Meet Our Team

Dr. Malinda Lam-Gershony
Dr. Lam grew up in Seattle, earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Washington and completed an Advanced Education in General Residency at the University of California San Francisco.  In addition to practicing dentistry since 2001, Dr. Lam has taught as a part-time professor at the University of Washington Dental Fears Clinic and the University of California San Francisco Dental School.  Dr. Lam is a member of several professional organizations including the Seattle-King County Dental Society, the Washington State Dental Association, the Eastside Association of Women Dentists, and the American Dental Association. Her dedication in dentistry has won her multiple awards.  Dr. Lam has published in several dental research journals, continues to be involved in humanitarian dentistry and volunteers her time both locally and abroad.

In her free time, Dr. Lam enjoys cooking, gardening, running, hiking and spending time with her husband, Ori, and their three boys, David, Oren and Liam.

Dr. Malinda Lam-Gershony is committed to delivering quality dentistry in a personal, caring environment.  "The goal for me is that a practice is run smoothly, with top care and a great, well-organized staff. I feel fortunate to have found a profession where I simply enjoy what I do and love the fact that I get to know people from all backgrounds and be a part of their lives.  As your family dentist, I will extend every effort to honor the trust that you give me by taking the time to listen to your needs and providing you with the highest standards of dental care." 

Lanelle Brooks - Office Administrator
Lanelle, our office administrator, enjoys helping patients achieve their dental goals.  She has been working in dentistry for over 10 years. Lanelle helps our patients with scheduling their appointments and their financial needs by researching their dental plan coverage and educating them on their payment options. Lanelle was born in Kirkland and grew up in Bothell.  In her spare time, she enjoys hot yoga, traveling, watching movies and spending time with her friends. Her favorite food is cheeseburger. 

Jennie Dwyer - Office Administrator
Jennie, is also our office administrator who has been in dentistry for more than 10 years. One of the things she enjoys the most about her job is getting to know and helping the patients. She strives to give each patient a positive experience and likes to be a part of their overall care and health.  Jennie loves to spend time with her little girl and husband. She enjoys horseback riding as well as being creative making jewelry for friends and family.

Colleen Masterjohn - Dental Hygienist
Colleen, our hygienist, enjoys all the patients in the practice and likes helping them maintain their oral health. Colleen graduated from hygiene school in 1998 and loves our work environment. Born in Japan, she has lived in Guam and California. She now lives in Kirkland with her husband, son and bernese mountain dog. With her free time, Colleen enjoys running, biking and reading.  She also loves eating sushi!

Rachel Rhode - Dental Hygienist
Rachel, our hygienist, was a dental assistant before pursing her dream of becoming a hygienist. She especially enjoys getting to know patients and helping them achieve their oral health needs.  Rachel was born and raised in Washington state.  In her spare time, she hangs out with her boyfriend and black lab, Chevy, rides horses and is happiest outdoors. Rachel likes to eat calamari.

Kim Cole - Dental Hygienist
Kim, our hygienist, strives to provide a comfortable treatment experience for patients while delivering thorough care. She enjoys working with and meeting new patients and loves to hear about favorite local spots to visit or eat.  A hygienist since 2004, Kim is a Seattle native, loves gardening, hiking and spending time with family, friends and her three dogs - two Jack Russel Terriers and an Australian shepherd. Thai food is her favorite hands down.


Ligia Miclea- Dental Assistant
Ligia, our lead assistant, is fascinated with the health and medical aspect of dentistry and enjoys helping patients understand their treatment needs.  She loves being a part of a patient's journey in achieving their oral health goals and tries to provide the most comfortable experience possible.  Ligia has been an assistant for more than 12 years, enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, cooking and being part of the worship team at her church.  Ligia's favorite food is cheesecake and coffee ice-cream because either can be eaten at any time of the day!


Mira Fishchuk- Dental Assistant
Mira, our assistant, especially enjoys working with children and helping patients overcome their dental fears.  In her free time, she likes to read, workout, camp, spend time with her friends, family and new kitty cat.  Mira loves to eat sushi and drink coffee.


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