A Note from Dr. Walter
I am very lucky to still be working with the first person I hired (Catherine) and another staff member who has also been with me for over 30 years (Colleen). I also work with Cindy and Debbie (19 years each) and Joyce (10 years). Giang is our newest staff member who joined the team a year and a half ago. Our Hygiene staff includes Kim (14 years), Mary (13 years), Mindy (9 years) and Linda (9 years).
Our Dental Team
Catherine | Office Manager
As the office manager, I enjoy meeting new people and learning about what brought them to the office. I also handle all insurance claims for patients, and manage each claim as if it were my own. I know that people can be apprehensive about seeing a dentist, and it is always rewarding when we can help someone get over their fear. My husband and I live on a small farm with three horses, two goats, three dogs, two cats and 12 chickens. We spend as much time as possible in the mountains with our friends, our horses, and our dogs.
Colleen | Dental Assistant & Front Office
Welcome to our practice. In my 28 years as a dental assistant and receptionist with Dr. Walter, I have enjoyed talking with and getting to know our patients. My favorite part of my job is seeing a patient who is initially apprehensive and nervous become comfortable and at ease during their follow up appointments. My husband, Joe, and I have a combined family of seven children. We are blessed with six grandchildren. I love to travel, work in my yard, scrapbook, decorate, and spend time with our family.
Joyce | Front Office
Hello, it’s nice to meet you! I work in the front office, and I always try to make patients feel welcome when they arrive. Spending over 25 years in the dental field makes me feel very comfortable discussing dental needs. I get great satisfaction from patients’ compliments to Dr. Walter, his assistants, and especially his hygienists. We have a very cohesive office.
Mary | Dental Hygienist
I graduated in 1999 from Shoreline Community College Dental Hygiene Program, and have been a dental hygienist ever since! I like to treat patients like they are part of my family, and try to make each visit as fun and comfortable as possible. My favorite part of my job is talking with my patients and getting to know them and finding out what is important in their lives. I have been married to Brian for 19 years and have two wonderful boys aged 13 and 11. My mom lives with us and we have a large Golden Retriever named Cody. We have a full house!
Deb | Dental Assistant
As a dental assistant, I always try to make our patients’ experience very pleasant, and make sure they are comfortable while being treated. I have been working with Dr. Walter for over 16 years. I love my job and love being part of a team that enjoys changing the lives of so many people by giving them that perfect smile! It is a very fun experience to come to an office where the staff is like a second family. I have been married for almost 33 years, and my husband and I live in the Bothell area and have a second home in Chelan where we sometimes spend weekends. We have two children and one grandson, Gunner, as well as two cute little dogs.
Cindy | Dental Assistant
Welcome to our practice! I am a dental assistant here, and I have worked in dentistry continuously for 29 years! I enjoy getting to know the patients. After 16 years in our office, I’ve gotten to know many of them personally. I also enjoy the ‘hands on’ part of my job, such as making same-day crowns and implant surgery. My favorite part of dentistry is cosmetic work which makes people happy with their appearance. My family includes my wonderful husband and our two pugs. In my spare time, I enjoy camping, traveling, and training for bike races and triathlons!
Mindy | Dental Hygienist
As one of Dr. Walter’s hygienists, I strive diligently to provide the highest quality of comprehensive patient care in the most trusting and comfortable manner possible. I graduated from Shoreline Community College’s Dental Hygiene Program in 2008 and have been working at Dr. Walter’s office ever since. I truly enjoy educating our patients on how they can achieve optimal oral health. My husband, Jonah, and I have one son, Owen, a daughter, Nora, and a chocolate lab named Hank, I enjoy traveling, especially to Hawaii, baking, camping, and spending time with friends and family.
Kim | Dental Hygienist
Hello! I’m one of Dr. Walter’s dental hygienists and I’ve been working in the dental field since 1987. I really love getting to know patients and helping them improve their periodontal health. Dr. Walter creates an efficient, relaxed work environment and our team always has fun and enjoys working together to give our patients the best care possible. My husband, Oscar, and I have two sons, Brandon and Adam, as well as a miniature pinscher named Strike. Outside the office I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, working out, and traveling.
Giang | Dental Assistant
I graduated from the Lake Washington Institute of Technology and love being a dental assistant here at The Mill Creek Dentist. My favorite part about my job is getting to know and take care of our patients. I love the satisfaction that our patients receive when they leave our office happier and more confident with their smiles! I’ve been married to my wonderful husband for four years and we have a one-year-old son who keeps me very busy. In my time away from work and trying to keep up with my son, I enjoy cooking, sewing, and practicing photography.
Linda | Dental Hygienist
I completed my dental training at Yakima Valley Community College in 1991 and have been working in the field for over 24 years. From making my patients feel comfortable in the dental chair to educating them about proper oral care, I strive to provide each patient with personalized treatment. My favorite part of working at this practice is the passion that we all share for our patients to have the best oral health possible. I have two children, Laura and Chris, who both attend the University of Washington. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, trying new food, and spending time with my family.