Aléna has been in the dental field for over 10 years and has covered every aspect of dentistry, but for her, nothing compares to working with kids. Having the opportunity to educate and guide children on their path to a better oral health is a privilege that she is very proud to embrace. Aléna enjoys working with both Dr. Shadi and Dr. Garcia and says that they have become extended family members to their staff and that they always provide their best intention for their patients. Aléna is an active member of Seattle King County Dental Society and Medical Team International.
In her free time, Aléna likes to volunteer, photograph nature, hike and spend quality time with her family, friends and dogs. Aléna loves to collect postcards from all the places that she travels to.
Salena graduated from PIMA Medical Institute and became a registered dental assistant in 2014 with the future goal of becoming a hygienist. Shortly after graduating, she became a part of the Highlands Kids Dentistry team. The passion she has for dentistry, the warmth she shows towards children, and her kind heart makes her the perfect fit for our amazing team. She always strives to make every child's dental experience fun, comfortable, and memorable.
In her free time, Salena loves hiking, the outdoors, yoga, and being with her family and dog Koda. Jayce, her son, is her world!
Joining our fantastic team in 2015, Maly started her career after attending the Northshore Dental Assisting Academy in 2014. Prior to joining the pediatric dental field, Maly received her AA in education and has experience as a substitute pre-school teacher, was a nanny and even assisted kids during sporting events. Her passion for working with kids and helping others has made her an integral part of our team. She believes a beauitful smile is the best feature someone can have!
In her free time, she loves to spend time outdoors and hiking. Bowling, dancing, music, sports, football and experiencing new things are also a few activities that Maly enjoys. She loves her family and even has two pets, a dog named Blooper and a tortoise named Artemis. Maly also loves to collect anything Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!