Dental Staff

All professionals at Gentle Family Dentistry - Dr. Ylang Nguyen D.D.S. maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

  • Dr.
    Ylang Nguyen
    DDS
    Doctor

    Dr. Ylang Nguyen graduated from Loma Linda University Dental School in California in 2000. Prior to moving to Washington in November 2013, she practiced in private practice in the Los Angeles area for 13 years. She is committed to providing the highest quality dental care to patients. Dr. Nguyen wants each visit to be an enjoyable experience. Her passion is to create beautiful healthy smiles. She is very active in continuing education to keep up with the latest products and technology.

    Dr.Nguyen is a member of the American Dental Association, the Washington State Dental Society and the Pierce County Dental Society. She also volunteers in the community, helping out churches and dental charity clinics.

    Her patients have referred to her as kind, gentle, patient and caring. While not practicing dentistry, she spends time cooking and exploring Washington with her children 14-year-old son Dylan and 11-year-old daughter Ysabella. Dr.Nguyen also loves to travel to exotic new places.

  • Laurie
    Registered Dental Assistant

    Hi, I'm Laurie. 2018 marks my 36th year in the dental field. I graduated from Clover Park's Dental Assisting program and have made dentistry my life's career. My focus as a dental assistant is to make my patient's visit as comfortable and pleasant as possible. Since I have known many of our patients for years, they are like family to me and I enjoy hearing what is going on in their lives. My husband and I live on six acres in Roy. We have two wonderful sons, two beautiful daughters-in-law and three grandchildren with another due in December! In my spare time, I enjoy church activities, working out, reading and crocheting, but mostly spending time with my friends and family.

  • Faryal Malik
    Registered Dental Hygienist

    Faryal fell in love with dentistry in her hometown of Anchorage Alaska. She attended Eastern Washington University and the University of Alaska, Anchorage. She graduated with an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Assisting with honors in 2015 and an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene with honors in 2017. She has been a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association since 2015. Prior to earning her degrees, Faryal worked as a dental assistant in oral surgery and general dentistry.

    In 2017, Faryal moved to Washington stated with her wonderful husband and absolutely loves the warmer weather. When she's not in the dental office, she loves to spend time with her husband working out, drinking too much coffee, baking, traveling to visit family and hanging out with friends. 

  • Cindy Luke
    Treatment Coordinator

    Cindy has been in the dental field since 1978. She has spent over 20 years as a chairside assistant, and the past 20 in the front office handling all your insurance and dental needs. The patients needs are extremely important to her and she enjoys getting to know the patients on a personal level for they are family to her. 

    When she is not in the dental office, you will find her at home with her husband, 3 kids, and the dog. They enjoy spending time together at their family cabin near Mt Baker. In her quiet time, she enjoys a good book or a pair of knitting needles and a ball of yarn.  

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Monday:

7:30 am-3:00 pm

Tuesday:

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-3:00 pm

Thursday:

10:00 am-6:00 pm

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