We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.
We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
Treatment Coordinator, Assistant
I welcome new patients into our office and assist Dr. Ormiston during procedures. It has been a pleasure to work at this practice for the past 27 years, knowing that the work we do makes such a difference in our patients’ lives and self-confidence. I have been working with Dr. Ormiston since he joined the practice in 2002. I love seeing the happy smiles of patients at the end of their orthodontic journey!
I grew up in Montana and have lived in Puyallup for 25 years with my husband Tom, our two daughters Tara and Erin, and our two kitties Timmy and Harley. I love my family and friends, the Seahawks, Mariners, and Sounders, gardening, animals, and volunteering my time to help others.
I work on the financial end of our patients’ treatment: I draw up financial contracts and coordinate insurance billing. I understand that orthodontics is an investment, and I work hard to come up with a solution that can fit into a patient’s budget. I am so proud to be a member of this team! Dr. Ormiston creates beautiful smiles and each and every team member goes above and beyond to make each patient’s experience in our office a great one.
I am married to my best friend Mark, and have raised two sons and have 3 grand-daughters. I like to spend as much time as possible with my awesome family and I am blessed that they all live locally. I also enjoy watching and going to Mariner baseball games, reading, and gardening.
I can usually be found assisting Dr. Ormiston during patient procedures or helping out at the front office. My favorite part of my job is seeing our patients get excited about the changes they’ve gone through and anxious to get their braces off. Seeing their new, beautiful smiles is the best part of my day! Another great thing about working here is that it’s really more than just work; we’re a family. We make each day fun for ourselves and our patients.
I grew up in Sumner and now live in Puyallup with my longtime boyfriend and our son, Theon. I enjoy food, especially trying out new restaurants, and spending time with our family and friends.
I have been in orthodontics for more than 36 years and consider myself lucky to have spent the majority of that time here with Dr. Ormiston. Not only do I assist him with procedures, but I also make sure our office is fully stocked and organize our marketing materials. Our office is on the cutting edge of technology, which allows us to deliver the best options in a caring and safe environment. I love working as a team to exceed the expectations of our patients. A beautiful smile and happy parents and patients are truly my reward!
Outside of the office I enjoy spending time with my husband, family, and whatever four-legged kids we have. I love the holidays, celebrating, and all the decorating and cooking that goes along with it! As a cancer survivor I look forward to the opportunity to train a therapy dog to support others.
I joined Dr. Perry’s orthodontic team in 2010, but I feel like I’ve been part of the office’s family for far longer. I am a second-generation staff member; my mother is Betty Ann! I remember all the wonderful things she would say about Dr. Ormiston and her patients, and was so happy to finally be a part of it! Seeing the progress our patients make and the smiles they achieve really is wonderful!
Tara graduated from Puyallup High School and then went on to Pierce College where she was a member of the fastpitch team. She recently got married in June 17, 2017 to her long time boyfriend Scooter. They have a son named Jr. who is 6 months old. Tara also loves to play softball and hang out with friends.
Sterilization Tech / Records
I joined the team in January 2017 starting my externship here. I attended Everest College for the Dental Assisting Program in 2016 which was only a 8 month course. I enjoy working with everybody here at Ormiston Orthodontics, they sure know how to make you feel "at home." The best part about being here is it always feels like your hanging out with best friends and getting to meet new people everyday.
I was born and raised in Tacoma and have lived here for 27 years. I have 2 children, Ariya and Grayson with my husband Nick. We have been together since high school and got married August 2014. We enjoy spending time together by going to the movies, taking the kids to the park and hanging out with family over in Yakima.
So believe it or not, I actually started my journey with Ormiston Orthodontics back when I was a patient in 2012. Dr. Ormiston and his phenomenal team are why I decided to join dentistry. My favorite part of my job is working with our patients. Being an assistant gives me a front row seat to all the action! And allows me to be a huge part in the progress our patients get to see in their smiles! Another factor in why I love my job so much is my amazing team, we’re more than just co-workers, and we’re family. So very blessed to work with the BEST!
I am a Graham-Kapowsin High school graduate and a Clover Park Technical College graduate. I enjoy traveling, hiking, eating, and hanging out with my family, friends, and my puppy son.