Meet the Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

  • Tonya

    Schedule Coordinator

    I joined the team in 1996. Before becoming the smiling face that greets our patients, I worked as our sterilization technician. My warm personality and people skills ensure that every patient feels acknowledged and welcome. I love people and really enjoy getting to know our patients and their families—they are like my friends! I love working with a fun group of girls as well. Dr. Sursely and the rest of the team truly cares about our patients and taking care of their dental needs. It makes coming to work very rewarding.

    I live in Bothell, Washington, with my very fluffy cat. I have a son, Skyler, who attends college at WWU. I enjoy traveling to warm, sunny places and spending time with friends and family.

  • Pam

    Insurance/Treatment Coordinator

    I have spent 14 years working at Totem Lake Smiles at the front desk and coordinating insurance, and worked at offices in Missouri and Texas for 5 years prior to that. I work hard to help patients understand their treatment, its costs, and how their insurance can help them pay for it. My favorite part of my job is being able to talk with patients about what they want to do to improve their oral health, and finding ways to help them get the most out of their insurance coverage. I love working with Dr. Sursely and our work family here. We laugh and have a great time together, and patients can tell that we genuinely enjoy each other’s company.

    I have a husband and two boys, so my after-work life is spent on the soccer field at the numerous practices, games, and tournaments. If we’re not playing soccer, we are spending time on our boat or at our family cabin on the Wenatchee River.

  • Andrea

    Dental Hygienist

    I graduated from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 1997, joining Totem Lake Smiles a few years later. My primary responsibility is to promote oral health through treating periodontal disease with appropriate dental cleaning and patient education. I enjoy working with people educating them on the importance of oral health as it relates to overall health. I also enjoy the long-term relationships I have developed with my patients and my team members over the years.

    I currently live in Bothell and enjoy hiking, camping, backpacking, skiing, and scuba diving. Recently, I have been bit by the travel bug and have been to Europe three times! I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends, especially my dog Huckleberry. I am an active member in the Washington State Dental Hygiene Association through which I volunteer my services to the less fortunate.

  • Rachel

    Dental Hygienist

    In 1997, I began working as a sterilization assistant. I continued my education, graduating from Clark College in 2000 with a degree in dental hygiene, and joined the Totem Lake Smiles team! I love getting to personally know my patients and helping them reach optimal dental health. I especially enjoy creating positive dental experiences for once fearful patients that contribute to eliminating their fear of dentistry. That would not be possible without my teammates; we always look to help each other out and work well together to create a fun, upbeat environment.

    My time outside the office is spent with my husband, son, and daughter. We are an active family that enjoys snowboarding, hiking, and traveling. Personally, I enjoy yoga, being active outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.

  • Lori

    Registered Dental Hygienist

    I attended the dental assisting program at Bellingham Technical College in 1995. I then was accepted into the hygiene program at Lake Washington College and graduated from there in 2001. Nine years later, I became a part of Totem Lake Smiles! While my primary responsibilities are to clean teeth and educate patients on oral health care, I feel that building long-lasting relationships with my patients is just as important. We have a great team here, full of people who truly love what we do!

    I grew up in Marysville, Washington and now reside in Kenmore with my husband John and our boys, Evan and Wyatt. They keep us busy playing many sports. We also own a Cross fit gym in Kirkland and love working out. When there is time left over, we enjoy traveling with friends to warm, sunny places!

  • Kailie

    Certified Dental Assistant

    I have worked in the dental field since 2014 and attended the West Coast College of Dental Assisting. I have been working in this office ever since! My primary duties include assisting throughout dental procedures, maintaining an immaculate sterile environment throughout the office, and putting patients at ease about their dental care. My favorite part of my job is getting to know our patients on a personal level and helping people learn more about their oral health. I also love working here because our team gets along great. We all bring something different to the table and together we make a pretty great cohesive unit.

    When I’m not at work I like to spend time with my husband, daughter Finley, and two Yorkies, Lola and Lulu. We love to travel and see new places, too!

  • Carolyn

    Certified Dental Assistant

    I graduated from Bellingham Technical College in 2012 with a dental assisting degree. I’ve been a dental assistant for 5 years, and have been a member of the Totem Lake Smiles family for 2 years. My favorite thing about being a dental assistant is providing comfort to our patients who are uneasy about coming to the dentist. I make it a personal goal to ensure my patient is well-informed with the treatment that’s to be completed, and what expectations will be. In my free time, I spend most of my time with my one year old son Ezra, and fiancé. We enjoy taking the dog for walks at Marymoor Park.  My fiancé and I share a strong passion for music and try to attend shows or festivals when we’re able to.

Kirkland Office Location
12911 120th Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034
(425) 821-9111