Meet the Team

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 rewarding 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.

Our administrative team puts enormous emphasis on providing the very best customer service available to ensure that you not only get an effective and excellent outcome from your treatment, but also enjoy your time in our office.


Office Manager

I am responsible for the management of our office’s daily operations, ensuring that everything runs smoothly so Dr. Rhodes and our team can concentrate on the most important aspect of our work: our patients! I started working in the dental field 21 years ago, specifically in general dentistry and orthodontics, and joined the Main Station Dental team in 2010.

Our doctors and team are very fun, caring professionals with a focused approach on patient health, continuing education, and staying current with dental technology. It’s a rewarding atmosphere that promotes self-improvement, both personally and professionally.

I live in the Puyallup Valley with my husband Richard and our American bulldog Peterson. When I’m not in the office, I enjoy gardening, fishing, camping, and spending time with family and friends.

Heather H.

Scheduling Coordinator

I graduated from Clover Park Technical College in 2011 with a degree in dental assisting. After further training, I advanced to working for the front office, where I am involved with our patients’ treatment planning, financial discussions, and scheduling.

At Main Station Dental, we focus on excellence in everything we do, from the advanced technology we offer our patients to achieve happy and healthy smiles to the relationships we build along the way. I feel so fortunate to work with a team that is like a big family; we all support and uplift one another to be our best.

My husband Josh and I love traveling and trying new cuisines. We have two cats that we’re slightly obsessed with, Meow and Laredo.

Our dental hygienists are skilled at providing oral health services such as hygiene cleanings, periodontal services, laser therapy, anesthetic, oral cancer screenings, and patient education on nutrition and home care, all while ensuring our patients’ comfort.


Dental Hygienist

I consider myself a dental hygiene coach—getting to know each individual patient, assessing their needs, educating them on their individual plan, and seeing the results of their increased efforts. Helping patients take ownership of their own health, and giving them the tools to do so, is very satisfying.

Our team functions like a tiny colony of bees. We each have our individual jobs, but we all work in harmony toward a common goal. We all rely on each other for support to stay on time, on task, and to provide the best patient care possible. In addition, we are a fun-loving, light-hearted group that loves to laugh, making the work environment a pleasure.

I have lived in Washington for 23 years, and am originally from the Bay Area in California. My husband and best friend Marshal and I have two amazing sons, Riley and Tucker, both of whom attend junior college in Tacoma. I have a very talkative cat named Frank, and a gentle giant dog named Jack. I love to quilt and sculpt and read in my spare time, when I’m not visiting my family back in California. I love the sunshine, and would love to retire on a beach somewhere. For now, I love my fabulous life!


Registered Dental Hygienist

The relationships I get to establish with my patients are priceless. It’s so rewarding to be able to contribute, not only to their oral health, but to their overall health as well.

The Main Station Dental team works so well together and everyone helps to ensure the best patient care and flow of the office. I can always count on a good laugh with them, which makes coming to work so fun!

I am originally from the Sumner area and moved to Lake Tapps, and love it here! I enjoy spending time with my boys, friends, and family. I love being on the go, whether snowboarding in the winter or taking advantage of all the summer activities this area has to offer.


Registered Dental Hygienist

I began my career in dentistry as a sterilization technician and dental assistant from 1999 to 2002. I earned my Associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene at Pierce College in 2003 and a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2006. I have gained extensive experience in administering painless anesthetic, especially to children and nervous patients, which helps them receive the care they need while overcoming any fear they may have had.

This team has the perfect mixture of fun and efficiency. We look out for each other and are always willing to help each other succeed. We take great pride in the quality of work we deliver.

I have been blessed with two children, ages ten and 14. I spend most of my spare time at their sporting events, being their biggest fan. In my spare time, I like to play poker with friends.

Our dental assistants work alongside Drs. Rhodes and Miller. They are the friendly faces that escort you from the lobby to the exam room and get you seated and prepped for your procedure. During the procedure, our assistants work closely alongside Dr. Rhodes by handing her the necessary tools and materials to complete your procedure.

Heather L.

Dental Assistant

Dentistry has been an incredibly rewarding career—one I’ve been in for more than 24 years. I enjoy the challenge of each procedure; every day brings something new and challenging that strengthens my skills and confidence. I also appreciate the social aspect of getting to know so many wonderful people on a persona level and cultivating relationships with them that last.

I am so blessed to work with doctors who are passionate about their work. It encourages me to be the best I can be at my job. Shared value, shared vision, shared smiles!

I’ve been happily married for 21 years to my high school sweetheart who is a captain in the fire department. We have three children: our daughter is in college and our two sons are in junior high. Our lives have revolved around our kids and their sports and activities, but we love taking the time to camp and have BBQs with family and friends. Life wouldn’t be complete without our cat and a pond full of Koi fish!


Dental Assistant

I joined the Main Station Dental team in 2004 after graduating from Bryman College’s dental assistant program. Helping others has always been important to me, and I think it’s wonderful that I get to do what I love for a living! My teammates and I strive every day to bring out the best in each other. We are a well-organized team that works together to get our jobs done efficiently.

I have been married to my husband John for 21 years. We have three grown children and several grandchildren. Every chance we get, we enjoy traveling and going to our cabin on the Hood Canal.


Dental Assistant

One of the best parts of being a dental assistant is getting to work with people while helping them improve their dental health and create beautiful smiles. I completed my dental assisting training at Clover Park Technical College and have 24 years of clinical experience. Now, as I join Main Station Dental, I look forward to being a part of such an organized, caring, and efficient team—one that makes people feel comfortable and likes to have fun!

I grew up in Puyallup and live on South Hill. My husband is a union carpenter and builds schools. Together we have five children ages 11 to 18. I enjoy boating, crabbing, paddle boarding, attending concerts, camping, traveling, yoga, running, and taking our dog Tessie for walks at the park.

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Patient parking available in garage above the dental office