Meet the Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

 


 

 

Tazzmarie

Tazzmarie

Front Desk

Tazzmarie helps in any way she can to make patients feel at home when they walk through the door. She also helps to expand the practice by supporting our dentists and team, and explains treatment and financial options to patients in a way that is easy to understand. Tazzmarie enjoys building relationships with patients and ensuring their comfort in our office.

She and her husband have a very large and very spoiled chocolate lab named Zoey. The three spend their summers on the Columbia River and enjoy boating and swimming.

 
Christine

Christine

Lead Registered Dental Assistant

Christine joined the dental field in 1999 and started working with Dr. Wiggins's team in 2003. She enjoys every minute of providing quality care to our patients, whether she’s assisting at chairside, fabricating appliances, or keeping the flow of the back office efficient. Christine loves being a part of a team and working together with her fellow team members to make our patients feel more at ease.

When she’s not in the office, Christine enjoys spending time outdoors, camping, clam digging, and boating with her family and friends.

Teresa

Registered Dental Hygienist

Teresa joined our team in 2003, but she began her career in dentistry in 1983 as an assistant. She graduated from Phoenix College in 1992 with her degree in dental hygiene. Teresa enjoys building relationships with her patients by learning about their interests and delivering excellent dental care. She loves to share her life's passions with them, including quilting, crocheting, hunting (aka winter hiking), and gardening. If you're lucky, you can often find her dancing or singing around the office. Teresa loves spending time with her family, especially her 3 grandchildren, who bring her so much joy.  

Mandi

Registered Dental Assistant

Mandi is our “Girl Friday” of the office. She originally interned at Woodland Dental Center while attending Bates Technical College and officially joined our team in 2014.  Mandi is proud to be part of a team that feels more like a family than a workplace. She takes pride in making sure her patients have a comfortable, positive appointment, and tries to make them feel like they are part of the "family" as well. Mandi enjoys assisting chairside, and you can usually find her working on surgeries for wisdom teeth extractions and implants.  

When Mandi isn't at the office, she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her dog, Jaxun.  She also enjoys attending car shows, spending time outdoors, and taking bootcamp classes at the gym. 

 

Krystal

Registered Dental Assistant, Treatment Plan Coordinator

We were thrilled to welcome Krystal to our team in June 2015 as our treatment plan coordinator. She began her career as a dental assistant after graduating from Everest College in 2007.  However, she found that her true passion was working with patients to help them understand their treatment plans and insurance benefits. Financials aside, Krystal admits that her favorite part of the job is all about the people. She loves building relationships with our patients and having a blast everyday with her colleagues.  

When Krystal is not at work she enjoys spending time attempting Pinterest projects, and hanging out with her puppy Toby!  

 

Jessica

Registered Dental Hygienist

Jessica joined our practice last year after filling in as a temporary hygienist for a couple of days.  We liked her so much that we decided to offer her a full-time position at the office!

Jessica graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program at Pierce College in 2014 and genuinely cares about helping our patients achieve and maintain optimum oral health.  She grew up in Zillah, a small town in the Yakima Valley, and moved to Tacoma with her husband Adam in 2009.  They have a 4-year-old son named Brady who keeps them very busy.  In her free time, Jessica enjoys traveling and spending her time outdoors snow skiing, hiking, and camping with her family and friends. 

 

Kimberly

Registered Dental Hygienist

Kimberly joined the team in 2013 and has been a dental hygienist since 2011 after earning her degree from Rowan College at Burlington County in New Jersey.  She truly loves being a hygienist and has been a great addition to our team of dental hygiene professionals.  Building a rapport with anxious patients is her specialty and she goes out of her way to ensure they have a positive and enjoyable dental visit.

Kimberly and her husband, Jason, have two children, Andrew and Emma. They relocated here in 2012 from the East coast after a military transfer with the US Air Force. Since Jason has retired from the active military service, they have decided to reside in Washington state permanently.  They are loving life here in the Pacific Northwest and can often be found boating, camping, hiking and exploring the Oregon Coast with their Golden Retriever, Bailey. 

 

Kelly

Scheduling Coordinator 

After graduating dental assisting school in 2004, Kelly discovered that she was more of an asset in the front office. Although assisting the dentist has always fascinated her, she prefers working with patients at the front desk, getting to know them and helping them achieve great oral health in other ways. In addition, insurance can be complicated, so Kelly loves having the knowledge to help guide our patients through the process and hopefully make things as easy as possible; her primary goal is patient satisfaction.  She is devoted to providing an excellent experience for each and every patient, and loves creating new relationships with everyone who comes into the office!  

When Kelly is not working, she enjoys antique shopping, car shows, and spending time with her fiance, Scott, and two daughters, Haley and Charley.

Taylor

Registered Dental Assistant

Taylor began working for Woodland Dental Center in 2015 after graduating from Everest College. She loves the upbeat work environment and respects the knowledge, kidness and excellent skill levels of our doctors that enables our team to provide the best dental care possible.  Along with the great guidance of three wonderful doctors and talented co-workers, Taylor enjoys getting to know each patient with a positive attitude and smile on her face!  Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her niece and her two dogs!

Erin

Registered Dental Assistant

Erin graduated at the top of her class from Bryman College in 2004 and began working at Woodland Dental Center in 2015.  She is very motivated, energetic, and loves being a dental assistant. Erin takes pride in knowing many patients on a first-name basis, and strives to help them have a comfortable experience at the office. One of her favorite aspects of dentistry is helping patients reach their goals and see them be happy with their smile again. 

Although she was born in Arizona, Erin grew up in the Puyallup area. When she is not working, Erin enoys hanging out with her family. Between her 6-year-old daughter and 12-year-old son, she is very busy with sports, camping, hiking and playing. She also has a dog name Tucker, a lab/boxer mix. 

 

 

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