Your Dental Team

Barb

Barb was born and raised in Tacoma and moved to the Eastside in 2001. She joined our office in 2007. Barb has extensive dental experience having worked in dentistry for over 15 years. Barb's top priority is to provide outstanding customer service and patient care. Barb assists patients in scheduling appointments, coordinating dental benefits and financial arrangements.

Barb currently resides in Renton with her husband and daughter. She loves spending time outdoors with her family, watching reality TV shows and cheering for the Seahawks.

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Barb, Office Coordinator

Debbie

As a Northwest native, Debbie was born in Snoqualmie and lived in Renton for most of her life. Debbie enjoys her job as an Office Coordinator and takes pride in helping people in the community live healthier lives. Her goal is to make each patient’s dental experience enjoyable, while providing excellent customer care. Debbie enjoys assisting patients in understanding their dental benefits, and she believes it is important to work together to coordinate and help patients understand their treatment plan. Patient comfort is her top priority and she likes to see every patient smile as they leave the office.

Outside of work, Debbie loves spending time with family and friends, cheering for her three grandchildren during all their activities, cooking, gardening, and doing hot yoga. Debbie and her family spend as much time as possible at their Eastern WA home.

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Debbie, Office Coordinator

Renee

Renee was born and raised in Gig Harbor, WA and graduated from Peninsula High School. At a young age, Renee knew she wanted to have a career caring for the public and ultimately found her passion in dentistry. Renee graduated with honors from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and a minor in health sciences. She joined our team in 2010. Renee is a member of South Shore Dental Hygiene Club, American Dental Hygiene Association and Washington State Dental Hygiene Association.

Renee is married to her high school sweetheart, Kevin. They enjoy spending their time with their boston terrier, Baxter. Renee likes watching reality TV, hosting parties, spending time with her family and friends and going to their lake house in Wenatchee, WA.

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Renee, Registered Hygienist

Erika

Erika is originally from the beautiful island of Guam. In 2005, she obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from University of Guam. Her passion for helping others and desire to promote health and wellness inspired her to changer her career field and pursue dental hygiene. She moved to Washington in 2008 and graduated with honors from Columbia Basin College in 2011. She joined our team later that year. Erika is dedicated to providing excellent care and believes the scope of her profession goes beyond cleaning teeth. She feels it is about establishing trusting relationships, educating and empowering patients to value their oral health, as it will ultimately improve their overall quality of life.

She is a proud mother to her beautiful daughter. She also enjoys working out, participating in triathlons, traveling to visit family and friends, snowboarding, watching football and being a foodie with her husband, Johnny.

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Erika, Registered Hygienist

Melissa

Melissa was born and raised in Kent, Washington. She knew early on she was going to have a career in dentistry. After receiving her A.A. degree from Highline Community College, Melissa continued her dental assistant training at Pima Medical Institute. She has been working as a dental assistant for the past eleven years and enjoys brightening up patients’ day by trading recipes, exchanging books and telling a joke or two.

Melissa is married with three children, two boys and a girl. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, attending church, reading, baking, sewing, and crafting. Melissa also likes to stay active by playing in several softball leagues.

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Melissa, Assistant

Jennifer

Jennifer was born and raised in Spokane, Washington. She graduated in 1992 from the Dental Assisting Program at Spokane Community College. She worked as a Dental Assistant in the Spokane area for several years before relocating to Auburn, WA in 2006. During this time, she took a few years away from the dental field to be a stay at home mom. In 2011, Jennifer became a Registered Dental Assistant again and re-entered the field she loves, providing patients with the best care possible to meet their needs.

Jennifer is married and a Mother of three children. She enjoys spending time with her children along with attending all their numerous activities. As a family they love traveling, camping, and are avid Seattle Sounder FC fans!

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Jennifer, Assistant

Lee

Lee grew up in a small town - Placerville CA (between Tahoe and Sacramento) where she rode horses, 3 wheelers, had many cats, dogs, goats, pig, chicken, and grew a HUGE fondness for animals and the outdoors. She moved to Fairwood (Renton) at 14 and graduated from Kentridge high school in Kent. She attended Green River community college for 2 years when she decided she wanted to be apart of healthcare. Her mother is an RDH and so she grew up around dentistry. Lee graduated from Pima Medical Institute in Seattle and has been in dentistry for 18 years.

She loves art, photography (especially downtown Seattle) , latin folk art, painting with acrylics, repurposing furniture, painting furniture, thrift store shopping, interior design, landscape design, YARDWORK and spending time in her NW yard , thrifting and creating with her daughter Whitney, enjoying weekends with her husband Dion and her 2 nephews. She also loves to walk her dogs Chester and Sadie most especially at Alki Beach.

Her goals in dentistry are to educate and build trusting relationships with patients. She would like to touch lives and gain trust in everything she does. She also enjoys helping the public and learning from my patients as well.

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Lee, Assistant

Sarah

Sarah is a Renton native and loves the fact that she gets to serve the community in which she resides. Sarah has worked in the dental field since 2008 and graduated from Lake Washington Technical College in 2012 with her dental hygiene degree. She loves dentistry and helping patients achieve their dental goals. Sarah enjoys getting to know and building trusting relationships with her patients. She realizes that coming to the dentist is not a favorite activity for most people and strives to make their dental visit and cleaning as gentle and comfortable as possible.

Sarah is married with one young son. She enjoys reading, cooking, trying new restaurants, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and exploring the pacific northwest.

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Sarah, Registered Hygienist

Cristal

Cristal was born in Santa Cruz California and moved to Kent Washington with her family when she was 5 years old. She graduated from Auburn Mountain view High and started her career in dentistry after completing her training at Pima Medical Institute. She enjoys working with patients and helping out everywhere around the office. She loves to learn new dental knowledge and is eager to acquire new skills. Meeting people and getting to know them is another reason Cristal loves dentistry.

Outside of work Cristal likes to spend time with her loving parents, three younger sisters and watching movies with friends. She rides and train horses in a precision riding troupe and performs around the state. She also visits Mexico yearly with her family during the summertime.

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Cristal, Assistant

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Steve C Yang, DDS

Renton General Dentistry

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