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 Coco and Fin, our family dogs and our kitty Rey. While I love spending time with my family, I also like venturing out to explore new places and things, like parks and antique shops.
Fun Fact: I am a Veteran
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!
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!
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!
Fun fact: All my dogs have middle names
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!
Fun fact: I have completed the STP (Seattle to Portland) bike race five years in a row.
I assist Dr. Dahlke and my teammates in creating our patients’ beautiful smiles. I enjoy building relationships with our patients and hearing about how their day went while helping them achieve the smile they always wanted. I assist Dr.Dahlke chairside, change wires, put braces on and take them off, provide oral hygiene instructions, and assist with sterilization.
I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking, and road trips. My partner in crime is my dog Luna who is four years old and weighs six pounds. I have two daughters and two granddaughters. Summer is my favorite time of year because I love the sun but fall is the most beautiful time of year because I love the pretty colors of the trees, wearing boots and sweaters.
Fun Fact: I am also a Licensed Massage Therapist
Hi my name is Sami and I am from Arizona!! I love the sun so I’m not sure why I’m in Washington state. I get to work with a bunch of ladies who are old enough to be my mom and I LOVE it. They take care of me and I keep them young!! I LOVE Justin Bieber and am waiting for the day he loves me back!
Fun Fact: I starred in a musical when I was in 3rd grade. I was Candy Cane Jane in Candy Cane Lane.
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