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Welcome to Tranquility Dental Wellness Center

At Tranquility Dental Wellness Center, you are our highest priority. We listen carefully to your needs so we can provide you with the care you need on your timeframe at an affordable price. Everyone deserves to be pampered, and we’ve transformed dental care from a chore to an anticipated relaxation experience.

Come see what makes us different.

Call us today to find out what a dental appointment should be like!
Dental Care in a Relaxed Setting
Our Comfort Menu

Take a moment of soothing quiet time in our relaxation room while you enjoy a cup of tea or water. Lean back into our heated, massaging chairs, and inhale deeply as your favorite music comes through your headphones and soothing aromatherapy scents fill the room.

You’ve never experienced a dental appointment like this before.

Meet Our Team
We are dedicated to providing you and your family with exceptional dental care that fits your needs in a relaxing setting that calms and soothes your mind and senses.
Patient Testimonials
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    As usual my visit with Tranquility Dental Wellness was relaxing even though I thought I might need a filling (or two!). Visits are like going to a friend's house: quiet yet welcoming!
    Katherine E.
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    Super savvy dentist, from the lovely spa menu and fabulous products to the gentle, thorough individuals, Tranquility has taken dentistry to a new space age.
    Olivia F.
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    I love the relaxing atmosphere. They took their time and it didn't feel like i was just another number they had to get through the door. Also LOVED the complementary hand dip and things like that.
    Katie D.
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    I always have great confidence in Dr. Cockrell's skill. I do want to mention that it was my first experience having Petra as an assistant and I was really impressed with her professional, yet warm manner.
    Wendy E.
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    I had a really great experience with everyone. I am a nervous dental patient and the staff went at my pace and they made me feel comfortable. Beautiful new clinic.
    Carol C.
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    The staff are very cheerful and friendly, and go out of their way to welcome you and put you at ease. As the client, your preferences and needs are incorporated into your plan of care.
    Pamela P.

Our Team

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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! 

Meet Our Team

Lori A. Noga, DMD

 Lori A. NogaDMD

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.

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Ashley Righton

 Ashley Righton

Ashley graduated from the National Dental Assistant Board of Canada in 2008 as a certified dental assistant and moved to the United States in 201. She began her career with Tranquility Dental Wellness in early 2014, and although she still loves chairside assisting, she has since changed positions and is now 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.

Alexa - Registered Dental Hygienist, EFDA


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, BS - Financial Coordinator

 Tiffany, BS

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, RDA - Assistant Operations Leader

 Patti, RDA

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.

Community Participation
We are proud to be a part of the beautiful and unique South Sound, and we enjoy taking the time to help make the area a better place to live, work, and play! Learn about all the ways we contribute to our communities!
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