Meet the Dental Team at Giesy Family & Implant Dentistry
Hand-picked by Dr. Giesy and expertly trained in their field, the dental team at Giesy Family & Implant Dentistry is here to take care of you. Take a moment to learn more about them.
“We offer customer service like they did in the old days.”
We’re leading experts offering the latest technology and we’re proud to deliver warm and caring customer service. Our practice is founded on trust, patience, and the ability to communicate clearly and professionally. We’re passionate about giving you a great experience and a smile you can be proud of!
Meet Our Dental Team!
Sherri received her Dental Assistant education in San Antonio, Texas, through the Army in 1986. She was a Chairside Assistant until 1994 when she transitioned to the front office as a scheduling coordinator.
Sherri has been with our Tacoma dental practice for 23 years, building some incredibly strong relationships with patients and now seeing the fourth generation of families come in.
As our Operations Manager, she efficiently leads the best dental team in town with her fun, friendly, flexible approach. We love that she never takes herself too seriously but always gets the job done.
Sherri and her husband have been married for 25 years and have three boys. They enjoy spending time together as a family camping, traveling, and working together. Their family talent and hard work have produced amazing projects from simple do-it-yourself crafts to a complete home remodel and makeover.
Front Office Coordinator
Teresa is most likely the first person who will greet you at our Tacoma dental office. She attended Clover Park Vocational College for Dental Assisting and spent six years as a Dental Assistant before transferring to the front office. Teresa lectured at dental seminars and worked as a dental consultant around the nation before transitioning back into the dental office setting.
Originally from Gig Harbor, WA, she has been working with Dr. Giesy since 2012. Teresa especially enjoys building friendships with patients and their families and making them smile. The staff is some of her best friends and she looks forward to spending time with them every day.
Teresa has two children, Heather and CJ. She loves watching Heather dance on the Gig Harbor Dance Team and choreograph for her students at Harbor Dance as well as watching CJ play on the GH Tides football and basketball teams.
When she’s not camping with her family, she enjoys traveling to her favorite places — Playa del Carmen, Mexico and Las Vegas.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Mary Kay grew up around dentistry and is the daughter of the founding dentist at our Tacoma office, Dr. Luzzi. She has been helping out in a dental practice since she was 14 years old and has officially been working here longer than Dr. Giesy!
She attended Pierce College in Washington, where she earned her license to practice Dental Hygiene.
The most important thing to Mary Kay is her family (that includes her fur babies). She has a son, a daughter, two stepsons, three grandsons, and two dogs. She loves warm weather and enjoys a casual game of golf (when no one’s keeping score), pool time, and canyon hikes.
When she’s not at the dental office, you will find Mary Kay at the Steilacoom Dog Park, in Palm Desert, or on a West Coast ocean beach listening to all things Barry Manilow, Brian Wilson, and David Cassidy.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Kacia has been with Giesy Family & Implant Dentistry since 2007. She grew up in Tacoma, WA and attended the Pierce College Dental Hygiene (PCDH) program.
Kacia enjoys helping her patients improve their oral health on a daily basis and developing close relationships with them. She enjoys being part of a dental team that is well trained, competent, and always puts patient care first. One of her favorite things is our monthly potluck when we break bread and dine together. She says: “This a very special group of people.”
Aside from dentistry, Kacia is a hard-working mom of three, Hamilton, Holden, and Anna. She values family time, camping, traveling around the Northwest, and playing softball to stay active.
Certified Dental Assistant
Candice is originally from Washington and attended Clover Park Technical College. She has been a Dental Assistant since 2000.
Candice loves teeth and appreciates being part of the fun dental family at Giesy Family & Implant Dentistry. If you’re lucky, you might catch her moonwalking down the hallway or lip-syncing to her favorite song.
Her two kids keep her smiling and laughing all the time. Her son, Jashon, is always creating cool art projects and doodling. Her pre-teen daughter, Maliyah, plays the violin and loves hiking. Candice finds joy in experimenting with new recipes and specializes in cookies, brownies, and cheesecake. She won’t miss a good day in the snow playing with her kids and snowshoeing.
Certified Dental Assistant
Terry has almost 36 years of experience as a Registered Dental Assistant in General Dentistry. She received her Dental Assistant education and certification at South Puget Sound Community College and an Associates Degree in Science at Western Oklahoma State College.
Terry has worked alongside Dr. Giesy for more than 19 years. She feels very fortunate to be at a dental office that has the most wonderful patients, state-of-the-art equipment, many treatment options, and a team that works well together.
She enjoys spending time with her daughter, grandsons, and friends. Terry stays active by improving her home, gardening, kayaking, riding her bicycle, ice skating, motorcycling, and herding around her three little puppies.
Certified Expanded Functional Dental Auxiliary
Kathy has been in the dental industry since she was 14 and attended Bates Technical College to become a Certified Dental Assistant. Later she attended South Puget Sound Community College to become licensed as an EFDA – Expanded Functional Dental Auxiliary.
As a genuinely passionate EFDA, Kathy adores placing fillings and learning more about her field. She finds satisfaction in using her training to help patients have efficient and anxiety-free visits.
Kathy was selected and appointed to the Washington State Department of Health Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) in 2017. She also participates in the EFDA education program subcommittee.
Kathy was born and raised in Tacoma and loves her cat Samson, camping, and attending all the local fairs and festivals during the summer in North Tacoma.
Family Dentist in Tacoma, Washington
Dr. Giesy graduated Magna Cum Laude from Washington State University and became a Doctor of Dental Medicine after graduating Summa Cum Laude from the Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry.
Dr. Giesy married his high school sweetheart, Michele to whom he has been married for over 22 years. They have two beautiful teenage twins, Katie and Tanner, and the best dog ever, Cooper.
He loves music. Michele tells us that he is currently obsessed with all 80s soundtracks.
Being an active dad, he spends most of his time attending kids sporting events and performances. He loves all things summer: water-sports, being out in the sun, boating, but he hates the cold!
The Giesy family enjoys family movie nights, golf, and traveling somewhere adventurous. Born and raised in his hometown of Tacoma, Washington, Dr. Giesy is a WSU Cougar fan who loves the Pacific Northwest and loves the community around him. Most of all, you will not find a dentist more passionate about making each dental visit your best yet!
~ Michael W.