Dental Hygienist in Bellevue / Seattle
Aloha! My name is Judy and I have been a licensed, registered dental hygienist for many years. Dr. Jones and I became friends when we met at the University of Washington in Dental Hygiene School.
When Dr. Jones asked me to join her team, I quickly said yes, knowing her patients receive the forefront of proven technology. We have the same philosophy of focusing on comfort and helping you be a full participant in your own dental health care. I love being a hygienist! It feels great helping people be healthy and happy.
I am looking forward to meeting you soon and using my years of experience to enhance your dental experience.
Dental Hygienist / Periodontal Therapist / Myofunctional Therapist / Fresh Breath Specialist / Oral Health Coach
My goal had been to work in the best, most incredible dental office with talented professionals interested in making smiles healthy and beautiful. I have admired Dr. Jones' dentistry from afar for many years, so when the opportunity arose, I jumped at the chance to work with her.
I decided that I wanted to be a "healer" at age 16, and that led to my lifetime commitment to learning and to educating others about how to create and maintain oral health, and how total body wellness starts with a healthy mouth. After becoming a dental hygienist more than 36 years ago, I earned a Dental Auxiliary Teacher Education degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a Master’s degree in Business. I met my future husband on a plane while on my way to a dental course, and the rest, as they say, is history. Two lovely daughters and 27 years later I’m still enjoying Washington State.
Cosmetic dentistry really centers on oral health and wellness, not just appearance. When a patient comes in for a cleaning, I put my detective hat on and look at not only your teeth and gums, but also your airway, muscles, swallowing, chewing and facial symmetry. I look over your medical history for clues about diet, medical issues, pain, sensitivity and systemic illnesses. It all starts in your mouth. I stress prevention, then getting well and staying there. My goal is to be your oral health and wellness coach. I’m your biggest cheerleader!
I really enjoy writing, so when I’m not working, chances are I’m writing my blog - Queen of Dental Hygiene. Blogspot.com; I’m also working on a children’s book about oral health. In my spare time I own and operate Washington Oral Wellness, and specialize in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy which helps people of all ages with swallowing, breathing, noxious habit elimination and oral muscle re-education.
Life’s too short to work all the time so my husband and I love to travel, take long walks and drink his delicious home crafted wine. My goal this year is to take a cooking class or two. I want to be a great cook to compliment his wonderful wine!
Come see me for an incredible oral health and wellness visit. Let’s make you your healthiest best self.
Dental Hygienist in Bellevue / Seattle
I always knew that I wanted a career that would allow me to help people in a meaningful way. I enrolled in a pre-med program and volunteered for hundreds of hours at local hospitals before I realized that it just wasn't clicking. I wanted to do something that would allow me to connect personally with patients that had an immediate tangible result -- where I would really know that my work was making a positive difference for every patient. My sister-in-law was a hygienist, and she inspired me to volunteer at a dental office. I had the opportunity to shadow a hygienist and I just loved it. I received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Central Washington University, completed the 3-year dental hyiene program at NYU College of Dentistry, and began my dream job as a dental hygienist.
I love dental hygiene. I find the work challenging and I'm always learning something new. I enjoy the interaction with patients, but what really motivates me is the act of caring for people, and knowing that the work you have done for them today is going to help them to be healthier. By taking care of their oral health, you can actually change their entire life.
I chose to work with Dr. Jones because of her reputation in the dental industry and the fact that she has achieved more 5-star reviews than any dentist in Washington. I want to feel proud of and believe in the person I work for and the practice I work with, and I have found that in working with Dr. Jones. In the future, I'd like to broaden my knowledge of what we do here and learn more about restorative dentistry as I keep growing my knowledge and skills in oral hygiene as well as learning the newest techniques and technologies for taking care of patients.
I was born and raised here in Bellevue so it's probably no surprise that In my free time, I like staying active and doing things outdoors. Outside of the practice, you'll find me hiking, kiteboarding, rock climbing and spending time with family and friends.
Registered Dental Assistant in Bellevue / Seattle
I love dentistry and the profession. My 22 years of dedication and commitment with many dental organizations have broadened my experiences throughout dentistry. A Seattle native, I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Seattle University and I’m in the process of obtaining my Master’s degree in Biotechnology. Education is important to me, I truly believe in learning about a person’s whole health and well-being.
Outside of academia, I care deeply for my social connections especially with family and friends. I believe that my compassion and gratitude for others is a direct result of my upbringing from my loving Filipino family. My family has supported me through all my life endeavors and because of their continued support, I find myself fortunate to meet many successful people.
Two years ago, I met Dr. Lynn Jones and joined her team. Associates Dr. Yu and Dr. Ilya joined our team a few months later, and have been an integral part with our dental practice. Our team brings a wealth of backgrounds and strengths, encouraging and developing complimentary attributes. I am thankful to be part of a team that helps me thrive as a positive contributing member to dentistry.
Financial Administrator in Bellevue / Seattle
My specialty is helping patients utilize their insurance benefits and financial planning for treatment. I have been in the dental field for 12 years and this has given me the experience to create obtainable treatment plans, combining insurance with out of pocket expenses. Patients leave with an individualized treatment plan in hand so they know exactly what to expect. I have been working for Dr. Jones a year and thoroughly enjoy the high energy, friendly atmosphere the office delivers to patients. I look forward to helping you map out a plan for all your dental needs!
Scheduling Coordinator in Bellevue / Seattle
I joined Dr. Jones' team in May 2016 after more than 15 years in schedule coordination and dental practice administration. Throughout my career I have strived to give every patient the very best customer care and service in helping them to schedule hygiene appointments, regular dental check ups and cosmetic dentistry (if desired) to provide and prolong a healthy, confident smile. I love developing relationships with patients that make every day a joy, and make every patient feel at home while they visit our practice. I love getting to know patients and seeing how their lives unfold one smile at a time.
Outside of work, I enjoy getting out into the great outdoors, and expressing my creative side through sketching and fashion. I especially enjoy sketching my own fashion designs -- so you can see why I love applying my skills and experience at the exclusive dentistry of The Bellevue Collection!
I thoroughly enjoy the positive energy and friendly atmosphere that our practice delivers to patients every day, and Dr. Jones has provided an environment that fosters growth and excellence for my career and for my future. It is an honor for me to work with the best cosmetic dentist and the only accredited female cosmetic dentist in the Northwest.
I look forward to meeting you and to helping you to schedule your dental appointments. Keep smiling!
New Patient Concierge in Bellevue / Seattle
I decided on a career in dentistry because I truly want to help people, and I have a gift for putting even the most nervous person at ease. Having spent a dozen years working my way up in the hospitality industry, I learned to anticipate people's needs before they even know what they need. I wanted to apply my skill set where my contributions made an even greater impact in this world, so I enrolled in an accredited Dental Assisting program, and I was fortunate enough to find employment where I could apply what I am learning while contributing to a team that has earned more 5-star reviews than any dentistry in the state of Washington.
Having only worked in hospitality prior to joining Dr. Jones' team, my skill set is focused on 100% guest satisfaction. I wear a smile all the time to see others smile around me. Dr. Jones allowed me to apply my skills and help me to continue my education in the dental field.
In my free time, I love to cook; all styles of food and every way to cook. It would abe a dream/goal of mine to achieve the status of Iron Chef, however I can settle on holding the title for "Best BBQ Ribs" in the Greater Seattle area -- a title I actually won at the Washington State Sams Club National BBQ cook-off in 2016! I was raised in the South, and I grew up on comfort food and BBQ, so those are my favorite to cook and eat. When I'm not in the kitchen you can find me at the nearest river or lake fishing or in the woods hunting large game.
Patient Communications / Website & Digital Marketing
As a communications professional and an award-winning public speaker, the first thing I noticed about Dr. Jones was how authentically she listens and communicates with everyone she meets.
Her generosity of spirit, positive attitude and atmosphere and vigorous appetite for life, travel and giving make her an inspiration for everyone she meets; I am not immune!
With a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and specializations in Marketing and Public Relations, I'm a professional storyteller, scribe, strategist and producer. I love learning about the ideas and initiatives that people are passionate about and I help them to share their story in a way that sparks broader understanding, interest and engagement. I've lead marketing initiatives for some of the world's largest theme parks, including Walt Disney World, Six Flags and Cedar Point. Like Disney, Dr. Lynn Jones & Associates creates the highest-quality products, services and experiences on a daily basis, and the entire team inspires smiles from every person they touch.
In my free time, I'm a surfer and a setter -- you'll find me snowboarding, running at Green Lake, playing beach volleyball on Alki or learning to kiteboard. I also love cooking, writing, entertaining, appreciating music and the arts and spending time with family.
I am honored to work with the patients and team here, making oral health care and cosmetic dentistry fun for all!