Meet the Team
Dentist in Arlington
REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENISTS
MICHELLE, AND SHERI
Our Registered Dental Hygienists provide a range of preventive and maintenance oral hygiene care. They are gentle, thorough, and take time to educate each patient about their unique dental health, as well as nutrition, and establishing healthy home care routines. Our Hygienists are thrilled when they see a clean, bright, and healthy smile at a recall visit!
Sheri started in the dental field in 1999 and joined us in 2018. She enjoys meeting families, watching children grow up, and helping everyone have a healthy and clean smile.
Sheri and her husband Nick have two young children who keep them on the go.
Michelle started in the dental field in 2002 and joined Eagle Family Dental Center in 2012. She likes getting to know each patient on a personal level and helping people keep or reach optimal oral health. Michelle appreciates being part of an office team that feels like an extended family.
Michelle is originally from Indiana and loves living in the PNW. When not working, she likes spending time with family and friends, attending concerts, hiking, and being with her dogs.
Gina has 28 years of experience in dentistry as a Registered Dental Hygienist. In addition to attending dental hygiene school in Sacramento, CA, she is a certified trainer for a dental compliance company, where she teaches infection control, OSHA, WISHA, and HIPPA compliance.
Gina shares that she is fortunate to be able to work in a state-of-the-art dental office and enjoys building relationships with patients while providing high quality dental care. According to Gina, “Eagle Family Dental Center is an amazing place to work”. The doctors are outstanding, and we have the nicest group of people. “
Gina has been married to her husband, Mike, for 31 years, and they have two sons together. Her oldest son is married, and the couple has a daughter. She enjoys gardening, riding her side-by-side, and doing crossfit in her spare time.
Lori is a Registered Dental Hygienist with 13 years of experience in the dental field. After beginning her dental career as an assistant, she moved on to front office and management positions before enrolling in dental hygiene school at PIMA Medical Institute in Seattle, where she graduated in 2016. Additionally, she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts and Humanities from a private interior design school in downtown Chicago.
Lori shares about being a hygienist “It’s so much more than “cleaning teeth, and I love to educate my patients about the importance of the oral systemic connection and the outcomes that are possible for them by working on a deeper level of health.” She enjoys working at Eagle Family Dental because “Our team at Eagle Family Dental Center are some of the smartest, kindest and most inclusive people I know. I enjoy working in such a supportive and fun environment where we can provide the best possible experience and top-notch patient care.”
Lori and her husband have been married for 3 years and share a son named Baker, a boxer named Audrey, and they are expecting their second child in August of 2022. During her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, running half marathons, and cycling at events such as Bike MS and the local STP. A native of Arlington, Lori loves being involved in the community. You will often find her at the local farmers’ market, painting downtown windows, and creating murals.
Jamie is a Registered Dental Hygienist with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from Eastern Washington University. She is committed to assisting patients in making informed decisions related to their oral health and hopes to guide them along the way.
“My role as a hygienist is more than just scaling teeth,” Jamie explains. “Spending time to properly educate patients on their periodontal status is an integral part of my job.” Additionally, she says she is thankful for the supportive and uplifting team at Eagle Family Dental Center that has welcomed her with open arms.
When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and her boyfriend of six years, Jared. Her hobbies include crocheting, tennis, camping, and going on new adventures with her boyfriend and her Pomeranian, Hooper.
REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANTS
APRIL, KIM, TRACY, IRINA
Our Registered Dental Assistants work closely with our doctors and hygienists, providing patient care and support. In addition to sterilization and setup, they seat and prepare patients for procedures, making sure the person is comfortable in the chair. Our Dental Assistants work chairside, assist with procedures, talk with patients about the treatment, and provide post-op information, too. They enjoy educating people about dental health and strive to make every visit painless and worry-free. If you ever need anything during a procedure, let them know!
April joined Eagle Family Dental in 2016, having started in the field in 1991. She enjoys getting to know her patients and the diversity of procedures offered at Eagle Family Dental. She is happy to be part of a practice that helps people love their smiles.
April has been married to her high school sweetheart and best friend since 1993 and has two children. Time away from work, she enjoys being with her family, hiking in the Pacific Northwest mountains, camping, riding her spin bike and baking.
Kim started in the dental field in 1985 and joined our team in 1990. In addition to her dental assistant responsibilities, she also oversees our inventory and orders supplies. She loves building relationships with patients and helping people overcome their fears.
Kim and her husband have two grown children. Outside of work, she and her husband enjoy camping, fishing, hunting, and other outdoor activities.
Irina started out working as our sterilization technician. She quickly moved on to join our assistant team and is now a registered dental assistant. She loves working at Eagle Family Dental because she wants to make a difference and really enjoys the kind and caring atmosphere at our office.
In her spare time, Irina loves adventure. She enjoys volleyball, exploring, fishing, snowboarding, and going to church. She’s out and about most in the summer – taking advantage of the warm weather!
Tracy has been part of Eagle Family Dental Center since 1999. She enjoys meeting new people, building a rapport with them, and helping patients feel healthier and happier by providing great dentistry. She appreciates working in a family-oriented atmosphere and being part of a team that feels like family.
Tracy has three children. She enjoys spending time with her family, baking, and listening to live music.
Shelby attended dental assisting school in 2021 and currently works as a sterilization technician. To ensure the safety of patients, she takes extra precautions to guarantee all equipment and instruments are properly sterilized.
Shelby enjoys developing relationships with our patients. As a member of the Eagle Family Dental Center team, she says, “Everyone is so nice and makes work enjoyable and fun.”
She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, collecting house plants, and playing video games in her free time.
Amber is a Registered Dental Assistant with six years of experience. She attended Everest College and has worked in both multi-specialty and private practice. She is devoted to providing a comfortable environment and ensuring exemplary care at all times.
Amber enjoys dentistry because of the procedural steps involved that produce positive results. According to Amber, “happy patients make my day.” She enjoys working at Eagle Family Dental Center because her teammates work well together, they are friendly, and they are compassionate.
Amber and her husband have been married for eight years and have three children together. She enjoys being outdoors, camping, and hanging out by the river during her free time.
Nichole is a Certified Dental Assistant with six years of experience in the dental field. In 2016, she completed dental assisting school in Astoria, Oregon, and is also certified in radiology and infection control.
Nicole enjoys being a dental assistant because she enjoys helping to restore a patient’s smile one mouth at a time. She enjoys working with the team at Eagle Family Dental Center because “everyone is a team player and we all go above and beyond to help each other.”
Michelle has a two-year-old child as well as a bonus child. She enjoys spending time outdoors, fishing, and riding quads and dirt bikes in her spare time.
FRONT OFFICE STAFF
CHRISTA, TAMMY, DANIELLE, CARISSA
The Eagle Family Dental Center front office staff handles all customer service matters. They are happy to answer questions, find appointment times that work with your busy life, assist with paperwork, and troubleshoot any concerns. With their warm smiles, they ensure you feel welcome and at home in our practice!
CHRISTA – OFFICE MANAGER
Christa has been in the dental field since 1992. Christa was a dental assistant for 12 years before moving into the front office. She has worked in the front since 2004. Christa came from an office management position in Oral Surgery and now is the office manager and Eagle Family Dental.
Christa loves that dentistry can have such a positive impact on someone’s smile. She loves working at Eagle Family Dental because of the excellent care provided by our doctors and staff. Each team member goes above and beyond for our patients.
Christa and her husband, Al, have been married for 27 years. She has two grown sons that she loves to spend time with. Christa enjoys cooking, gardening and entertaining.
CARISSA – PATIENT CARE COORDINATOR
Carissa handles our front desk duties. She joined our team in 2021 and has been in the dental field since 2007. Each day, Carissa welcomes patients into the office, helps to explain and verify their insurance, while making sure that the doctor’s schedule is full.
Carissa enjoys meeting new patients, helping them to understand their benefits, and connecting with people on a personal level. She loves working at Eagle Family Dental because we treat everyone like family.
When she’s not at work, Carissa is usually spending time with her family. She is a mom of three boys, and loves to share activities with them and her husband of more than 11 years.
DANIELLE – PATIENT CARE COORDINATOR
Ever since she was little, Danielle has enjoyed the dentist. She loves working with numbers and being able to make a difference in each patient’s life. Danielle enjoys making people feel more comfortable making decisions and helping them to understand their dental benefits. It makes her happy to see how our team can impact someone’s life in a positive way at Eagle Family Dental Center.
Danielle has 2 children and, in her free time, enjoys crafting during the cold winter. When the weather is nice, they love outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and swimming with friends and family.
TAMMY – FINANCIAL COORDINATOR
Tammy has been with our practice since 2000, starting as a patient coordinator and then transitioning to financial coordinator. She works closely with patients to help them understand their insurance benefits and is the go-to person to answer any account-related questions.
Tammy and her husband Benny have been married over 30 years. They have two married daughters and five grandchildren. Supporting their grandchildren’s sporting events and other extracurricular activities keep the family busy. When she has time, Tammy enjoys gardening and shopping excursions.