Our Orthodontic Staff in Tacoma
Tracy is Gessel Orthodontics’ practice manager. She has over 14 years of general dentistry experience as well as 5 years in the field of orthodontics. In 2012, she received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington in Tacoma, where she received high academic honors. Outside of the office, she enjoys the outdoors, reading and spending quality time with her husband. She looks forward to building long-term relationships with families, while being part of a team that is creating beautiful smiles that last a lifetime.
Shanon, a dental assistant at the practice, works closely with Dr. Gessel and assists him with procedures and patient care. She has spent over 20 years in the field of dentistry and orthodontics after receiving her training at Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood. She enjoys working at the practice because of its fun, and friendly environment. Shanen loves walking her dog and spending quality time with her daughter.
Paige is an orthodontic assistant at Gessel Orthodontics. In 2014, she graduated from the dental assisting program at Bates Technical College. What she finds most fascinating about orthodontics, is the transformation in a patient’s smile in such a short amount of time. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking with her family and working in her garden.
Patricia is the financial coordinator at Gessel Orthodontics. She joined the practice in March of 2015, and is excited to be part of a fun and caring team. Patricia, enjoys working with Dr.Gessel, because of his sincere passion for helping people. On her spare time, she loves camping and spending quality time with her family.
Kim is an orthodontic assistant at Gessel Orthodontics and helps Dr. Gessel craft beautiful smiles. Kim’s warm demeanor allows her to work particularly well with special needs or high-anxiety patients. She has over a dozen years in the field of orthodontics and loves being part of a fun and upbeat team. Kim is married to her wonderful husband, Dave and has four children. She loves spending time with her family, cooking, knitting and volunteering at her church.
Susan, who is an orthodontic assistant at the practice, helps Dr. Gessel provide quality care to all of the patients. After finishing her training in 2006, she entered the field of orthodontics and hasn’t looked back. Susan loves to see how a patient’s confidence is improved after Dr.Gessel created their beautiful smile. In her spare time, Susan enjoys keeping healthy by going to the gym and spending quality time with her children and pets.
Stacy, who is one of the scheduling coordinators here at Gessel Orthodontics, has a kind and friendly smile that will assist you in all of your scheduling needs. Before becoming an expert in scheduling, Stacy was an orthodontic assistant for 15 years. What she loves most about working here at Gessel Orthodontics, is the friendly and fun team environment. She enjoys building relationships and beautiful smiles created! In her time off, she loves spending time with her family, gardening and attending church.
Robin is the scheduling coordinator at Gessel Orthodontics. She has worked in orthodontics since 2001. What she enjoys most about her role in the practice is the opportunity to build positive relationships with families and team members. When she is not at work, Robin loves spending quality time with her family, reading books, baking and listening good music.
Sophia has been working in orthodontics for six years. She was lucky enough to start this journey while still in dental assisting school and immediately knew she belonged in the field of orthodontics. In her spare time, she looks forward to exploring new places with her husband, her 7 year-old daughter and her 1 year-old son. She and her husband are involved in a youth ministry with the task of mentoring young people within their community to reach their full potential. Sophia does her best to bring the skills she has learned through youth ministry into her everyday work life.
Wendy recently joined the Gessel Orthodontics family as a dental assistant. She also just graduated from the dental assisting program at Bates Technical College. Wendy feels very blessed to be a part of an amazing team. What she finds most fascinating about the field of orthodontics is the opportunity to build a patient’s self-confidence by creating beautiful smiles. In her free time, Wendy loves attending her children’s sporting events with her family and friends.
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