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Dental Professionals in Covington, WA


Janet at Covington Family Dental

Janet, RDH, BS: Registered Dental Hygienist

My name is Janet and I am dedicated to assisting and educating you towards achieving optimum oral health. My dental adventure began working after school for a pediatric dentist learning chair side assisting as well as front office duties.

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This early passion in dentistry encouraged me to pursue a dental education, whereas I received my Associate Dental Hygiene degree from Pierce College and my Bachelor of Dental Hygiene Science degree from Eastern Washington University. I thoroughly love my career as a dental hygienist! My patients become members of my dental family as I learn about their lives, families, careers and adventures. Since graduating, I am a proud member of both the Washington State Dental Hygienists' Association and the American Dental Hygienists' Association. I continually attend dental courses, both local and afar to ensure I offer my patients the most up to date information in oral health care management. In addition, I have the amazing opportunity to travel to Guatemala on dental mission trips with the WIND organization and bring dental resources to people in need. Also, I am a graduate of the Comprehensive Introductory Course to Orofacial Myotherapy. I am always interested to share my knowledge regarding developmental anatomy/physiology and the relationship to dental, speech, breathing, oral habits and the interaction of the orofacial complex from birth.

I have greatly enjoyed my career and position as a dental hygienist at Covington Family Dental since 1995, first for Dr. Ken Russell followed by Dr. Kyle Blair (Dr. Russell's nephew). In my personal time, I enjoy distance running, cycling, hiking along with gardening, travel and active adventures. I keep very busy with family time, which includes my husband, married children and grandchildren.
Alina at Covington Family Dental

Alina, RDH: Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi, I'm Alina and my goal is to serve you with optimum care & comfort! My love for dentistry began as a dental assistant, and led me to continue my education in dental hygiene from Lake Washington Technical Institute in Kirkland, Washington.

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I am passionate about providing the highest standard of care and promoting oral health. Helping you achieve your perfect smile is the best part of my job! When not helping patients, I enjoy spending time with my husband, David, my daughter Everly (2020), and Pomeranian, Stella. We love to travel, and spend our free time outdoors camping, biking, and snowboarding.
Lindsey at Covington Family Dental

Lindsey, RDH, BS, MBA: Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi! I'm Lindsey and I am excited to support you in attaining your most confident smile as well as optimum oral health. I have been with Covington Family Dental since 2001.

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I completed my Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana before completing my Dental Hygiene degree from Pierce College in Tacoma, Washington. I am proud to be a dental hygienist. I attend continuing education courses in order to treat my patients with the highest standard of care. I am an active member of my dental hygiene associations, whereas I am currently serving as Secretary for the Washington State Dental Hygienists' Association. In my time away from the office, I enjoy training for marathons, hiking, camping, cooking as well as spending time with my family. I look forward to meeting you and sharing my enthusiasm for oral health!

Whitney at Covington Family Dental

Whitney, RDH, BS: Registered Dental Hygienist

Your oral health and comfort is my passion!

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I have been in the dental profession since 2007 and a hygienist since 2015. Outside of dentistry, my family and I enjoy spending time outdoors.
Janel at Covington Family Dental

Janel, RDA, BS: Registered Dental Hygienist

Hello! My name is Janel and I'm excited to learn about your dental needs and help you achieve your goals. I first encountered dentistry as an orthodontic lab assistant at age 16. I was able to work after school learning how to fabricate retainers. This ignited a passion for dentistry in me and I was hooked!

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Later, while raising my children I was fortunate enough to work as an Instructional Assistant for children with special needs. This instilled my love for teaching and reinforced the compassion and understanding when helping individuals and their unique needs.

Dentistry has been a lifelong dream and I decided to become a hygienist to combine my life experience with my passion. I completed my Dental Hygiene degree from Pierce College in Ft. Steilacoom, Wa in 2015. Each year I attend continuing education courses and am a member of the national and local hygiene associations. This provides me opportunities to stay abreast of the highest standard of care for my patients. I love talking about teeth, gums, oral health, and each person's individual needs.

Outside of the office, I spend time with my husband, two kids and two crazy dogs. You can primarily find us in the great outdoors.
Tammy at Covington Family Dental

Tammy, Office Staff: Front Desk

Hi, my name is Tammy and I work at the front desk. I am usually the first and last smile you see when you visit our office!

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I was fortunate to have a wonderful family friend that was a dentist when I was a child who taught me how personally rewarding it is to help people to not only be comfortable, but enjoy their visit to the dentist. I'm able to do that here. We have a terrific team atmosphere. We all strive to give our best to each person we encounter. When I'm not here at the office I love spending time with my family. There's nothing like having the kids and grandkids over to the house for mealtime with myself and my husband. I also enjoy camping and the water, whether it is time on the lake in my husband's jet boat or splashing around in the beach waves. I am lucky enough to live here in the great Pacific Northwest where I can enjoy the outdoors. I look forward to seeing you here in the office!

Makayla at Covington Family Dental

Makayla, Office Staff: Front Desk

Hello! My name is Makayla. I will be the first to greet you as you walk through our door. I used to be a Dental Assistant, but quickly learned that I love being in the front office.

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When not at work, I'm spending time with my high school sweetheart (Ari) and our fur babies. We like to go "glamping" out in Tahuya, ride dirt bikes, and go swimming. My goal is to help make you feel like part of the family and leave with a smile.
Jill at Covington Family Dental

Jill, RDA: Registered Dental Assistant

I have been a Registered Dental Assistant since 1998. Born and raised here in the Pacific Northwest, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two boys.

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We love to hike, travel, and spend time exploring the outdoors with our three dogs. As an assistant, I strive to ensure that patients feel comfortable and at ease during their dental visits. I believe that going to work holds something new and is an opportunity to make sure our patients feel comfortable and leave happy.
Janet at Covington Family Dental

Janet, RDA: Registered Dental Assistant

I have been a registered dental assistant since 1994. Born in California, but raised in Seattle, I enjoy spending time with my family and my Shih Tzu, Emma.

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I am very active in my church and love to hike. My goal as your dental assistant is to make your visit as comfortable as possible while creating beautiful smiles!


Morgan at Covington Family Dental

Morgan, Office Staff: Sterilization Technician

Hello! My name is Morgan, and I am a Sterilization Technician. I am new to the dental field but am currently working towards becoming a Dental Hygienist. When I'm not at the office I enjoy working out, spending time with friends and family, and traveling.
Kristi at Covington Family Dental

Kristi, Office Staff: Billing and Insurance

My career in dentistry began in 1992. I enjoy all aspects of working the front office, such as scheduling appointments, researching & billing dental insurance carriers. If you have any questions about your dental insurance coverage I will do my best to get the answers you need.

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When away from my "work" family, I enjoy camping, gardening, and traveling. Above all, the time spent with my husband & my 2 daughters is what makes me the happiest.


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LOCATION
17121 SE 270th Place
Covington, WA 98042-5431


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