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Top Rated Family & Cosmetic Dentists in Bellingham & Mount Vernon


Marlise Dorcey

Marlise Dorsey

Patient Coordinator | Bellingham Office

Raised in Arizona, Marlise has lived in Washington for eighteen years.

She has been in the dental field for ten years, starting in Mount Vernon.

At her Sedro Woolley home, she and her husband enjoy the company of their five horses, three dogs, and two cats.

She is a proud mother of six children. In her spare time, she is an Active 4H Leader in Skagit County- where she is involved in numerous fairs and competitions.






Kelly McCauley

Kelly McCauley

Dental Assistant | Bellingham Office

Kelly started at Diamond Dental as an intern while attending Dental School.

As soon as she completed her internship, she was hired on and has been a part of the team for the last four years.

She has a passion for classic cars and even enjoys working on them from time to time.

Kelly loves animals and enjoys being active outdoors. She will often go running with her dog, Skye.






Amanda VanWeerdhuizen

Amanda VanWeerdhuizen

Dental Assistant | Bellingham Office

After graduating high school, Amanda knew she wanted her career to be in the dental field.

Amanda attended Charter College where she graduated as a Registered Dental Assistant.

After graduation in 2012, she started working with Diamond Dental and has been here for three years.

She currently resides in Whatcom County with her fiancé Zeke and daughter Kayla. They love the outdoors and traveling.






Debbie Anderson

Debbie Anderson

Front Office | Bellingham Office

Born and raised in Skagit Valley, Debbie came to the Diamond team with over six years of previous dental experience as both a receptionist and Dental Assistant.

Debbie can often be found dancing and riding bikes with her son, Joseph.

She is an avid baker, and enjoys taking trips down the coast to Oregon, as well as hiking the Pacific Northwest.








Larissa Recker

Larissa Recker, RDH

Dental Hygienist | Bellingham & Mount Vernon Office

In June 2015, Larissa graduated from Columbia Basin College in Pasco, Washington with a degree in dental hygiene. Her passion for the dental field was sparked long before that. Since 2006, she has studied and worked in dental and is now happy to have achieved her dream career!

Larissa enjoys spending time with her Boston terrier, Snorkel. She also enjoys many other activities in her spare time, such as watching movies and television shows, reading novels and comics, playing video and board games, and also tabletop RPGs (Dungeons and Dragons).

A proud Rotarian since 2014, Larissa has a passion for community service.








April Heckendorf

April Heckendorf

Patient Coordinator | Mount Vernon Office

April graduated from Lake Washington Technical College with a dental assisting certificate in 1998. She assisted for three years before finding her love of the front desk. Her favorite part of her job is getting to know you and helping you figure out how to reach your best smile.

With her knowledge of front and back office she is able to help you understand the whole process of your oral care from treatment to insurance.

When April is not working she enjoys time with her husband, two boys and her dog Riley. She also enjoys camping, sunshine filled days on the lake, music, and time with her friends around the bonfire.








Brittany Holden

Brittany Holden

Dental Assistant | Mount Vernon Office

Brittany started her dental career at the age of 16 by volunteering at Community Health Center of Federal Way.

After her volunteer work and training she was offered a full time position. She worked at Community Health Center for four years before finding her home in Skagit County and with us in 2011.

Brittany enjoys being with her husband, daughter and dog Ruby. They all love the outdoors, their favorite things to do are ride quads, camping and hiking.








Michelle Alvarado

Michelle Alvarado

Receptionist | Mount Vernon Office

Michelle also started her dental career by volunteering at the age of 16. She did her volunteer work at a private office in Compton, CA.

While volunteering she also attended Serritos College and graduated with all the credentials for a Dental Assistant in 2008. She assisted for three years before moving to the front desk. She came to Washington and our office in 2014.

Since she has moved to Skagit County with her husband she had enjoyed the never-ending hiking trails and some camping. She is also the proud Mommy of a new baby boy.








Larissa Recker

Larissa Recker

Registered Dental Hygienist | Mount Vernon Office

In June 2015, Larissa graduated from Columbia Basin College in Pasco, Washington with a degree in dental hygiene. Her passion for the dental field was sparked long before that. Since 2006, she has studied and worked in dental and is now happy to have achieved her dream career!

Larissa enjoys spending time with her Boston terrier, Snorkel. She also enjoys many other activities in her spare time, such as watching movies and television shows, reading novels and comics, playing video and board games, and also tabletop RPGs (Dungeons and Dragons).

A proud Rotarian since 2014, Larissa has a passion for community service.

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What People Are Saying

The staff and Dr's are very friendly and ensure your comfortable. They make sure all your questions are answered. April at the front desk is always there to meet you when you walk in with a smile on her face and ready to check you in our answer any questions you may have.

Susy D.

This place is great! From the first appointment April proved to be not only extremely helpful but very knowledgeable and friendly. The dental plan was easy to understand.

Amy M.

Friendly staff and they made me feel very comfortable and explained everything to me. Great work! Will be back for sure.

Courtney D.

I visited many dentists in this area and none of them have staff as friendly as those at Diamond Dental. They're always good to reassure me if I have any questions and always make sure that I'm comfortable.

Chris

I have been going to this dentist office for several years and I always have a great experience there. They're caring and they answered all of my questions about dental care. They are also open on Sundays which is great for my schedule.

Victoria K.

I love the staff (Orleana's my favorite) so warm, welcoming me by name, and professional, Dr. Kang explains ALL options and really helps me decide whats best for me, I love that. Absolutely my most comfortable (yes, it is possible) experience I've ever had at any dentist.

Tawny P.

I've had many good dentists throughout my life and this place is by far one of the best

William C.

This dentist office is very clean and up with its technology wonderful staff wonderful doctors great atmosphere! Very friendly to non-insured patients with a discount plan that is free.

Sara F.

Shout out to April and Debbie for being the absolutely most friendly and welcoming office staff, they are very knowledgeable in all aspects of insurance coverage and just overall very pleasant to speak with. I have seen Dr. Najar everytime i have been to their office and i couldnt ask for a more amazing dentist to work on me, he makes sure you are very comfortable and you understand fully what hes going to be doing.

Kristy A.

I absolutely love going here for my appointments. April always greets you like you're family and is always so helpful! Dr. Kang has been my favorite dentist that I've seen because he's so gentle and professional as well as remembering conversations that you've had.

Hannah M.