Meet the Team
My dental career began in 2013 working with pediatrics and special needs patients in Santa Barbara, CA. I moved to Washington for a fresh start and have been here for about a year and a half, and love it! My goal is to keep a fun stress free environment for all patients and make sure everyone leaves with a smile. I enjoy hiking, running, painting, listening to music, and cooking scrumptious vegan food.
I began my career as a certified Dental Assistant in 2000 and joined Dr. Gelb’s team in 2009. I enjoy working for Dr.Gelb because not only is his work phenomenal, but he has a great passion and pride for his art. Outside of the office I spend most of my time outdoors, caring for horses at my parent’s horse boarding stable. I enjoy riding and showing my three Arabian horses.
I began my career in dentistry in 2013 and have loved every minute of it! I attended dental assisting school at Lake Washington Tech and knew from the start it was the job for me. I first worked for Dentistry in Bellevue in 2014-2016 as one of Dr Gelb's assistants. My family moved to Ohio for a year where I worked at a pediatric dental office. We moved back to the beautiful state of Washington in 2018 and I returned to the office as a treatment coordinator. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, my 2 beautiful daughters, Monica and Melody, and my husband Joe.
I have been practicing dental hygiene for 24 years. I graduated from Clark College in 1991 and started
working for Dr. Gelb from day one. It has been a joy for me to develop strong relationships with my patients over the years. I really enjoy the one on one time to encourage, patients in good oral health.
I’ve always admired Dr. Gelb’s conservative and high quality approach to dentistry. He is very talented at what he does. In my off time I enjoy spending time with my husband and children ages, 20, 16, and 14 years. I enjoy running, golfing and traveling.
I started working for Dr. Gelb’s office in 2014, I feel so fortunate to work with such an amazing team! I’ve been in the dental field since 2008 and graduated from dental assisting school in 2009 from Lake Washington technical college. I was a dental assistant for three years and upon filling in for a front desk position temporarily, I came to realize that had a talent for it. I’ve been an insurance and treatment specialist ever since. I really enjoy every moment of it! In my spare time, I like spending time with friends and attending sporting events to cheer on my Seahawks and Huskies! I also love to cook and spend as much time as possible outdoors.
My career in dentistry spans more than 40 years. I began as a dental assistant in training while a senior in high school. During my first job I developed a passion for dentistry and later went on to receive my dental hygiene degree from Yakima Valley College. I focus on developing patient relationships and providing oral health education. Outside of work, I enjoy running, hiking, biking, and cooking. I have been married to my Junior High school sweetheart for 37 years and I enjoy spoiling my first “Grand-Dog” Rylee.
Hello my name is Salena, I am the newest assistant to join the team! I attended Berkshire College Class of 2016, and obtained a certificate in Registered Dental Assisting. I hope that each patient will leave the office with confidence in our care. I spend any free time I have with my two Jack Russell fur babies: Scooter & Snowy. I maintain an active social life with family and friends. I look forward to learning as much about dentistry from all of the experienced staff here at our office.
I have a true passion for dentistry. My dental career started in 2003 as a dental assistant. I joined Dr.Gelb’s stellar team in 2007, then left temporarily to extend my dental education. In 2011, I graduated from Lake Washington Technical College as a Registered Dental Hygienist. I am so happy to re-join my dental family where every practitioner delivers beyond exceptional care to all patients. I strive to deliver pleasant, thorough, professional care in as gentle way as possible. Outside of dentistry I enjoy playing music, the outdoors, and my two cats.