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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


Bachelor’s from Eastern Washington University

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


Graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University

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


Dental Assistant Training from Eton Technical College

Upon my first visit to Advanced Dental Care I knew I wanted to be a part of their team, because this team works cohesively and has high quality standards. The patient care is always their top priority. Their attention to detail creates amazing results for their patients, from a simple small filling to an entire smile make over.

I have been working in the dental field for 17 years. I have passion and expertise in the field of helping patients achieve the best dental care that they deserve, while accommodating their financial needs. I love what I do and enjoy working with Dr. Xu and his team. I could not imagine working for a better dental practice, and I am grateful for the opportunity to work with such a caring dental family.

A personal note: I am native of Tacoma, Washington. I graduated from Curtis High School. I advanced to Eton Technical College for Dental assistant training. I received my associates in Arts and Science from Tacoma Community College, studied biology at University of Washington at Tacoma, and am currently continuing my studies in the sciences to advance my career in Dentistry.

Maria the dental office receptionist


Graduated from Clover Park Technical College

Hello! I am the Scheduling Coordinator at Advanced Dental Care. My career in dentistry began after graduating Clover Park Technical College’s Dental Office Assistant Program in 2002. I always look forward to assisting patients with any needs they may have. I pride myself on dental excellence and compassion-centered patient service. “How may I help you with your smile today?”

Advanced Dental Care in Tacoma WA dental office assistant


Dental Assisting from Clover Park Technical College

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!