From the very beginning, when we opened our Lacey dental practice, we envisioned a practice that was unlike any other. We removed all the "clinical" sights and smells, replacing them with a spa-like setting and services so our guests could relax and enjoy a well-deserved pampering while they get the dental care they need. We also recognized the need for "affordable luxury" and took great care to ensure that our prices remained competitive, and we are in-network with most of the major dental plans in the area.
We were thrilled to find that the community responded in droves to our comfortable, safe, compassionate care, and since we first opened our doors, we have opened two additional practices, one in Tumwater and one in Tacoma, so we can provide the same outstanding gentle dentistry to the entire South Sound. We never changed our philosophy, however, or the personalized care we provide.
We'd love to take a moment to introduce our team to you, and we hope to see you soon!
Dr. Lori Noga’s treatment philosophy encompasses health, function, and beauty. She believes that dentistry is more than just fixing teeth; it is putting overall health as the priority and building function and beauty from there. Teeth, after all, are a part of the human body! She understands that a great deal of trust must be allowed by the patients while undergoing care and treats each individual she sees as if they are her own family, providing the very best care possible.
Dr. Noga grew up in central New York and attended college at the University of Hartford, where she earned a business degree in actuarial science. She spent several years working in the insurance industry before deciding it wasn't the perfect fit for her personality. Upon realizing this, she quit her job as an actuary and was accepted by the prestigious Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she would earn her Doctorate of Dental Medicine.
During her four years in dental school, Dr. Noga was awarded several merit scholarships by Tufts University and received the Dr. & Mrs. Albert J. Kazi Award for Excellence in Crown and Bridge.
During dental school, Dr. Noga was awarded the prestigious Health Sciences Collegiate Scholarship by the United States Navy. In return, she served as an active duty general dentist and Navy Lieutenant for three years with the Marine Corp, stationed in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Because of the large population of the base, Dr. Noga was able to work alongside all types of dental specialists and gained vast amounts of knowledge and experience. She was honored to have a hand, albeit a small hand, in helping and treating the men and women who sacrifice so much to serve our country.
She's excited to now reside near another large military installation and have the privilege of treating the families of our great military members.
Dr. Noga feels it is imperative to continue the learning process throughout her career in order to keep current on materials and treatment options so that she can always provide the very best treatment. She actively seeks out continuing education classes offered locally, regionally, and through magazines and internet resources. She is a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, American Academy of Cosmetic Orthodontics, and American Academy of General Dentistry.
In her free time, Dr. Noga is active in the community through various organizations. She also enjoys spending time exploring the Pacific Northwest and beyond with her husband, Colby, and her two sons, Cameron and Carter. She's a HUGE animal lover and has two dogs, Lucky and Delilah, and a cat, Kramer. She is excited to serve the Olympia, Lacey, Hawks Prairie, Dupont, and Tacoma communities and to care for you and your loved ones for years and years to come.
After graduating as Valedictorian from Kamiakin High School, Alexa received her dual dental hygiene and expanded function dental auxiliary degrees at Columbia Basin College, graduating with honors within the top of her class. While there, she received an exceptional education that provided constant practice with all facets of dentistry. Being clinically skilled and self-motivated, she continually strives to never stop learning and to fully serve her patients and the public.
Soon after graduation, she became certified in laser dental hygiene techniques and has continued her education so she can be consistently on the cutting edge of technology and research. She is also a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and Washington State Dental Hygiene Association, which allows her to stay current on new information so she can provide the most beneficial care available. During her dental hygiene career, she has regularly been a hygiene volunteer, providing free dental care to underprivileged patients, and has received awards and honors from the WSDHA for dental research.
She loves to build relationships and make her patients smile! She finds she can apply her interests fully in this rewarding career. She loves providing top-quality care while helping to put her patients at ease. She is your dental superhero!
Alexa is so grateful to be a part of the wonderful team at Tranquility Dental Wellness Center – a practice that puts patient needs and comfort as a top priority, while providing the best care possible.
In her free time, she loves supporting the local music scene, both attending and helping behind the scenes. You can also find her looking for adventure, crafting, singing karaoke, and spending time with her own superhero, James, and kitty, Peter Parker.
Tiffany was born in raised in the Pacific Northwest. She attended both the University of Washington and the Evergreen State College, where she graduated with a Bachelors of Science focused in biology and biochemistry. She began working at Tranquility Dental Wellness Center in July of 2016 as a Greeter. She has excelled with the company and moved to a position in finance.
When she's not at the office, she works part time as a K-12 substitute teacher in North Thurston Public School District. On the weekends, she enjoys sunshine, coffee, chocolate, and shopping.
Coming straight from the medical field, Chantel knows first hand how to make patients feel comfortable and welcomed. Chantel has a positive attitude and strives to learn more about dentistry every day. These qualities make her the perfect person to greet you in our Ruston office! Chantel’s eagerness to learn new things is what brought her from a job as a CNA to Tranquility Dental. She believes it’s never too late to learn something new!
When Chantel isn’t working, she spends her time with her baby boy, Royce. She also enjoys quality time with her friends and family and is actively involved in modeling, acting, and sewing.
MarCia was born and raised in Washington and has worked in the dental field for ten years. MarCia’s passion is in patient care. She says, “the best part of dentistry is seeing patients get over the fear and having a healthy smile to be proud of.” She is dedicated to making the process as easy and understandable as possible, for each and every patient. MarCia is a mother of three, who enjoys spending time with her family, camping, attending BBQs, and experiencing all the great NW outdoors offer.
Patti graduated from the Renton Technical Institute Accredited Dental Assisting Program in 1991. With over 25 years of dental assisting experience, she continues to love working as an assistant! She has worked in general dentistry and also has years of experience in the specialty fields of endodontics, orthodontics, and dental implants.
Patti has an endless enthusiasm for learning new treatments and techniques in the field of dentistry. She thrives on the variety of performing familiar procedures and mastering new, cutting-edge treatments. Anything that will improve a patient’s health and self-esteem is worth taking the time to delve into it.
Along with assisting, she enjoys teaching newer assistants and passing on her years of knowledge and skills. With a straightforward manner, she will happily comfort and reassure you through any procedure, making you wonder why you were so worried about getting it done in the first place. She feels a personal connection to her patients and gets immense satisfaction in seeing a patient lose their fear and feel the benefits of doing something worthwhile for themselves.
Patti and her husband have raised three wonderful boys into young adulthood and are now enjoying an empty nest. Yes, enjoying, because having your children grow into happy, productive adults is your reward for a job well done! She and her husband enjoy snow skiing, camping, tiring out their crazy dog in Point Defiance Park, and hanging out with their family, which includes two adorable grandchildren.