Once a month Dental Connections features a dental practice we work with that is an exceptional employer. For October we are recognizing Wedgwood Dental Center in Seattle owned by Dr. Emily Shackelton. We have known Dr. Shackelton since 2002 when she began working with Dental Connections as an applicant looking for work. It has been exciting to see her career and business grow. Last year she celebrated the opening of a new location with more space in the same neighborhood.
From the practice:
Dr Emily Shackelton began her dental career in 1989, graduating from Eastern Washington University’s Dental Hygiene program. She enjoyed dentistry so much she completed her dental degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee WI. In 2006 she opened Wedgwood Dental Center in NE Seattle. Wedgwood Dental Center is committed to performing high quality and comfortable dental care for patients of all ages. A recent move has allowed us to expand and add new technology. We have a great team that enjoys providing our patients the care they need. We have been working with Dental Connections for all of our temporary and permanent needs since we opened our doors.
Once a month Dental Connections features a dental practice we work with that is an exceptional employer. For the month of September we are recognizing Banner Family Dental in Tumwater. Dr. Brant Banner is a long term client and his history with us dates back to the 80s. Dr. Banner’s son Lael joined the practice in 2003 to help carry on his legacy. This is the 3rd father son team that has been nominated this year. It is no surprise that family and patient oriented practices like this one are the most successful.
From the office:
Banner Family Dental is a father son practice that has been providing dentistry for families in the Olympia area for nearly 40 years. The goal of our practice is to provide state of the art dentistry in a comfortable, family friendly environment. This goal is achieved by a commitment to our vision by our dedicated staff. This outstanding staff was assembled utilizing Dental Connections services over the years.
Pictured from left to right: Brittney, Carly, Lindsey, Peggy, Dr. Lael, Dr. Brant, Jen, Camille, Dianne
Once a month Dental Connections features a dental practice we work with that is an exceptional employer. This month we are recognizing McPhee Dental Group in University Place. Dr. Brad McPhee and his son Dr. Sean McPhee run one of the most respected practices in Pierce County. They have such low turnover that we rarely get to place permanent staff with them. However, our temps always rave about the quality of dentistry and welcoming staff.
Quote from Dr. Brad McPhee: I am very blessed to have a great long term staff. We have over 225 years worth of experience in our office. Three of my staff members, Trisha (front office), Rae (dental assistant) and Penny (dental hygienist) have been at the office longer than I have. My staff makes treating patients a joy and keeps the office running smoothly. They make it easy to go to work every day! We are lucky to associate with Dental Connections. Between vacation and injuries, we have had to use their services more the last couple of years. The permanent staff and temporary staff that I hire from them are always professional and well trained.
Once a month Dental Connections features a dental practice we work with that is an exceptional employer. This month we are recognizing Spencer Family Dental. We have a unique history with its owner, Dr Anna Spencer. She used to be a temp dentist through our agency and we sent her to temp at this practice in January 2009. A few short months later she became the owner. It’s been fulfilling for us to see her grow the business and transform the office into a state of the art office with a solid group of dental professionals surrounding her. She added a 2nd location in Graham in 2010 with her husband Dr. Dan Spencer and a 3rd location in Olympia last year.
From the practice:
At Spencer Family Dental our team and our Doctors strive to provide high quality comprehensive dental care in and inviting a patient focused environment. We aim to make each patients’ experience as fun and comfortable as possible. Our doctors have been providing dental care in the south sound for over 12 years with emphasis on treating the whole family. We could not provide this care without the help of our wonderful team members who go above and beyond to make our patients feel at home. At Spencer Family Dental our motto is “For family, by family”