Meet Our Amazing Team
The caring staff at Petrie Advanced Dental is exceptional and trained in the latest dental and digital technology. Many of us choose to work in the dental field out of a desire to help people and have been interested in dentistry from very early on. In every aspect of care, from office manager to hygienist and assistant, our priority is always that of patient care, comfort, and satisfaction. We strive to build relationships with our patients and want you to get to know us better. Our care and ethic is second to none and that is apparent the moment you enter our doors and join our dental family. The office has treated thousands of families since 2004.
Hollie is a dental hygienist who has been working in dentistry since 2001. She completed her training in dental hygiene at Pierce College in 2004 and continued her education by earning a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene from Eastern Washington University in 2011. Hollie loves the relationships she has built over the years with her patients and has enjoyed working with many patients to overcome their dental fears.
Hollie is married and has two sons who are quickly approaching their teenage years. She currently volunteers a lot of her time with Boy Scouts of America and serves as a dentistry merit badge counselor. Hollie enjoys trying many different sports, including ice hockey, scuba diving, and yoga, and most recently she completed a 5K mud run.
Patient Care Coordinator
Our patient care coordinator, Kim, joined our team full time in May of 2015. Kim worked previously with the wonderful Dr. Daniel Gallacher for five years in this practice before his retirement. She has more than 15 years of dental administrative experience and has thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. “I have a true passion and belief that information and communication is key to a healthy dental existence and am more than happy to help in every way possible.”
Kim moved to Washington more than 25 years ago from the South and is loving this Pacific Northwest weather. She is a MAJOR Seahawk fan and has been a season ticket holder for 12 years. She is married to Mike Johns, who is a partner in the Gig Harbor law firm Robert, Johns, and Hemphill.
Melody graduated from Pierce College with her degree in dental hygiene in 2004. She has continued her education by earning her Bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from Eastern Washington in 2011 and regularly participates in a local dental study club. What Melody most enjoys about working in the dental field is having the opportunity to build relationships with her patients and taking the time to help them to achieve optimum oral health. She believes that receiving dental care should be a relaxed and enjoyable experience.
Melody is a native to this area and grew up in Tacoma. She is married and has two boys. Photography is a passion of Melody’s, as is enjoying the outdoors, spending time with friends and family, and playing with her dog, Duke.
Malgosia started working as a dental assistant at Petrie Advanced Dental in late 2013. She graduated from the dental assistant program at Bates Technical College in 2008. Malgosia was born in Poland, and came to the U.S. in 1996 after getting married. She has a Master’s degree in nutrition from the University of Warsaw, and worked as a pharmacy technician for ten years at Olympic Pharmacy in Gig Harbor.
Malgosia cares about our patients and their health and looks forward to coming to work with a smile and a positive attitude. Her main concern is to make each patient feel comfortable and safe. She appreciates Dr. Petrie’s willingness to do the very best for his patients and go the extra mile, which makes her job very rewarding.
Malgosia volunteers for Great Shape Inc., an organization that provides free dental care and education for children in Jamaica. She enjoys baking European pastries, gardening, and spending time with her two wonderful daughters, Zofia and Maria.
I was born and raised in Tacoma, and the first one in my family to go to college. After six long years of schooling, I graduated from Eastern Washington University’s Dental Hygiene program in 2022. Being a people person, I love being able to see and treat so many different people while providing individualized care plans to best suit their needs for a healthier smile. I am a very caring, relaxed, and optimistic person with a dedicated positive mindset to help understand, listen, and care for everyone of my patients. I really enjoy getting to know my patients and building rapport with them while being able to provide a positive and friendly atmosphere while they are in my chair. On top of the passions I have for my patients, I also love exploring new places/foods, music, cooking, exercising, hanging out with friends, and watching sports and movies/TV shows.
Jocelyn graduated from dental hygiene school earning her bachelors in dental hygiene at Pierce College in 2018. She believes in providing the best care possible to all her patients making sure to tailor it towards each patients needs. She provides thorough oral health education to help patients understand why dental hygiene is so important. She loves being able to transform lives by being a kind, understanding, non-judgmental, and skilled hygienist. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and her pets. Her hobbies include reading books, exercising, playing games, and decorating her home.
Jaime Brenden began her dental career a year ago as our Practice Manager. Before entering into dental, she was an Executive in Communications, even though it was quite the transition into the medical field she has become very passionate about all things dental. Jaime’s favorite part of the job is traveling around the country and furthering her dental knowledge through continued education. It is so exciting to meet colleagues and see what exciting things they are doing in their practice to set them up for success. She also loves getting to know the patients and building long-term relationships that make them feel a part of our family. Jaime is a long-time resident of WA state and has two children. Her interests are health and wellness, hot yoga, hiking, and boating. She values spending time with her family and attending church services on the weekend. Jaime is also a Coach and loves helping women be the best they can be!
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Tina has been in dentistry since 1995. She has always loved dentistry and even considered Dental School; however, her real passion was working behind the scenes as a financial coordinator. Her role allows her the flexibility to sit at the front desk in which she greatly enjoys interacting with patients. Tina loves to travel, watch movies, weekend get-aways and trying new restaurants. She values quality time with her husband Jimmy and her two daughters. She also loves how dentistry can build a person’s self-esteem by transforming smiles! She is known for her beautiful smile and singing out loud to songs she loves.
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Here at Petrie Advanced Dental, you’re more than our patients, you’re part of our dental family!