Meet the Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

Lori

Office Manager and Registered Dental Assistant

I enjoy getting to know our patients and helping them with their dental needs. Each person has different concerns, and team is committed to making sure the patient’s priorities are ours. I’ve been here since 1993, and have built strong relationships with our patients and families. I help them with their treatment plans, bill their dental insurance, and schedule future visits. I also make sure our practice runs smoothly, so the team can focus on delivering excellent care.

My husband and I have three daughters. We enjoy spending time together, especially going to the beach and the lake, and dancing.

Shari

Registered Dental Hygienist

When I’m able to establish a strong relationship and with a patient, based on mutual trust and respect, then I can best help with their dental needs. As I talk with a person, I ask about their lifestyle and habits. This brings us closer together, and gives me insight so I can help them make positive changes in their home dental hygiene. While I clean a patient’s teeth, I explain how to make positive eating decisions and develop good habits to keep their mouth and smile healthy.

When I’m not at the office, I’m likely spending time with my husband and our beloved dog. I love keeping active and being outside, whether I’m running, cycling, or hiking.

Shelly

Registered Dental Assistant

I really like getting to know our patients and learning their needs so I can make them feel relaxed and comfortable during their visits. When a person opens up and talks with me, I know they’re feeling safe and at home, and I love that. My days are spent making sure each visit is a good experience, as I work chairside with Dr. Uyeyama while he performs various procedures. I talk with the patient about what’s happening, providing smiles and encouragement.

Away from the office, I spend most of my time with my wonderful family. I’m married and have both a son and a daughter. Being with them is my top priority.

Teri

Registered Dental Hygienist

I love getting to know my patients, and alleviating their dental anxiety. Because we practice only gentle, patient-focused dental care, people soon learn a visit is nothing to worry about. Seeing their smiles of relief at the end, when they realize it was a comfortable process, is great! I provide dental hygiene education to our patients, while I take X-rays, clean their teeth, and perform preventive care to keep their mouth healthy and strong.

During my time off I enjoy being with my family and friends. I’m married, with three marvelous children. I enjoy a variety of water sports and playing tennis.