Meet Lana, the newest member of the Dental Care Design team! In 2001, Lana received her Associate’s Degree in Dental Assisting from Lake Washington Institute of Technology, and worked as a dental assistant until she graduated from Lake Washington IT as a dental hygienist in 2005. She considers herself to be so lucky to have a passion and love for dentistry, and takes care of her patients as she would her family.
In her free time away from work, Lana loves to spend time with her family and friends. She enjoys many outdoor activities, and always likes to learn something new!
With a comfortable, warm personality, Nedzad loves working with all our patients, but especially those who are seeking to improve their teeth through cosmetic procedures. He says that seeing a patient’s happiness and confidence in their smile makes him smile, knowing that they are going to have a better life because they feel better about themselves. Nedzad works chairside with our doctor, to make sure all needed tools are ready for use, and providing support and reassurance to their patient.
A native of Bosnia, Nedzad came to Washington in 1995. He lives with his wife Dina and two children, Dzeneta and Haris. In his spare time, Nedzad enjoys being outside, camping, fishing, and hunting, or playing beach volleyball. He’s also an avid gardener.
Kjirsti has a passion for dentistry and is great at helping patients learn about dental care, by educating them about treatment options and how the treatments will improve their lives. She spends her day working with patients and gets to know everyone who comes to us for care, developing real rapport with them while reviewing treatment processes, financial arrangements, and coordinating our patient schedule.
When she’s not here in the office, Kjirsti likes to keep active, whether she’s swimming or hiking, or playing Ultimate Frisbee. She also loves to sing and take on home DIY projects. Coming from a large and wonderful family, Kjirsti has 10 nieces and nephews who keep her busy.
Her favorite part of her work, Rianna says, is helping our patients understand their dental treatment needs and how to make the most of their insurance benefits. Seeing the relief on a patient’s face, when they realize they can afford to get the care they need, is a great feeling. In addition to coordinating patient treatment and finances, Rianna also handles insurance verification and claims billing, accounts receivable, and marketing for our practice.
Rianna and her husband Cory have a young child, Adelae, and two dogs, Butkus and Payton. While she loves reading, Rianna is active with Team in Training for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and has participated in Rock’n’Roll marathons, too. And she has completed two full marathons and two half marathons!
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