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  • 718 Yelm Ave West Yelm, WA 98597
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I attained my bachelor’s degree from Pierce College and I have been working for Yelm Dental since graduation. You will find that I am compassionate, able to put my patients at ease, and strive to ensure a positive dental experience for each of my patients. I loves my career as a dental hygienist and I am truly thankful for having found such an amazing team to work with every day. In my spare time, I love spending with my family here in the US and the UK.

DANIELLE - HYGIENIST I have been working in the dental field for over 10 years. I started as a sterilization tech while working on dental hygiene pre-requisites. I graduated from Lake Washington Tech with a AAS in Dental Assisting in 2013, then graduated from Shoreline College with a AAS in Dental Hygiene in 2015 and finally from Eastern Washington University with a BAS in Dental Hygiene with honors in 2017. I am most passionate about helping patients create and maintain a beautiful healthy smile!  I enjoy the time I get to spend with each patient, not only helping and encouraging them with their oral health but also getting to know them.  Yelm Dental is a such a great place to work! I love the team environment, and everyone is always eager and willing to help each other out. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two boys. 

I graduated from the Clark College dental hygiene program in 2018 with my Bachelor of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. Since then, I have had the opportunity to work at both general and pediatric practices before coming to call Yelm Dental my office home. You will see me cleaning teeth and doing fillings, as I get to enjoy both traditional hygiene and restorative hygiene here at Yelm Dental. I love getting to know my patients and answering questions to help them achieve the best possible oral health. My favorite part of dentistry is getting to send each of my patients away with better oral health than when they first walked into my room. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring all the natural wonders the Pacific Northwest has to offer with my husband and two adventure dogs.

I’ve been in the dental field on and off for 20 years, but 6 years ago is when I decided I wanted to become a hygienist. What drew me to the dental field is knowing that I would be able to educate people on the importance of dental health and how it directly affects overall health. When I grew up, dental health was not overly emphasized and as a result I experienced many trips to the dental office. Because of this, I am very passionate about patient education not only for parents, but children as well. What I love about Yelm Dental is how high our standard of care is and how proud we are to serve our community. We strive to deliver the utmost care to each and every person. As much as I love being a hygienist, when I am not here, I love anything that has to do with being outdoors. Mount Rainier is one of my favorite places to be and if you don’t find me wandering a trail with my kiddo, it’s most likely I'm curled up with a hot cup of coffee and a good book.

MICHELE - HYGIENIST It has been my privilege and pleasure to practice dental hygiene.  It combines both my love and appreciation for others as well as a decidedly nerdish passion for evidence-based treatment planning and patient care.  I count my association with Yelm Dental as one of the many blessings in my life and have been part of the team since 2007.  I graduated from Pierce College in 2003 with my Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene and continued to completion a Bachelor of Science from Eastern Washington University. Yelm is my home, along with my spouse.  We enjoy being a part of the community. 

RHONDA - HYGIENIST  I started my dental career in the Navy and realized that dentistry was where I needed to stay. This prompted me to pursue my degree in Dental Hygiene and I earned my BSDH from Eastern Washington University. My husband and I raised our three boys in Yelm where I started working with Dr. Blackner and Dr. Smith. My goal is to connect with patients, improve their oral health, and educate them to strive for a healthy lifestyle. When I'm not taking care of patients, I enjoy hiking, reading, walking, and spending time with family and friends, especially my grandchildren.