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Meet The Dream Team

 

Mel, Clinician

 

My grandfather is a dentist so ever since I was young it always seemed like a good choice for me as well. I have always loved working with kids and babysitting so I decided the best of both worlds is pediatric dentistry. Working with kids is so rewarding! When a child is fearful, I love being able to spend time showing them everything with hopes of them loving coming to dentist in the future! I’ve practically grown up in a dental office so you can tell I love what I do!

 

Fun fact about me: I wrestled for four years!

 

Favorite Quote:   "Start every day with a grateful heart!”

 

Why I love MKD:   I love the amazing team and environment at MKD! We all have one goal here which is to make every child’s experience at the dentist amazing! We work hard to make the dentist’s office a place kids are excited to go to!

 

My favorite flower:   Sunflowers, tulips or roses!

 

My favorite song:   “Die a Happy Man” by Thomas Rhett

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Kaylee, Clinician

 

I have always had a love for children and dentistry. I was a preschool teacher while I attended Smokey Point Dental Institute in 2012. I took a break from dentistry to become a mom of two. Many years later I decided to become a pediatric dental assistant. Getting to share the love for children and dentistry all in one has been a giant blessing for me. Outside of work I love spending time with my family, going camping, fishing and on mini adventures. My family’s favorite place to travel is Disneyland.

 

Fun fact about me:   I was a cheerleader in high school, and captain my senior year.

 

Favorite Quote:   "A person is a person, no matter how small." - Dr.Seuss

 

Why I love MKD:   I fell in love with MKD the moment I walked into the building. The colorful vibe is so uplifting. The team I get to work with every day is amazing. Watching the kids come in with a smile, and leave with a smile makes me know I am at the right place.

 

My favorite flower:   Daisies

 

My favorite song:   “My Best Friend” by Tim Mcgraw

 

 

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LaNay, Clinician

 

I started in dentistry in 2013 and happily switched to pediatric dentistry in 2015.  I love so many things about working in dentistry and I am excited about continuing to learn and grow.  Personally, my crowning glory in life is being a mom.  I was blessed with three children that are all so incredibly different from each other; every day is an adventure that I cherish.  I also love to travel and enjoy excellent food, skiing and hiking

 

Fun fact about me:   I used to hang-glide!

 

Favorite Quote:   “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.”

 

Why I love MKD:   I love the supportive team I get to work with. They bring good energy every day.  Working with children reminds me to imagine a world of endless opportunities.  I love their honesty an openness, always ready to learn and explore.  This wonderful combination makes me happy to work here

 

My favorite flower:   Wisteria on a trellis blowing gently in the wind.

 

My favorite song:   Any Sting song!

 

 

 

Ashley,  Financial Coordinator

 

I have been in the dental field since 2007 and I absolutely love what I do. I love to see the smiles on the faces of patients who had a great experience and are leaving with a healthy smile! Outside of work, I love spending time with my family, cooking, and cheering on my favorite football teams!

 

Fun fact about me:   I LOVE Disney movies! I have seen them all!

 

Favorite Quote:   “Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile.”

 

Why I love MKD:   I love MKD because of the awesome team and environment I get to work in every day. It is very rewarding to be a part of a team who is committed to giving every patient who walks through our doors the best experience possible!

 

My favorite flower:   Peony

 

My favorite song:   "Livin’ on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi

 

 

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Amber, Scheduling Coordinator

 

I am new to the dental field and am really enjoying it. I love working with the families and kiddos that come through the doors at Milestone Kids Dentistry. Outside of work I am a mama to a spunky three year old girl who keeps me on my toes. We love cooking together, snuggling, going on adventures outdoors, spending time with family and laughing as often as possible.

 

Fun fact about me:   I have an extreme fear of frogs!

 

Favorite Quote:  “You gotta dance through the rain to get to the rainbow.”

 

Why I love MKD:   The patients are pretty darn great and the staff here that I get to work with is equally as great. Who wouldn’t want to be here daily?

 

My favorite flower:   Tulips and Gerber Daisies

 

My favorite song:   I don’t have one favorite…I LOVE music but I guess if I had to pick one that I always love jamming and dancing to it would be “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey

 

 

 

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Kyrsten, Scheduling Coordinator

 

I’ve always been interested in the dental field and finished dental school in 2017. I love all things elephants and I have a little girl named Naomi Evelyn! I also work here with a few family members, my sister Ashley and my cousin Mel! It’s amazing to be able to work close with my family and all the awesome coworkers I have here who have become some of my closest friends. BEST JOB I’VE EVER HAD!

 

Fun fact about me:   I’m obsessed with all things elephant.

 

Favorite Quote:  “Show me your friends, I’ll show you your future.”

 

Why I love MKD:   I love MKD because we all have the same goal for our patients; we want to strive to give all the kids that walk through these doors the best dental experience of their lives! We want to make going to the dentist fun! I love every single one of my coworkers and everyone’s positive attitudes helps make my job an awesome place to work!

 

My favorite flower:   Pink Roses

 

My favorite song: “Attention” by Charlie Puth

 

 

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Maddisen, Clinician

 

I finished dental school in 2014. After working at a general office for a couple years, I took a break to be home more with my two crazy boys Ezra and Nixon. Being around kids is what I love most so I figured when it was time to get back to working, a pediatric office would be the best fit for me. I’ve never loved a job so much! Outside of work, I love spending time with my family, going on road trips (our favorite small getaway is Oregon) and of course going to Target!

 

Fun fact about me:   I did gymnastics for 12 years!

 

Favorite Quote:  “Happiness is a state of mind. It’s just according to the way you look at things” -Walt Disney

 

Why I love MKD:   Everything about MKD is positive and rewarding. I get to work with an amazing team, in an amazing office, while making every child’s experience at the dentist fun and exciting.

 

My favorite flower:   Sunflower

 

My favorite song: “Santeria” by Sublime

 

 

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Melissa, Clinician

 

I started my career in dentistry in 2014 and the journey has been so humbling. For many years I worked with the sick and elderly. I would never imagine that I would be working with children, but I have to say that I absolutely LOVE IT! I have a wonderful husband and together we have a pet cat who goes by “Bill”. I enjoy long hikes with my husband, traveling to Mt. Rainier, spending time with our families, fishing, camping, swimming, target shooting and long truck rides with the country music blasting.

 

Fun fact about me:   I can fit 56 grapes in my mouth.

 

Favorite Quote:   “A person’s a person, no matter how small.” – Dr. Seuss

 

Why I love MKD Words cannot describe the feeling of joy after seeing the smiles on our patient’s faces after a great dental experience. Milestone Kids Dentistry has created so many wonderful opportunities for me. I have grown as a person and as a dental assistant. I love our patients and look forward to spending time with them every day.

 

My favorite flower:  Peonies

 

My favorite song:   "Farmer’s Daughter" by Rodney Atkins

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Lacey, Scheduling Coordinator

 

I am homegrown in Lake Stevens, WA. As a lover of all things outdoors, I spend my downtime hiking, camping, gardening and riding dirt bikes. I am an avid animal lover, I have three dogs who I have rescued over the course of 10 years. I love all things vintage and collect vinyl records.

 

Fun fact about me:    I have 10 nephews and nieces and my favorite thing in the world is to be an auntie!

 

Favorite Quote:   “If the music is good, you dance!”

 

Why I love MKD The feeling you get when you wake up each day to help take care of small kids brings me a fierce sense of pride and happiness. I couldn’t do that without MKD. MKD works hard, plays hard and loves all of their patients!

 

My favorite flower:  Orchid

 

My favorite song:   "Lovely Day" by Bill Withers

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