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.
Dr. Sonja McCoy’s desire is to help improve her patient's oral health. This begin early in childhood when family and friends experienced oral health problems. Most of them only went to the dentist when they had pain. By then, many suffered and tooth loss was the only option. Regular dental exams may have discovered problems before eventual tooth loss. A regular dental exam can detect cavities, possible oral cancer, tooth wear problems which may lead to fracturing of teeth, and joint problems which may lead to future jaw pain.
Dr. Sonja McCoy grew up in southern California where she completed her undergraduate studies in northern California at the University of California at Berkeley. She then moved to Washington state to attend the University of Washington School of Dentistry. After graduating from UW, her passion to help others lead to work in community health clinics. For several years Dr. McCoy enjoyed working with children and their families, providing dental care and educating her patients’ about proper dental care.
She then decided to take time off to raise her son Dominique and daughter Shayera. Eventually, Dr. McCoy’s passion to help others lead her to private practice. Today, she continues to enjoy providing dental care for all her patients and their families and educating them on the importance of regular dental exams and cleanings.
Dr. McCoy continues to grow academically to better serve her patients through various continuing education courses and is a member of a local Spear Education Study Club.
In her spare time Dr. McCoy can be found with her husband Marvin, and their two children doing various activities around town or traveling to their favorite spots in California, Hawaii, or Florida.
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.
Princess started working in the dental field in 1998 as an expanded functions dental assistant. One day she needed to step in and cover the front desk and the dentist she was working for fell in love with the way she handled patient’s concerns. She impressed him so much, he asked her to step into a management role and ever since it’s been nothing but an adventure. Although her first taste of the dental field was assisting, she has no problem doing anything needed in the office and has built a wide range of knowledge over the years. Her first love is her family. Her second love is dentistry. She lives by the motto, "nothing is better than making a person SMILE on purpose."
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!
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!
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, and singing karaoke! She also is a fur-mom to an adorable kitty, Peter Parker.
Windie has had an interest in dentistry since she was a child and recently decided to go back to school to pursue this passion. She became a dental assistant and joined our team in 2017.
Windie grew up in the small town of Port Townsend where her family has resided for four generations. She moved to Tacoma in 2004 where she loves enjoying the great outdoors and spending time with her two children.
Kinzie was born and raised in Whatcom County where she graduated from Whatcom Community College with her associates degree. She then moved to Kirkland and pursued her lifelong dream of working in the dental field and graduated from Lake Washington Tech’s dental assisting program in 2016. Kinzie has a strong passion for dentistry; she loves interacting with patients and helping create an unforgettable dental experience.
Kinzie moved to Lacey early 2018 after her husband's job relocated them to the Olympia area.
For fun, Kinzie enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, friends, and fluffy labradoodle :)