Meet the Dental Staff

Meet the Dental Staff

The Staff At North Seattle Dental

It takes a team. And our dental staff of superheroes makes a big difference in the care we offer our patients every day! Their care is a reflection of their enthusiasm and commitment to the well being of our patients. And they’re a big reason why our patients keep coming back to North Seattle Dental and referring their friends and family to us.

Dental Hygienists



Dental Hygienist

About Barb

Barb is a dental hygienist extraordinaire who truly loves her work and her patients. Once this Massachusetts native graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene she came to North Seattle Dental and never looked back. Thirty five years later she’s still delivering the same great oral health care to her patients! During her time at North Seattle Dental, Barb has seen plenty and would have many funny stories to share. But she won’t tell you any, so your secret is always safe with Barb! When she’s not caring for her patients, Barb enjoys Zumba, taking walks and cherishes time with her family and friends. Need to bust out a dance move? Barb might be able to help! She was once a certified aerobics instructor. Learn more about Barb!



Dental Hygienist

About Patty

This one-time Las Vegas dancer left the bright lights of showbiz for dentistry. And our patients and staff can’t thank her enough! Patty is another one of our all-star dental hygienists who helps keep our patients smiling. Learn more about Patty!


Dental Assistants



Dr. Pickel’s Dental Assistant

About Emily

This Edmonds native lives by the mantra that it’s always easier to be kind and that being happy is better than being right. When it comes to being a dental assistant, she brings a go-getter attitude and believes that “life is 10% of what happens to you, 90% of how you respond.” Her favorite book is “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith, which might explain her tenacity and her ability to try and make the best out of any difficult situation.
When she’s not helping her dental patients at North Seattle Dental, Emily enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and playing in the outdoors. And where does she like to vacation? Emily says it’s any place with a beach…sounds like she knows what winter is like in Seattle! If you happen to have something to say, you might be in luck. Her super power is listening, something like an acute “spidey sense” to eavesdropping! Learn more about Emily!



Dr. Pickel’s Dental Assistant

About Gwen

What makes for a good dental assistant? Someone who is a people person, a good listener, and offers plenty of compassion. That’s why Gwen is great. She provides our patients with all of these qualities, along with exceptional dental expertise and a sense of humor to boot. Learn more about Gwen!

Meet Dental Assistant Brenda


Dr. Worstman's Dental Assistant

About Brenda

Originally from  Wenatchee, Brenda is a self-certified multi-tasker who loves conversing with her patients, and getting to know them, while offering exceptional dental care. She brings her sunny disposition to our practice,  and works hard for the "smiles".  Learn more about Brenda!


Cris at North Seattle Dental


Business Manager

About Chris

Cris began working with North Seattle Dental after graduating form Shoreline CC in 1977. She started her career as a chairside assistant, and has been our business manager since 1980. She enjoys spending time with her family.



Office Manager

About Lisa

Helping the North Seattle Dental practice moving smoothly and keeping patients happy is what Lisa does best. And she’s been doing it for over 14 years! During that time, it’s never been a dull moment between the patients she meets and the interesting dental stories she hears, like the patient, who came into the office experiencing sore gums…only to find that they had a Christmas bulb hanger stuck between their teeth. But it’s no joke that North Seattle Dental and its patients are in good hands with Lisa, who says that her greatest satisfaction of her job is “having the opportunity to meet and take care of such great people.” When she’s not at work, Lisa enjoys snowmobiling, camping, hiking, spending time with her family and also enjoys jewelry making (need some earings?). A Pacific Northwest original, Lisa is just as comfortable getting dressed up for a night on the town with her hubby as she is exploring the back country on her Polaris snowmobile. Learn more about Lisa!



Customer Service Specialist

About Lynn

The moment you come through the front door, you’ll be greeted with a big smile. As the first contact for North Seattle Dental, Lynn takes pride in making sure that everyone feels comfortable and welcomed. A certified “people person”, this Seattle native loves meeting patients and getting to know them. After working as an orthodontic assistant for many years, Lynn finds working on the front-line (customer service) to be her dream-job, as it’s both rewarding and keeps her on her toes. When she talks about North Seattle, she’s quick to point out that the staff is very caring, friendly and offers the best dental care possible. When she’s not busy helping patients, you’re apt to catch Lynn at an opera, walking through museums (she also volunteers at SAM!), doing a little Tai-Chi and hassling her two cats. A lover of 50’s fashions, Lynn is always on the look-out for the perfect cat-eye glasses. (Secretly, she would love to be on project runway.) Learn more about Lynn!


Scheduling Coordinator

About Jareese

When you schedule your next appointment with us, you’ll be talking to Jareese. She’s our new scheduling coordinator. Jareese moved to the sunny Pacific NW from Hawaii, and we’re happy to have her as part of our team of super heroes, who make a big difference in the care of our patients every day.
Learn more about Jareese!

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