Take a second to get to know our awesome team of Dentists!
Daniel Blackner DMD
I am excited to be a part of Nisqually Reach Family Dentistry! I strive for excellence in patient care and am proud to be in a practice where the principles of gentleness, conservative treatment and preventative dental care are paramount.
My wife and I are natives of Federal Way, WA. I graduated from Federal Way High School in 2001 and went on to receive my undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Brigham Young University in 2008. I graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia in 2013. After four years of living on the East Coast, my family and I were so excited to be back in the Northwest cheering for the Seahawks and hiking and playing in the outdoors.
In my spare time, I enjoy participating in any and all sports as well as spending time with my wife, Brittany, and children, Emerick, Hugo and Adelaide.
Mackenzie Wood DMD
I am very excited to return to the Northwest and for the privilege to join Nisqually Reach Family Dentistry.
As a native of the Olympia area, I grew up with the dream of becoming a dentist and serving the community I grew up in. After graduating from Black Hills High school, I attended St. Martin’s University where I received my bachelor of science degree in biology in 2011. After a few years of life experience I met my husband Paul who is also a native of Olympia. I graduated form Roseman University College of Dental Medicine.
I strive to provide excellent care to my patients while continuing to learn each and every day. When I am not treating patients you will find me spending time with my husband as we enjoy the many outdoor actives of the Northwest; hiking, running, camping, playing soccer, and supporting our Seattle sports teams.
I feel very blessed to have the love and support of family and friends and look forward to developing new relationships at Nisqually Reach Family Dentistry.
Stephen Smith DMD
Opening a practice in Lacey is a dream come true for me. I was born and raised here, just down the street from Timberline High School. I attended Lakes Elementary, Komachin Middle School, and Timberline High School, where I graduated in 1998. I spent the next twelve years pursuing an education and starting a family! My wife, Stephanie, is a native of Federal Way, Washington. She and I were married in 2002 and have moved our family from Utah to Pennsylvania to Michigan and then finally back to Western Washington, where we plan to stay.
I am a 2004 graduate of Brigham Young University, and a 2008 graduate of Temple University School of Dentistry. I spent two years in Detroit, Michigan where I received two years of training in oral and maxillofacial surgery which included I.V. sedation, the removal of impacted wisdom teeth, and dental implant surgery.
Since returning to Washington in 2010, I have been practicing general dentistry at Yelm Dental. I had the privilege of working alongside my childhood dentist, Marlin Kay, until he retired in 2013. I feel very fortunate to be in a position now to build a new practice in Lacey and look forward to pouring my heart into Nisqually Reach Family Dentistry!
Stephanie and I are the proud parents of five children; four boys and a little girl. We like to spend our time trying to keep up with all of their school and athletic activities. We love road trips and exploring the outdoors, especially here in the great pacific northwest!