Meet the Team

 

Kathi Johnson | Shannon Borchers | Sherry Jones | Kristen Bernard | Wendy Dralus

Kathi Johnson, Patient Care Coordinator

Kathi's official title of Patient Care Coordinator doesn't adequately describe everything she does at West Edge Dental. Kathi's patience, high level of professionalism, and constant attention to patients' needs have made her an invaluable member of the team.

Her combined experience includes:

  • 7 years as a Dental Assistant, providing patients with exceptional and compassionate clinical experiences
  • 11 years as a Dental Assistant Instructor at Lake Washington Technical College, instructing students and helping them achieve the highest standards of technical expertise
  • 14 years as Co-Director of Dental Education at the Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Education, guiding dentists in selecting continuing educational courses
  • An Office Manager since 2009, handling all non-clinical patient needs with the utmost care and compassion.

When Kathi isn't caring for patients in our relaxed office environment, she's spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren, enjoying golf, boating, hiking, and snowshoeing.

 

Shannon Borchers, Front Desk Administrator

Shannon brings to West Edge Dental decades of experience, both in chairside assisting and in business management. A small world fun fact is that Kathi Johnson was actually one of her clinical instructors early in her hands-on training! Their complimentary skill set makes them a true front desk Dream Team. "I enjoy being among experts in my field and love getting to know our patients to ensure they have the highest quality care on all levels." From the first appointment phone call to treatment follow-up care, Shannon takes pride in providing attentiveness at each visit.

A Seattle native, she enjoys running, hiking, skiing, reading, and spending quality time with her two children.

 

Sherry Jones, Registered Dental Hygienist

Originally from Vancouver Island, BC, Sherry has been enthusiastically practicing dentistry for over 25 years. She moved to Seattle in 2001 and her interests include camping, short trips with family, and environmental crusading. Sherry is happily married and is the proud mom of a teenage son and daughter.

In her words, "I really enjoy working with patients and being a part of their dental health. Our office has the best patients!" Her kind demeanor and perfectionist nature are a treat for the entire staff and patients alike.

 

Kristen Bernard, Registered Dental Hygienist, Master in Public Administration

Kristen Bernard graduated from Seattle's University of Washington with a Bachelor Degree of Science in Dental Hygiene nearly 40 years ago, and subsequently attained a Masters in Public Administration. She has kept up with continuing education in the evolving field of dentistry, and provides expert care to our patients as a Registered Dental Hygienist.

Kristen's background and strong commitment makes her the perfect addition to our team. She has completed academic appointments at the University of Maryland, Shoreline Community College, and the University of Washington as well as managing the Children's Hospital Dental Clinic and the Harborview Medical Center OPMFS and Dental Clinic.

Kristen currently serves in the capacity of RHD to both West Edge Dental and Diane Cristea, DDS.  She says "The joy of dentistry for me is creating relationships with my patients.  These relationships provide my patients with the most current scientific information that promotes healthy outcomes.  I love coaching people to optimum health."

 

Wendy Dralus, Registered Dental Assistant

Wendy has been working in dentistry since 1999, with a focus on making patients comfortable and providing the highest quality of care. She accomplishes this by leveraging the latest technology including CAD/CAM software and ensuring a relaxing and professional atmosphere.

Wendy has a passion for helping others which she pursues through volunteer service, most recently working with the homeless youth at YouthCare. She is also a highly talented artist, which translates well in her shade matching abilities and other artistic elements of dentistry.