Meet Our Team

Office Coordinators

Whenever you need to make or reschedule an appointment, pay a bill or ask a question regarding your visit, our office coordinators are ready to help. If you have any concerns about what dental services your insurance will cover, you can talk to us in advance to ensure there are no surprises down the line. We can even discuss payment plans to help you get the care you need as soon as possible.

Barb

Barb

Originally from Tacoma, I now reside in East Renton. I have been working in the dental field since 1990 and joined Dr. Yang’s practice in 2007. I enjoy building personal relationships with our patients and getting to know more about them each time they come in. Assisting patients with their financial arrangements, treatment planning, and scheduling are my specialties.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and 2 children, sipping Starbucks, and cheering for my Seahawks.

Dental Assistants

We will be at your side along with the dentist during your office visit. It is our job to make sure you are comfortable throughout your visit and ensure everything goes smoothly. We fully prepare the room and have everything ready. We also assist during the procedure to ensure your dental work is completed as thoroughly, efficiently, and safely as possible.

Melissa

Melissa

Dentistry is the perfect career for me because I love to learn new things and getting to know people. I graduated from Highline Community College and went to Pima Medial Institute for dental training. I have been working as a dental assistant since 1998 and have been with Dr. Yang’s practice since 2007. Regular dental continuing education courses keep me current with the latest dental technologies and treatments to provide the best care and comfort for our patients. Patients often say that my easy-going attitude makes them feel relaxed and helps them overcome dental anxiety. I often exchange recipes, books, and jokes with my patients as if they were extended family.

At home, I care for my husband and three kids. As for my other passions, I remain active with church, baking, sewing, crafting, and playing in several softball leagues.

Katie

Katie

Born and raised in Renton, I am excited to be back helping patients after a couple of years home raising my boys. I will be entering my 20th year working in dentistry. I am an EFDA state certified and licensed expanded duty dental assistant. I love assisting with the doctor and working hands-on with the patients. My extra assistant training allows me to place dental fillings and to provide the best patient care possible. I look forward to meeting and getting to know all our wonderful patients and continue the office mission on providing the best patient care and service.

Victoria

Victoria

I am excited to be a part of this great team and working with all our great patients. I graduated from Pima Institute in Dental Assistant Program and have extensive experience in customer service. I want to be a dental assistant because I feel I can utilize my customer service experience and a strong desire to work with people to good use. Outside of work I love to spend time with family and friends. I also love to try new foods and find new culinary experiences.

Dental Hygienists

Routine dental cleanings are encouraged for our patients as a way to prevent cavities and optimize overall health. Our dental hygienists are ready to make you feel at ease throughout your stay and to help you achieve glowing, natural smiles.  We will take X-rays, evaluate your teeth and gums, and provide a thorough dental cleaning with homecare instruction.  We can help patients resolve hot and cold sensitivity, tender spots, and/or general dental anxiety so they can feel more comfortable throughout the visit.

Renee

Renee

I knew from a young age that I wanted to make a career in helping people smile. I found dental hygiene to be the perfect path. I graduated with honors from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and a minor in Health Sciences. I joined Dr. Yang’s practice in 2010. I value giving a gentle yet thorough cleaning, and my goal is a comprehensive, holistic approach to maintaining your overall health.

Beyond the office, I am married to my high school sweetheart; we have two boys and a Boston Terrier. During the summer, we spend as much time as possible at our family lake house in Wenatchee.

Claudia

Claudia

Born in Mexico and raised in the Northwest, my husband and I and our 3 pets are happy to now call the Renton/Fairwood area home. I am super excited to be part of the team and I love what I do and take pride in building relationships with my patients. I am attentive to each patient's needs while working hard to earn their trust. Outside of work, I love spending time with family. I enjoy running, cycling and traveling as much as I can. But most of all, I love curling up on the couch with my two pups and one little kitty to watch a movie or cheer on the Hawks.