Paula has worked in dentistry for over 42 years. She graduated from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. Her care is unmatched and patient's love her gentle, consistent, kind approach.
''I thoroughly enjoy my profession and contributing to my patients' oral health.''
Juli has worked as a dental hygienist for over 20 years (and seven years as an assistant). She earned her Associate of Applies Science degree from Ferris State University and later graduated from Eastern Washington University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. We couldn't be more excited to have Juli on our team, serving our patients and community with her knowledge and skills. She's one of the best hygienists we've ever worked with and understands how to connect with her patients, helping them maintain and improve their oral health.
''What drives my passion for being a dental hygienist is that it has allowed me to be an active part of taking care of my community, one person at a time.''
Jill earned her CDA (Certified Dental Assistant) at the Northshore Dental Assisting Academy in 2019. She's a huge asset to the Swiftwater Dental team and our community.
''I love water, dogs, and my family. I have a 15 year-old daughter who means the world to me. My mom is my best friend.''
Christy has been in dentistry for more than three decades and understands the ins-and-outs of helping patients not only understand treatment and dental insurance but also feel comfortable and understood. Her leadership is unsurpassed—she helps the office run smoothly in every aspect.
''The best part of my day is knowing that our patients and staff had successful interactions — a great experience — and walked out smiling. When not working, my husband and I enjoy our dogs, family, friends, soccer, entertaining, & traveling.''
Modesta has worked as a dental assistant for over 17 years. She completed the Dental Assistant Program at Clatsop Community College in Astoria, Oregon. Her quiet demeanor and amazing skills help patients feel at ease. To us, she's a rockstar!
''I enjoy being able to treat patients as if they were my own family members.''
Lindsay has worked as a dental assistant for over 20 years. She loves her job and caring for and connecting with people. When not in the office, she connects with people at Tumble Creek Golf Course as the beverage-cart driver. We love her personality and joy for life.
''I truly love what I do!''
NicolePatient Care Coordinator
Nicole has worked in dentistry for 18 years as an assistant, patient care coordinator, and office manager. She attended Bryman College, where she completed her training in Dental Assisting. Nicole cares about people and helping them feel comfortable. She's a huge part of helping our patients feel like family.
''I enjoy nothing more than helping to make others smile.''
Candy has worked as a dental hygienist for over 16 years. She graduated from Central Washington University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. She's an irreplaceable, superb hygienist who cares for her patients like they were family. She's passionate about doing the job right.
Candy's humorous version of the Swiftwater Dental vision statement: ''We care for our patients like family. Now brush your damn teeth.''
AlexFront Office Administrator
Alex is a wonderful addition to our team. She is a powerful learner and quick to help anyone in need.
''I love helping people achieve their dental wellness and enjoy spending time with my boys, doing anything outdoors!''
AlissaFront Office Administrator
Alissa has worked for Dr. Peterson and Swiftwater Dental for over 20 years. She knows everyone in the community — everyone — and is a tremendous asset. She has a caring, no-nonsense approach to doing her job, and we love that!
''I love spending time outdoors with my family and friends.''