Dentistry Staff


The dedicated staff at Cooley Smiles assist Dr. Aaron Cooley and Dr. Brandon Cooley in delivering exceptional care to our patients. We invite you to get to know your dental team!

Dental Hygienists



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Judy

With a radiating smile and warm heart, Cooley Smiles has been fortunate to call Judy a team member for many years. Judy's favorite part of being a hygienist is the connection she makes with the patients. Many of her patients have become her friends. She gets to know each patient and creates a caring, genuine bond with them that keeps her loyal fans coming back to see her.

Judy is a loyal Husky fan who enjoys outdoor activities including hiking, biking, camping, skiing and wine drinking (indoors and out). As a proud Grandmother of two wonderful young men, Judy spends a lot of her time showing them how to live a happy life with a great sense of humor and dignity. P.S. Go Dawgs!!!

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Megan

After living in the Seattle area for 20 years, Megan now considers herself a native to the area. At the age of 8 years old, she decided that she wanted to pursue a career in the dental field. Megan attended the University of Washington where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry and a Minor in Mathematics. She then continued her education and received a second Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from Seattle Central College.

Outside of the office you can find Megan at the gym, wine tasting in Woodinville, exploring new restaurants, or capturing her world travels with photography.

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Vanessa

I grew up in Richland, WA and I am the youngest of 7 siblings! I graduated from Eastern Washington University with my Bachelors in Dental Hygiene. After graduating I moved to the west side and have loved it over here ever since!

I bought a house in Everett and live there with my boyfriend and our two dogs, a Boston terroir and a lab mix. In my free time I enjoy playing board games, reading, and of course playing with my dogs!

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Simone

Simone is a Washington native who started off as a dental assistant in 2013 and wanted to further her knowledge in the dental field and graduated from Lake Washington Inst. of Tech with a Bachelors in Dental Hygiene. It is important to Simone to provide a positive, educational and comfortable dental care experience.

When she's not working she enjoys spending time with family and friends. On nice sunny days her and her husband enjoy hiking, camping, and traveling on weekend getaways to the coast.



Dental Assistants



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Katrina

Katrina is a Seattle native, born and raised. She has been working as a Registered Dental Assistant since 2005 and joined the Team at Cooley Smiles in 2016. Katrina brings experience from general dentistry, implants/periodontal surgery to working with kids. Being a dental assistant brings joy to Katrina in helping provide beautiful smiles. She takes pride in getting to know patients and create a comfortable experience.

Katrina is married and proud mother of two - Duane and Savannah. When not at work she is busy with her kid’s gymnastics, baseball games/tournaments, spending time with family and friends, at the gym, ALL outdoor activities - running, skiing, hiking, camping, annual family road trips, BIG Seahawk, Mariner & Coug fan - loves getting to a game when she can.
Photo of Katrina and her family on a hike.

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Morgan

HI! I’m Morgan. I was born and raised in the beautiful PNW. I have been a Dental Assistant for 8 years and over 5 of those have been with Cooley Smiles. I am incredibly passionate about everything to do with teeth and I am so thankful I found such a fun, rewarding career with dentistry!

In my free time, you can find me traveling around the world, checking off NFL stadiums, and scuba diving. Besides teeth, my next greatest passions are basketball, football, and my babies-aka my Great Danes Helmsley and Barkley.

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Stephanie

Stephanie has been a proud dental assistant for 7 years spending the last 2 of them here at Cooley Smiles. With a very sweet temperament, Stephanie loves being able to make patients feel comfortable and have a positive impact on their experience.

When not at work helping her patients Stephanie is the proud fur Mom of a 9-month-old yellow lab named Ace. She and her boyfriend Eric recently bought their first house and spend a lot of their free time on home improvement projects.

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Yazmin

With a smile always on her face, Yazmin makes you feel comfortable and at ease right away. The most rewarding part of dental assisting for Yaz is helping change perception and making a positive, pleasant visit for every patient she sees. She understands going to the dentist isn't the most fun thing for most people, so she does her part to make it the best experience possible.

In her free time, Yaz enjoys spending time with her family, dogs, and her new addition a beta fish named Poseidon She loves hiking and sneaking away to Portland for a weekend trip to visit her family there.

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Hannah

Hannah started working as a dental assistant in 2014; gaining a lot of experience in just a short amount of time she fell in love with assisting and made a great addition to the Cooley team in March 2018.

As a PNW native, In her spare time she is chasing around her two golden retrievers, snowboarding, watching her fiancee play softball, camping, fishing, hiking & enjoy all the cascades has to offer!



Admin Team



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Julie

Julie has been managing dental offices for over 20 years. The most rewarding part of her job is helping provide excellent care to patients while maintaining a happy work environment for all. Most days you will encounter a positive attitude and a few silly jokes.

Originally born in Santa Cruz, California she moved to Seattle 24 years ago and loves it here. When not working she enjoys going to sporting events, gardening, and traveling back to her beloved California for family visits and is a big fan of Disneyland. She is the proud mom of a 25-year-old man and auntie to two adorable nephews. "Juju" has many children in her life that she loves to spoil and be goofy with.

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Gayana

Gayana lives in Bellevue, WA with her husband and her two dogs Penny & Niko. When she is not in the office, she loves spending time with her extended family and friends and traveling. She offers 20 + years of dental experience, of which majority of them have been here with the Cooleys. During her time in dentistry- She can be seen helping out in all aspects of the office between Dental Assisting and her most recent transition into our Admin team as our Scheduling Coordinator.

She loves meeting new patients as well as catch up with old timers! She loves to assist patients in utilizing their dental insurance efficiently and obtaining the treatment they need.

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Michelle

Michelle was welcomed as an addition to our administration team in March 2018. She has settled in well and has made a flawless transition. Michelle has been in the dental field for a short four years and has loved every minute of it. She loves learning new things evolving in the dental world and meeting new faces here at our practice.

Michelle is a proud Pacific Northwest native and could not imagine living elsewhere. When she’s not at the office, Michelle loves spending her free time with family and friends, going to concerts, cooking, trying new foods, and thinking of where to travel to next.



We can't wait to meet you, and show you how much our dental team loves caring for our patient community. Please contact us today to schedule your next appointment with our Cooley Smiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry team!


WHAT OUR PATIENTS ARE SAYING:
As a patient, three things stand out to me about Cooley Smiles - the great quality dental work, the cleanliness of the facility and thorough follow up. These are major differentiators that I look for in dental providers and to-date, I've always been satisfied with my experience. Thanks for the great patient care, Cooley Smiles team!

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