Meet our Staff
Our staff helps us to provide the highest quality periodontal care available in a comfortable and caring environment. Learn more about what makes them special below!
Katie has had a zest and passion for every aspect dentistry for 35 years. Katie started with AP in 2006 as a hygienist and hasn’t looked back. She loves every day with her work family and patients. When she not here, you’ll find her spending time with the loves of her life, High School sweetheart James and amazing Doodle Remy, exploring the Pacific NW outdoors rain or shine.
If you can’t seem to find her right away, she’ll be chillin with a cup of coffee somewhere. Maybe Disneyland!
Rebecka’s passion for dentistry started her with us at Advanced Periodontics in 2010 as a dental assistant. In 2013 she left for Dental Hygiene school. Since graduating from PIMA medical institute in 2015 she tried her skills in all aspects of dentistry from pedodontics to prosthodontics. However, nothing has compared to finding her love and purpose back here with us as one of our periodontal hygienists. She really enjoys all aspects of periodontal medicine and has an unwavering drive for the best patient care.
When she isn’t talking care of our patients, she enjoys macro and Astro photography as well as spending time with her husband Tim, Daughter Hailey and their 2 dogs Hannah and Cooper.
Meredith has worked in Dentistry since 2002, first as a Dental Assistant and then went back to school for Dental Hygiene. She is now teaching at Seattle Central College for the Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting programs. She has had a passion for periodontal health for many years and is excited to start with our team. In her free time, she loves to travel and take dance fitness classes.
Dentistry has always been Ana’s passion. She comes from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Dentistry in 1991. She also pursued a second degree in Dental Hygiene, graduating from Lake Washington Institute of Technology. As a Dental Hygienist, Ana has worked in different settings, including General Dentistry, and Sedation Dentistry. While she looks back fondly on her time spent learning the different skills needed for each of these dental specialties, her Dental Hygienist heart belongs in Periodontics. Ana is very happy to start her new role here at Advanced Periodontics and is looking forward to forming lasting relationships with her patients, team members, and specialists to maintain healthy smiles in a caring and relaxing environment.
Ana and her husband live in Kirkland and together they have five great kiddos! When she is not working, she enjoys hiking, cooking, learning new languages and traveling with her family.
Jennifer recently relocated to Seattle from Southern California. She has worked in Dentistry since 2006. Where she started as a Dental Assistant and then went back to school for Dental Hygiene. Throughout her career as a hygienist, she has worked in several specialty offices, but enjoys periodontal health the most. When she is not with patients, you can find her exploring her new city, going on hikes, cooking, and playing with her dog Hugo.
Megan, one of our Dental Assistants, has been in the industry for 5 years. She picked dentistry because she enjoys helping others become their healthiest, and loves a good smile! Megan spends her free time reading & writing, and walking her Boston Terrier, Orson. She also loves cooking & getting inspired with cooking shows!
Our Surgical Assistant, Kimberly, has been in the industry for 25+ years. She grew up in a Central Washington, and attended Clark Community College. Kimberly chose dentistry because she enjoys helping others learn the importance of good oral health. In her spare time, Kimberly enjoys the sunshine & boating in Eastern Washington!
Kaliee, our Surgical Assistant, grew up in California. She went to Central Washington University and studied business management, all while playing fast pitch! She loves hiking with her dog raider, and attending live sporting events. Ask her about her favorite team!
Kim, our Surgical Assistant, grew up in Montara, California. She chose dentistry because she o be surrounded by loving friends and family, and 2. To use her skills to help others live healthier and smile with confidence.
Erica, one of our Surgical Assistants, grew up in the Seattle area and decided to go into the healthcare field, because she loves helping people. With her 15 years of medical and dental knowledge, Erica is a huge asset to our practice and patients. Erica loves hiking, camping, and exploring the Pacific Northwest. When she is not helping our patients, she enjoys baking and recreating her families’ secret recipes.
Falicia is a Seattle native with a passion for helping patients find confidence in their smiles. Falicia has been in the dental industry for the past 6 years. From general dentistry to prosthodontics, she found her way to the amazing team at Advanced Perio. When she’s not busy helping her team create amazing patient experiences, she spends her time with her amazing baby girl and husband doing all the things she loves. Ask her for a good book recommendation!
With 6 Years as a Dental Assistant, Rosa has found her passion for Periodontics and is excited at the opportunity to work closely with our skilled providers. She loves having a career that allows her to learn and grow every day, and she prides herself in her ability to make her patients feel comfortable. Outside of work, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends. Some of her favorite activities include hiking around the Pacific Northwest, trying new restaurants, and travelling!
Cleo our Hygiene Coordinator has been in the industry for 29 years. At the hygiene reception, she greets & sets up our hygiene patients and sends correspondence letters to referring offices. In her spare time, Cleo enjoys reading, going on walks, traveling, and exploring uncharted territory!
Lisa, our Assistant Manager, has been in the dental field for 32 years – specifically in Periodontal and Oral Surgery practices with the majority of her career as a chairside Surgical Assistant & Clinical Lead. In her free time you can catch her East of the mountains enjoying the outdoors, camping, wine tasting and watching football.
Yeburzing, one of our Treatment Coordinators, was born and raised in Seattle and loves to travel and explore new cities. You will find her spending her free time at parks, beaches or anywhere with a beautiful view. She has always been drawn to the healthcare world and her passion is helping patients receive the care they need.
Mary worked as a medical assistant for many years and decided to pursue dentistry once she moved back to Washington as a new career path. She is a youth leader at her church, Pursuit, because she loves supporting and helping lead her younger generation. In her free she enjoys playing pool with her boyfriend and friends at her local billiards. Her dream is to retire on a beach in Sarasota Florida!
Dawn, our Office Manager, grew up in Vero Beach, Florida. She gave up the hustle and bustle of Corporate Dentistry on the east coast and moved to the PNW to be closer to her sister and niece. In Dawn’s spare time, she enjoys paddle boarding & exploring Seattle with her husband. Dawn isn’t afraid of anything – she loves going to the Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando!
Mike our Financial Coordinator has been in the industry for 16 years. He began his career in the Lab Program, as he loves working with his hands and creating removable prosthetics while creating relationships with patients. In his spare time you can catch Mike golfing, paddle boarding, and playing sports. Are you a Polo player? Ask Mike for some pointers!
Gina, our Front Desk Administrator and Hygiene Coordinator, grew up in Fresno, California and attended to Fresno City College for Business Administration. She chose dentistry because she feels a smile is the best accessory, and a great way to help people feel welcomed. In her spare time, she enjoys dance, photography, and films from the 80’s and 90’s. Need fashion advice? Ask Gina!
Our Team Recruiter Employee Appreciation Liaison, Sam, is a local. She grew up in Arlington, WA and attended Central Washington University with a BS in Business Administration and a minor in Hospitality & Event Design. Sam is a DIY and HGTV enthusiast! She loves “doing it herself,” and is looking forward to fully renovating her home one day.
Our Front Desk Coordinator, Cynthia, recently relocated from Texas. Her and her husband are parents to two wonderful fur babies Ellie and Louie! As a family, they enjoy rock climbing, hiking, and paddling. When not outside, you can usually find Cynthia curled up with a book!
Paulina, our New Patient Liaison, grew up in Spokane, WA and attended Spokane Falls Community College for Fine Arts. She loves the dental field because she enjoys seeing patients get to turn their smiles into beautiful works of art. When not at the office, she enjoys drawing, listening to podcasts and going to concerts.