Meet the Team at Dahlke Orthodontics!

Claudia

Assistant

Helping our patients with their treatment, while we create their new smiles, and getting to know them and their families, are all things I love about my work. The exchanges I have with our patients, whether they’re an adult who wants to share the latest news they heard or read, or talk about their family and hobbies, or a younger patient who wants to fill me in on their latest adventures, are all wonderful. I assist Dr. Dahlke during patient procedures, providing him with the support he needs, but at the same time talking with the patient and making sure they’re comfortable and relaxed.

My husband’s name is Gabriel and I have two children, daughter Alex and son Gabriel Jr. Our home is also shared with Rock and Coco, our family dogs. While I love spending time with my family, I also like venturing out to explore new places and things, like parks and antique shops.

Diane

Scheduling Coordinator

When you come to our practice, I’m the first person you’ll meet.  Meeting new people, and hearing their stories, always fascinates me, and since we care for such a wonderfully diverse group of patients, I’m always learning something new. I schedule patient appointments and help to keep our day running smoothly.

My husband Curt and I have been married for 38 years; we have one daughter, Lacie and one very large cat, Max, who currently weighs 25-pounds! I love riding quads, going camping, and volunteering with the Feed the Hungry program at our church in Puyallup.

Fun Fact - Once you’ve met me you can tell everyone that you’ve met someone who can ride a unicycle!

Lorena

Assistant

I love coming to work knowing that I get to see beautiful smiles every day. Helping out our patients with their treatment allows me to get to know them a little more. I love to listen and learn about their life. I assist the Doctor in each procedure to help achieve a beautiful, healthy smile. My favorite part of working in orthodontics is taking the braces off. It’s so rewarding to see how happy and confident the patient is.

My husband’s name is Roy. Together we have a 4 year old son named Zeke. We love to make memories, travel and explore new places. We love spending time with our family who live in central Washington together we go out hiking, boating, camping anything outdoors!!

Lorie

Financial Coordinator

It’s a great feeling that my work allows me to help patients with their financial arrangements for the orthodontic care they need. Seeing the relief on a parent’s face, when we find a plan that works with their budget, because they know the difference that braces will make in their child’s life, is so rewarding. I answer patients’ questions about their insurance benefits, am our practice's bookkeeper, and file our insurance claims, too. I keep busy, but I’m never too busy for a chat!

I have adult children and several grandchildren, who live in the area, and I love spending time with them, doing my best to attend their soccer, baseball, and basketball games. I also enjoy golfing and traveling, and I bake fabulous bread for some of the local espresso stands. I’ll bet you’ve even tried one of my creations!

Cherie

Orthodontist Assistant

 

Jenny

Treatment Coordinator and Practice Manager

I welcome our new patients to the practice and introduce them to the wonder of orthodontics. I love creating relationships with our patients and their families, watching the transformations that happen as smiles develop, and then seeing the incredibly beautiful smiles once the braces are removed. As our practice manager, I make sure that everything here runs smoothly and that our team has everything they need to make your visit a good one. If you ever have any concerns, please come to me and I’ll find a solution.

My husband, Michael, is serving active duty in the US Air Force. My fur babies, Riley and Remington, are Brittanys and I love their company. I enjoy keeping active and exploring all that Washington has to offer, from hiking to camping, to riding quads at the dunes.

Fun Fact - I love making ice cream cakes for my coworkers birthday celebrations!

Kristina

Marketing Coordinator/Scheduling Coordinator

I started here as a patient in 2015 and knew I wanted to be a part of this team.  Seeing the transformations patients make with Orthodontic treatment is so rewarding.  We are not only creating amazing smiles but happier people at the same time.  I also attend our marketing events in the surrounding communities.  If you see our Dahlke Orthodontics booth be sure to say hi!

My free time is spent with my husband David of 17 years who is retired from the US Army and our 3 teenage kids.  I have 3 dogs Lola Bean, Ms. Pickles Beyonce and Wrigley who have me wrapped around their paws!!  I grew up in Eastern WA, so we travel there to visit family often.  I truly value the friendships I have made with patients and their families and look forward to meeting you!

 

Call Dahlke Orthodontics today and schedule your appointment in DuPont, WA!