Meet Our Staff
Kathy, Office manager
Kathy has 35+ years’ experience in dentistry. Kathy started her dental career as a dental assistant which transitioned to the front desk while working for the same practice for 24 years. The experience and knowledge she gained chairside has proven invaluable in providing exceptional concierge service for Bella’s patients.
Kathy and her husband are avid Seahawk fans. She enjoys traveling, painting, cooking, smooth jazz and spending time with her 2 beautiful daughters and amazing granddaughter.
Carmon, Registered Dental Hygienist
Carmon began her dental career in 1995 as a dental assistant where she developed a passion for dentisty. She returned to school soon after, to further her career as a dental hygienist. Today Carmon not only enjoys treating her patients to help them obtain optimal oral health, but she also enjoys teaching the up and coming future dental hygienists at Shoreline Dental Hygiene School.
Mary, Dental Hygienist
Mary started her dental career in the business office in 1987. An opportunity to assist chairside sparked her passion for being a clinician and in 2000 she realized her goal of becoming a dental hygienist. She enjoys clinical work and gains much satisfaction from helping patients regain and maintain their oral health. Mary is also a metalsmith and has a small art jewelry business.
Jamie, Dental Hygienist
Jamie has been with Dr. Marie Durflinger for a few years, first as a dental assistant. She is a graduate from the Pierce College Dental Hygiene program. Her class was the first to graduate with a Bachelors of Applied Science degree. Over the past two years she has been involved in community health, volunteering for events such as the Veterans Fair and the Seattle King County clinic. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Diane, Dental Assistant
Diane has more than 25 years experience in clinical dentistry, including time as a dental assisting instructor at Renton Vocational Technical Collge. She and her husband have lived in Issaquah for over 20 years, and besides being proud grandparents, they enjoy golf and spending time at their property in Cashmere, WA.
Elle, Dental Assistant
Elle graduated Lake Washington Technical College Dental Assisting Program in 2010. She has a passion for helping patients with dental fears and is amazing in helping people feel comfortable and at ease. She enjoys working with our patients and especially with children. Outside of being in the dental field; she enjoys playing tennis, traveling, reading and watching her teenage son play soccer.