Aléna has been in the dental field for over 15 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!
Leyla - RDA
Leyla graduated from Everest College. She enjoys making people happy. On her spare time she loves spending time with her children and her husband.
Heather - RDA
Heather has been a dental assistant for 3 years now. She always knew that dentistry was the right profession for her, but once she graduated from high school, she pursued her degree in cosmetology instead. After a while she realized that her dream was still to be in a dental profession, and that is when she decided to pursue after her dreams. Heather loves working with children and educating the little ones about the importance of good oral hygiene. Heather has two boys of her own (Cayden and Keagan) and two bullterrier dogs (Tucker and Zoey), and a loving and supporting man (Brett) that has encouraged her to follow her dreams. Heather loves spending her time with her family watching her boys play sports and working in the yard with Brett.
When she is not in the dental clinic, Amy works as a cosmetologist, phlebotomist and lash technician. She owns 3 cats and she likes to call her "fur babies". On her spare time she enjoys hiking and working out at the gym. Amy is a big video enthusiant and Disney fanatic, and she enjoys musicals and choir concerts. Amy plans on furthering her education.
As a child, Makena was scared going to the dentist, which has motivated her to pursue dental career to help children overcome their dental fears. Makena enjoys spending time with her friends and loved ones. For fun she likes to spend time outdoors with her dog.