Our Team





Schedule Coordinator/Registered Dental Assistant



Payton is originally from Bozeman, Montana and is excited to call Washington her new home. Payton brings over five years of experience in the dental field and is an expert in discussing insurance benefits. When she is not assisting patients in scheduling an appointment, you can find her hanging out at the beach or enjoying her time with her two-year-old cat Roo. Payton is here to answer any questions or concerns you have in regards to finances and scheduling. Go Hawks!



Registered Dental Assistant



Kelly has been working as a dental assistant for the past 10 years and at this location for eight years. In addition to being Dr. Tran’s second set of hands, Kelly enjoys improving the quality of each patient’s experience. Since Kelly’s passion is eating, she understands the importance of healthy teeth and their proper function. She enjoys providing care to help others achieve a great smile too! 





Registered Dental Hygienist


Natasha has been in the dental field for nearly nine years. Natasha started out as a schedule coordinator and went back to school in 2012 to get her dental hygiene degree where she was ranked first in her program! Natasha is a true Seattleite because she absolutely loves the rain; however, she does enjoy the occasional sunshine when we get it.  When the sun is out, you can catch her paddle boarding on Lake Union. Natasha enjoys serving in her church, traveling, camping, and spending time with her friends and family (especially her five nieces)! 



Registered Dental Hygienist


After graduating in 2010, the Pacific Northwest Dental Care team became Larysa’s second family. Larysa enjoys being a dental hygienist with all of her heart and knows that dental health is an important part of the whole person’s well-being. Working alongside our wonderful doctor and team members, she strives to provide kind and caring treatment to all of her patients. With a gentle touch, she helps patients leave every appointment with a great smile. Everyone deserves pain free dental treatment and Larysa will do her best to overcome her patient’s dental fears. Larysa enjoys spending extra time listening to her patients, meet their individual needs, and works hard to educate them as well. Outside the office, Larysa enjoys hiking, gardening, and spending time with her family. Also, Larysa contributes to her local community by volunteering in different dental organizations. Larysa looks forward to meeting all of you!




Registered Dental Hygienist


When Yelena was in 5th grade, an art project inspired her to go into dentistry. She had to draw and label the parts of a tooth and since then was intrigued by the dental field. Yelena graduated from the Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Dental Hygiene program in 2011. As a dental hygienist, she is very detail oriented, thorough, and aims to be as gentle as possible in order to make appointments go by smoothly and comfortably. Yelena takes pride in listening to her patients and also catching up on their latest life events. Yelena has worked at this location since 2011and her favorite part about it is how close-knit the team is and how coming to work feels like coming home to a second family. Our team strives to make every person that walks through the door feel welcome and to provide them with the best experience and quality of work.

On a side note, Yelena has been happily married for almost 10 years and has three daughters. Yelena enjoys camping and hiking in the summers and snowboarding/skiing in the winters. Yelena also dabbles in a little gardening. Probably what she loves to do most of all though (apart from dental hygiene that is) is serve in her church, praise and worship ministry, and try to serve those around her!





Pacific Northwest Dental Care
664 Strander Boulevard
Tukwila, WA 98188
Phone: 425-329-8651
Fax: 425-271-0420
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