Meet the Team
Dr. Scott Studerus
A native of Auburn, WA, Dr. Studerus did his undergraduate work at Washington State University. He earned his DDS degree at the University of Texas School of Dentistry. He maintains memberships in the Washington State Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Studerus lives in Belfair with his wife Kimberly. They have a daughter named Jillian and a son named Houston. In his free time, Dr. Studerus enjoys rowing, boating, jogging, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Leslie Whalen
Dr. Whalen was raised in Gig Harbor, WA and is pleased to be practicing dentistry back in her community. She completed her undergraduate studies at Western Washington University and earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Marquette University School of Dentistry. She completed advanced training in general dentistry through the Northwest Dental Residency in Yakima, WA.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Whalen enjoys playing tennis, hiking, cooking and spending time with family and friends.
Tiffani - Office Coordinator
I have been in dentistry for more than 12 years and have enjoyed being a part of Dr. Studerus' great team since 2007. Dentistry is my passion; Dr. Studerus keeps all of us learning, improving and growing. I couldn't ask for a better job or team to spend my day with! I enjoy talking to patients, getting to know them and their families and being able to help in any way I can. I love my job because I get to teach patients about their most important asset, their smile! My job is rewarding both professionally and personally because of the overall end result that our team provides for our patients.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, family & friends. I enjoy activities such as 4 wheeling, bowling, walking around downtown gig harbor or simply sitting on a nice big comfy chair at Starbucks sipping on a white chocolate peppermint mocha.
Jackie - Lead Assistant
I've worked as a dental assistant for over 23 years, and have been a part of Dr. Studerus' dental team since 2009. With the work we do, we are able to help people reach their dental goals.
I participate in numerous charity fundraisers to help many. I ran my first marathon a few years ago for the American Cancer Society. I had so much fun I ran a few more. I've raised four amazing boys, who have kept me busy. I enjoy outdoor activities, especially riding my Harley-Davidson Motorcycle.
Shawna - Hygienist
Born and raised in Federal Way. I branched out and moved to Tacoma after graduating from the Dental Hygiene Program at Pierce College. In early 2012, I welcomed the opportunity to join the Studerus Dental Team. I treat each and every patient like family while working alongside them to achieve their oral health goals.
I am having fun learning about "The other side" of the narrows bridge. In my spare time I like spending time with my boyfriend and my family. I enjoy bowling, soccer, watching the newest movies, and I am always excited for a new adventure.
I'm happy to have found such a great team to work with! I have been a dental assistant since 2003 and truly love my job. Helping patients achieve their dental goals is very rewarding. When I'm not at work I'm spending time with my son Jaxon, having get togethers with family, and enjoying each day that I'm blessed with!
Rami - Front office/Assistant
Dr. Studerus generously offered to let me do my internship here and I've been with his team ever since. I started as an assistant in 2012 and started working in the front office early in 2014. It feels great to be excited to come to work each day with a team that is enthusiastic and efficient.
I got married in November 2014 to the most amazing man ever and look forward to starting a family. In our free time we like to help at our church in Seabeck and spend time outside! Being a North Mason graduate I really enjoy working in our community and getting to know all our patients. It's a blessing to be able to meet patients on the phone, and help them with their treatment while they are in our office.
Limited Time Specials
New uninsured patients only
Offer ends March 20, 2017 .