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 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.
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.)
Celeste has been with us since the beginning...even earlier actually, as she worked here for 15 years before Dr. Persinger moved in! She is a beloved and amazing assistant with a true love of making people happy. Celeste spends her free time with friends, her two children, and four grandchildren. She loves boating, fishing, camping, and basically anything that can be done outdoors on a nice sunny day with her German Short-haired Pointer. Also, ask Celeste about her geckos!
Lori's warm manner sets people at ease immediately, and her over ten 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 husband and 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!
Karla is the newest member of our team, but has been doing dental finance management locally for over 10 years! With her genuine warmth, she will help you make sense of your dental insurance 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!
Joining our office in 2018, Monica is making herself at home welcoming you with a smile. Monica grew up sailing the Pacific Northwest/Canada with her family and is now happy to call Lacey home. She and her husband Morgan spend the bulk of her free time raising their spunky, sweet daughter, Maya. Monica enjoys her family time, including hikes with their pup, camping, road trips, and snowboarding.
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!
Sven Anders is a Washington State native and was rescued by Dr. Hamberg in 2013. He is an older yellow labrador who spent ten weeks in training through the Freedom Tails program. Sven is generally known for his mellow demeanor and not having much to say, but his eyes convey a whole lot! His favorite thing is food, and his least favorite thing is getting wet (despite frequent reminders that he is a lab!). Sven hangs out in a quiet part of the office whenever Dr. Hamberg is here...just ask and he'd love to say hi to you!