Our Dental Hygienist Team

Noemi Cruz

Noemi Cruz

Registered Dental Hygienist

I am a registered Dental Hygienist and I love having the opportunity to meet everyday with patients and assist them in achieving a confident smile. I obtained a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from Pierce College in 2019 and immediately started working with Dr. Smith, Dr. Blackner and Dr. Wood. I’m very grateful to be apart of this dental team and I hope to serve you, the community, with lots of care. During my time off, I enjoy trying new coffee shops, traveling and exploring different states and countries. My favorite thing is spending quality time with my family. Another one of my passions is humanitarian work and my hope is to go on many dental missions in the future.

Caitlin Messbarger

Caitlin Messbarger

Registered Dental Hygienist

I am originally from Nebraska, where I received my Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, majoring in Exercise Science and Biology. After graduation, I went on to obtain my Dental Hygiene degree from Central Community┬áCollege in Hastings, NE. I am a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, the Washington Dental Hygienists’ Association, and the dental hygiene honor society, Sigma Phi Alpha.

 

I truly enjoy developing long-lasting relationships with patients, providing up-to-date information and education, and helping others understand the impact that oral health has on overall health.

 

Outside of the office, I love to spend time with my husband, our son, and our two pups. We enjoy exploring all the Pacific Northwest has to offer!

Rhonda Goldworm

Rhonda Goldworm

Registered Dental Hygienist

I began working in the dental field as a dental technician in the Navy. I soon learned that dentistry was something I wanted to pursue as a career. I earned my associate degree in dental hygiene at Pierce College and a Bachelor of Science degree at Eastern Washington University.
My husband and I have lived in various cities in Western Washington all of our married life. We raised our three boys in Yelm where I started working with Dr. Blackner and Dr. Smith at Yelm Dental. I pride myself in keeping current with the latest research and techniques that help make me a better clinician and provide the best patient care. I enjoy volunteering within the community and spending time with family and friends, especially those little grandchildren.