Cecilia – Office Manager
Cecilia has been in the dental field for over 20 years working with children and adults as a Dental assistant. She is now working for Dr. Gilbert as a treatment coordinator and office manager.
Initially Cecilia went to school to become a Pharmacy Tech but switched careers to the dental field as a dental assistant when she decided helping patients overcome their dental problems was more fulfilling than filling prescriptions.
She continues to take courses in Business administration and health to better assist our patients. She loves her dog, Lola, and enjoys traveling overseas whenever she can.
Trisha – Dental Hygienist
A self-certified nature lover, Trisha grew up in the city – beautiful Ballard – and now lives in Woodinville on an acre of land, where she’s able to enjoy the great outdoors every day.
Trisha got into dental care because she enjoyed working with people and wanted to make a difference in their health. A career in dentistry was a natural fit, because overall good health is directly related to good oral health! She went to school to get her certificate as a dental assistant, and then, 9 years later, she received her applied science degree in dental hygiene – graduating with honors! Her patients mean more to her than just their shiny smiles. One of the things she likes the most about her job is getting to know her patients, not just the insides of their mouths.
Taking care of others comes naturally to Trisha, and she definitely has a strong nurturing gene. Her dog Tipper is a special needs rescue dog from Texas who has epilepsy. When she’s not taking care of her patients, you’ll find Trisha enjoying family time with her husband and her 2 sons, who are now in college. She loves to cook, garden, do a little fishing, go skiing, and watch her youngest son play football whenever possible.Something you might not know about Trisha? She lived in Norway for a bit, and she’s no slouch on the wakeboard!
Sundus – Dental Assistant
Originally from Somalia, Sundus moved with her family to Northern California, before moving up to the ‘beautiful state of Washington’. The place she’s called home since she was 7.
Caring for patients and their teeth is a perfect combination for Sundus. Why? She wanted to work in a field where she could help others, and make a difference, and she always enjoyed visiting the dentist. She received her dental assistant certificate from Everest College and has been providing stellar dental care ever since.
Her favorite part of the job? Sundus enjoys providing a nurturing presence for her patients and helping them ease any dental anxieties. “I want patients to feel relaxed, and good about themselves and their smiles!”, she says.
When Sundus isn’t helping patients, she enjoys keeping in touch with her family (4 brothers & one sister), and staying active. You’ll likely find her hiking the local trails, jogging or honing her rock climbing skills somewhere. And if you’re looking to share recipes, let Sundus know. She’s an excellent cook! Something you might not know about her – Sundus has a fear of swimming!
Chance – Therapy Dog
Perhaps our most beloved staff member is Chance, our therapy dog. He is a therapy dog in training and has some big paws to fill. Dr Gilbert had two legendary golden retrievers prior to Chance, (Chase and Chaz), who were instrumental in helping fearful patients and children feel comfortable during their dental visits!