Meet the Team

We recognize that all 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.

The level of training our team has attained is truly rare; it far exceeds general dentistry standards and distinguishes Southcenter Dental as a premier Northwest dental practice.


Scheduling Coordinator

I love how our team always thinks about what’s best for our patients and put their needs first. This is a positive, supportive office, and you, our patients, are a big part of creating a great environment. I handle scheduling, making sure that we accommodate your schedule as much as possible and get everything taken care of. I also work with the insurance companies, so you get all the benefits you’re due.

I love spending my free time with my son and family. We enjoy hiking, camping, and snowboarding. and of course, we cheer for our Seattle Seahawks!


Financial Coordinator

Krista has been working in the Dental field for over 12 years. She has had many duties over the years including scheduling, receptionist, correspondence and greeting new patients. In her current position of financial coordinator, she assists with treatment contracts and insurance billings. Krista has been married for 17 years and has two children. When she is not at work she enjoys traveling and spending time outside camping, quading and just playing with her kids. She has also been known to volunteer in the community as a coach, mentor and event planner with her kids youth groups. "I truly enjoy the opportunity to help families with their financial and insurance questions in conjunction with beginning their dental treatment."



Jenna received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Eastern Washington University in June of 2016 and has worked at Southcenter Dental ever since. She enjoys getting to know each patient and individualizing treatment for them. Jenna considers the comfort and the health of her patients as her first priority. Our practice focuses on preventive care so coming in to see Jenna for frequent visits will help you maintain your oral health goals. In her free time away from the office she loves to golf, stay active, bake, and spend time with her friends and family.


Registered Dental Assistant

A member of the Southcenter Dental Team since 1999

Tammy will help coordinate your overall treatment. As an assistant to Dr. Baruffi for more than 10 years, she can take great care of you! Are you curious about ways to increase your smile power? Let Tammy introduce you to some of the new cosmetic techniques our doctors routinely perform.


Registered Dental Assistant

Crystal has been in the dental field for the past 14 years. It is a people based profession, and I am all about connecting with the patients and giving them the very best care. Whether it is ensuring comfort during your visits or getting you the information you seek to help you meet your goals. I have taken great pride in working alongside Dr. Baruffi and Dr. Austin and team, providing the best dentistry and advanced technology like the Cerec machine or the materials that we utilize. The results are rewarding. I truly enjoy working with this great team and recommend Southcenter Dental and our staff to anyone I know and my personal family.

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