is the relationships I have built with my patients throughout the years. Also, working with a great team makes coming to work more fun.

What is the best quote you’ve ever heard?
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” by Ferris Bueller.

Additional Team Members:
  • Nichole

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