Christine K. Shigaki
Dr. Shigaki has been in dentistry since 1989 where she started as a dental assistant while completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Washington. In 1994, she graduated with honors from The University of the Pacific Dental School, San Francisco, CA. Dr. Shigaki, a native of Seattle, has built her practice since 1995 and opened Belltown Dental in 2003. Dr. Shigaki, a life-long student of dentistry, believes that it is her professional responsibility to continually deliver modern, state-of-the-art care. She has completed extensive post graduate dental education, including studies at the distinguished Pankey Institute. She enjoys the work/life balance that dentistry allows her. When not at the office or studying dentistry, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two young children and extensive extended family. She enjoys being involved in her children’s activities, yoga, reading, various outdoor activities and cooking.
Tia Dyer is alumni of Eastern Washington University in Spokane, Washington. She graduated in 1995 with a BS in Dental Hygiene. Tia has over twenty years of experience in dentistry. A Seattle native, Tia is married and has two young children. She enjoys traveling, skiing, camping, yoga, and spending time with friends and family. Tia has been with Belltown Dental since November of 2005. She is currently working every other Tuesday and hopes to increase her schedule in the near future. What Tia enjoys about her career at Belltown Dental is spending quality time with each patient, and Belltown’s commitment to continuous education, and a healthy work/life balance.
Brigette joined Belltown Dental in 2008. She graduated from Yakima Valley Community College in 1993. She feels fortunate to work at Belltown Dental because it encourages a healthy work/family life balance, and strives to offer quality care. Brigette enjoys taking continuing education courses and hands-on workshops. She continually looks for ways to increase her knowledge and skills to provide better care/services, and to equip clients make choices about their own health. When not at the office, Brigette loves spending time with her husband, and two children. She enjoys snowshoeing, hiking, and camping with her family. Brigette is also very involved in her children’s school and extracurricular activities. She looks forward to working many years at Belltown Dental.
Joie has been in the dental profession since 1990 after she obtained her dental assisting certificate from Seattle Vocational Institute. She loves working as a patient care coordinator at Belltown Dental because it gives her the opportunity to provide quality dental care and a chance to interact with people. As an avid learner, she likes to attend seminars, workshops, and other continuing education classes that can enhance her skills and increase her knowledge about dentistry thereby making the necessary modifications to better serve the clients at Belltown Dental. Aside from English, she speaks fluent Tagalog and Cebuano (two Filipino dialects). Her bilingual ability facilitates communication process with clients who have difficulty expressing themselves in English. She loves camping where she can appreciate nature and relax. She likes to sing, dance, coordinate events for her huge immediate and extended family and play Scrabble and other board games that are challenging. She is actively involved in her church. She lives in Shoreline with her husband and three kids whom she enjoys spending most of her time with.