Meet Our Team
Our wonderful team at Paramount Dental Center is dedicated to helping you achieve the smile and oral health you’ve always dreamed of. If you are looking for a team that is experienced, compassionate and well-equipped, our team can help your family on the road to oral health today. Give us a call today to learn more or visit our dental practice in Kirkland, Washington.
Operation and Patient Care Coordinator
At Paramount Dental, my goal is to make sure each of our clients is taken care of in all aspects of our office. When your done with your appointments I want you to understand your treatment, the cost of treatment and how insurance will assist you and there be no surprises during the whole process. I have been a part of Paramount Dental Center since 2008; I started as an assistant with Dr. Del Rosario and have moved around the office. You will mostly see my upfront in my office or at the front desk helping the our team out! While I am not at the office, I spend all my free time with my husband, our children and our three dogs. You can also find me over at CrossFit Chateau, in the water on our boat, camping in the mountain, or wine tasting in Woodinville!
As one of the dental hygienists for Paramount Dental Center since 2004, I enjoy being a part of patients’ dental health while having the opportunity to know them on a personal level. I feel it is important to get to know each patient as a person, not just their teeth. Striving to deliver individualized care to help each of our patients get to optimal dental health is a priority for me. Outside of the office, you can find me and my husband, Allen, enjoying life with our three children — Eli, Emmie and Eva — and our huge extended family!
I obtained my Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene in 2003 at Columbia College in TriCities and I have been with Paramount Dental Center since 2011! As a dental hygienist, my goal is to help our patients achieve and maintain an optimal level of oral health. I spend a lot of time educating my patients about treatment needs, prevention, oral health and its effects on systemic health. I take pride in the fact that my treatment philosophy is very individualized and patient driven.
When I’m not at work or in a continuing education classes, I love traveling, running, cycling and bachata salsa dancing. I was born in Seattle but grew up with an Italian background. I stay active and love to explore new adventures.
What I like about my job as a hygienist is being able to help my patients improve their oral health. I believe keeping healthy teeth and gums is an essential part of a healthy life. It feels great to see my patients’ sparkly teeth and happy smiles after their cleanings with me! Every patient is important to me, and my goal is to make sure you are comfortable in my chair during your cleaning. I grew up in Japan and have been in Washington for 15 years. I am blessed to have my wonderful husband and two children. In my free time, I enjoy watching my kids’ sports games, hiking and playing tennis.
I obtained my Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2009 at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and I have been with Paramount Dental Center since January 2017. I take pride in myself for my gentle and thorough touch. I love helping my patients achieve better oral health!
Outside of the office, me and husband, Jason, have an adorable Boston Terrier named Stitch and a baby boy due to arrive early July 2019. I love pineapples and trying new places to eat.
Patient Care Coordinator
I have had a passion for dentistry ever since I started in the field over 20 years ago as a dental assistant. My engagement grew as I started to work at the front desk and begin to help patients in a new way. This led to advancement in my career that took my family to a many states. We have now settled in Washington to be closer to our newest edition to the family, our niece. Being from Florida originally, we love the outdoors and you will usually find us on the water on our paddle boards.
My role in our Kirkland dental office as an Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) allows me to provide our patients with skilled and efficient care. While working chairside with our dentists or one-on-one with a patient, it is my goal to put patients at ease with my gentle demeanor and funny disposition. I’ve worked in the dental field for over 18 years, and I love what I do! I get the pleasure of working with such a great team. It’s always a joy to come to work every day and see their smiling faces. When I’m not at work, I am a mom to two amazing boys, Kian and Landon. We enjoy spending time on the water and in the sun. My hobbies are golfing, traveling, wakeboarding and an occasional triathlon!