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Kern Family Dental
Stephen B. Kern, DMD
Family Dental for the Olympia and Lacey areas.

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.


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.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Kristine is our full time hygienist that joined our practice February 2017, she had previously worked for us before she had her boys!  She is a wonderful clinician and warm personality to have back to our practice. She will take the time to answer your questions and explain your dental needs to you at your appointment while you see her for your hygiene.  Kristine and her husband Travis have 3 sons, Braden, Hudson and Carson. She keeps busy with the boys and their activities and a huge garden that she loves to share!


Registered Dental Assistant

Sue is our Dental Assistant that joined our practice December 2016.  She is usually the first face you will meet on your first appointment with her chipper voice and cute smile!  She had been in dentistry for over 40 years! Sue lives in Shelton with her husband and loves to spend time outdoors gardening and with her grandson.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Noe is one or our Hygienist, you will usually find her working on Mondays but she also helps out when Kristine or Angie may be off also. We love that Noe has come back to work for us, she used to many years ago and is patients are happy to see her back and realize how long they have been with our practice. Noe lives in Olympia with her husband Kevin and they have a grown son Jacob who lives in CA.  You will feel right at ease when you see Noe, she is very thorough and gentle and  will answer any questions you may have about your dental needs.


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