Meet Our Team
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.
Vicki, Office Manager
Vicki helped Dr. Smith start his private practice in 1994 and has worked in the office on and off since then. She enjoys spending time with her family, doing small jobs for the office, and working and volunteering at her children’s school.
Nina, Front Office
Nina moved to Olympia in 1990. She has been in dentistry for 21 years and has worked for Dr. Smith since 2004. Her and her husband of 23 years, John, have two boys, 20 & 16. In her spare time she loves working in the yard and volunteering at Centennial Elementary. Being with kids is her joy.
Charity, Front Office
Charity is originally from Leavenworth and moved to Olympia in 2003. She completed the Dental Assisting program at SPSCC in June 2014 and has been with our office ever since. She is very thankful that she has found her dream job! In her spare time she loves spending time with her two teenage children, hiking and singing.
Tahnya, Certified Dental Assistant
Tahnya has been a dental assistant since 1990 and has worked for Dr. Smith since 2001 after moving to the area from Alaska. She enjoys traveling, golfing, camping and spending time with her husband Dan and dog Lola.
Suzie, Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary Assistant (EFDA)
Suzie became a dental assistant in 1992 and has been with Dr. Smith since 2009. She enjoys hiking, traveling, scuba diving and spending time with her family and dog Luna.
Katelin, Certified Dental Assistant
Katelin is an original from Olympia. She is a graduate of Tumwater High School and most recently from South Puget Sound Community College Dental Assisting Program. Katelin has worked for Dr’s Smith and Johnston since 2016. She enjoys hiking to waterfalls and spending time with family and friends.
Donna, Dental Hygienist
Donna has been a hygienist since 1985 and has worked for Dr. Smith since 1995. She still loves her work and all the wonderful patients she has. In her spare time she competes on her horse and loves spending time with her two grown children. This year she will become a Grandma!
Debbie, Dental Hygienist
Debbie moved to Olympia in 1996 from Eagle River, Alaska. She has been a hygienist for 31 years and in the dental field for 35 years! Debbie has worked for Dr. Smith since 1998. She has been married to her husband Jamie for 30 years and they have four fine young men and a daughter in law. She loves playing golf with her family and hiking with her girlfriends.
Mandy, Dental Hygienist
Mandy has been a dental hygienist for 17 years. She has been with Dr. Smith for the past 9 years. Mandy graduated from Olympia High School and went on to the Brigham Young University for a bachelor’s degree. She also received her dental hygiene degree in Texas.
Mandy met her husband while at BYU, and they have been married for 14 years. They have 4 boys, and one tough little girl. Mandy stays at home with her brood, but does sneak away one day a week to work, which she likes to call her “vacation” day.
When asked what is your favorite thing about being a hygienist? Mandy’s reply is, “I love it so much, I’d probably do it for free, but then I do have 5 kids to put through college. Really, I have always loved to clean anything. I have 4 brothers and I used to clean and organize their rooms growing up. I do love all the people I get to meet. From my co-workers to my patients, everyone has a story that is unique and special, and it’s a privilege to get to know them.”
Michelle, Dental Hygienist
Michelle has been a hygienist since 2006 and with Dr. Smith since 2014. She is a California transplant but considers Washington her forever home. In her spare time she enjoys backpacking, gardening and being in the great outdoors. She loves meeting new people and is thankful that her job allows her to do that on a daily basis.