I really enjoy helping people learn how to help themselves when it comes to cleaning their teeth. Something that sets this office apart is how carefully and expertly we guide patients toward adopting habits of oral hygiene that will keep them healthy and preserve their teeth. I’ve worked in periodontics for decades and have been able to see our field progress and change – I still learn something new every day!
I have two children and two grandchildren all of whom live in the Seattle area. I love getting together with them on the weekend for family time at the beach or walking in the woods. My grandchildren especially enjoy teaching me about technology:)
I grew up in Porto Alegre, Brazil and was educated as a dentist there. Later, I moved to Israel, where I met my husband and practiced dentistry (mostly pediatric patients) for nine years. I'm happy to be working in the United States as a surgical assistant to Dr. Massoth where I enjoy working with our older patients, who seem especially committed to homecare and improving their oral health. I also appreciate the opportunity to assist with, and learn about, periodontal surgery from someone with Dr. Massoth's expertise.
When not working I enjoy traveling, exploring the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, and spending time with my family and friends.
With over 25 years of experience in general dentistry it has been an exciting change to join an office specializing in periodontics. Contributing to an office where patients feel cared for and confident in their treatment is very rewarding. I believe every patient should understand their treatment options, financial costs, and the benefits of treatment. I love meeting new people and look forward to learning with our patients the wonderful options that are available to create and sustain healthy mouths.
A Seattle native, I live near Brier with my husband, 2 dogs, 2 goats, and 8 chickens.
I was drawn to dentistry because of how important the work is and the fact that my sister is in dental assisting school. Since starting here I have learned so much -I had no idea there was so much “going on” beneath the gums! I enjoy seeing how much happier people are at the end of their treatment. The patients are really friendly and I look forward to getting to know each and every one. In addition to scheduling visits, I handle our phones, check patients in and out, verify their insurance, and collect co-pays.
When not at work I enjoy spending time with my family and our new Great Dane puppy. I also like to read, to paint with acrylics and oil, and hiking.
Registered Dental Hygienist
As your periodontial hygienist, my goal is to provide for your optimal oral health by using the appropriate tools, techniques, and treatment. I really enjoy connecting with each patient, meeting them where they are, and helping them meet their objectives.
I grew up in Idaho, but have lived in the Seattle area for over 13 years. In my spare time, I enjoy painting, sewing, reading, and gardening.
I'm happy to be a part of this great team, doing bookkeeping and other behind-the-scenes tasks. When not helping out at Dr. Massoth's office, I can usually be found in the company of, or training, dogs.