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Meet the Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

 
Raquel

Raquel

Dental Hygienist

Raquel is one of the most caring and compassionate dental hygienists you will ever have the pleasure to be served by. Since starting her dental career as an assistant, she has found satisfaction in helping patients understand why complete oral care is beneficial to their overall health. Raquel's love of the field brought her back to school, graduating from Pierce College's Dental Hygiene program in 2007 and ultimately receiving her Bachelor of Science degree as well. Outside of dentistry Raquel enjoys spending time with her family, attending her granddaughter’s gymnastic meets, and finding peace in her flower garden with her granddog Kita.

 
Kristin

Tiffany

Dental Hygienist

Tiffany was raised in Olympia and is passionate about dental hygiene. Before joining our office, Tiffany was committed to the dental field as an assistant with 16 years of experience. She then attended and graduated from Pierce College’s 2018 Dental Hygiene class, and we were fortunate enough to nab her before anyone else! Tiffany focuses on educating her patients, listening to their concerns, and cleaning their teeth with a gentle hand. In her free time she enjoys camping, doing jigsaw puzzles and riding her motorcycle with the Olympia Lowlife Riders. She is married with a stepdaughter, and has two fur kids, a 9 year old Boxer and a 10 year old Mini Mauzer (Maltese/Schnauzer Mix.)

 
Lori

Lori

Dental Assistant

Lori's warm manner sets people at ease immediately, and her over fifteen years of experience and dental assisting degree from SPSCC back that up with solid skills. Our patients always appreciate her concern for their comfort. Lori enjoys creating her home in the wooded wonderland of the PNW, watching her two boys play sports, family hikes, bowling, photography, going out with friends for a nice meal, and of course her two dogs and two cats!

 
Valerie

Valerie

Dental Assistant

We are lucky to have Valerie with us for a year as our newest dental assistant, before she's off to become a dentist herself! She was born and raised right here in Olympia, before heading to University of Hartford in Connecticut for her Bachelor of Science in Biology. While she's back Val likes to spend her time watching crime shows with her high school sweetheart Grant and their puppy Penny. Everybody who has met her here hopes life brings her back to settle in Olympia permanently after she joins the ranks of tooth doctor!

 
Karla

Karla

Financial Coordinator

Karla has been with us since 2019, and had been doing dental insurance billing locally for over 10 years before that! With her genuine warmth, she will help you make sense of your dental benefits and determine the best way to utilize them to make your dollars go further. Born and raised in the coastal town of Veracruz, Mexico, she studied oceanography at university and traveled worldwide before settling in the Olympia area. In her free time she enjoys sailing, spending time with her husband and her German Shorthaired Pointer, hiking, jogging, and eating sushi!

 
Carly

Carly

Patient Coordinator

The smiling face that will greet you upon entering, Carly loves to chat with patients! After growing up right here in Thurston County, life and love (and her husband's military service) took her away to Montana for six years. We are so fortunate that they returned to us, and now Carly is living that sweet PNW life with her dogs Koda and Kovu, reading, hiking, camping, and spending time with friends and family!

 
LaRee

LaRee

Sterilization Technician

Born and raised in Florida, LaRee moved to Oklahoma at age 16. She resumed her northwestward migration to join us in Washington state just a few years ago, pursuing work as a traveling certified surgical technologist. Like so many she fell in love with the area and couldn't bear to leave! LaRee will be attending a dental hygiene program in the near future, but for now her job with us as a sterilization tech is helping to bridge her past and future as she works towards her new career in dentistry. In her free time, LaRee loves to watch/criticize medical shows, take motorcycle trips with her man David, and play with their dogs, Ellie and Mac!

 
Cotton

Cotton

Dog

Cotton is already excited to meet you...she doesn't know you yet, and you may not have agreed to this, but she is already your best friend! Dr. Persinger starting bringing Cotton to work when she was a puppy in 2015, and she was an instant sweetheart for everybody. She is hypoallergenic and non-shedding and wants to lick your face, so feel free to give her a big hug cementing your new friendship!

 
Mikkel

Mikkel

Dog

Believe it or not, Mikkel grew up all the way in India and came to Dr. W. much in need of rescue. Her love and care for the downtrodden dogs of the world has brought joy into Mikkel's life. He's a part of the team nowadays, but tends to stay tucked back in the front office area since he's a shy guy!

 

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