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Team Members

Dr. Dave is exceedingly proud of his team!

Melinda, Office Manager

In the dental industry since 1997, we are grateful to have Melinda as part of our team. “I like to interact with our patients, treating them as if they are close friends or family. I truly enjoy working with Dr. Dave and am so impressed by his personal care, dental artistry, and passion for knowledge.”. When Melinda is not busy raising her son, Anthony, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring new Northwest places, and volunteering at local animal shelters.

Hilary, Patient Coordinator

I love working for Dr. Dave! He has such a great relationship with all of his patients and is always so quick to tend to his patients’ needs. I have first-hand experience since I have been a patient of his for years!  When I’m not working, I enjoy working out, yoga, and teaching about nutrition.  Spending time with my family is really important to me. I love finding new hobbies and exploring my home town that is Seattle! 

Joyce, Registered Dental Hygenist

Joyce, Registered Dental Hygienist

Joyce is a graduate of the Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland. Moving here in 1998 to be closer to family, she immediately joined our practice. Patients adore her gentle touch and caring demeanor. “I enjoy working with Dr. Dave and his team immensely! His commitment to advanced technology in support of our patient’s comfort and excellence in dental care makes my job easier and so pleasant.”

Santiago, Registered Dental Hygienist

Santiago is a fun and caring hygienist who enjoys helping patients with their oral health goals. He received his dental hygiene education in 2001 at Lake Washington Institute of Technology where he later returned as an instructor in the dental hygiene program.  He is a member of multiple dental professional organizations and speaks to dental professionals throughout the country. Santiago is married, has a daughter and is an avid mountain biker and motorcyclist.

Wendy, Certified Dental Assistant

Wendy, Certified Dental Assistant

Wendy joined our dental team in September of 1996 after graduating from Lake Washington Technical College. Having two young daughters of her own, Wendy loves serving the children in our practice. Wendy is passionate about her work in dentistry and helping people smile bright. “Dr. Dave is a great dentist! Our goal is to serve patients’ needs with a sense of caring, kindness, and comfort. I love that Dr. Dave keeps up with the latest technology. It allows us to care for our patients in the best possible way.”

Chris, Certified Dental Assistant

Chris, Certified Dental Assistant

A team member since 1993, Chris assists Dr. Dave chairside offering both comfort and comedy to patients putting them immediately at ease. Married with three girls, Chris declares that she is “living the good life!” “At Dr. Dave’s office, we are like family. All of us have worked together for many years. I feel blessed and priviledged to watch our patient families grow…having met our very youngest patients who now have their own children! I can’t wait for all the years to come!”


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