Staff at Advanced Dental Care Tacoma

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Staff at Advanced Dental Care Tacoma

Our entire staff at Advanced Dental Care Tacoma is dedicated to providing excellent dental service to you.

Tacoma Dental Hygienist


Grace graduated at the top of her class in 2009 from Pierce College Dental Hygiene Program. She then continued on to get her Bachelor’s from Eastern Washington University. Grace’s goal is to become a teacher of dental hygiene and believes education is the future. She loves the outdoors and anything to do with the nature. Grace has lived with her boyfriend Tony, of 6 years now, and enjoys spending time with her 3 dogs and family. she enjoys a natural, healthy, and simple life; and she believes dental hygiene should be the same. Helping people with their health and happiness is a passion for Grace, she can’t wait to share her passion with you!

Advanced Dental Care in Tacoma WA hygienist


I graduated from Washington State University in 2001 with a degree in Zoology, in 2004 I graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, GA with a dental hygiene degree. My husband Frank and I live in Tacoma with our dog “Penelop”. We enjoy hiking and spending time with friends and family. I enjoy being a dental hygienist and educating patients about the importance of good oral hygiene. I believe in a caring and gentle approach to dentistry, and that good oral hygiene habits can directly affect the health of the body. I look forward to helping all our patients achieve healthy smiles.

Dentist in Tacoma WA Kevin Xu, DDS


Nichole was born on the beautiful island of Guam. She moved to WA state in September of 2015 and now resides in Yelm, WA with her 5 children. Nichole started working in the dental field in 1999 and has grown to love what she does, helping patients achieve their best smiles. Nichole started working at Advanced Dental Care in October of 2015. In her 20+ years of experience Nichole has learned a lot about insurance coverage, treatment and financial coordination. When she is not working, Nichole enjoys taking her kids out to enjoy WA state and all its beauty, cooking and spending time with friends and family.

Sam - Dental Assistant


Sam is a WA native who has been a Registered Dental Assistant since 2009. She graduated from Kaplan College in Renton. She is currently working on her CDA through the Dental Assistant National Board. She has one Son and in her spare time loves long-distance running, cooking, reading and singing karaoke.

Advanced Dental Care in Tacoma WA dental office assistant


After traveling all over the world as an “Army brat”, my family settled in Lakewood, Washington in 1994. It was there I attended Clover Park Technical College for Dental Assisting in 1996. I was drawn to dentistry in hopes of helping patients with their unique dental needs, and as a forum for expressing my artistic side. Working with Dr. Xu and the Advanced Dental Care team, in an expanded capacity for 13 enjoyable years, has empowered me to achieve both goals. In my off-time I cherish life with family. I also indulge the hobbies of fishing, bowling and reading. Personal Factoid: On weekends I disc jockey at a local club in Tacoma!