320 138th St S, Tacoma, WA 98444

About Us

Dentist

Andrew H. Lee, DDS

Dr. Andrew Lee is a native of Washington State and was raised in the Tacoma, WA. He attended the University of Washington where he received both his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Dental Surgery. Graduating with honors in implant dentistry, Dr. Lee furthered his education by completing a hospital based residency rotating through the VA Palo Alto, Stanford University Medical Center and Highland Alameda County Hospital. He has also traveled to Haiti twice on dental mission trips to help alleviate the dental needs of the locals who have no access to dental care. Through these experiences, Dr. Lee has had the privilege of treating a wide spectrum of patients including the medically complex.

Focusing on conservative management, Dr. Lee believes the most valuable impact a dentist can provide his patients is on how to prevent dental problems in the future. The goal is to maintain a healthy mouth as part of your overall health to keep you smiling, laughing and eating comfortably.

When Dr. Andrew Lee is not thinking dentistry, he spends much of his time with his wife and dog, JJ. He enjoys rock climbing, camping, traveling, trying new cuisines and spending time with his family and friends.

Front Office

Susan Davis

Susan was born in Berkeley, CA. She moved to the Pacific Northwest when she was 12 years. She graduated from Rogers High School in Puyallup, WA and attended Highline Community College.

She has been a part of the dental office staff for the past 30 years and has a lot of dental knowledge. She is always there to help you understand your benefits and help coordinate any treatment you need.

In her free time, she enjoys doing projects around the home and garden, caring for her two boxers and spending time with her family.

Syria Selm, CDA, RDA

Syria was born and raised in the Tacoma area. She graduated from Franklin Pierce High School, and she attended Clover Park Technical College where she graduated as a Certified Dental Assistant.

She chose to pursue the dental field as a dental assisting because she knew she would find a career she loved and enjoyed.  Growing up she always enjoyed her visits to the dentist and was very interested about the field. Now she especially enjoys taking the time to help her patients feel better about themselves through their smile, and also improving their health.

In her spare time you can usually find her doing a variety of outdoor activities such as; kayaking, camping, dirtbiking or mountain biking. And she never forgets about her great little dog Denali as well.

Dental Assistants

Debra Petersen, CDA, RDA

Debie was raised in Tacoma, WA where she graduated from Franklin Pierce High School. She attended Tacoma Community College and graduated from Bates Technical College as a Certified Dental Assistant.

She has been caring for patients in the Tacoma area for 39 years and has been caring for the patients at this location for 27 years. She jokingly comments that she has been caring for some of our patients so long that her hair color has changed with them to a fashionable old blonde!

Debie loves to cook and is known around the office to be a great baker. She loves staying active and keeps fit through her regular Pilate’s classes. In the winter, you can find her skiing in mountains. In the summer she enjoys camping with her husband.

Angelina Fernandez, RDA

Angie was born and raised in Tacoma, WA. She graduated from Mount Tahoma High School and soon after pursued her dental training at Bates College to graduate as a Registered Dental Assistant.

As an enthusiastic dental assistant, Angie found a knack for teaching. She would use some of her time outside of clinical dentistry as a Dental Assisting Instructor for Everest College where she had the privilege to work with many amazing students.

Angie enjoys working with Dr. Lee and being a part of the team. Most of all she enjoys seeing her patients smile and helping them reach their oral health goals.

When Angie is not at the office creating smiles, she spends her time with her loving family including her husband, daughters, grandsons and of course the “5” PAWsies at her relaxing Lake getaway.

Dental Hygienists

Doreen Vague, RDH

Doreen was born and raised in West Seattle. Her interest in dental hygiene stems from her time in High School volunteering as a Candy Striper at Swedish Hospital; Doreen knew that she wanted a career where she could provide care to people in need. Doreen brings with her experience, a gentle touch and exceptional service.

She graduated from Shoreline Community College as a Registered Dental Hygienist and is an active member of the American Dental Hygienists Association. Doreen is passionate about providing a positive and friendly environment to make your dental visit a pleasant experience while learning about great oral health hygiene.

In her spare time Doreen enjoys traveling, reading, shopping and spending time with her grandchild.

Amy Bang, RDH

Amy was born and raised in South Korea. She developed her interest in oral hygiene after having dental treatment to restore several teeth affected by cavities. Her dentist educated her on how to prevent cavities and this inspired her to pursue a career in dental hygiene.

Amy received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene at Eastern Washington University. She is passionate about improving her patient’s oral health and teaching her patient’s on how to prevent dental problems.

In her spare time, Amy enjoys hot yoga, hiking, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.