Meet the staff
Alyssa - Schedule Coordinator
Alyssa is our Schedule Coordinator at Nagatomo Periodontics. Before she moved out here to Washington, she worked in another dental practice in North Caldwell New Jersey for two years. During that time, she learned a lot about administrative work which gave her the experience to come work for Dr. Nagatomo's private practice. In the office she greets patients, schedules appointments, answers phones, manages administrative records and presents treatment plans to the patients. Alyssa has a warm and bubbly personality and connects well with the patients that come into the office. Outside of work, Alyssa enjoys getting lost in the woods and loves to be active. She enjoys rock climbing, snowboarding and paddle boarding. Alyssa also loves spending time with her family and being an Aunt.
Hollie - Financial Coordinator
Hollie loves working with people and making the connections that come from meeting new patients and welcoming returning patients as friends. Hollie’s background is as a field biologist and genetic research scientist. Hollie earned a Master of Science in Ontario, Canada and a PhD from the University of Washington, then worked in the UW School of Dentistry for many years before coming to our private practice. As Financial Coordinator, Hollie can assist you with any insurance, billing, and treatment planning questions you may have. Outside of the office, Hollie enjoys sharing the beauty of the Pacific Northwest with her family.
Elia - Surgical Assistant
Elia is a lifelong Pacific northwest local and enjoys the area greatly. She has fourteen years of extensive periodontal experience and joined our team in 2017. Elia has an excellent grasp of surgical technique, pharmacology and patient needs. Elia cares deeply about the health of her patients and is our go to expert for all surgical and pharmaceutical questions. Elia has great skill in clearly and thoroughly explaining treatment and helping patients feel comfortable with their plan. More than anything else, Elia loves spending time with her husband Sajid and children, Azon and Aliz.
Shawna - Dental Assistant
As a Registered Dental Assistant, Shawna will do everything she can to ensure that you are comfortable in the dental chair, and that your appointment goes as smoothly as possible! She loves to meet new patients as well as build relationships with all our patients. Shawna is a pre-dental student who is currently applying to dental schools, and hopes to stay in the area and study dentistry at the University of Washington. In her free time, Shawna enjoys watching movies, playing video games with her friends and enjoys immersing herself in a good book. She is currently raising a Calico kitten named Stormy with her boyfriend, and she is hoping to get a pet turtle very soon!