Meet the Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


Becky

Receptionist

We serve an amazing group of people. I love seeing smiling, faces coming through the doors and catching up on each patient’s life. As a family dental office, our space is filled with laughter and smiles from children, teens, adults, and the older members of our community. Each brings a lot of happiness to our office!

I’m a relative newcomer to Ness Family Dentistry, having joined the team in 2016, though I’ve more than 25 years of experience as an orthodontic assistant. I greet patients, check them in, update their records, and schedule visits at times that fit with their busy lives.

I am a long time resident of the Snoqualmie Valley,  I have an adult son and an energetic Australian Cattle dog.  I love cooking, gardening and reading.


Kathryn

Registered Dental Hygienist

I thrive on the trusting relationships I’m able to build with our patients while helping them achieve their dental goals. Each person has unique dental and personal concerns. By really listening, and encouraging them to tell me what they want from a visit, I’m able to deliver oral hygiene care that has them smiling.

I started in the dental field in 1984, in my father’s dental practice, before completing hygiene school. In 1998. I found my home with Ness Family Dental and can’t imagine a more wonderful doctor and coworkers! I work closely with patients, assessing their oral health, taking X-rays, and gently cleaning their teeth. I spend a lot of time teaching patients about dental hygiene and encouraging them to care for their smile’s health.

I’ve been married for more than 30 years and have two adult children as well as a granddaughter. When not working, I love time with my family and enjoy traveling and outdoor activities. I also volunteer and provide dental services with Great Shape! Inc. and Medical Team’s International.


Lori

Registered Dental Hygienist

I love creating relationships with my patients, relationships that often become friendships. I don’t see my patients as patients, I see and care for them as the remarkable individuals each is. By forming a partnership, together we achieve beautifully healthy smiles!

I joined Dr. Ness and my coworkers in 2006, after starting in the field in 1995. This is a welcoming and supportive office and our patients are part of our family! I offer preventive hygiene care, so patients can keep their teeth for life. When needed, I also treat periodontal disease to help people regain their oral health.

My time off is spent with friends and family. I have two teenage daughters and three family cats. My daughters and I enjoy skiing and boating, and love our time together.


Darcy

Registered Dental Assistant

It’s amazing to watch our patients overcome their nervousness as they learn Dr. Ness offers compassionate dental care. I love being part of helping patients relax, making sure they feel comfortable and informed about their care. Seeing a happy smile at the end of a visit makes my day!

I started working in the dental field in 1988 and joined Dr. Ness and our team in 2006. Ours is a positive, supportive office where we really care about our patients’ comfort and wellbeing. I seat patients, prepare them to see Dr. Ness, and assist during procedures.

I was born and raised in Monroe, WA. My daughter is in college and planning on attending dental hygiene school. My son, who’s in high school, plans on becoming a diesel mechanic. Outside of work, I like quilting and knitting, camping, and attending concerts and hockey games.


Linda

Registered Dental Assistant

Our patients are some of the best people in the world! It’s very rewarding to help people achieve their happiest smiles and become their friends in the process. I know some people worry about seeing the dentist: I promise Dr. Ness is very gentle and everyone here cares about your comfort!

I joined Ness Family Dentistry in 2007 and have worked in the field since 1978. This is a wonderful office, with a doctor and team who make patients feel at home. I assist Dr. Ness during dental procedures, acting as a second pair of hands for him and making sure our patient is comfortable.

When not in the office, I love to travel and spend time with my family. I’m married and have two grown children, am a dog lover, and am a proud Washington native.


Peggy

Office Manager

I enjoy meeting and building relationships with people. We genuinely care about our patients and desire to provide them a positive experience and the care they need.  Ultimately, Dr. Ness, our team, and I, want each patient to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile they are proud to share!

I began my career as a dental assistant, then moved to the front office as a receptionist, financial and insurance coordinator, and now I also manage the office.  I help patients with insurance, handle billing, treatment estimates, and create financial agreements so patients get the care they need when they need it.

I helped Dr. Arne Ness open this office in 2005, and am proud to be part of this team.  As the practice has grown together, we have become family.

In my home world, I share my life with my husband of 38 years, and our crazy dog, Pepper. We love spending time with our two wonderful daughters and sons-in-law, and our adorable grandson! I enjoy gardening in small doses, stained glass art, and my workout classes at the gym.

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