Michelle completed the dental assisting program at South Puget Sound Community College and, in 1994, began her career at Cooper Moss Advanced Dentistry. After ten years as a dental assistant, she transitioned to the front office. Michelle has always had a special gift in connecting with our patients and quickly adapted those skills to working with patients in scheduling their appointments, in making financial arrangements, and in helping them maximize their insurance benefits.
Michelle has taken full advantage of continuing education opportunities and learning from her co-workers. She has developed a broad expertise in all areas of dental office administration. In 2011, Michelle was promoted to office administrator.
In addition to her regular duties, Michelle has taken on a high level of supervision over major advances in the office, including: 1) the transition to electronic health records; 2) a remodel of the office in 2013; and most recently, 3) the transition to Dentrix, our new dental management software.
Michelle describes herself as a “huge”; Mariners fan and enjoys spending time with her family, particularly outdoors.