Team

 

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Dr. Jade K. Kim DDS

Dr. Kim was born in South Korea and came to the United States to study abroad in 1991. Although she originally planned to be a chemist, her interest in the healthcare field led her to become a dentist. She lives in Seattle with her family. Her husband works at the University of Washington and Children’s Hospital. Her two rambunctious boys and one precocious girl make sure that she is constantly busy. Dr. Kim feels that balance is important in life. When she can find the time, she enjoys running and oil painting. [Dr. Kim’s Resumé].


 

Dr. Joe Vaughn, DDS

Dr. Vaughn was born and raised down in Alabama, where he attended dental school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Having lived in Alabama all his life, he wanted to look for residency programs in other parts of the country to experience something new. He ended up in Seattle and completed the General Practice Residency at UW, a year-long intensive program treating patients in and out of the hospital. He is thrilled to be working with Dr. Kim and looks forward to being an integral part of the Wallingford community. While he works at our office three days a week, he spends his other two days at Neighborcare, a Seattle-based community health clinic at the Pacific Tower location. Dr. Vaughn lives here in Seattle with his fiance Rica, who is also a dentist! He enjoys sports (Go Hawks and Roll Tide!), traveling, and exploring our beautiful state.


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Linda Billingsley :: Registered Dental Hygienist

Linda was born and raised in New Jersey, moved to Seattle with her husband in 1981, and has worked in this office since 1983. The longstanding relationships she has built with our patients make her job especially rewarding. Outside of work she enjoys gardening, yoga, and walking her dog.

 


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Michelle Cuthbertson :: Registered Dental Hygienist

Michelle joined our team in 2007 and is a graduate from the Dental Hygiene program at Shoreline Community College. She enjoyed growing up as a patient at this office and is thrilled to be back as part of our team! Outside of work she enjoys the outdoors, baking, and spending time with her family and friends. She loves going home to her husband, 2 kids and their 3 dogs and 3 cats.


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Maria :: Registered Dental Hygienist

Maria, a Seattle native, joined our hygiene team in February 2016. She graduated from the University of Washington and from the  Dental Hygiene program at Shoreline Community College.  Outside of work, she enjoys being active playing volleyball, skiing and hiking.

 

 


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 Kim Looney :: Dental Assistant

Kim was born and raised in Edmonds, WA and joined this practice in 1992. She says that with our many longstanding patients it is like seeing old friends every day! Kim and her husband, Pat, have one daughter. Outside of work she runs the North Queens Drill team, is an avid snowmobiler, and loves boating on our beautiful sunny Seattle days.


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Shaylene :: Dental Assistant

Shaylene joined our office late Summer of 2015. Shaylene was born and raised Lynnwood, WA. Besides being one of our dental assistants she is also a licensed Cosmetologist. Shaylene loves to spend time outdoors such as camping, fishing and traveling as much as possible.


Kathryn :: Front Office Staff

Kathryn was born and raised in Edmonds, WA and joined our practice 2016.  She attended Dental Assistant School in 2012 but decided that the front desk is where she likes to be. Outside of work Kathryn can be found playing soccer, or camping & hiking with her dog. She enjoys traveling whenever she can, sports,country music/concerts and going on cruises with friends.


Paul :: Front Office Staff

Paul, a California native, is currently preparing for Dental School and has joined our office the Summer 2016. You can see him around the office as a dental assistant or helping the front desk when needed.  Paul enjoys spending time with his dog, cooking and traveling.