Meet the Staff

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

Molly, Dental Assistant

Molly, Dental Assistant

I am Dr. Van Der Sluys’s assistant and have been for the last 6 years. I grew up here in Redmond but I completed dental assisting school in Wichita KS where I lived for 5 years. I love my job and especially love interacting with my patients. My goal is to make our patients comfortable, happy and hopefully leave with a smile on their face. I love to laugh and spend time with my family. I have one spunky 10 year old son and we enjoy movie and popcorn nights. I am also a part-time bartender and I raise chickens in my free time. I looooove camping, quading, reading, sewing, shopping and crafting.

Rita, Dental Hygienist

Rita, Dental Hygienist

As a dental hygienist and scientist, I aim to improve my patient’s health by delivering excellent evidence-based care in a gentle and a respectful manner. My goal is to provide exceptional treatment and to educate patients about the connection between dental health and overall health.

I’m a Canadian by birth, a Chicagoan by upbringing, and a Seattleite by choice. I began my first career in biotechnology, where I worked on cloning projects for medical applications. From my biotech work, I realized I preferred working directly with people over working with microscopes. As my two children were finishing up their high school years, I returned to school to earn my dental hygiene degree from Lake Washington Institute of Technology. I joined the office of Dr. Van Der Sluys in June 2016.

In my free time, I enjoy reading fictional biographies, power naps, and eating my daughter’s delicious cooking. When I’m not meandering on local trails with family and our Alaskan Malamute, I can be found tending to my garden and designing my next landscaping projects.

Nancy, Dental Hygienist

Nancy, Dental Hygienist

My goal is to put people at easy by creating an environment that is very friendly. I enjoy sharing personal stories with patients and getting to know them as friends while we work together to achieve ideal dental health. Everyone in this office is dedicated to a high standard of excellence, and though we love to have fun with our jobs, we take dental care very seriously. I have been a dental hygienist for many years and continue to enjoy challenging myself and keeping current with the latest research through continuing education classes.

My husband, Gary, and I have three married sons and 2 beautiful granddaughters. My free time is spent working out, quilting, camping, hiking, motorcycle riding, as well as doing weekly Therapy Dog visits to the hospital and Hospice with out giant Leonberger dog. We moved here 12 years ago from North Pole, Alaska where we had lived for 23 years.

Karen, Office Manager

Karen, Office Manager

I have lived here in the Seattle area most of my life. I have 4 adult children and currently 4 grandchildren between the ages of 1yr and 16yrs. In my spare time I love to knit, read and watch football (Green Bay Packers) and baseball (Seattle Mariners).

I have been in the dental field for more than 15yrs and in healthcare more than 25yrs.

One of the best parts of my job is getting to know our patients while conversing with them in the reception area.

I love working for Dr. Van Der Sluys and with our great team!