We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and informative dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
Brooklyn- Registered Dental Hygienist
“It’s a great feeling helping people smile. Being a dental hygienist is more than just cleaning teeth; it’s building relationships and empowering people. I think that is what is so rewarding about my job…teaching people that they can take charge of their dental health.”
Brooklyn has been with Dr. Marie Durflinger for seven years. She works as a dental hygienist at both of Dr. Durflinger’s dental practices. She grew up in Auburn and graduated from the Yakima Valley School of Dental Hygiene. FUN FACTS: “I just bought my first house and it is great! I love to play and watch just about any sport especially basketball. I have a huge family and a lot of them are in the dental field. I travel a lot and keep a scrapbook of all my adventures.”
Jon - Registered Dental Hygienist
“I have been working with Dr. Marie for over 12 years and it's been very rewarding to be able to help people maintain their health over the years. I really value the relationships I have developed with my patients and their families as well as my co-workers. It really does feel like a family."
Jon has been practicing dental hygiene for 25 years. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Washington. FUN FACTS: I am known as the prankster at the office. I like to keep things fun and exciting! I was born and raised in Washington state. I have a daughter and we love spending time together! I jet-ski and travel any opportunity I get, and my favorite travel destinations are family vacations to Disneyland and dental mission trips to other countries.
Melody - Patient Care Coordinator
“Being a patient care coordinator allows me to help others and that’s what I like to do best. I have a lot of experience in many different aspects of dentistry. This allows me to serve my patients efficiently and thoroughly. It’s great that there is so much variety in dentistry allowing me to constantly expand my skills.”
Melody began her dental career as a Registered Dental Assistant after graduating from the Dental Assisting Program at Spokane Community College. Having a Dental Assisting background provides a strong knowledge base when scheduling and explaining patient treatment. Melody also has years of extensive insurance billing and communication experience. She is an asset to Dr. Durflinger’s team. FUN FACTS: “Yakima is my hometown and I enjoy going home to see my family and friends.”
Jessy - Registered Dental Hygienist
"Becoming a Dental Hygienist was an easy decision for me. Most of my family works in the dental field so I knew it would be a good fit. I am passionate about helping people and I love having a job that allows me to fuel my passion. I am also fortunate to work for Dr. Durflinger who has the same level of passion for people. It's a great team to be a part of."
Jessy has been practicing dental hygiene for 9 years. Before joining Dr. Durflinger's Team, Jessy worked for a Periodontist, developing skills and experience in treating people with severe periodontal disease. FUN FACTS: Jessy lives on a boat and loves the boating community that the Seattle area has to offer.