MEET OUR TEAM
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.
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.
Tracy joined the Hughes Dental Group in August of 2015. Her favorite part of her job is seeing happy patients after they've completed treatment. If there was one thing she wish everyone knew about her job is that flossing actually does make a difference. Tracy grew up on farm in Ellensburg, WA where she attended Central Washington University before moving to the Seattle area. Tracy enjoys riding her Honda Ruckus, Crossfit, collecting custom knives and playing with her dog.
Joining the Hughes Dental Group in 2015 as a dental assistant, Tanya has been in the dental field since 2014. Her favorite part about her job is that it's challenging and pushes her to learn all kinds of things. Tanya is bilingual, speaking Spanish, and enjoys getting to translate patients needs and help them feel more comfortable coming to the dentist. She really enjoys being able to help people on a daily basis. When she's not working, Tanya loves exploring new places - stores, parks and restaurants.
Claire has been with the Hughes Dental team since 1998 and started in the dental field in 1995. She enjoys her job as a registered dental assistant and loves the relationships she gets to build with patients and the staff. Outside of work, Claire enjoys Crossfit, spending time with family and hiking.
Favorite Quote: "Give back more than you take"
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 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.
Joining the team in 2013, Breanne has been in the dental field since 2000. First as a dental assistant and now as a Registered Dental Hygienist. Breanne loves helping people be healthy and seeing positive results. She wishes everyone could know how much she truly loves and is passionate about being a dental hygienist. When she's not at work, Breanne loves having fun with her husband and 3-year-old son, going to Seahawks, Mariners and Husky games, and fishing with her family.