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.


Registered Dental Assistant and Hygiene Coordinator

Hi, my name is Kimberley and I joined the Simply Smiles team in 1997 as Dr. Rich’s chairside assistant where I worked for over 11 years caring for patients. I transitioned to the front office where I manage the schedule for our four hygienists and special projects for Dr. Padilla. I want to change any negative perceptions patients may have about dental offices by giving them a one of a kind exceptional experience. I get to change people’s lives by helping them achieve good dental health and wash away any negative experiences from their past.

I am lucky enough to have served our patients for so many years that I have formed lasting friendships. I feel like I have a big extended family here. We are a diverse and talented team of professionals, we enjoy working and playing together, and you will often hear the sounds of laughter in our practice along with smiling faces because we believe energy, passion, and fun must be part of our daily lives.


Restorative Coordinator

Hi, my name is Denyse and I am the restorative coordinator for our office. Everyone here shares the same philosophy when it comes to patient care. Our patients are like family and we strive to provide only the best! That's probably why our patients refer their family and friends to our practice.

I have been married to the man of my dreams as long as I have been in the dental field, 22 years! We call Orting our home. If the Seahawks are not playing, you can find me in the garden. GO SEAHAWKS!


Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi, my name is Lori, and as a hygienist, I spend my day educating patients on how they can best care for their mouths and provide polishing and periodontal therapy to help them achieve optimal health. Having the privilege of working in one location for so many years has given me a sense of a second family. Seeing some of my younger patients grow up and bring their children in to be patients is gratifying. I love building relationships and providing our patients with great oral care.

In my free time, I enjoy traveling, gardening, sewing, and paper crafting.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi, my name is Jessica. I have been in the dental field since 2012 where I was a dental assistant for a short time before I started dental hygiene school. I joined the Simply Smiles team in 2015. I am so happy to be part of an amazing dental team where I can utilize all the skills I learned in school. I have always enjoyed working with people and I'm glad I chose the dental field because now I am able to help people achieve better oral health. Not many people realize how important oral health is for one's overall systemic health.

I was born and raised in Ellensburg, Washington. I received my BA degree from Eastern Washington University and then went back to school for dental hygiene, graduating from PIMA located in Northgate in May 2015. My husband and I moved to the Auburn area in July 2015. We are big sports fans and try to make it to at least one Seahawks game a year. We have an amazing son who keeps us smiling and laughing daily and we also have two fur babies (cats) that keep us pretty entertained.


Registered Dental Assistant

I joined Simply Smiles late April of 2018, after graduating from Pima Medical in 2016. I love my career choice because I like knowing that patients who have a fear of coming to the dentist have the confidence and trust in us to put them at ease. Seeing patients smile and happy when leaving is the best reward! It’s a good feeling to have.

I was born and raised on a little island call American Samoa. I moved to Washington with my family in 2005 and have lived here since. I married my wonderful husband Mason in 2016. We have two beautiful kids, MJ our son and Oliana our little princess, and one wild dog Jaxon. We love to camp, play in the sand dunes, and travel.


Staff member


Dental Hygienist

I have been in the dental field since 2007, where I was previously a dental assistant before I started dental hygiene school. I enjoy working with patients of all ages. My favorite thing about being a dental hygienist is motivating my patients to obtain optimal dental health through individualized care and education. I am truly thankful for having found a great team to work with every day.

When I'm not at work, I enjoy traveling and spending time with friends and family.

Staff member


Dental Hygienist

I have been lucky enough to work in the dental field since 2002. I worked as a dental assistant for almost 15 years before returning to school to become a dental hygienist. I love working with and educating people. Oral health is my passion and I want to share that with others. I am new to the Simply Smiles team and I’m loving working with them and getting to know our wonderful patients.

I grew up in Federal Way where I live now with my wonderful husband of 11 years and our three beautiful children. In my free time, I love spending time at the ocean with my family or just relaxing and reading a good book.