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.

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.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family and look forward to working with you.



Scheduling Coordinator

Allie started out in the Dental field as a Dental Assistant and then transitioned up to the front office. She has been in dentistry for over 7years. Her clinical experience will make scheduling over the phone an ease.

Allie loves spending her free time with her fiancé and family. She enjoys being outdoors and going to the beach anytime she can. 

"I love everything about our family oriented, positive, close knit office. I take pride in scheduling all your dental needs."



Financial and Billing Specialist

Michelle has been working in the dental field for over 15 years. She received her Dental Assisting degree from Renton Technical College.

In her free time she loves going to music festivals, sporting events, wine tasting and spending time with her husband, 2 children and her dog Honey.

“I am very passionate in advocating for our patients to help get their treatment covered.  With my clinical knowledge I oversee all dental claims and payments and help educate our patients on their treatment needs and finding a balance with their insurance. Quality and professional patient care is my priority.”


Registered Dental Hygienist

I graduated from Pierce College, in Lakewood, with my Bachelors of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. I recently got married to my husband, Nazar. Our favorite thing to do together is to go camping (more like glamping… haha)and we love a good cup of coffee. Yes, even dental hygienists drink coffee!

 I am very passionate about dental hygiene and love building relationships with all of my patients. I truly enjoy getting to know each and every one of you and treating you the way I do my own family. I love educating about oral health and how it correlates to overall health. My dental hygiene goal is to make sure that you are comfortable being in my chair and that you feel confident in knowing how to maintain a healthy smile at home and anywhere you go. I’m so excited to work with each and every one of you! 


Registered Dental Hygienist

Diana graduated Pierce College with her Bachelors of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene with a passion to provide quality care and positive patient experiences. In her free time, she enjoys making new memories and spending time with her family and friends. Her favorite things to do are trying out new restaurants, traveling, or simply enjoying a fun night in with her husband, Vasiliy.

“Overall, my life’s mission is to help others and equip them to live a quality life by guiding them toward optimal health. After all, a good dental hygienist gets to the root of the problem, and guides individuals toward better oral hygiene, influencing better health, and promoting a great life that can be enjoyed with the best smiles. I look forward to meeting each and every one of you and serving you with the proper treatment, tools, and information necessary for good health through oral hygiene!”



Registered Dental Assistant

Tammy is the "OG" of Southcenter Dental, she has been with our practice since 1999! We are so lucky to have her be the soul of our team.

On Tammy's free time she enjoys going on walks with her friends and hanging with her husband Bryan and two sons Brandyn and Andrew.


Registered Dental Assistant

Crystal has been in the dental field for the past 22 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.

Crystal loves spending time with her family and dog Dutchess. 


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