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

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

Jennifer

Chief Experience Officer/Treatment Coordinator

Jennifer has been in the field of dentistry since 2003.  She began her career as a Dental Assistant and enjoys every aspect of the office.  She joined our team in 2016 and has become an integral part of the patient experience!  Jennifer strives to help each patient understand and receive their treatment needs, as she acts as a liaison between the patient and the insurance company.  Jennifer also is part of our leadership team and has helped transform our Tumwater office into all it is today!

Jennifer has been married for 15 years and has 3 children and one crazy dog, Marley.  Her husband being in the military, she has had the opportunity to travel and live in 5 different states!  In her spare time she loves to curl up with a book or go hiking with her family.

Locations for Jennifer

  • Tranquility Dental Wellness Center Tumwater

Heather

Registered Dental Hygienist

Heather was born and raised in Michigan where she attended the University of Detroit Mercy and graduated with her Bachelor's Degree in 2008.  Prior to attending Dental Hygiene school, Heather was a dental assistant and worked in both general and endodontic practices.  Her extensive and comprehensive knowledge of dental procedures gives her the ability to fully educate patients in both preventative and restorative dentistry.  She truly values each and every one of her patients and always strives to give them the best experience possible!

Heather and her husband Corey have three small children and many pets!  In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, camping, spending time on the beach and exploring all that the beautiful PNW has to offer.

Locations for Heather

  • Tranquility Dental Wellness Center Tumwater

Petra, Registered Dental Assistant

Petra became a dental assistant in 2006 with the American Red Cross while stationed overseas in Germany. She began working at Tranquility Dental Wellness Center in September 2015 and loves working chairside, providing the best patient experience possible.

Petra and her family settled in Washington after spending 15 years moving around the world with the Army. She has a passion for the US military and has volunteered more than 2000 hours within the military community.

Locations for Petra, Registered Dental Assistant

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

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

Kaitlin, Registered Dental Assistant

Kaitlin graduated from the Dental Assistant Training Center in 2011 to follow her dreams into the dental field. Kaitlin has been with Tranquility Dental Wellness Center since our doors first opened in 2012. Although she started as a scheduling coordinator, Kaitlin has now realized her true passion is working as a dental assistant!

Kaitlin really enjoys getting to know her patients and creating a trusting relationship with them. She is currently working toward becoming an expanded functions dental assistant and learning to place restorations so can truly go as far as her chosen career field has to offer.

Kaitlin enjoys spending her free time with her boyfriend, Brett, and their three dogs, Zip, Faith, and Waylon. Kaitlin is very active in the rodeo community, where she participates in the great sport of barrel racing with her horse, George. She grew up in the small town of Montesano, where she still spends an abundance of time with her amazing family.

Locations for Kaitlin, Registered Dental Assistant

  • Tranquility Dental Wellness Center Lacey
  • 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!