Our team is dedicated to preserving and restoring your oral health beautifully. Our dental staff is highly qualified and well-trained. We are capable of providing an exceptional dental experience to our patients. Our team works hard to make sure that your visit runs as smooth as possible and that you receive the utmost in care. We truly enjoy seeing a smile on your face as you leave our office.

Dental Hygienist Lacey

Meet the team working with Austin R. Smith III, DDS. At the core of our dentist office located in Lacey, WA are:

  • Highly qualified dental hygienist group
  • Accomplished dental assistant family
  • Friendly, yet professional front office staff

Donna, a dental hygienist since 1985, has been at our dental office since 1995. While she loves attending to her patients, her spare time is spent with her two grown children and competing on her horse.

Debbie has been with Dr. Smith since 1998, helping the dental practice grow with her extensive knowledge and experience as a dental hygienist. She and her husband, Jamie, have four sons and a daughter-in-law. She loves hiking with her girlfriends and playing golf with her family.

Michelle has been a dental hygienist since 2006. Originally from California, she joined us in 2014. She loves meeting new people and being in the great outdoors. In her free time, she enjoys backpacking and gardening.


Dental Hygienist


Dental Hygienist


Dental Hygienist

Dental Assistant Lacey

The dental assistant team at our Lacey clinic is committed to ensuring that every patient receives:

  • Personalized attention
  • Utmost comfort
  • Outstanding oral healthcare

Tahnya has been a certified dental assistant since 1990. After moving here from Alaska, she joined our dentist office in 2001. She loves spending time with her husband Dan and dog Lola. Her other interests include traveling, camping and golfing.

Suzie is an Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary Assistant, working with us since 2009. She qualified as a dental assistant in 1992. Besides spending her spare time with her family and dog, Luna, she loves to go hiking, traveling and scuba diving.

Katelin is a certified dental assistant who joined our Lacey dentist office in 2016. She is a graduate from South Puget Sound Community College Dental Assisting Program. Hiking to waterfalls and spending time with family and friends is what she loves.


Certified Dental Assistant


Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary Assistant (EFDA)


Certified Dental Assistant

Dentist Office Lacey

Yet another team works hard to ensure that our dentist office in Lacey:

  • Looks neat and professional
  • Runs smoothly
  • Maintains a relaxed ambience

Vicki is the office manager who helped Dr. Smith start the dentist office in 1994. She works here off and on now, while working and volunteering at her children’s school.

Nina has been managing our front office since 2004. She and her husband, John, have two boys. Her spare time goes working in the yard and volunteering at Centennial Elementary.

Charity has been handling our dentist office after completing the Dental Assisting program at SPSCC in June 2014. She loves spending her free time with her children, singing and hiking.

To receive expert services of the dental assistant and dental hygienist at the Lacey clinic of Austin R. Smith III, DDS, call (360) 352-2400.


Office Manager


Front Office


Front Office