Our Dental Team in Bellevue
BA, MBA, Office Manager
I grew up right here in Bellevue and went to Newport High School.
I then graduated from the University of the Pacific in CA in 2001
with a degree in accounting. After working in an accounting firm in
Cupertino, CA for a few years I moved back to Washington and got a
degree in MBA from the City University of Seattle in Bellevue.
I am in dentistry because of Dr. Chen! I love meeting new
patients and I always enjoy helping them with their scheduling and
administrative needs. It is truly an honor to be able to assist many
people while at the same time making new friends.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my kids and reading.
I also enjoy cooking and watching movies while I have time.
BS, Registered Dental Hygienist
I am originally from the beautiful island of Guam. In 2005, I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Guam. My passion for helping others and desire to promote health and wellness inspired me to change my career field and pursue dental hygiene. I moved to Washington in 2008 and graduated with honors from Columbia Basin College in 2011. Right after graduation I joined Dr. Chen's hygiene team. I thrive on learning, and in my quest to bring my patients the best dental care, I continue to pursue continuing education courses to enrich my knowledge and improve my skills.
I am dedicated to providing excellent care and believe the scope of my profession goes beyond cleaning teeth. I feel it is also about establishing trusting relationships, educating and empowering patients to value their oral health to improve their overall quality of life.
During my spare time I enjoy working out, hiking, snowboarding and being a foodie with my husband, Johnny.
Jodie, BS, Registered Dental Hygienist
I am originally from Saigon, Vietnam and have
been in the Pacific Northwest for over seven years. I attended Portland Community College in Oregon where I earned my Associate Degree
in Science and Certificate in Dental Assisting in 2009. I continued
my studies at Pacific University in Hillsboro, Oregon graduating in
2012 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. I moved to
Seattle in early 2013 and joined Dr. Chen's hygiene team shortly
thereafter. Prior to this, I practiced Dental Assisting for four
Patient-centered care is most important to me. I believe in
maintaining excellent rapport with patients. I want all my patients
to feel that a visit to the dentist can be a positive and enjoyable
spare time, I enjoy cooking, reading, and traveling. I also
volunteer for Medical Teams International's dental van occasionally
throughout Washington. I consider serving the uninsured and
underserved population as a mission of my hygiene career as well as
a way to give back to the community.
Katrina, Lead Certified Dental Assistant, Office Assistant
I was born and raised in Northern California in
the East Bay for
ten years then moved to
WA in 2002.
Community College in 2010
for a year and a half after high school until I discovered what I
wanted to further my education in.
Then in September of 2012 I attended
College, a year long program for dental
assisting, where I found my passion in dentistry.
Then in August of 2013, I graduated with a certificate as a
certified and registered dental assistant. I chose my path in
dentistry because I love the esthetics of teeth and making people
feel comfortable during each dental visit by getting to know them on
a deeper level. Also, I
like knowing that I was able to make a difference in their dental
On my spare time I enjoy spending time with my
friends and family members, reading, watching movies, and exploring
new places and different cuisines.
Ellie, Registered Dental Assistant
My name is Ellie. I have been a dental assistant in this
office since 2016. I love what I do and look forward to coming
to work each and every day.
Prior to receiving my dental assistant degree, I obtained my
bachelors degree in nursing from University of Isfahan, Iran, where
I served as a surgical nurse at the hospital for a few years.
I feel very privileged to work side by side with Dr. Chen and be
part of such a wonderufl and supportive dental team which goals are
to provide our patients with beautiful and healthy smiles. My
goal as a dental assistant is to make sure that every patient who
comes into our dental office feels very comfortable and is provided
with an exceptional dental experience.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and
friends. I love cooking, hiking, trying new and interesting
restaurants, going to movies and traveling.
Norma, Certified Dental Assistant
Hello my name is Norma! I was born and raised
in Seattle, and currently reside in the Auburn area. While in high
school, I discovered my passion for the dental field. I attended
"Occupational Skills Center" and was able to learn the aspects of
dentistry and helping patients. Then, in 2009 I graduated from
Renton Technical College as a DANB certified dental assistant. I
have been in the dental field for 11 years and enjoy the interaction
I get with each patient and getting to know them!
I enjoy working alongside Dr. Chen because of
his gentle care and concern for every patient. We always put the
patient and their concerns as top priority.
Outside of my dental assisting life I enjoy
spending my time with my loving husband and our fur babies Roxy
(dog), Garfield (cat), and Dory (cat). I also enjoy painting, and
going on road trips.
Sarah, AAS, Registered Dental Hygienist
I was born and raised here in the Pacific
Northwest. I graduated from
Bellevue College with my Associates of Arts and Sciences in 2009;
while working towards my associates degree and completing
pre-requisite classes for the Dental Hygiene program I worked as a
Sterilization Tech and Hygiene Assistant.
This gave me a good background for what it was like to work
in a dental office and helped prepare me for Hygiene school.
In 2012 I graduated with honors from Lake Washington
Institute of Technology with my Associates of Arts in Dental
Helping my patients feel comfortable in the
dental chair is one of my top priorities, along with helping them
achieve their oral health and smile goals are some of my favorite
aspects of my profession.
Overall health can start with a healthy mouth, so If I can
help start a positive trend for a patient, this makes me happy.
When I'm not at work you will likely find me
with family and friends.
My husband and I have two young kids who keep us very busy.
I also love to cook, take cooking classes, read, and enjoy