Meet Our Dental Team

We've handpicked only the best dental experts and enthusiasts. Get to know them!

Our Success is Your Success

Dentists (in Gig Harbor or anywhere) offer the best patient experience when supported by a caring, capable, and friendly team. We aim to exceed your expectations and guide you to a healthier mouth and body.

Thorough
We explain every single step as we complete your in-depth examination.
 
Accommodating
We always strive to work with your comfort levels and scheduling.
 
Technical
We use only modern dentistry tools and methods proven to work.
 

Learn more about our Gig Harbor dental team.

Hygienist Team

Carey, dental hygienist and a valued member of our Gig Harbor dental team
 
 
Carey
Dental Hygienist

The Pacific Northwest has been my home for over 40 years! I grew up in Port Orchard and have lived in Gig Harbor for the last 20 years. I began my dental hygiene career in 1995 when I graduated from Pierce College. The best thing about my career is the opportunity to meet and interact with so many unique and awesome patients each and every day. After all these years, I still love and enjoy my job, and the quality of services that we provide are outstanding. I strive to make sure all of my patients have great experiences and are very comfortable.

One of the highlights of my career was a period of time that I had the privilege to volunteer at the Point Defiance Zoo where I cleaned many different animals' teeth, including polar bears!

Outside the office, I enjoy family time with my husband and two beautiful girls. We enjoy sports, traveling and exploring new areas, watching movies, and playing games.

 
Brit, Dental Hygienist since 2007 with our Gig Harbor dental team.
 
 
Brit
Dental Hygienist

Born and raised in rural Maine, I began my dental hygiene career in 2007 as a graduate of the University of New England in Portland, Maine. Since then, I have had the opportunity to live and work across the United States, calling the Pacific Northwest my “second” home since 2010.

I am passionate about a holistic approach to health and wellness, as well as the growing oral/systemic connection, and am currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine at the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon. I am a firm believer in an upstream approach to health and aim to provide my patients with comprehensive and conservative care backed by the latest research./p>

Outside of clinical practice and school, my husband and I are avid outdoor adventurers who can be found skiing, rock climbing, downhill mountain biking and paddleboarding throughout Washington, Oregon and British Columbia.

 
Michelle, Dental Hygienist for Dr. Kim Rioux in Gig Harbor.
 
 
Michelle
Dental Hygienist

I was born and raised in Washington and absolutely love living in the Pacific Northwest. During career day my senior year of high school, I decided I wanted to pursue a career in dental hygiene. I graduated from the dental hygiene program at Yakima Valley College in 2005 and have loved my career every day since! I am passionate about patient education and making my patients feel as comfortable as possible while in the office.

When I'm not at the office, I love spending time with my husband, family, and friends, traveling, watching movies, and reading.

 

Staff

Chong, Dental Assistant who strives to build lasting relationships with her patients.
 
 
Chong
Dental Assistant

I graduated from the Dental Assisting Program from Clover Park Technical College in 1992. I always wanted to work in the health industry. I chose the dental profession because it would allow me to meet new people, help others learn about the importance of dental health, and build lasting relationships with patients. I try to make each and every experience a positive one for my patients.

I enjoy every aspect of my job, especially the group of women who I work with. We’ve all known each other for a long time, and they are very much like a second family. Dr. Rioux and the girls make coming to work an enjoyable thing!

Outside of being at the dental office in Gig Harbor, I’ve kept busy with my three sons. I also like to go to the movie theater, go on walks, and spend time with friends.

 
Tina, Dental Assistant and a Gig Harbor native!
 
 
Tia
Dental Assistant

I was raised in Gig Harbor and graduated from Gig Harbor High School. I graduated from the Dental Assisting Program at Clover Park Technical College in 2005. Outside of the office, I enjoy time with my husband and our two kids. I love cooking, gardening, and spending time with friends!

My favorite part about being a dental assistant is having the opportunity to know my patients personally, as well as being able to treat their diverse dental needs. I enjoy the challenge of each new case and helping my patients feel comfortable and well cared for.

 
Rachel, Dental Assistant who focuses on educating and encouraging her patients to maintain great health.
 
 
Rachel
Dental Assistant

I was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington. I graduated from The Annie Wright School. I graduated from the Dental Assisting Program at Bates Technical College in January 2015. I have always admired several aspects of the medical field, specifically in the dental industry. I like to educate and encourage people to maintain great health, and seeing the difference kids and adults feel after having treatment is extremely satisfying!

Outside the office, I enjoy spending time with my family, scuba diving (when the weather is warm!), and being creative in interior decorating.

 
Sarah, Office Administrator with over 15 years of experience.
 
 
Angelica
Dental Assistant

Originally from eastern Washington, I’ve lived in the great city of Gig Harbor since 2014 along with my husband, four daughters, and our fur-son Jax. I graduated from the Dental Assisting program at YVCC and YV-Tech in 2013. I have had the honor to be a part of such a dynamic team at Harbor Hill Dentistry since 2017. My priority as a dental assistant is to maintain a comfortable atmosphere and experience for our patients. In my personal time, I love spending quality time with my family and cooking new recipes off of Pinterest.

 
Angela, Patient Coordinator with over 18 years of experience in the field.
 
 
Angela
Patient Coordinator

I was born and raised in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I grew up on a farm near Eatonville, Washington where I graduated from high school in 1995. I played many sports, raised baby calves, and showed horses. My parents still live in the house I grew up in.

After high school, I attended the Dental Assisting Program at Clover Park Technical College in 1997. I've been in dentistry for over 18 years. I've seen the dental industry come a long way within that time. The products we use today are so much healthier for your teeth and the techniques have become faster and more comfortable. I love meeting new people, seeing smiles change, and watching the anxious patient leave relieved and wanting to return. I love working for Dr. Rioux. She is very detailed and constantly on the cutting edge of dentistry. The office and team are inviting, friendly, and caring.

Outside the office, I have a 5-year-old little boy who keeps me busy along with two King Charles Cavalier puppies. I enjoy gardening, decorating, and traveling.

 
Sarah, Office Administrator with over 15 years of experience.
 
 
Sarah
Office Administrator

My dental career started in 1999 when I graduated from Bates Technical College as a certified dental assistant. I have had the opportunity to assist alongside extremely skilled and talented dentists for five years. Being offered to change my role to an Insurance Coordinator in 2004 was a wonderful opportunity that led me to my current role as an Office Administrator. I am currently an active member of the American Academy of Dental Office Managers. I love that dentistry is always evolving and advancing.

I am married with three beautiful children. If I am not being the taxi driver/cheerleader for one of my children's many athletic events, we are enjoying the outdoor life of the Pacific Northwest. I look forward to being a part of your wonderful experience with Dr. Rioux and our great staff.

 
Sarah, Office Administrator with over 15 years of experience.
 
 
Kim
Office Administrator

I was born and raised in the Pacific NW. I grew up in Auburn where I started my dental career. My career started during high school when my childhood dentist hired me for sterilization and front office admin duties. After graduation, I moved to another practice in Auburn, and my assisting career began. I worked as a dental assistant for 10 years and after my 2nd child was born in 1999, I left the practice to stay home and raise my kids. Once my kids got to high school age, my passion for dentistry brought me back to the field. In 2013, I returned to the working world as part of the Admin team in a practice in Maple Valley. In 2018, life events led me away from Maple Valley, and that is when I became a part of Dr. Rioux's amazing practice.

Our team at Harbor Hill Dentistry is amazing! I love every aspect of my job!
Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband, my young adult children, our friends, and relaxing in our little piece of heaven on the Columbia River.

 
Sarah, Office Administrator with over 15 years of experience.
 
 
Kelli
Treatment Coordinator

Born in Washington and raised in the Yakima Valley, I began my dental career in 2001 as an orthodontic chairside assistant. I moved to the beautiful Pacific Northwest in 2003 and currently reside in Tacoma. My favorite part of my job is getting to know our patients and helping them with their dental needs. My goal as a part of the administrative staff is to make every patient feel like they are being well cared for and that they feel like part of The Harbor Hill Dentistry family.
When I am not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband, family, and friends and walking my dog, Layla. I love being outside and enjoying all aspects the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

 
Sarah, Office Administrator with over 15 years of experience.
 
 
Kat
Insurance Coordinator

My dental career started in 2006 when I graduated from Bryman Technical College from the medical billing and coding program. I did an internship at a dental office and decided that the dental field, versus a medical practice, would be the best fit for me! For the last 13 years, I have had the opportunity to work alongside some of the best dental physicians and I’ve loved seeing dental technology change drastically over the years to improve patients' health.

I currently reside in Puyallup, WA with my significant other and our 3 kiddos, ranging in ages from 1 year to 15. Outside of the office, you can find me coaching others on incorporating a healthier lifestyle into their homes and helping men and women live their best lives through health and wellness.

 

‘‘My visit was great. The reception group welcomed me warmly and helped me feel comfortable. Carey has always been warm and welcoming and does a great job with my cleanings. Dr. Rioux has always been warm and compassionate in her care. All the staff have taken the time to explain what they suggest we do and how it would occur. Thanks to all of you!’’

Cosette A., Actual Patient

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