Our friendly dental team in Mill Creek, WA is here to ensure that you receive the best care available. Our Mill Creek dentist and staff offer you the best dental services, so you can truly smile.

Michele Kowal, Front Office Coordinator


Michele – Front Office Coordinator/Benefits Specialist

Michele joined our team in 2015, after her experience managing and assisting in an Oral Surgery practice in San Diego. She enjoys developing lasting patient relationships. Michele will be here to welcome you upon arriving to our practice, and will be available to assist you whether scheduling an appointment, managing your account, billing your medical and dental insurance, as well as during your visit providing support to our team. She understands that dental treatment and insurance billing can be confusing at times, as our dental benefits specialist, Michele can help interpret this for you as well as help answer any other treatment and financial questions pertaining to your care.  Michele is excited to meet and provide service to our existing clients and welcome and guide new ones as well! Outside of the office, Michele and her husband share a love for music and attend live venues as much as possible. She enjoys exploring her new home state, and spending time with her two Siberian Huskies, which she refers to as her fur babies.

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Mayra Gonzalez, RDA

Meet Mayra Gonzalez, your dental assistant and Spanish translator. She was on Everest College’s honored Dean’s List, and was also involved in many mentoring programs while in school. Mayra graduated from this same school and eventually had her externship at Pacific Northwest Smiles in 2009. She has been with us ever since, and delivers quality, personalized care to all our patients as a valued member of our dental team. Mayra ensures that your dental visit is a pleasant experience. She has been highly trained by our experienced dentist in all clinical aspects, and enjoys every opportunity to utilize her Spanish speaking skills. Mayra is a wonderful addition to our team as she brings a positive outlook to every situation. She also brings style to our practice with great looking shoes!

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Sigrid, RDH

Sigrid has been in the dental field since 2004. She graduated from the Lake Washington Dental Hygiene program, and is currently working on her BA of Science in Dental Hygiene. Sigrid inherently has the passion to help people achieve and maintain their oral health. Our Mill Creek, WA, lass enjoys customizing each patient’s experience and helping them achieve their dental goals. In her spare time, Sigrid enjoys visiting friends and traveling. “The world has so much history and culture to offer, and I want to experience as much of it as I can!” Indeed, Sigrid is a valued member of Pacific Northwest Smiles.

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Carrie, RDH

As a junior in high school, Carrie decided to pursue a career in dental hygiene and immediately sought employment in the dental field as a part-time receptionist. She now has 15 years of experience in all areas of the dental office, including nearly three years as a dental assistant prior to attending school to study dental hygiene. Working as a hygienist since 2006, Carrie is excited to offer her special touch, education and experience to our team and provide thorough, comfortable care to everyone that she works with. Outside of the office, Carrie enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children. They enjoy hiking, bicycling and playing at the beach.

“I am passionate about dentistry and thrive on developing lasting personal and professional relationships with my patients. I find my job most rewarding when I am able to help people improve their smiles, overcome dental anxiety and become as excited about oral health as I am.”


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Melissa- Scheduling Coordinator

Melissa joined our office in 2012, and has been in the dental field since 1999. She enjoys assisting people in achieving their health goals while making the process flow smoothly. She strives to offer detailed information to all patients so that you can make the most informed decision in your care. Melissa is the cheerful voice you may hear when you contact the office. She is here to coordinate your appointments, while answering all of your questions to the best of her knowledge. When she is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and daughter and travel to warm destinations as much as possible.

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Michelle, CDA, PT Practice Coordinator
Michelle wears many hats at Pacific Northwest Smiles. She is a certified dental assistant, and can also take care of billing, scheduling and treatment planning details, striving to provide team and patient support on a part-time basis. She has been in the dental field for over 18 years and has been with Pacific Northwest Smiles since the doors were first opened in 2004. From billing and insurance concerns to restorative procedures, Michelle is here to help answer any questions that you may have. She is very dedicated to caring for you and ensuring that you receive the highest level of care possible! Michelle has extensive training and background in cosmetic dentistry, including her attendance and participation at Pacific Aesthetic Continuum in 2002. She has also been involved with many other dental continuing education programs, from instructing at Lake Washington Technical College, to lecturing to her peers on the ZOOM! In-office Whitening system. Outside of the office, she loves spending time with her family and enjoying recreational activities in Mill Creek, WA.