The Team at Mill Creek Family Dentistry
Providing Dental Care for Children and Adults
Belinda, Scheduling Coordinator
Belinda has recently returned to the practice after a long absence. She is ecstatic to be back. This Texan enjoys country western dancing, cooking, and crafting. Belinda spends her free time hiking, antiquing, and traveling. Time with family is priceless!
Nancy, Registered Dental Hygienist
Nancy has worked with Dr. Rutherford for over 24 years and couldn’t be happier. She received both her Dental Assisting Degree and Dental Hygiene Degree from the University of Alaska, Anchorage and continues her education by belonging to the great Blue Heron Study Group for Dental Hygienists. Nancy’s responsibilities include management of patient periodontal disease, administering anesthetics, health assessments, wellness care and patient education. She loves her hands-on work and says that her motto is to be “thorough, but gentle.” Nancy feels that the most unique aspect of the practice is the wonderful people that she works with. In her free time, Nancy devotes herself to the most important part of her life – her family. She has three grown children and a new grandchild. She finds cooking and baking relaxing, and enjoys doing both. Nutrition and exercise are two other passions in her life, while reading and listening to music are her favorite pastimes.
Morgan, Dental Hygienist
Morgan graduated from Eastern Washington University, where she received her BS with honors. Her favorite thing about being a dental hygienist is helping people achieve optimal oral health. Morgan’s hobbies include crafting, cooking, and wine. She and her husband live in the area with an adorable dog named Agnes.
Shannon, Dental Assistant
Shannon gained her impressive skills on the job – she spent a day in Dr. Rutherford’s office for World of Work day in 8th grade and never left! She received her AAAS from Shoreline College, and Dr. Rutherford will be her only employer as she plans to retire when he does. Shannon’s top priorities are making sure that every patient gets the care and attention they need while making sure they are comfortable and at ease. After being with Dr. Rutherford for 15 years, Shannon feels like the team is her second family. Shannon is happily married and has two little boys. She loves being outdoors, working out, snowboarding, scrap booking and taking pictures.
Nova, Dental Assistant
Nova has been working with Dr. Rutherford for 15 years and always enjoys helping people feel comfortable and happy with their smile. When she’s not at work, Nova loves being with her busy family of 5. They enjoy boating on Lake Washington, hiking, going to football games, and movie nights.