Meet the Team

Covington Smiles by Dr. Daniel Lee

Dr. Lee will readily tell the story of growing up building everything with his hands and being endlessly fascinated by the details and how things work. When deciding on a career in dentistry Daniel Lee was able to bring this affinity for intricate work to the goal of helping people stay healthy.

About Dr. Daniel Lee

Dr. Lee received his training from Loma Linda University in Southern California graduating in 2002. During his studies he was fortunate to be in a program that gave him an abundance of experience in the full spectrum of procedures. For over a decade now Dr. Lee has led the team at Covington Smiles establishing a practice with avidly loyal patients and a talented dental team.

The perfectionist in Dr. Lee continues to pursue training and coursework so that his offerings stay current with today’s emerging dental care. Many dentists claim to be all this but as colleagues and patients will attest, Dr. Lee’s dedication goes beyond that of career to really caring about each patient’s well being.

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Your first visit at Covington Smiles by Dr Daniel Lee will introduce you to our practice. You will get a chance to relax in our patient lounge and then meet Dr. Lee to discuss your oral health goals.

MEET THE STAFF

Debbie
Schedule Coordinator
BIO:

Debbie
As the coordinator of schedules for Covington Smiles, Debbie enjoys building a strong rapport with patients. She believes that Covington’s knack for the personal aspect of dentistry helps them bring patients further along to a place of better oral health.
She and her husband moved to Covington 27 years ago when he began a job with Boeing. They have been married for 27 years and have quite a full household with three children (ages 17-24), two cats and two dogs!

ON COVINGTON SMILES

“I have the highest regard for how our team treats patients and each other.”

CREDENTIALS

Associate of Arts degree from The Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

FUN FACTS

Debbie has four pets: Abu (a mixed breed dog), Sage (Yellow Lab), Pickles and Ace (cats).

HOBBIES

Debbie works out as much as possible and camps in the summer months at their property in Eastern WA.

Jami
Registered Dental Assistant
BIO:

Jami
Jami became a dental assistant in 2012 after falling in love with the dental field while working with children on a mission trip in the Philippines in 2010. She finds it rewarding to help adults and children alike to grow in confidence with dentistry and most of all, their smile.

ON COVINGTON SMILES

“I love working at Covington Smiles because we are a solid team. We make sure we deliver the best care possible to our patients.”

CREDENTIALS

Dental Assistant Diploma from Everest College & Dental Assistant Registration

FUN FACTS

It was a mission trip to the Philippines her senior year of high school that inspired her to be in the dental profession.

HOBBIES

Jami’s life outside of work consists of spending time with her husband Ethan, her dog Buddy and her three cats. They love to cheer on the Seahawks and explore new places by taking road trips and camping.

Janelle
Registered Dental Hygienist
BIO:

Janelle
Janelle is PNW born and raised and has been in dentistry in some aspect since high school. She comes from a long line of dental and medical professionals. As a young adult she started in the back office sterilizing instruments. Then she moved onto chair side assisting at a pediatric office.

ON COVINGTON SMILES

“I genuinely enjoy coming to work each day and building relationships with my patients. My goal is to keep your best interest in mind and treat you as if you were a family member.”

CREDENTIALS

In 2010 she graduated with an Associates degree in Dental hygiene from Columbia Basin College in Pasco, WA

FUN FACTS

Janelle is a Certified CrossFit and Kid’s CrossFit Coach. She has a passion for nutrition and whole body health.

HOBBIES

CrossFit, yoga, camping, boating, and going on adventures with her husband and two young children.

Nicole
Financial Advisor/Office Manager
BIO:

Nicole
What Nicole enjoys most at Covington Smiles is seeing patients gain confidence. She feels that there is nothing better than helping a patient that has not liked their smile get to a place of feeling proud. She always enjoyed going to the dentist as a child, perhaps because of the amazing way her teeth feel after a professional cleaning.
In her position Nicole often works with patients to come up with a plan that will make treatment affordable. The care she and her team take with patients includes this step of consulting on payment plans, insurance and affordability.

ON COVINGTON SMILES

“I love the fun & exciting culture at Covington Smiles. A personal goal of mine is to help patients feel comfortable.”

CREDENTIALS

Dental Assisting Program from Bryman College in 2004

FUN FACTS

One of Nicole’s life goals is to travel to as many different places as possible.

HOBBIES

Nicole’s life outside of work is full with a young son Jack who means everything to her and her amazing husband. They are camping and hiking enthusiasts except of course when it is the middle of winter. At that time movies and cheering on the Seahawks become big pastimes.

Amy
Registered Dental Assistant
BIO:

Amy
Amy fell into the dental industry in 1997 and sensed right away that this profession would provide the kind of fulfillment and satisfaction that she was seeking. She began as a sterilization technician and went on to attend the Bryman Dental Assisting Program. Each day she feels good about the care the practice provides and stands behind Dr. Lee’s work 100%. Amy finds it rewarding to see patients who haven’t smiled in years be confident in their smile again.

ON COVINGTON SMILES

“Working at Covington Smiles makes it easy to get up and go to work every day. I have developed very special bonds with our patients and our team.”

CREDENTIALS

Dental Assisting Program from Bryman College in 1999

FUN FACTS

Amy spends most of her free time with her family. She just loves them so much!

HOBBIES

Amy has a wonderful husband and a four year old son Jack. They love going camping, attending sporting events and just about any activity that allows them to spend quality time together.

Beth
Registered Dental Hygienist
BIO:

Beth
Beth’s favorite aspect of the job is the personal connections she makes. As a hygienist she is an advocate for each patient to ensure they receive the most thorough and quality dental care. She focuses on treating each patient as she would want to be treated and stays up to speed with the latest technology.

ON COVINGTON SMILES

“The quality of care and health of each patient is at the forefront of how we work. This makes me very proud to be part of this practice.”

CREDENTIALS

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from University of Washington and an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene from Lake Washington Technical College

FUN FACTS

Beth loves country music concerts and gardening!

HOBBIES

Beth spends time with her two beautiful little girls and her husband. They love camping all summer and their time with friends and family. Beth loves working in her garden which includes flowers and vegetables!

Jackie
Registered Dental Assistant
BIO:

Jackie
Jackie has been going to the dentist since she was three years old and never once had a bad experience. In her work at Covington Smiles she passes this along to patients.

ON COVINGTON SMILES

“I absolutely love our staff. We are not just co-workers we are friends and that helps us create a very positive office atmosphere for patients.”

CREDENTIALS

Dental Assisting Program from Renton Technical College in 2004

FUN FACTS

Jackie loves dental offices, both as a patient and as a place of work.

HOBBIES

Jackie loves spending time with her fiancé and their 2 dogs Camo and Rider.

Katie
Insurance Coordinator
BIO:

Katie
Katie has been in dentistry since 2007. She has helped several dental offices transition from paper to electronic/paperless platforms. Since then, she has learned sterilization techniques and front office duties. Katie enjoys helping patients in all aspects of their dental experience starting from the beginning telephone call to walking out the patient.

CREDENTIALS

AA Tacoma Community College

FUN FACTS

Katie is extremely passionate about coffee. She was a professional barista for 13 years! She always loves to experience new coffees.

HOBBIES

When she is not working Katie enjoys spending time with her husband and their 2 year old son. They frequent the YMCA often and during the summer months they spend most weekends at the beach.

Chelsea
Registered Dental Hygienist
BIO:

Chelsea
Chelsea became a hygienist because she wanted to be an advocate for patients in their journey to better oral health. Making connections and relationships with patients is her favorite part of her job. By creating relationships and building trust, you can more effectively help patients reach optimal oral health.

ON COVINGTON SMILES

“Patient care is our top priority. We work as a team to provide the best care possible for all our patients”

CREDENTIALS

Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene from Pierce College in Lakewood WA. She is currently working on her Bachelors in Dental Hygiene for Eastern Washington University and will be graduating Spring 2017.

FUN FACTS

Chelsea started her career in dentistry at Covington Smiles when she was 19! She is very happy to be back.

HOBBIES

Chelsea enjoys all activities outdoors; snowboarding in the winter and camping during the summer. She enjoys spending time with her fiancé and her niece Isabella.