Meet the staff
Linda - Dental Assistant
After spending several years in customer service positions, I followed my passion and began a career in the dental industry in 2007. I started in general dentistry and then transitioned to more specialized services in 2009. Prosthodontics has been the area I find most fulfilling as I get the opportunity to learn new things on a daily basis. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and watching and playing sports.
Shawna - Dental Assistant
As a Registered Dental Assistant, Shawna will do everything she can to ensure that you are comfortable in the dental chair, and that your appointment goes as smoothly as possible! She loves to meet new patients as well as build relationships with all our patients. Shawna is a pre-dental student who is currently applying to dental schools, and hopes to stay in the area and study dentistry at the University of Washington. In her free time, Shawna enjoys watching movies, playing video games with her friends and enjoys immersing herself in a good book. She is currently raising a Calico kitten named Stormy with her boyfriend, and she is hoping to get a pet turtle very soon!
Alyssa - Schedule Coordinator
Alyssa is our Schedule Coordinator at Nagatomo Periodontics. Before she moved out here to Washington, she worked in another dental practice in North Caldwell New Jersey for two years. During that time, she learned a lot about administrative work which gave her the experience to come work for Dr. Nagatomo's private practice. In the office she greets patients, schedules appointments, answers phones, manages administrative records and presents treatment plans to the patients. Alyssa has a warm and bubbly personality and connects well with the patients that come into the office. Outside of work, Alyssa enjoys getting lost in the woods and loves to be active. She enjoys rock climbing, snowboarding and paddle boarding. Alyssa also loves spending time with her family and being an Aunt.
Hollie - Financial Coordinator
Hollie loves working with people and making the connections that come from meeting new patients and welcoming returning patients as friends. Hollie’s background is as a field biologist and genetic research scientist. Hollie earned a Master of Science in Ontario, Canada and a PhD from the University of Washington, then worked in the UW School of Dentistry for many years before coming to our private practice. As Financial Coordinator, Hollie can assist you with any insurance, billing, and treatment planning questions you may have. Outside of the office, Hollie enjoys sharing the beauty of the Pacific Northwest with her family.