Meet the Team

 

Becky

Registered Dental Hygienist

“I love working at Puyallup Valley Dental Care because of the excellent quality of dental care our patients receive, the integrity with which Drs. Urback and Momany treat our patients and team, and the environment that encourages and challenges each individual to be the best they can be.”

Becky is a registered dental hygienist and the most tenured team member at Puyallup Valley Dental Care. She has been fortunate to develop significant relationships with patients since joining our team in 1990. She provides a cheerful and positive experience for all patients, and enjoys hearing about their latest vacations, grandchildren, and adventures. Becky is a truly a joy to work with.

She enjoys knitting, running, and spending time with family exploring the San Juan Islands. 

 

Dawn

Financial Coordinator

We were privileged to welcome Dawn to our team in 2016. She brings an immense knowledge of dental procedures and insurance billing to her position as our financial coordinator. She takes great pride in helping patients feel supported and informed in order to make their dental care a priority. Dawn exudes a calm demeanor and a quiet confidence that makes everyone feel at ease. She is an excellent addition to our team.

Outside the office, Dawn enjoys quality time with her husband and family. They enjoy riding quads, sampling various cuisines, and discovering new places for adventure. Genealogy has become a passion for Dawn as she learns more about her family history.

 

Deb

Registered Dental Hygienist

“It’s a great feeling when a patient smiles after a deep cleaning or having anesthetic and says, ‘that wasn’t so bad!’ — especially when they have gone through a previous bad experience. Here at our office, they’ve found out that dental treatment can be painless.”

Deb joined the PVDC team full time as a registered dental hygienist in 1996. She is extremely devoted, takes pride in details, and cares of our patients like family. Deb has a gentle demeanor and encourages patients in their home-care efforts. We can count on Deb to give 100% in everything she does. We definitely value the commitment and care she provides for our patients. 

Outside the office, Deb enjoys camping, playing golf, dinners with friends, and time spent with family. A Puyallup native, Deb is fortunate to know many of our patients socially outside of the office.

 

Heather

Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

“I really enjoy welcoming children, especially for their first dental visit.”

An expanded functions dental assistant, Heather is licensed to assist the doctors in restorative dentistry. Her continued education has been a great addition to the care we offer to our patients. Heather has been part of the PVDC team since 2005 and cares for our patients with a genuine warmth and sincerity. She loves seeing children through their first dental appointments and finds their success very rewarding. Heather loves the fun we have together as a team, especially when we volunteer in the community.

Heather, her husband, and two children like to hike, kayak, and explore our state and surrounding areas as a family. Her children are involved in leadership and sports, and together they love adventure. Dogs included!

 

Heidi

Office Manager

“I am continually impressed by the genuine dedication, professionalism, and integrity of this team. Patient care is truly and absolutely the highest priority at Puyallup Valley Dental Care.”

As the office manager at Puyallup Valley Dental Care, Heidi goes the extra mile to ensure our doctors, staff, and most important, our patients are well cared for. After joining our team in 2008, it was evident that her strong communication, leadership, and organizational skills were an asset to the office. We welcome the energy and spirit that she shares with our staff and patients. Heidi has definitely perfected the balance between office manager, coworker, and friend.

Heidi is most often on the golf course when she is not working. She and her husband also enjoy being Seahawks season ticket holders: they attend all home games, and travel to one away game each season. 

 

Jill N.

Registered Dental Assistant

“It’s most rewarding to help patients overcome their dental fears.”

Jill has been a part of our Puyallup Valley Dental Care team since 2006. As a registered dental assistant, she has a vast knowledge of dental procedures and provides a comfort to patients by kindly guiding them through treatment. Jill enjoys crown and bridge appointments as well as surgery. She is a great conversationalist who makes patient care her utmost priority. We can always count on Jill to lend her expertise whenever needed. She is truly an asset to our practice. 

Cooking is one of Jill’s favorite pastimes, and she often spoils co-workers with her delicious creations. She and her husband have been married for 25 years and have three children and a Doberman Pinscher. Spending time with family and lifelong friends top her list of things to do outside of work.

 

Jill S.

Registered Dental Hygienist

“Puyallup Valley Dental Care is dedicated to taking excellent care of their patients and aspires to give each patient the best smile possible. I feel this sets them apart from other offices. This is one of many reasons why I enjoy working with the team at PVDC.”

Jill entered the dental field as a registered dental hygienist in 1994 and joined our team in 2017. She takes great pride in helping people keep their smiles heathy through home care education and encouragement. Jill truly values the relationships she has built with patients during her career, and feels that by caring for them, she has made lifelong friends. She displays a great zest for life and has an amazing ability to bond with her patients. We are thrilled to have her as part of our hygiene team.

Having grown up in Washington, Jill loves outdoor activities with family and friends. She is a dog lover and includes them in her adventures whenever possible. She also enjoys home improvement projects and camping.

 

Julie

Patient Coordinator

We welcomed Julie to PVDC as our new patient coordinator in 2015. She is the first point of contact in our office: She will greet you by name with a smile. Julie is an excellent multi-tasker, with a positive attitude and an immense love for people and relationships. She is frequently responsible for causing spontaneous laughter among her coworkers.  

A true “soccer mom,” Julie cherishes time spent cheering for her son on the field. She and her husband enjoy outings on their Harley and spending time with family and friends. Julie enjoys photography and finding treasures at local antique stores.

 

Lesli

Clinical Coordinator

“It’s great to explain the benefits of a crown or why it’s important to floss. I can tell when it clicks with a patient and they experience a sense of responsibility for their own dental health.”

Serving as a treatment plan coordinator, Lesli has the pleasure of providing a complimentary consultation for each new patient. Her years of clinical experience ensure ease of understanding dental procedures and treatment needs for our patients. Since joining PVDC in 1998, Lesli has proved to be a huge asset to our office. She takes great pride in educating patients on their personal dental needs and is genuinely thrilled to partner with each patient to reach his or her treatment goals. She is responsible for coordinating patient treatment with our specialty office partners, and loves seeing the final results of a complex treatment plan. We are so fortunate to have Lesli on our team!

Outside the office, Lesli relishes time with her family and friends. She enjoys photography, book club, camping, and play dates with her granddaughter. On occasion, she may even be found on the golf course with a coworker or two.

 

Mary

Registered Dental Assistant / Sterilization Technician

Mary joined our team in 2016 as a registered dental assistant specializing in sterilization. She brings a positive and upbeat energy to our office while providing vital support to our clinical team during patient care. Mary has quickly become an integral part of our team and is always open to learning new things. She loves a challenge and a good practical joke.

Outside the office, Mary enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys, and is a die-hard Sounders fan. She frequently participates in community service events and values time spent with family and friends.

 

Mel

Registered Dental Assistant

Mellissa is a registered dental assistant who has been providing excellent care to our patients since 2003. Enthusiastic, friendly, and dedicated are a few words to describe Mellissa. She has a gift for making patients feel comfortable and at home in the dental chair. Whether it is their initial appointment, or a return visit, she always has their best interest at heart.

Mellissa and her husband are proud parents to two young boys. They enjoy spending time watching their boys explore life and grow up. On a nice day, they can be found visiting local parks and exploring the Pacific Northwest.

 

Michelle

Registered Dental Hygienist

“It is a pleasure to educate patients about their oral health and to help create self-esteem through their smile.”

Michelle became part of the Puyallup Valley Dental Care team in 2006. She cares for our patients with genuine concern for their well-being. A former dental hygiene instructor at Seattle Central College, she is very detail oriented and has a gift for patient education. She is thorough and efficient while demonstrating a high level of patient care. Michelle has a fun personality and quick wit, which makes appointments with her extra enjoyable. She is definitely an asset to our team.

Outside the office, Michelle and her husband are fortunate parents of three girls. They enjoy family vacations, skiing, soccer, and time spent with family and friends. Never a dull moment in their busy family!

 

Nan

Registered Dental Hygienist

“The best thing about my job is all the wonderful and interesting people I come in contact with every day. I do everything within my power to help patients overcome their dental fears so they can keep their mouths healthy.”

In 2000, Nan joined our practice as a registered dental hygienist. She is very passionate about oral health and helping people maintain a healthy mouth. Nan takes pride in sharing her many years of dental expertise with patients and finds satisfaction in their successes. She has a great sense of humor, which contributes to keeping office morale high. Nan is definitely a key player in our office. She also barbecues a great hamburger on staff potluck days. 

Nan enjoys running, cooking, gardening, and spending time with her husband at their cabin. She loves to ski and spend time with her family and friends. She definitely embraces fun and adventure!

 

Nicole

Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

“My greatest thrill is meeting new patients with individual needs and seeing them all the way through their treatment.”

Nicole started her dental career in 1998 and has been at Puyallup Valley Dental Care since 2004. To further her dental knowledge, she completed training in 2014 to become an expanded function dental assistant, which enables her to place restorations for teeth that have been prepared by the dentist. Nicole maintains enthusiasm for dentistry by transforming decayed teeth and failing fillings into natural-looking restorations. Her gentle touch, organization, and superb skills create a pleasant dental experience in our office. Her goal is to make every patient comfortable and complete each appointment in the planned time.

When she is not at the office, Nicole enjoys spending time with her family. She and her husband frequently attend community events and enjoy supporting local causes. Her children both play lacrosse, which has become a family passion. Nicole has even had the privilege of coaching her daughter's lacrosse team the past two seasons.

 

 

Shawn

Registered Dental Assistant

In 2016, Shawn joined PVDC as a registered dental assistant. She brings excellent dental knowledge to our practice and is very calming with her voice and touch when she cares for patients. Shawn enjoys giving people a comfortable and personal experience and appreciates the “family feel” present at Puyallup Valley Dental Care. We are extremely thankful to have Shawn as part of our team.

On weekends, Shawn takes full advantage of being outdoors. From hiking to camping, she loves it all. With more than 930 sky dives to her credit, she definitely embraces life.