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Meet Your Bellingham Dental Team

Before your first appointment at Moreno & Young Dental, we invite you to get to know our knowledgeable and friendly dentistry team. Every team member in our Bellingham dental office has completed necessary education and training, maintains certifications, and most importantly, goes above and beyond to offer gentle dental care. Contact us to find out more or schedule an appointment in our family dental practice or to get answers to any questions you may have.

Darlene, Office Manager

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Darlene has worked in the Dental field since graduating from Dental Assisting school in 1984. She has extensive experience in all aspects of the dental practice and spent 20 years sharing her knowledge with future dental professionals as an instructor.  Darlene is a Certified Dental Assistant and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in General Studies from Columbia College. It is because of her passion for helping others as well as for helping people keep a healthy smile that has kept her going in the field over the years. Darlene and her husband, Lance, have 2 grown boys and many 4-legged critters that call them mom and dad. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, biking, and spending time with family.

Kay, Administrative Assistant

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Kay has over 47 years of experience and has been a member of our team since 2008. She loves working with people, and she works hard to make sure that patients are taken care of during their time in our office. When she's not at work, Kay enjoys time with family, friends and especially her granddaughter. She also enjoys cooking, reading, movies, traveling and being involved with the community. 

Kim, Administrative Assistant

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While you may not always see Kim because she is only in the office two days a week, she has been in the dental field since 1979. During Kim's career in dentistry, she has experience both as a chairside dental assistant and in dental practice management. Kim enjoys assisting patients with obtaining their dental needs. Her love of dentistry and the interaction with patients is what has kept her in the dental field her entire career. She feels extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to work with such great co-workers and be a part of the Moreno & Young Dental team. Kim and her husband, Gene, have two grown sons. Outside of the office, you will find Kim gardening, traveling, enjoying and maintaining her salt water reef tank, or working to perfect her photography.

Tami, Administrative Assistant

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After working the front desk at a Real Estate office, Tami decided to give the dental field a try in 2011. She enjoys working the front desk which allows her to work with people both in person and on the phone. In her spare time, she enjoys walking her dog, writing, reading, and meeting with her book club on a monthly basis.  She also enjoys lots of family time and spending time with her two grandkids

Ed, Administrative Assistant

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Ed is a Pacific Northwest native. She has over 25 years of dental experience. At Moreno and Young Dental, she loves interacting with the patients and making each patient's experience positive and comfortable. In her spare time, Ed loves to travel to wine regions, cook, and watch her beloved DAWGS!

Erica, Registered Dental Hygienist

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Erica gets excited about her role as a dental hygienist, with her 20 plus years of hygiene experience and growing up with a dentist for a dad! With Moreno & Young Dental since 2003, Erica has a bachelor of science in dental hygiene from Eastern Washington University. She looks forward to every day with the great staff and fabulous patients at Moreno & Young Dental.

Her energy comes in handy after work too, as she takes care of her three children. She enjoys fitness classes, cooking, entertaining family and friends, gardening, and enjoying every possible chance to be outside in the sunshine!

Micki, Registered Dental Hygienist

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As a dental hygienist, Micki helps you maintain a healthy smile with regular cleanings and oral health education. She graduated with an associates of applied science in dental hygiene in 2001 from Pierce College, and she was an outstanding student in Periodontics. She most enjoys the warm, friendly atmosphere at Moreno & Young Dental, and she believes in providing quality, compassionate dental care to all of her patients. With a happy disposition, Micki helps all who sit in her chair feel at home.

Micki and her husband Tom love to ski, and both have associates degrees in Ski Area Management from WVC. They live at the foot of Mount Baker and spend their time hiking, climbing, mountain biking, and paddle boarding on Hood Canal.

Maria, Registered Dental Hygienist

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Maria is our “token Canadian” dental hygienist. She started her career in 2000 working as a Certified Dental Assistant for over 7 years, specializing in children and adults with special needs. After completing her education at the University of Toronto, Canada in 2009, she became a dental hygienist. She has a passion for helping people, whether locally or overseas on dental mission trips.

Maria keeps active with snowboarding, playing volleyball, or just running her two daughters back and forth. The “glass half full attitude” is how she likes to approach life and care for her patients.

Brittany, Dental Hygienist

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Brittany has been a dental hygienist since 2008 and received her degree in Dental Hygiene from upstate New York where she is originally from. Providing gentle but thorough care to her patients is a top priority. Brittany moved to Bellingham in 2011 to be closer to the family. She likes to hike, ski, read, and travel.

Gail, Chairside Assistant

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Gail has been in the dental profession since 1970 and with the practice since 1973, making her an invaluable member of our dental care team. You can find her assisting the dentists with procedures and making sure the operatory is maintained, creating an environment where care comes first. She feels that her flexible and tolerant nature allows her to offer patients compassion when they might be feeling some anxiety.

Gail has been married to her high school sweetheart for over 40 years, and they share their lives with their two children, two grandchildren, and one cat. When she's not busy with her family, Gail enjoys camping, scrapbooking, reading, and two-stepping!

Bethany, Certified Dental Assistant

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Bethany has been a dental assistant with Moreno & Young Dental since 2011. Beth attended the accredited dental assisting program at Bellingham Technical College and graduated top of her class. She enjoys the variety of daily dental procedures and building patient relationships. Beth looks forward to a great dental career and is always seeking new knowledge and experience with continuing education. Outside of work, Beth enjoys traveling, especially to tropical places, and spending time with friends and family.

Olivia, Dental Assistant

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Olivia joined the Moreno & Young Dental team after having the opportunity to work as a temp in the summer of 2012. She brought over 16 years of experience and the goal to help people in our community find comfort and relief, in and out of the dental office. She finds enjoyment in getting to know patients, enabling them to have a comfortable experience and helping some overcome lifelong fears. When Olivia is out of the office, she enjoys road trips and traveling to visit friends and family all over the states, with her husband Gabriel. She has a love of a good laugh, fresh air, and a great trust in a better future.

Stephanie, Dental Assistant

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Stephanie completed dental assisting school in Bellingham and has been with Moreno & Young Dental since December 2012. Her dedication to the program helps her to deliver quality assistance to each patient. She loves the diversity of procedures offered at Moreno & Young Dental and enjoys the challenges of her everyday experiences. Apart from work, Stephanie loves spending time outdoors, camping, hiking, skiing, playing softball, or anything else she can get her hands on, along with spending time with her friends and family.

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