MEET OUR TEAM
Our team is highly trained and skilled with years of dental experience. Together we strive to provide the highest level of patient service in a friendly and caring environment.
Joe Hwang, DDS
Dr. Hwang has always known he wanted to be a dentist. He was born in Inchon, Korea and went to school in the states and graduated from the University of Washington. He knows he has done a good job when a patient can’t stop smiling. When Dr. Hwang is not helping beautiful smiles transform, he is enjoying a day on the golf course.
Denise is a proud Navy mom and grandmother to 4 grandchildren! She has been working with Dr. Hwang since 2000. On the weekends, she can be found puttering in her yard, playing with her cats and dog Mazie, or hanging with family. At Halloween Denise can be found with candy corn in her desk drawer, right next to her toothbrush and floss!
Kara Lea is a native of Western Washington. She was inspired to go into the field of dental hygiene as a teenager by her childhood dentist who saw her eagerness to work with her hands and her desire to work in a health care field. She has found her true calling working with her patients on their flossing and overall health. She is on a journey to wellness and loves to hear her patients stories as well. She loves to discuss vacation destinations, cooking, and her crazy cat Twitter. Her favorite indulgence is anything with peanut butter and chocolate.
Melissa is from Marysville, WA and took a Dental Assisting class on the recommendation of friends. She has been working with Dr. Hwang since the late 1990’s and enjoys seeing the transformation in a patients smile. Melissa knows she’s done her job when she hears a patient say “I love it, it looks great.”
Amanda was born and raised in Edmonds and loves to talk about the area, her family, her friends, her job, her husband, well she loves to talk! She joined our team in 2011 and jumped into the dental world after being in real estate. When not at work, she can be found taking the motorcycle out for a trip to frozen yogurt or watching shows on Netflix. Her favorite snacks are those covered in chocolate, preferably dark.