Meet Our Team
Gayle - Office Manager
Gayle was born and raised in the PNW and has over 20 years of experience in the dental field. She began her career in dentistry as a Dental Assistant in 1996 after her first child was born and has spent most of her career in dentistry managing dental teams. She has a passion for helping people and giving back to the community. In her free time she enjoys travel and spending time with her family and making memories with her young grandchildren.
Jeanette - Financial Coordinator
Jeanette has enjoyed working in the dental field for over 25 years. She spent the first part of her career on the clinical side, for over 10 years. She now works in the front end and can help you understand your finances and make it easy to understand. She has a husband and 2 kids that are off to college! Now that she is an "empty nester", she and her husband enjoy traveling the world together. She can always be found in the she-shed, reading, taking photos, creating new arts-n-crafts or sewing. She also loves taking her goldendoodle for walks.
Eden - Scheduling Coordinator
Eden was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa and recently moved to Washington. She is a book-loving, outdoorsy individual with a soft spot for working with kids. She is passionate about making a difference in people's lives and her goal is to ensure that every patient's journey through the practice is as smooth and stress-free as possible.
Lori - Treatment Coordinator
Lori moved to the PNW a few years ago and loves living so close to the mountains. She is a former teacher who still enjoys substituting. She also enjoys hiking, camping, traveling and spending time with her family.
Cynthia - Insurance Coordinator
Cynthia moved to WA with her husband after graduating from the University of Hawaii with a fine arts degree. She quickly found work in retail and the technical sector. After raising her family, she returned to not using her degree in the brave new world of remote work as the part time operations manager for a non-profit organization as well as working with our office. She suspects that one day, she will be deported from the PNW as she enjoys neither coffee nor salmon.
KB - Hygienist
KB graduated from Shoreline Community College in 2018 and has since been practicing as a Dental Hygienist. KB has a big heart towards patients with dental anxiety & fear. His patients describe him as thorough and having a gentle touch. KB is originally from Ethiopia, and came to the US in 2012. Some of his hobbies include flying throughout the beautiful PNW, exploring local restaurants for brunch, and fitness training. His dream is to become an air racing pilot and a great hygienist!
Stacia - Hygienist
Stacia joined Dr Widner’s dental team in December 2016. A seasoned professional with over 20 years of dental hygiene experience, she provides gentle and thorough care. Stacia is great at helping our wonderful patients in achieving their best dental health and beautiful smiles.
Originally from Oahu, Hawaii, Sammamish has been Stacia’s hometown since 2000. Although she misses the tropical weather, she has grown to truly love the northwest lifestyle. When not at work, she loves spending quality time with her husband, family and friends. Some of her hobbies include acrylic painting, crafting, and collecting crystals.
Avalonne - Lead Assistant
Avalonne was born in Tokyo, Japan and she grew up in Renton, WA. She joined our team in 2018 as an assistant and is now our Lead Assistant. The relationships she has built with our patients and staff, have created a job that she loves. She is skilled in providing outstanding care and creating a comfortable environment. Avalonne is committed to providing a positive experience for even the most dental-phobic patients. When she isn't working, she enjoys spending gardening and spending time with her family, and spoiling her granddaughter, Daisy.
Aliera - Hygienist Assistant
Aliera was born & raised in the PNW. When she’s not splashing in puddles, you will find her hiking with her cat or elbow-deep in her vegetable garden. Aliera has been shifting between career opportunities and while she is still new to dentistry, she is a quick learner and enjoys one-on-one work with her patients. She is known in the office as the “X-ray Expert”! Aliera is high spirited, and she creates a bubbly atmosphere for all who know her. She would love to trade epic travel tales with you!
Sam - Restorative Assistant
Sam has 2 cats, that are her best buddies! If she isn't hanging at home cuddling with them, she can be found doing Tarot readings and out collecting crystals and rocks. Sam loves being out in nature, which is why she loves living in the PNW! You'll often find her camping, hiking or going for walks.
Lora - Restorative Assistant
Lora graduated in 2009 from Lake Washington Technical College in the Dental assistant program. She loves working with people and helping them to achieve a great smile. Outside of work, she enjoys going on walks, sewing and spending time with friends and her cat, Thunder.