Meet the Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

 
Team
 
Jill

Jill

Office Manager

As our office manager, I am responsible for treatment planning, insurance coordination, patient accounts, and specialist referral coordination. I enjoy working closely with our patients to help them complete their needed or desired dental care in a manner that suites their financial means and achieves their goals. I strive to live each and every day to the fullest whether I am at home or on the job. I enjoy spending my time outside of the office with my spouse and children along with their extended families. We treasure camping, playing sand volleyball, game nights, or just plain hanging out together. I can also be found on the soccer field or at fun-filled events with my very special circle of life-long soccer friends and their families.

 
Deena

Deena

Front Office

I originally started working for Dr. Tanner in 1998, taking care of the phones, scheduling appointments, and managing the office flow. I worked with him for over six years and left to do the same type of job, but in the medical field. While I learned a lot, I really missed the team and Dr. Tanner, so I returned to work for him in 2010. I love working with our great patients and team. We work hard, but at the same time have fun and enjoy what we are doing. We strive to make our patients dental experience a positive and welcoming one. I was born and raised here in the Pacific Northwest. I love reading, working in our yard, walking my sweet dog, Dottie, every day, and spending time with my husband and son. 

 
Jennifer

Jennifer

Dental Assistant

I love assisting Dr. Tanner with patient care, and helping each person receive great oral health. I feel so fortunate to work with an amazing team, where I meet interesting people and have the opportunity to use my interpersonal skills to make patients feel comfortable during their visits. It’s a great feeling to know that each person in Dr. Tanner’s office brings their best each and every day with the collective goal of providing the highest quality dental service possible. Most of my time outside of work is spent with my husband and three little boys taking part in anything sports related, watching movies, and socializing with friends. I also enjoy traveling, exercising, and volunteering at my sons’ schools.

 
Kelli

Kelli

Dental Assistant

I assist Dr. Tanner in all restorative work, perform cleanings for children, and help our hygienists and front office staff when needed. I love the women I work with and getting to know our wonderful patients. We have built a comfortable, family atmosphere where each person works for the whole team and not themselves. Plus, we all have a great sense of humor! I am happily married and together we love to travel, spend time with friends and family, and go to Seahawks games. I am also an avid dog lover and general humanitarian who loves getting involved in local and national charities.

 
Jodi

Jodi

Dental Hygienist

I enjoy being a part of this dental team, and I love spending time with our patients, getting to know them, and helping them take care of their smiles. I have worked in this office for over 18 years now! Dr. Tanner and the team are fun people to be around, but at the same time, they are all very knowledgeable and experienced. I enjoy working with our patients, and making sure that they receive the best care possible for lifelong dental health. At home, I am married with five children who keep us very busy with their sports and recreational activities!

 
Colleen

Colleen

Dental Hygienist

I enjoy forming positive relationships with my patients and developing trust while contributing to the improvement and maintenance of their oral health. As a dental hygienist, I help my patients manage their oral health through cleanings and exams, nutritional counseling, and preventive services like fluoride and sealant application. I also work alongside my team to create a positive experience for our patients. Each team member has a positive attitude and good team work which makes the office run smoothly. When I’m not in the office, I enjoy sailing with my parents and spending time with family and friends.  I love attending Seahawk games, snowboarding, campfires, and playing poker.

 
Elena

Elena

Dental Hygienist

I began my career in 1996 as a dental assistant, and after continuing my education, I became a dental hygienist in 2005. My patients’ oral health is my number-one priority; I take their needs and goals very seriously. I enjoy working with people on an individual basis, learning new things about them, and providing them with the best possible care. I feel fortunate to work with such great people who are highly professional and ethical. Dr. Tanner has a trustworthy quality and the ability to do incredible work. I am a loving mother of three beautiful children, a dog, and a cat. I love to travel, spend time outdoors, and stay active.

 
Mariko

Mariko

Dental Hygienist

In order to ensure my patients achieve and maintain ideal oral health, I provide comprehensive cleanings, oral hygiene instruction, nutritional counseling, and take X-rays. I love getting to know each patient on an individual basis while providing them with quality and comfortable care. Another great thing about my job is the incredible people with whom I get to work. My team is extremely easy and fun to work with. There is never a dull moment throughout the day! Outside of work, my husband and I enjoy traveling, spending time with family, volunteering within our community, and spending time in the sun (when we have it)!