Meet Our Team
COORDINATOR & DENTAL ASSISTANT
I have had the pleasure of working in the dental field since 2005. I love that I found my home at Harmony Dental in 2007. I have worked both in the front and back office in our practice. I have a passion for people and love meeting new faces and seeing what a difference a smile can make for a person. I truly feel honored to be a part of The Harmony Dental Family! Not only does the office have a fun and friendly atmosphere, but both Dr. Umberger and Dr. Yakligian are exceptional dentists. Their wealth of knowledge and confidence and our state of the art technology puts me at ease.
As our patient coordinator, I assist our patients with their dental benefits, treatment options, and financial options that will allow them to receive the dental care they need while staying within their means. I work closely with patients to help them understand the importance of investing in their dental health.
I enjoy helping patients achieve their health goals by creating a plan to work within their schedule and their budget.
I joined The Harmony Dental Family in 2016 as schedule coordinator. I am the first smile you see when you walk in the door and I am always eager to help you with your scheduling needs. My bubbly personality keeps the day fun and everyone laughing. Most of my time is spent taking care of the day-to-day activities of our practice, assisting patients with their benefits, treatment planning, referrals, prescriptions, and phone calls. I love working in a state of the art dental office. Both Dr. Umberger and Dr. Yakligian are exceptional dentists and are always eager to answer my questions. I am excited about my future in the dental field and enjoy its never-ending learning adventure. I am very thankful to be working with such a committed and caring team. Sometimes juggling schedules to make treatment more convenient for our patients can demand creativity, but when we meet our patient’s needs I know I have improved someone’s life…. and that feels good.
REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST
I started my career in dentistry in 2000 as a dental assistant, then in 2005 graduated from dental hygiene school. I love that dental hygiene provides a unique opportunity to positively impact the oral health of every person that comes into our dental office. My highest priority is helping patients achieve health while helping them build confidence through a bright, happy smile. It’s an incredible feeling to make unexpected connections with people of all ages and backgrounds. The best part of my day is learning about each of our unique patients. Creating a positive, friendly experience is very important to me. I feel blessed that I enjoy the career I’ve chosen and even more blessed that I admire the team around me.
REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST
I’ve been part of the Harmony Dental team since 2003 and feel truly blessed to work with such an exceptional team. I have a strong passion for knowledge and personal growth. I am dedicated to staying up on the most current research and also working with the latest technology available to aid in maintaining our patients’ overall health. It is important to not only enhance smiles but also to enrich lives. I love knowing that I am making a difference in my patients’ lives, and also that I keep them comfortable while they are in the office. My patients are all like family to me. I enjoy a healthy diet and have often found that natural remedies are most helpful! I love spending time with my family and friends. In my spare time I enjoy reading, hiking, bicycling, and traveling.
REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST
I’ve been practicing in the field of dental hygiene since 2005. Belonging to the Emerald Study Club has allowed me to continue learning progressive hygiene education for more than a decade. It has been a privilege to be a longtime study club member with fellow hygienists, Lori and Leslie. In April of 2017, I graciously accepted a hygienist position at Harmony Dental. Throughout my tenure in the dental world, I have been extremely fortunate to cross paths with many extraordinary people. With a thorough and comprehensive approach to care, Harmony Dental expands my opportunity to connect more with our patients; allowing me the valuable time and tools that help me to provide top quality care in a comfortable manner. My patients most enjoy that I am a detailed and consistent clinician who strives to ensure the comfort and uniqueness of each patient. I approach dentistry with an informed, holistic view of the individual: understanding the intricate mouth-body connection and the invaluable reward of preventive care. My patients’ well-being and good health are my highest priority, and my work reflects it. I want to help patients achieve their goals in dentistry, and break through any barriers that are impeding them from attaining their ideal smiles. When I am not working with patients, I can almost always be found with my family.
I come from a very large family so there are many occasions to gather and celebrate together. In addition, I am married with two daughters and can often be found cheering my girls on the basketball court. I am so thankful for the new friendships in this office, and I feel so blessed to be a part of such a warm and wonderful staff. I know that you will feel the same welcome to the “family” that I have felt at Harmony Dental.
In 2016 I returned to the city of my childhood and had the pleasure of joining the Harmony Dental Family. I enjoy assisting Dr. Yakligian and Dr. Umberger with dental procedures and ensuring our patients are comfortable during their visits. We are blessed to have up to date technology, including: single appointment crowns, the fabrication of night guards, and the Panoramic and CT 3D Scan. I am proud to work in an office where the doctors take pride in continuing education and are always willing to share their knowledge. I enjoy getting to know our patients and to continue building relationships. The best part of my job is hearing the difference we make in people’s lives. It is a privilege to help restore someone’s smile. I love the team atmosphere we have here at Harmony Dental and am eager to continue growing with our office!
I have been a dental assistant since 2007. I enjoy helping our patients feel comfortable in the dental office, and I love seeing individuals reach and maintain their highest possible levels of dental health. Connecting with patients and watching smiles literally transform is what I treasure most about my job. I joined the Harmony Dental Team in 2016 and I can honestly say that I love coming to work every day! The technology and level of care that Harmony Dental provides its patients are like nothing I’ve ever seen before. We are truly a team here, and we are all sincerely invested in providing the very best experience for each and every patient that we see. When I’m not at the office, I love spending time with my family enjoying the outdoors. Hiking the Pacific Northwest has become a favorite hobby of mine, and I love challenging myself to faster times and newer heights. Whether it’s hiking, biking, rafting, camping, or you name it, I love the sun and water, and you’ll almost always find me outside exploring nature!
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