MEET OUR TEAM
Dena - RDA
Dena has been with the Hughes Dental Group since August of 2010 and been in the dental field since 1989. Dena's favorite part of her job is helping people get healthy and be able to chew food properly. She loves educating patients on alternatives to dentures when they think that's their only option. Outside of work, Dena enjoys camping, hiking, riding quads, and spending time with friends and family.
Debbie - CDA
Debbie joined the practice in January of 2016 as a certified dental assistant and has been in the dental field since 2011. A native of Washington, she loves being able to interact with patients and educate them on proper dental care techniques and how to keep their smile bright for a lifetime. Her warm, compassionate manner helps alleviate anxiety and enriches the lives of her patients.
Favorite Quote: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela
Gina - RDA
Gina has been with Dr. Hughes for over 20 years, and started her career in dentistry in 1986. A graduate of Snohomish High, she loves being able to treat patients in her home state and educate them with compassionate care. Her favorite part of her job is making dental appointments a positive experience for her patients.
When she’s not working, she loves sports and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Alyssa - Auxilary Assistant
Alyssa joined the practice in June 2017 and loves her coworkers and assisting them so that the office runs smoothly. She enjoys coming to work each day, talking with patients and helping them feel relaxed and comfortable. Seeing the difference good dental health makes in their lives makes her day.
In her spare time, Alyssa enjoys spending time with family and friends, art and photography, and spending time outdoors.
Angie - Scheduling Coordinator
Angie joined Hughes Dental Group in August of 2016 and has been in the dental field since 1999. She loves working with patients, scheduling their appointments and getting to know them. Seeing the results first hand of patients dental work and passing along the positive feedback that they leave makes her job worthwhile.
When she’s not working, she loves connecting with nature, hiking and walking. She enjoys working in her garden and trying new things.
Favorite Quote: “Be happy, be bright and make the best of each day.”
Marilyn - Financial Manager
Marilyn started in the dental field in 2003 after spending 17 years working for a major health insurance company, and she’s never been happier. As financial manager, she loves that she plays such an integral role in helping people realize their dream of a healthy, beautiful smile.
When she’s not helping patients achieve their best smile, she enjoys cooking, the outdoors and spending time with her husband and two beautiful girls.
Favorite Quote: “This didn’t come to stay, it came to pass.”
May - Hygiene Coordinator
May joined our practice in August 2017 and has been in the dental field since 1998. She graduated from the University of Washington in 1996 and Lake Washington Technical College in 1998. Her interest in dentistry started when she got braces years ago. She loves the hands-on work and the difference good dental care can make in one’s smile. May loves interacting with patients and she finds the difference she helps make in their lives very rewarding.
When she’s not caring for patients, she spends time with her daughter, family and friends. She loves reading, travelling and is always ready for adventure.
Gigi - RDH
Gigi joined Hughes Dental Group in April of 2006 and has been in the dental field since 2000. As a Registered Dental Hygienist, Gigi loves having the ability to connect with patients and not only cleaning teeth but helping them find overall health. Gigi graduated from Shoreline Community College in the Dental Hygiene Program. When she's not working, Gigi enjoys Crossfit, cuddles with her dog "Kasey", cooking, watching movies and traveling.
Favorite Quote: "Work hard, stay humble!"
Lisa - RDH
Lisa worked with Hughes Dental Group in the past and happily rejoined in 2015. She moved to the Pacific Northwest after graduating fromMarquette University with her Bachelor Degree in Dental Hygiene. Lisa says that dentistry has provided her with a lifetime of meaningful work and personal reward, placing her patients at the very heart of her career. Outside of dentistry, Lisa enjoys weekend getaways with her husband, off-leash dog parks with her rescue pup, cooking for her family, gardening and reading.
Leslie - RDH
Leslie joined our staff in April of 2015 as a registered dental hygienist and has been in the dental field since 2013. She received her Associates degree in Applied Science from Lake Washington Institute of Technology. Making people smile and educating patients are two of Leslie's favorite things about her job. When she's not at work, Leslie enjoys camping, going to concerts, playing in the sun, knitting, dancing and snuggling with her dog and cat.