Tranquility Dental Wellness
A Great Dentist

Meet the Teams at Our Locations

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! 

Lori A. Noga

Founder & CEO

Treatment Philosophy

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.

Educational Background

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.

Military Experience

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.

Continuing Education

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.

Personal Life

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.

Locations for Lori A. Noga, DMD

  • Tranquility Dental Wellness Center Lacey
  • Tranquility Dental Wellness Center Tacoma
  • Tranquility Dental Wellness Center Tumwater

Colby Cockrell

General Dentist & Managing Partner

Dr. Colby Cockrell believes in customized treatment plans for each patient, not the one-size-fits-all approach that you may find elsewhere. He believes that dental treatment should be tailored to fit each individual patient’s needs, not to satisfy the dentist providing the treatment.

To that end, Dr. Cockrell’s treatment philosophy is not to “sell” patients on treatment, but to advise each patient as to their options for a given problem. He believes strongly in preventative and proactive care to avoid future (and often times more costly) problems.

Dr. Cockrell was born and raised in Olympia and has always called Western Washington home. After graduating from the University of Washington in 2003, he attended dental school at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, where he graduated in 2008.

He worked for two years in North Carolina, practicing dentistry in the military town of Jacksonville before moving back home to Olympia in the spring of 2010.

Dr. Cockrell is an avid sports fan—if you didn't know the score of last night's game, you'll probably hear about it while you're in the office (Go Huskies!). He also enjoys golfing, skiing, and taking in the occasional rock concert.

Dr. Cockrell is married and has two sons, Cameron and Carter, as well as a cat and dog.

Locations for Colby Cockrell, DMD

  • Tranquility Dental Wellness Center Lacey
  • Tranquility Dental Wellness Center Tacoma
  • Tranquility Dental Wellness Center Tumwater

Lori Ha, DDS

Associate Dentist


Dr. Lori Ha strives to provide a comfortable, relaxing dental environment where patients can understand and feel confident with their plan for dental health.

Dr. Ha grew up outside of Richmond, Virginia and attended Virginia Commonwealth University for both undergraduate and dental training. A recipient of the Health Professions Scholarship, she served for four years on active duty with the US Army following graduation from VCU School of Dentistry in 2013. She worked alongside general dentists and dental subspecialists providing high quality care to fellow servicemembers from all branches of the military. After leaving the Army, she entered private practice in Lexington, KY before moving to Western Washington.

She is passionate about ensuring all patients have access to quality dental care. She has consistently sought to work with dental mission and aid programs to provide rural and underserved communities with the care they deserve.

In her free time, Dr. Ha enjoys trying out new restaurants and hiking the beautiful pacific northwest with her husband.

 

Locations for Lori Ha, DDS

  • Tranquility Dental Wellness Center Tacoma

Tiffany

Director of Finance

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.

On the weekends she enjoys sunshine, coffee, chocolate, and shopping!

Locations for Tiffany

  • Tranquility Dental Wellness Center Lacey
  • Tranquility Dental Wellness Center Tacoma
  • Tranquility Dental Wellness Center Tumwater

Ashley, CDA

Director of Operations & Human Resources

Ashley graduated from the National Dental Assistant Board of Canada in 2008 as a certified dental assistant and moved to the United States in 2010. She began her career with Tranquility Dental Wellness in early 2014, and although she still loves chairside assisting, she has since transitioned into the Senior Leader for Tranquility Dental.  She is responsible for the business operations at each of our three locations.  

"I've had the pleasure of helping Tranquility Dental grow from a single-doctor five-chair practice to what it is now, yet the most gratifying part has been forming this truly wonderful team!"

When she’s not in the office, Ashley enjoys cooking, traveling, working out, and visiting her close friends and family in British Columbia.

Locations for Ashley, CDA

  • Tranquility Dental Wellness Center Lacey
  • Tranquility Dental Wellness Center Tacoma
  • Tranquility Dental Wellness Center Tumwater

Wrandi

Chief Experience Officer/Treatment Coordinator

BIO COMING SOON!

Locations for Wrandi

  • Tranquility Dental Wellness Center Tacoma

Karla

Registered Dental Assistant

Karla was raised in the Bay Area and moved to the great PNW in the year 2000.  It wasn't until she tried her hand at culinary arts and fashion design that she decided she loved dental assisting! 

In her spare time Karla enjoys working out, hiking, and traveling with her 17 year old daughter. 

 

Locations for Karla

  • Tranquility Dental Wellness Center Tacoma

Avi

Registered Dental Hygienist

Bio coming soon!

Locations for Avi

  • Tranquility Dental Wellness Center Tacoma

Lisa, RDA

Lead Assistant

Lisa wants to live in a world where the fear of the dentist is eliminated. She has found a team of like-minded professionals with Dr. Noga!

A well-experienced dental assistant, Lisa graduated from SPSCC Dental Assisting Program in 1997. She has loved her work over the years and has given back to the community through her work at the Olympia Union Gospel Mission Dental Clinic as well as mission work with a dental team in Mexico.

With her many years of experience, she coaches our wonderful dental assistant team and always leads by example!

Locations for Lisa, RDA

  • Tranquility Dental Wellness Center Lacey
  • Tranquility Dental Wellness Center Tacoma
  • Tranquility Dental Wellness Center Tumwater

Jonni

Administrative Assistant

Jonni has been with our team behind the scenes since early 2015.  Born and raised in the beautiful PNW, she has been in the customer service field for over 20 years!  The majority of her experience and her true passion has always been with children.

In her spare time, Jonni loves to travel, avidly attends concerts and is a hardcore Seahawks fan!  Go Hawks!

Locations for Jonni

  • Tranquility Dental Wellness Center Lacey
  • Tranquility Dental Wellness Center Tacoma
  • Tranquility Dental Wellness Center Tumwater
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Jennifer P
I don't think I've ever had such a great experience for any medical related service in my life! The atmosphere as soon as I entered the office was warm and inviting, emanating from the space and staff alike. The complimentary spa services during the cleaning helped relax me to the point where it carried through the rest of my day. Everything helped lessen the awkward feeling one can get from being at the dentist. Communication from the staff was friendly and effective. My hygienist and the assistant were both friendly and knowledgeable. I am so glad to have found this place and definitely will return!