Meet The Team at Silver Lake Ortho

Everett Orthodontist

Our Vision

Our Purpose and our passion at Silver Lake Orthodontics is to give every patient the highest quality Orthodontic care in a safe and fun environment. We want all our patients to feel at home and to trust that they will always have a first class and family friendly experience.


Oksana - Silver Lake Ortho

OKSANA

Office Coordinator/ Dental Assistant


GIVE US YOUR NAME, TITLE, AND WHAT YOUR ROLE IS HERE: Office Coordinator/ Dental Assistant

GIVE US A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOUR BACKGROUND: I have been with Silver Lake Orthodontics since the beginning. I am one of the first employees Dr. Katz hired on her team. I worked as an Orthodontic assistant for the past year and half. Dr. Katz has taught me all that I know. I previously worked in Swedish Medical Group as a Financial Rep.

GIVE US A FEW PERSONAL DETAILS: In my spare time I like to spend time with my family. I enjoy baking and experimenting with new recipes. My husband and I love to travel and try to take a big trip once a year. We do a lot of local trips and visit my husband’s family in Salem, OR.

TELL US WHAT INSPIRES YOU, OR PROVIDE YOUR FAVORITE INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE: I believe my faith in God makes me see the world/people in a different way. I believe there is always a reason behind why people act the way they are and try to always keep in mind that everyone situation is different.

TELL US WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO DO WHAT YOU DO HERE, AND HOW YOUR CONTRIBUTE TO THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE: I love working at this office. I never worked in a place where your boss treats you with the most respect. Dr. Katz always looks out for us and helps us with whatever we need. They never yell at you when you make a mistake or put you down they make you feel like you can share anything with them their door is always opened. Working for Dr. Katz and her husband makes you want to never leave this place and do more for them in return.

Mikaela R - Silver Lake Orthodontics

MIKAELA R

TREATMENT COORDINATOR


GIVE US YOUR NAME, TITLE, AND WHAT YOUR ROLE IS HERE: Mikaela R.- Treatment Coordinator. Her responsibilities as TC are work directly with our doctors to help created customized treatment plans for our patients. He job also includes helping walk each patient through every phase of their orthodontics treatment.

GIVE US A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOUR BACKGROUND: Mikaela has been actively working in the orthodontic field for 8 years. She started out as a Records Technician, spent many years as a Clinical Assistant, and how as a Treatment Coordinator.

GIVE US A FEW PERSONAL DETAILS: In her spare time she enjoys anything that involves home décor. You will always find HGTV on at her home. She is married to her husband and has 2 fur babies that they love unconditionally

TELL US WHAT INSPIRES YOU, OR PROVIDE YOUR FAVORITE INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE: The lives of others are what drives and inspires Mikaela daily. It allows her to be a better, more gracious person in her everyday life. Mikaela has found that over the years in Orthodontics that there are basically two motivation directions that cause patients to seek help. For some it is moving away from disease, for others its move toward health. There is no right or wrong answer here.

TELL US WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO DO WHAT YOU DO HERE, AND HOW YOUR CONTRIBUTE TO THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE: What drives me to do what I do is that we, as a team have the ability to create healthy, confident smiles for our patients every single day, regardless of what drove them to visit us initially. We are doing a service to our community, a service we are happy to provide. I am convinced we have the best job in any industry. A smile is forever an d we plan to keep creating confidence in our current and future patients.

Angelica - Silver Lake Ortho

ANGELICA

CLINICAL ASSISTANT


GIVE US YOUR NAME, TITLE, AND WHAT YOUR ROLE IS HERE: Angelica Chaikovskyi- Clinical Assistant/Treatment Coordinator in training!

GIVE US A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOUR BACKGROUND: Angelica is the newest addition to Silver Lake Orthodontics. Prior to this she spent two years at another office.

GIVE US A FEW PERSONAL DETAILS: In her spare time Angelica loves to spend time going on long walks with a cup of coffee in her hands (ALWAYS). She loves nature and exploring the great outdoors.

GIVE US A FEW PERSONAL DETAILS: My favorite quote is from the Bible. “I can do all things through Christ”. This truly helps me get through any struggles or tough situations I’m going through, and gives me hope and encourages me that there will be light at the end of the tunnel.

TELL US WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO DO WHAT YOU DO HERE, AND HOW YOUR CONTRIBUTE TO THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE: It makes me very happy to see patients finish treatment and be very with their new teeth. It all makes it worth it to see that big cheerful smile in the end.

Cristal - Silver Lake Ortho

CRISTAL

CLINICAL ASSISTANT


GIVE US YOUR NAME, TITLE, AND WHAT YOUR ROLE IS HERE: Cristal is a registered dental assistant. I perform a variety of tasks in the office such as taking xrays, scans, bonding braces, etc. I also help with translation with Spanish speaking patients.

GIVE US A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOUR BACKGROUND: I had the opportunity to do my externship here at Silver Lake Orthodontics after finishing dental assisting school.

GIVE US A FEW PERSONAL DETAILS: In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, boyfriend, friends and my two dogs. I have a Shitzu mix and a Corgi. I also enjoy photography, exploring, hiking and trying new vegan restaurants.

TELL US WHAT INSPIRES YOU, OR PROVIDE YOUR FAVORITE INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE: “I cannot do all the good that the world needs. But the world needs all the good that I can do.” –Jana Stanfield

TELL US WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO DO WHAT YOU DO HERE, AND HOW YOUR CONTRIBUTE TO THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE: I really enjoy my job. It’s really nice meeting everyone and being able to help them feel confident with their smile. It’s amazing how much confidence straight teeth can give someone and it’s a really good feeling being part of that experience.


Michelle - Silver Lake Ortho

MICHELLE

CLINICAL ASSISTANT


GIVE US YOUR NAME, TITLE, AND WHAT YOUR ROLE IS HERE: Michelle is our Lab Technician who specializes in all things retainer related!

GIVE US A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOUR BACKGROUND: While her first experience with Orthodontics was having extensive treatment as a kid, she found her way back to the field 3 years ago.

GIVE US A FEW PERSONAL DETAILS: In her spare time she enjoys hiking and crafting, and hanging with her husband and cats.

TELL US WHAT INSPIRES YOU, OR PROVIDE YOUR FAVORITE INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE: Michellle believes that if you look hard enough, there is a positive side to everything.

TELL US WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO DO WHAT YOU DO HERE, AND HOW YOUR CONTRIBUTE TO THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE: She makes it a priority to treat her patients like her friends and aims to make your post treatment experience as wonderful as your smile!

Mikaela T - Silver Lake Ortho

MIKAELA T

CLINICAL ASSISTANT


GIVE US YOUR NAME, TITLE, AND WHAT YOUR ROLE IS HERE: Mikaela’s role here at Silver Lake Orthodontics is Clinical Assistant. Her responsibly as Clinical Assistant are to answer phone calls, provide guidance on clinical procedures, performing such as placing brackets, Invisalign attachments, changing wires, sterilize equipment and more; you’ll find her all around the office.

GIVE US A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOUR BACKGROUND: Mikaela has been working in the dental field for about 10 years; general dentistry and orthodontics, but strictly Orthodontics since June 2020. What Mikaela loves most about Orthodontics is making people feel more confident in their smile no matter how big the transformation.

GIVE US A FEW PERSONAL DETAILS: In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and children; going to the park or just lounging around the house watching movies. Family is big for her; you’ll hear her talk about her kids all of the time, and she goes to her parents as much as she can. She enjoys sports and playing then with her kids; mainly soccer and hockey (because her husband is from Minnesota).

TELL US WHAT INSPIRES YOU, OR PROVIDE YOUR FAVORITE INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE: "I am what I am, and I'm not ashamed. Never be ashamed, my old dad used to say, there's some who'll hold it against you, but they're not worth bothering with.'" -Rubeus Hagrid, Harry Potter

TELL US WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO DO WHAT YOU DO HERE, AND HOW YOUR CONTRIBUTE TO THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE: Mikaela is driven by the desire to help people and work with a team that has that same desire which the staff at SLO have. Being able to transform a person's confidence through their smile whether it be for esthetics, function, overall health, etc is what drives her to keep doing what she does.

Michelle - Silver Lake Ortho

MARY

CLINICAL ASSISTANT


GIVE US YOUR NAME, TITLE, AND WHAT YOUR ROLE IS HERE: Mary is one of our clinical assistants. She can’t wait for you to join our family! If you see her in the office you may catch her dancing and singing so feel free to join!

GIVE US A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOUR BACKGROUND: Mary has worked in the Orthodontic field for 5 years and has been a part of the team since November 2019.

GIVE US A FEW PERSONAL DETAILS: Mary grew up in Phoenix, AZ so she really loves the seasons. She loves spending time with her family and long road trips.

TELL US WHAT INSPIRES YOU, OR PROVIDE YOUR FAVORITE INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE: “Behind every successful woman is a substantial amount of caffeine. “ -Me

TELL US WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO DO WHAT YOU DO HERE, AND HOW YOUR CONTRIBUTE TO THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE: While the job is a lot of hard work, Dr. Katz is a great doctor to work for, and the results are always something to be proud of.

Rachelle - Silver Lake Ortho

RACHELLE

SCHEDULING COORDINATOR/MARKETING COORDINATOR


GIVE US YOUR NAME, TITLE, AND WHAT YOUR ROLE IS HERE: Rachelle is our Scheduling and Marketing Coordinator.

GIVE US A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOUR BACKGROUND: I graduated HS and Tech College in 2006 with an additional degree in Radio Broadcasting. After graduation I worked in customer service for 11 years before transitioning to dental in 2017. After working in Endodontics for three years I joined SLO in July 2020.

GIVE US A FEW PERSONAL DETAILS: I was born and raised in Eastern Washington and made it to this side of the state in 2014. I enjoy playing video games, binging the latest show on Netflix, and spending time with my partner and two cats.

TELL US WHAT INSPIRES YOU, OR PROVIDE YOUR FAVORITE INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE: “It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end… because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing… this shadow. Even darkness must pass.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

TELL US WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO DO WHAT YOU DO HERE, AND HOW YOUR CONTRIBUTE TO THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE: I love getting to know everyone that walks through the door and hearing their stories. I really enjoy all of our wonderful patients and seeing their confidence change with all the work we do.

Shanon - Silver Lake Ortho

SHANON

FINANCIAL COORDINATOR


GIVE US YOUR NAME, TITLE, AND WHAT YOUR ROLE IS HERE: Shanon is our Financial Coordinator, insurance and billing extraordinaire!

GIVE US A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOUR BACKGROUND: Shanon has been with Silver Lake Orthodontics since February 2019. Prior to that she spent time between Endodontics, Periodontics, and the healthcare field; working in several specialties.

GIVE US A FEW PERSONAL DETAILS: In her spare time, Shanon enjoys perusing photography; using nature and her family as models. She loves being a mom to 5 boys, including identical twins and a Cane Corso named Bentley.

TELL US WHAT INSPIRES YOU, OR PROVIDE YOUR FAVORITE INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE: Shanon believes that you should never frown because you never know who is falling in love with your smile!

TELL US WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO DO WHAT YOU DO HERE, AND HOW YOUR CONTRIBUTE TO THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE: Shanon has been here from almost the very beginning. She has big dreams for this practice and is working hard towards accomplishing those goals!

Danny - Silver Lake Ortho

DANNY

OFFICE MANAGER


GIVE US A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOUR BACKGROUND: Danny has a background in construction management, team management, and leadership. He has been with Silver Lake Orthodontics since the opening. He was the project manager for the build out of the office.

GIVE US A FEW PERSONAL DETAILS: Danny's passion is martial arts, and has a brown belt is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He is the one that keeps our office peaceful and safe.

TELL US WHAT INSPIRES YOU, OR PROVIDE YOUR FAVORITE INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE: “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right!” by Henry Ford. He believes in pursuing your dreams and making the most out of life.

TELL US WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO DO WHAT YOU DO HERE, AND HOW YOUR CONTRIBUTE TO THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE: He loves interacting with the team members and the patients to create a five star experience and better workflow. He really likes to lead our morning meetings where everyone is appreciated and acknowledged for their hard work.



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