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Meet the Team

Dana is a treatment coordinator at Gilbreath Dental in Burien, WA.

Dana - Treatment Coordinator

Began dental career: 1995
Joined the office: 2004
Green River Community College

Dana grew up in two very different locales – Beluga, Alaska, and Austin, Texas. Now here in Seattle, she enjoys helping her patients stay healthy and contributing to the growing practice.

In her off time she likes to camp, garden, fish, cook, and watch her boys play.

Favorite quote:
“If you can’t make it better, you can laugh at it.”
~ Erma Bombeck

 
Pam C is a registered dental hygienist at Gilbreath Dental in Burien, WA.

Pam C, Registered Dental Hygienist

Began dental career: 1999
Joined the office:  1999
Northern Arizona University
Shoreline Dental Hygiene Program

 Pamela ventured to the “lower 48” after growing up in Alaska. She adores her team and loves serving her loyal patients. Pamela especially likes teaching her patients healthy habits, and she loves listening to their stories and learning from them.

 When she’s out and about in the community, she enjoys bumping into patients who stop to say hello.  She gets a kick out of them telling those they’re with things like, “This is my dental hygienist: She helped me become a regular flosser!”

 Outside of the practice, Pamela works with a Guatemalan medical group that provides preventative dental care to small villages. Other interests include music, fitness, travel, and her family.

 Favorite quote:
“Talk about a dream, make it real.”
~ Bruce Springsteen

 

Tildy, Registered Dental Hygienist

Began dental career: 2012
Joined the office:  2015
Pierce College

 Tildy came up to us from way down under: Wollongong (south of Sydney), Australia. Tildy loves meeting new people, making connections, finding common interests, and helping others achieve excellent oral health. But she believes the most significant difference a person can do to improve their oral health is establishing consistent habits at home.

 When she’s not in the office, Tildy enjoys snowboarding, paddle boarding, and gardening. She especially loves when patients share tips and advice on gardening, so bring a few along!

 Favorite quote:
“When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
~ John Lennon

 
Maria is a registered dental assistant at Gilbreath Dental in Burien, WA.

Maria, Dental Assistant

Began dental career: 1983
Joined the office:  2004
X-ray Technician Certification

 Maria began her dental career in 1983 at West Seattle Dental Center working beside her father, a dentist. To this day, she loves interacting with her patients and making their visits as comfortable as possible.

 When not caring for patients, Maria spends time boating, kayaking, and enjoying her family. She’s been married to her husband, Kevin, for 26 years, and they have two grown daughters. Kirsten received a degree in Commercial Aviation from the University of North Dakota, and Ana is a University of Washington graduate pursuing a degree in law.  A pleasant evening at Maria’s house includes walking the family dog, Tess!

 
Jennie is a registered dental assistant at Gilbreath Dental in Burien, WA.

Jennie - Dental Assistant

Began dental career: 1998
Joined the office: May, 2008
Bryman College

 

Jennie’s path to a dental career began when she accompanied her husband to a dentist appointment. The hygienist there began chatting with Jennie and asked her what she did for a living. At the time, Jennie was a waitress exploring her career options. Her husband’s hygienist suggested Jennie should consider becoming a hygienist, and well… the rest, as they say, is history.

Jennie enjoys the many options in today’s dentistry, and takes pleasure in working closely with her            patients to form a treatment plan that’s right for them.

 

 
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Jana - Administration

Began dental career: 1995
Joined the office: 2017

 Jana provides exceptional support to patients so they can experience the dentistry they deserve. An expert in dental insurance, she goes the extra mile to ensure patients receive the maximum from their benefits.  She puts her heart into every task, and patients appreciate her willingness to go to bat for them.

 Jana has been married to her husband, Steve, for 20 years and they love camping, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.

Favorite Quote:
“Slow down and truly see the things that matter most.”

 
 

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Jessica - Registered DentalHygienist

Began dental career: 2009
Joined the office: 2017
Seattle Central College
Highline College

 A talented hygienist, Jessica supports the health goals of our patient family. She loves connecting with her patients and learning about their backgrounds and interests. Jessica finds that reminding patients that they’re in control of their appointments helps put them at ease.

 Jessica and her husband, Evan, stay busy with their two silly boys, Emmett and Logan, and two goofy pups.  Vacations that include amazing food, settings, and people mean a lot to her. Jessica also likes taking in a good movie and practicing yoga when she’s not doing yard work or on a family outing.

 Favorite Quote: 
“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”
- Maya Angelou


 

Danielle - Dental Assistant

Began dental career: 2002
Joined the office: 2018
Associate of Applied Science
Dental Assistant Certificate from Seattle Vocational Institute

 Danielle loves being part of the team at Gilbreath Dental, and she appreciates the passion her colleagues share for our profession. She always puts herself in the patient’s shoes and remembers what it’s like to be there. Danielle brings a fun approach to her position and lives like every day is Friday!

Married with five children and a Husky Doberman, Roscoe, Danielle enjoys a good comedy or action movie. If you haven’t seen Meet Dave, she recommends it. A trip to Bali tops her bucket list, so be sure and let her know if you’ve ever been there!

Favorite Quote:
“Treat people how you want to be treated with kindness!”

 

Lacey - Scheduling Coordinator/Dental Assistant

Began dental career: 2014
Joined the office: 2019
Red Cross Dental Assisting Program

 Lacey supports the Gilbreath Dental team with both clinical and administrative skills. She enjoys meeting new people and learning from their experiences and wisdom. 

 Born and raised in Washington, Lacey finds relaxation in the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys hiking, concerts, and traveling. In fact, dream destinations on her list include Bora Bora and Ireland!

 Favorite Quote:
“Get rich, or die tryin’!”

 

Wally - Everyone’s Friend

 Wally's sweet, mellow nature brings many smiles to our patients. Born in 2016, our favorite labradoodle spends 2-3 days each week in our practice. He usually hangs out in Dr. Gilbreath's personal office or in the front with Lacey and Jana. We plan to train him soon as a therapy dog to accompany anxious patients during treatment.

 When he's not in the office, Wally enjoys long walks around Normandy Park, fetching tennis balls, and swimming in The Cove. He'll also go after anything extra squeaky, give an extra scratch behind his ear, and be your best friend if you share something off your plate!

 Favorite Quote:
“Wally...TREAT!”