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Elizabeth Padilla, DMD
1348 8th Street NE, Auburn, WA 98002-4556
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Our Team

Registered Dental Assistant & Hygiene Coordinator

Hi my name is Kimberley and I joined the Simply Smiles team in 1997 as Dr Rich's chairside assistant where I worked for over 11 years caring for patients. I transitioned to the front office where I manage the schedule for our four Hygienists and special projects for Dr. Padilla. I want to change any negative perceptions patients may have about dental offices by giving them a one of a kind exceptional experience I get to change people's lives by helping them achieve good dental health and wash away any negative experiences from their past. I am lucky enough to have served our patients for so many years that I have formed lasting friendships, I feel like I have a big extended family here. We are a diverse and talented team of professionals, we enjoy working and playing together and you will often hear the sounds of laughter in our practice along with smiling faces because we believe energy, passion, and fun must be part of our daily lives.

Restorative Coordinator

Hi, my name is Denyse and I am the Restorative Coordinator for our office. Everyone here shares the same philosophy when it comes to patient care. Our patients are like family and we strive to provide only the best! That's probably why our patients refer their family and friends to our practice.

I have been married to the man of my dreams as long as I have been in the dental field, 22 years! We call Orting our home. If the Seahawks are not playing, you can find me in the garden. GO SEAHAWKS!

Financial Coordinator

Hi, my name is Kate and I help our patients with any insurance and financial issues here at Simply Smiles. I love Dentistry and have spent many years helping my patients understand and appreciate what excellent dental care can be. This is an office that provides excellent care, as well as a friendly, safe environment. Our team is dedicated to your needs and strives to make each patient feel welcome. You can be assured that the dental care you receive is absolutely top-notch and that any questions you have will be addressed. I am looking forward to getting to know you all!

I have lived in the Puyallup area since 1977 and moved into my new home in Sumner three years ago. I take my sweet lil' Pomeranian, Tinsley, for a walk each day along the Puyallup River. It is a lovely area and I so enjoy watching the seasons change. I have two grown daughters, Heather and Eryn, and three precious granddaughters, Grace, Channing and Laekyn. I spend a lot of time being Nana, which I absolutely love. I am involved in the Women's Ministry at my Church and sing in my Church choir. These are a great joy to me. I love reading and enjoy music and Indy movies. I try to get out and hike in our beautiful Northwest at least a few times each season. I love riding my bike when I have the time. Landscaping my yard is an ongoing project and keeps me busy, but I do enjoy the results of my labor.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi, my name is Lori, and as a Hygienist, I spend my day educating patients on how they can best care for their mouths and provide polishing and periodontal therapy to help them achieve optimal health. Having the privilege of working in one location for so many years has given me a sense of a second family. Seeing some of my younger patients grow up and bring their children in to be patients is gratifying. I love building relationships and providing our patients with great oral care.

In my free time I enjoy traveling, gardening, sewing, and paper crafting.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Hello, I'm Traci and I have worked in the field of dentistry for over 30 years. My job involves teaching and helping people take care of their mouths and learn what it takes to achieve a healthy smile. If people have healthy teeth and gums, they have a better chance of having a healthy body overall. Building relationships with patients is very important to me. I feel that we have one of the most caring and helpful teams that I have ever worked with. We all work well together and really care about patients and their comfort.

I am married to my husband, Keith, and we have a son, Kendall. I enjoy golf, scrapbooking, photography, and travel. I volunteer in the Medical Teams International Mobile Dental Van where I care for people that don't have any way of getting dental care of any kind. It is so rewarding to help people in the community that need our help.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Hello, I'm Kelly and I am one of the dental hygienists here at Simply Smiles. I love making connections with people and getting to be a little part of their lives. I enjoy educating patients to help improve not only their oral health but their overall health too. Our Simply Smiles team goes above and beyond to best serve our patients, we love to treat our patients as if they are part of the family.

I am married to my husband, Larry, and we have been blessed with two daughters. I enjoy hiking, camping, bicycling with my family, and I love reading and music of many kinds. I enjoy volunteering at our church and in the Auburn community.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi my name is Jessica, I have been in the dental field since 2012 where I was previously a dental assistant for a short time before I started Dental Hygiene school. I joined the Simply Smiles team in Nov 2015. I am so happy to be part of an amazing dental team where I can utilize all the skills I learned in school. I have always enjoyed working with people and I'm glad I chose the dental field because now I am able to help people achieve better oral health. Not many people realize how important oral health is for one's overall systemic health.

I was born and raised in Ellensburg, WA. I received my BA degree from Eastern Washington University and then went back to school for Dental Hygiene, graduating from PIMA located in Northgate in May 2015. My husband and I moved to the Auburn area in July 2015. We are big sports fans and try to make it to at least one Seahawks game a year. We have an amazing son who keeps us smiling and laughing daily and we also have two fur babies (cats) that keep us pretty entertained.

Registered Dental Assistant

Hi my name is Kaylee, and I joined this amazing team in late 2011. I graduated from Renton Technical College's Dental Assisting program in 2010. I love my career choice because I get to spend my days making people smile, and my day-to-day goal is to have our patient s walk out of our office with a new view on going to the dentist. Our entire team is passionate about what we do and gives 110% every day to keep our patients happy and healthy.

I was born in Federal Way and grew up in Algona. In September of 2017 I married my wonderful husband Byron, we spend our free time hiking and camping. We have two wonderful fur babies Conan the dog and Zoey the cat. We also love to travel, our favorite vacation spot is Disneyland!

Registered Dental Assistant

Hi, my name is Bri and I joined this team in 2016. I graduated from the Renton Technical College Dental Assistant Program. I love my career choice because I enjoy helping people and ensuring they get the best care that fits their needs. My daily goal is to ensure that patients are satisfied with their dental experience and care. I am committed to working well with my team to keep patients happy and healthy.

I was born and raised in Kent and still live in the house I grew up in. In my free time I enjoy working out and spending time with family and friends. I am looking forward to traveling within the next couple of years to experience different places.
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