MEET THE TEAM
Hi, I’m Dr. Joshua Carpenter. I was born and raised in southern Utah. I attended Southern Utah University (SUU) where I met my beautiful wife Sara and we were married in January 2007. We spent our honeymoon in Seattle (touring UW Dental school, romantic, I know) and immediately fell in love with western Washington. We both received our Bachelor of Science degrees from SUU and shortly thereafter we packed our bags and took our show on the road down to sunny southern California. There I attended dental school at Western University of Health Sciences as part of the inaugural class and having been awarded an Army Health Professions Scholarship. Sara also attended school and became a registered dental hygienist. In December 2012 we welcomed our fiery red head, Broxton, into the world and fiery might be an understatement. After graduating dental school the Army brought us back to beautiful western Washington and we made Lacey our home. A couple of short years later we found out that Sara was pregnant again but this time we would welcome two. So in April 2015 the twins were born, Brielle and McCoy, and just like that we were a family of five. After serving the brave soldiers in the Army for 4 years I decided it was time to open my own office. I genuinely enjoy seeing kids and families and being a part of the community where I live, so I am thrilled to bring my talents and expertise into my own neighborhood.
When I’m not at work, which Sara will tell you is not often, I like to cook. My smoker is fired up most weekends. I love being with my family and playing superhero with Broxton. I love to hike, camp and be outdoors. I’m a very average golfer but like to chase the ball around. I love being involved with youth sports because I love what it teaches and I can’t wait to coach my children’s little league teams. I also love to travel and have been all over Mexico, golfing in Cabo has been my favorite. I really am very excited to be a part of this community and I can’t wait to host some block parties to bring our community together and get to know my neighbors.
Hi everyone, I'm Sara your super friendly dental hygienist. I can't wait to get to know all of you wonderful people as I clean your teeth and teach you how to have a healthy and beautiful smile. A little about me, I received a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah in 2009 and an Associate’s in Dental Hygiene from San Joaquin Valley College in Rancho Cucamonga, California in 2011. That makes 5 years I have been making people smile and I hope to continue for many more years to come.
I am so passionate about dentistry and enjoy being able to build relationships with my patients. I love being able to teach people about their dental health and how it relates to their overall health. I take pride in motivating people to change or improve their habits so that they are able to see tangible results. I truly care about everyone and do my very best to treat you as I would treat my own family. My goal is to make every patient feel comfortable in my chair and to ensure that you are motivated to keep your smiles the healthiest they can be.
Dr. Josh and I have been married since January 2007. We have an amazingly wild and crazy 3 year old boy and ridiculously adorable 1 year old boy/girl twins! We are passionate about bettering the community we live in and thats why we chose to open Meridian Campus Family Dental so close to our home. We plan on staying here for years to come as we raise our growing family. I am also active in my church and love to serve in any capacity I can. While being a mom and a dental hygienist keep me very busy I still love to craft and enjoy the outdoors with my family.
I can't wait to meet each and everyone of you and I hope all your dreams come true!
SCHEDULING AND INSURANCE COORDINATOR
Hello everyone my name is Danelle and I joined Meridian Campus Family Dental in 2018 and am so grateful to be a part of this family! My main focus is to help patients understand their dental insurance benefits and to coordinate their treatment plans. I enjoy assisting our patients as they visualize and achieve beautiful, healthy smiles!
When not at the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband Craig and our children, Mycah and Jake. We love exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest with our friends, family and dogs. I am an avid reader, enjoy gardening and love to travel. My favorite thing to do when I travel is to haggle with the vendors on the beach.
My name is Tammy. I am married with 3 kids originally from the great state of Texas, but we relocated here a few years ago and love it. I’ve been a dental assistant for a few years now and honestly can’t see myself doing anything else. I originally went to dental assisting school because I was scared of going to the dentist and wanted to know more about it and what to expect when I went and ended up loving it! I couldn’t ask for a better career or team to be a part of.
I’m a huge animal lover big or small, mean or sweet doesn’t really matter. My dream would be to live on a lot of land and have all the animals I could dream of. I’ve been known to cry at the nature shows where the animals die because I love them so much, haha. I also have a huge crush on Adam Sandler. Anything else you want to know just ask me! Can’t wait to meet you.