Meet the Kingston Dental Team
Sara, Office Manager
Sara , the wife of Kingston Dental’s fearless leader, joins the team after having one foot in the practice since Dr. Couch took over for Dr. Zygar. She is currently managing the team, taking care of business, and handling insurance on accounts for Kingston Dental’s patients. If you have any financial or insurance related questions - talk with Sara.
Even though she is a Washington native, Sara never expected to return “home” when she moved to Oregon at 17. Sara graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology from Lewis and Clark College and then obtained her JD from Willamette University College of Law (the oldest university in the west!). She is a licensed attorney and practiced in Oregon for seven years, before moving back to Washington to be closer to family and friends, while raising the Couch kids (Reese and Mercer). When Kingston Dental’s longtime office manager, Jessica, retired, Sara resumed her role.
Sara loves to see live music with Dr. Couch, give her kids a hard time, and laugh. If you have not met her yet - introduce yourself. She is quick to smile and wants all Kingston Dental patients to feel at home. Sara is happy to be a part of the practice and looks forward to getting to know every patient.
Shelly, Patient Coordinator
Shelly recently joined the Kingston Dental team to help manage our busy treatment schedule and support all our patients’ dental needs. Shelly is a graduate of Camosun College in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada as a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA), and brings over twenty years of experience in the dental industry, having held roles such as dental assistant, treatment coordinator, and for the last seven years working in Seattle as an office manager.
Shelly is passionate about providing the best possible care to her patients and finds helping patients achieve optimal dental health to be immensely rewarding.
When not at the office she is kept busy spending time with her family of five, traveling, exploring our beautiful Pacific Northwest, enjoying good food and wine, and of course shopping!
Erin started at KD in September 2017 but has been a hygienist for over 10 years, graduating from the University of Louisville in 2007.
Erin grew up far away and is happy she made her way to Washington where she met her husband. She hikes and bikes with him and she loves to read dental hygiene blogs in her spare time. Erin says “If dental offices had souls, KD would be my soulmate, from the music and the love of Halloween, to the light-hearted and hilarious team members. I feel like KD is my forever dental home.”
Ashley joined the Kingston Dental team in the fall of 2012 after graduating with her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from Eastern Washington University, where she spent some time brightening peoples’ smiles. She enjoys serving the Kingston community, and likes to build lasting relationships with her patients.
Ashley grew up in Port Orchard and enjoys many of the activities this beautiful state has to offer. In her spare time, she likes hiking, kayaking, and is a big football fan. She loves laughing and getting to know her patients. Ashley is recently married to Brian and they have two fur babies, Max and Molly.
She believes “dentistry should be fun as well as professional and I always strive to keep it that way.”
Heather realized that she’s been assisting for 18 years (yikes!). Having had her own fair share of time in the dental chair, she feels this allows her to really empathize with her patients.
Heather was born and raised in Washington, and is proud to say she lives in Kingston. She loves the feeling of community in her small town. Running, crossword puzzles, reading, camping, crafting, and spending time with her husband and three children are some of her favorite things to do.
Heather says “KD is all about the patients; delivering excellent dentistry while listening to great music and having fun. I couldn’t be happier to serve the community I live in.”
Brianna has been a member of the team at KD for a few years now. Brianna enjoys getting to know each of her patients and providing them with personalized care.
Brianna lives in Bremerton with her family. She is an avid horseback rider, enjoys spending time with her friends, and having fun. Her son is four and loves Hot Wheels and Mickey Mouse.
Brianna says “KD is such a fun and loving environment to be in. All of our patients are treated with the best care we can provide.”