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Meet our Hygienists

Linda D.

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Registered Dental Hygienist

Of the 40 years Linda has spent in dentistry, 29 have been with our office. As a hygienist, she has an opportunity to serve both new patients and longtime friends. Originally from Buffalo, New York, she studied at Erie Community College.

Linda and her husband have two grown daughters, one of whom is a dentist. When she’s not helping patients, Linda enjoys cooking, gardening, traveling, and going to the gym. She also had the opportunity to study cooking in Italy in 2015.

 

Cathy L.

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Dental Hygienist

Cathy has been an important part of our practice for 27 years. In addition to completing dental cleanings for patients, she believes in teaching others how to take better care of their teeth between visits. Cathy received her high school diploma from Wallace High School in Idaho before attending Carroll College in Helena, Montana. Cathy completed her Bachelor of Science in 1983. Since then, she has actively continued to learn and grow as a hygienist.

Cathy and her husband have been married for 30 years and they have two grown sons, both of whom are attending the USAFA in Colorado Springs. In her spare time, she enjoys exercising, cooking, and visiting her boys.

 

Debbie S.

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Dental Hygienist

Debbie has been helping us create clean, beautiful smiles for more than 32 years. She finds an opportunity to learn from all her patients, just as she hopes they learn something from her.

Originally from Virginia, Debbie’s military family moved a lot when she was growing up. Now she’s married and has four children of her own. She loves spending time with them and also enjoys water skiing. Someday she would like to check out Australia’s wine country.

 

Katie B.

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Registered Dental Hygienist

Katie’s dental experience started in 2008 and she joined Renton Dental Arts in 2014. She likes helping patients improve and maintain their oral health so they have lifetimes of smiles. Working one-to-one with patients, Katie provides gentle cleanings. She also offers lots of education, so patients can make healthy decisions for their smiles and health.

When she’s not helping patients, Katie loves time with family, especially her two sisters. She enjoys Pilates, dancing for a small modern dance company in Seattle, and teaching dance.

 

Erika B.

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Registered Dental Hygienist

Erika started working with us in 2013 as a sterilization tech. She attended Clark College and graduated with highest honors and a bachelor’s degree in applied science of dental hygiene. She enjoys spending time with people: helping each improve their oral health with thorough cleanings and patient education.

Erika spends her spare time with her fiancé and their two kitties. They enjoy hiking, nature walks, and being with friends and family.

 

Lauren

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Registered Dental Hygienist

Lauren started her journey in dentistry three years ago as a sterilization tech. From there, she pursued her education at Pierce College until she graduated in June 2019. Since then, she has temped at many offices and during this time, found that Renton Dental Arts felt like her home.

In her spare time, Lauren enjoys adventuring outside, cooking new things, loving on her cat, and most importantly, spending time with those that she loves most.

 

Janelle

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Registered Dental Hygienist

Janelle starting working as a dental assistant in 2001. She later went on and became a Dental hygienist graduating from Yakima Valley Community College in 2009 and later recieved her bachelor's in dental hygiene from Eastern Washington university. Janelle grew up in Renton and has been enjoying her time taking care of patients within community ever since.

In her free time Janelle likes to spend time with family, friends and her two dogs. She also enjoys traveling, working out and pretending like she know how garden.

 

Kristina

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Registered Dental Hygienist

Kristina began her dental career in 1998 as an assistant and pursued her hygiene career in 2005 graduating from Shoreline Community College. After graduating Dental Hygiene School she decided to expand her schooling and was granted her Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene through Eastern Washington University. I grew up in the Kent East Hill area. I'm married with a young son. I enjoy watching my son play sports, snuggling with my 2 Boston Terriers and taking care of the outside critters. I love meeting new people and establishing relationships. I look forward to meeting you and educating you on your dental needs.

 

Kimberlee

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Registered Dental Hygienist

Kimberlee has been a registered dental hygienist for over three years and feels lucky to have found Renton Dental Arts as her new dental home. As a traveling hygienist for over a year, she's helped out many offices and feels that Renton Dental Arts has it all and has been working here since February 2019. Her passion for dentistry shines through as she tries connecting with patients and explaining the necessary steps for achieving optimal oral health.

Kim's first passion in life was music, playing multiple instruments throughout grade school and singing along the way. She chose the Dental Hygiene profession because she heard it was a great career that could support her family role as being a mother. She has two young children and loves taking them outside on her off days. In her free time she also enjoys gardening and cooking with her husband and traveling to new places.

 
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