Our profession means everything to us. We love being dentists, not only for the technical challenges and rewards, but more so because we get to step into many people's lives every day and help them in a very specific way, doing something they can't possibly do for themselves. People feel better overall when they have a healthy mouth; it goes beyond individual teeth. No pain when eating and no embarrassment when talking or smiling is our goal for every patient. We get most excited when somebody comes to us with what they feel are insurmountable needs and we find a way to get their treatment done more easily than they imagined possible.
We feel truly honored that people come to our office and entrust us with their dental health. It is not something we take lightly. We promise that our team will work hard to earn your confidence and respect.
Meet Dr. Jared Persinger
Outside the Office
I moved to Lacey/Olympia because I think it's one of the greatest places on earth. I love the people, the land, and even the weather! When I'm not in the office, I like to sing and play guitar, disc golf, Ultimate Frisbee, and hike in our beautiful mountains. I'm also really into dental history and local history/maps, so if you have anything to teach me or show me, please do!
- Bachelor's in Chemistry (magna cum laude) – Butler University, Indianapolis, IN
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, San Francisco, CA
Meet Dr. Sonya Whisler
Outside the Office
Away from the office, I enjoy relaxing with a good view and appreciating the trees and waters of the Pacific Northwest. Having grown up in Seattle, I now consider myself lucky to have found my new home in the Olympia area with my husband, Shane. Our rescue pets, Sven the dog and Ragnar the cat, are faithful companions and A+ ‘good boys’. I love animals, and would be thrilled to see a photo or hear a story about yours! I enjoy spending my free time making art, from painting, calligraphy, and interior design, to gardening, refinishing and upholstering furniture, and cooking wonderful meals with my husband. I enjoy getting to know new people and places, experiencing different cultures, and embracing diversity and education.
- Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude) – University of Washington, Seattle, WA
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Washington School of Dentistry, Seattle, WA
Professional Affiliations for Both
- American Dental Association
- Washington State Dental Association
- Thurston-Mason County Dental Society
- Lacey Chamber of Commerce
It is exciting to be a part of the technological advances in dentistry and to be able to help people improve their health. We strongly believe it is essential for us to remain up-to-date with the latest products, materials, and techniques in our field. The changes we have seen and will see in dentistry are making healthcare better every year, so we actively pursue continuing education courses, both locally and nationally, in order to constantly improve our services to you.
Dr. Whisler is also involved with the University of Washington School of Dentistry as an affiliate faculty member and the South Puget Sound Community College dental assisting program, sharing her knowledge with the future dental professionals of our state.