Kristy Jessen


“Hi Guys! My name is Kristy and I am new to General Dentistry but I have worked in an Orthodontist’s office as a financial and front office coordinator. I am extremely excited to continue to learn about this wonderful field and I feel so lucky that I get the chance to work with Dr. Tina at Smile Studios.

On July 7th, 2019 my husband and I became first time parents to a handsome baby boy, Kody. He loves visiting the office, eating, and testing out how loud he can be.

I can’t wait to meet you! If you’re a parent, feel free to bring your little ones – I’d love to meet them as well!”

Green…one of the reasons I absolutely love living in the PNW.
That’s a hard one…there are two days in my life that I will always hold extremely close. First was the day my husband proposed….we had been traveling Europe and we decided to go on a gondola ride through the canalas of Venice…instead of getting down on one knee he said if I kneel, ill tip over the boat but.. what do you think about continuing our adventures as my wife? First and last time he was a hopeless romantic. Second, was the birth of our son. Such a flurry of emotions and craziness that the first day of his life is a blur but I’ll never forget the moment the doctors held him up for me to see…my life shifted on its axis.
Someone who is close to me: My grandfather, he was and is one of those who speak few words but when he does you better listen cause its usually gold. He showed me the magic and beauty that can be created with a creative eye, patient hand and hard work. Famous figure Mia Hamm. She is a pioneer for women’s sports especially soccer. She is always who I aspired to be when I was on the pitch.
I would be birthday cake icecream…cause everyday is a celebration. BUT….my favorite is Tillamook huckleberry pie. 🙂
Snowmobile, quad, cook, paint/refinish furniture and go on walks with my son.


“Hello All!  I’m Seth, and I’m a dental hygienist.  It’s my job to work with each patient in order to shine the light on what goes on in the mouth, and facilitate individuals in every way possible to achieve a smile they can be proud of.  I find, the most important part is simply having a game plan.  We are all eager here at Smile Studios to assist or answer any questions a person may have.  Our hope is to take some, or all, of the anxiety out of dentistry.

Outside of work, I’m spending time with my wife and kids as much as I can. One of our goals as a family is to work hard so we can play hard.  My current passion is fixing/maintaining my own machines.”

The best day of my life was when I married my wife. 15 years into our marriage, and she takes my breath away more than ever.
My hero is anyone who exhibits kindness, and a great work ethic. It’s my conviction that these two virtues could solve many of the world’s issues today.
If I were a flavor of ice cream, I’d be the pistachio ice cream in the movie “Cars”.
Outside the office, my wife and I enjoy going on motorbike rides when the weather’s nice. We frequently find things to do outside with our two boys, rain or shine: Laser tag, going on hikes, throwing the football, etc. Our boys are growing up so fast, so we take every opportunity to spend quality time with them.
Tara - Smile Studios Staff


“Hi, guys! I graduated from the University of Washington-Seattle in 2021 and now I am a dental assistant at Smile Studios. I love meeting new patients and making new friends every day!

Outside of work I love to go hiking, work out, and play with my little puppy! My goal is to see the world and experience different cultures and I love to receive travel recommendations!”

My favorite color has to be light purple or cyan!
I love to spend my free time with family and friends. I enjoy staying active playing basketball, soccer, and volleyball or exploring PNW hiking trails! I love to travel and would like to see as much of the world as I can to experience different cultures!
I’ve had such a blessed life so I am not sure I can pinpoint just one day. I would say that my parents moving to America 21 years ago and giving me the opportunity to be educated and live in a free nation was the best thing to happen to me.
My heroes are all the women in my family. They are all such hard working and kind women. I aspire to be like each and every one of them.
I would say that I am colorful like a birthday cake ice cream flavor!
Gabby - Dental Assistant


“Hello everyone, my name is Gabby! Born and raised in West Seattle, Washington and graduated from the University of Washington in 2018. I love to help people whenever I can, and especially love working in the health field. It is such a great feeling being able to make an impact on the patients that come into our office and I’m so excited to meet you all!

Aside from work, I enjoy spending time with my fiancé, Ryan and our French Bulldog, Huncho. I also really enjoy traveling and trying out new places to eat or even new recipes to try. So, be sure to give me any of your recommendations or ask me for mine!”

Aside from work, I enjoy spending time with my fiancé, Ryan and our French Bulldog, Huncho. I also really enjoy traveling and trying out new places to eat or even new recipes to try.
Best day of my life has to be any day I get to sit on the beach and enjoy the views of that moment.
My hero is definitely my mom and my grandpa. Without them, I would not be the person I am today.
If I was an ice cream flavor, I would be creamsicle flavored because it’s nice and sweet with a little tang.
Aliyah - Treatment Coordinator


“Hi everyone! My name is Aliyah. I’m so grateful to be apart of the wonderful team here at Smile Studios!

Shortly after graduating at the University of Washington in 2019, I began working in general dentistry as a front office coordinator. I truly enjoy what I do because I get to meet and engage with so many awesome people each day. It is truly rewarding to work in an industry where we get to help our patients everyday and create a great experience for them.

When I’m not at the office, I love being outside. Summer is my favorite season. My ideal day would be any warm and sunny day spent outside by the water.”

I love going on adventures and traveling with my husband. I also love to cook and try new food and recipes. When the weather is nice, I’m always eager to take a long walk outside or spend the day fishing.
It’s hard to choose the best day. But, the one that sticks out the most is the day my husband proposed. Besides my wedding day, I can’t remember a day I’ve felt so happy, full of love, and surprised. It was such a special and emotional day surrounded by our closest friends. It’s a day I will never forget!
My heroes are my parents. They worked extremely hard while I was growing to provide me with the best life they could, through all of their hard work and patience. They taught me so many valuable life lessons and continue to bless and support me everyday.
If I were an ice cream flavor, I would be rocky road because I’m adventurous and love being outside!