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Meet The Team

At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.


Karen is our office administrator. She has been with the practice since 1991, starting as an assistant for Dr. McKay  and then  working for Dr. Kern since 1996. She is the usually the first person you see in our office when you arrive and is known for her warm friendly voice and her ability to make everyone feel like an old friend. You may even see her help assisting in the back as she is a Certified Dental Assistant.  Karen is  married to her husband Chris  and lives in Shelton. They have 2 boys Jakob and Michael, who keep them running with sports and activities. They also have 2 Corgis, 3 cats and several chickens too!!  In her spare time Karen enjoys  volunteering in her community and with the boys activities, being a 4H leader scrapbooking, gardening, and "working" around her pond.


Tammy is our Financial Administrator who has worked for Dr. Kern for 15 years and has worked in dentistry for 22 years. She is the friendly face you see up in the front office, who will assist you with your billing and insurance questions. Tammy is married to her husband Shawn, and they have 2 boys Patrick, and Lucas  and a chocolate lab Molly. Tammy enjoys her involvement in the her boys sporting events and activities and in her lack of spare time enjoys camping, boating, photography and trying to keep up with extended family and friends.


Linda is a Registered Dental Hygienist and has been with the practice since 1984.  Working for Dr Kern since 1996 and previously with Dr. McKay for 12 years. She graduated from the UW.  Linda is very gentle and loves to catch up with all our patients at each appointment. She is now taking care of some of the grandchildren of the patients she first saw 29 years ago and loves to see all the generations! Linda and her husband Gary have a German Shepard named Bella. Gary is a general contractor and lots of his remodels have been to our patients homes. In their spare time they enjoy golfing, snow skiing, gardening, travel and RVing.


Sandy is a Certified Dental Assistant who has been with Dr. Kern since 1998.  She is the assistant you will see chair-side to Dr.Kern when you need to have dental work done. She brings years of experience to help make your appointment time smooth and quick. Sandy has two daughters, Jessica ( Fred), and Kayla. She enjoys spending time with her twin grandsons Austin and Logan. She has 2 cats and a husky named Aurora.


Angie is a Registered Dental Hygienist and has worked with Dr. Kern since 1998.  Prior to working for Dr. Kern she worked in the dental field as an assistant and lab technician before going back to Shoreline College for dental hygiene. Angie is known for her gentle touch and way of relaxing our patients, and her great sense of humor. Angie is married to her husband Dave and they have a daughter Carly and son Devon. In her spare time she enjoys traveling with her family, camping, fishing, quilting and wine tasting.

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