Meet the Team


We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their inpidual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


Scheduling Coordinator

I was so happy to join the wonderful team here at University Dental Associates in 2015. I’ve spent my time getting to know our wonderful patients and building great relationships with our doctors and staff. I’ve also made it my mission to learn as much as possible about dentistry and insurance. My passion is to have each and every patient enjoy their visit to our office and assist with all scheduling, payments, and insurance needs.

I have three grown children and five lovely grandchildren. Much of my free time is spent volunteering at my grandkids’ schools and our local golf course where I teach five to 12-year-old kids. I enjoy golfing myself as well, in addition to watching movies, reading, cooking, and spending time with my family and friends.



Registered Dental Hygienist

My interest in dentistry began when I was in high school and has continued through these past 17 years I’ve been a hygienist. I received my degree in dental hygiene from Midlands Technical College in Columbia, South Carolina, in 1999. Soon after, I returned home to Seattle and joined the University Dental Associates team. I really appreciate the opportunity to know my patients on a personal level while helping them achieve and maintain ideal periodontal health. I love working with the doctors and staff here; we work together as a team and treat each other like family!

When I’m not in the office, I enjoy spending quality time with my husband Derick and our two children, Izabel and Isaiah. My other interests include going for walks and practicing yoga.



Registered Dental Hygienist

Marissa is from a small town in central New Mexico and now calls Seattle her new home. Marissa attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene at the University of New Mexico and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Dental Hygiene. She loves working with patients and is devoted to the betterment of dental hygiene practice. She is passionate and committed to the welfare and well-being of her patients in order to improve their oral health and in turn their overall health.

When she is not in the office, she enjoys traveling and walking her dog, Trixie. She also loves hiking, cooking, baking, watching Netflix, and spending time with family and friends.



Registered Dental Hygienist

Raised in the hills of Appalachia, Launi is one of our pinch-hitters here at University Dental Associates. A veteran hygienist of nearly 30 years, Launi has combined her love of travel with dentistry and specializes in long-term absence both in general and periodontal offices.





Registered Dental Hygienist

Kim was born and raised in Salt Lake City, UT. She attended the University of Utah in 2004 and received her BFA in Psychology. After working in the dental field as an assistant and office manager she attended Utah Valley University Dental Hygiene School. She moved to Seattle 3 years ago when her husband started dental school at the University of Washington.

In her spare time she loves to adventure with her husband and dog Moki. They love traveling, backpacking, skiing, dancing, hiking, and watching sports.



Registered Dental Assistant

I work alongside Dr. Ware with all aspects of our patients’ clinical care. With more than 12 years of experience in dentistry, and with this office since 2006, I’ve had the opportunity to meet many great people in our community. The staff here at University Dental Associates is made up of some of the best people I’ve met; they make each and every day a lot of fun.

I currently live in the Shoreline area with my husband and our son. When I’m not working, I like to spend my time reading, hiking, camping, and just relaxing with my family.





Registered Dental Assistant

As a dental assistant I work with patients to make them comfortable in the dental chair and prepare them for procedures, sterilize dental instruments, and prepare work areas for patient treatment. I assist Dr. Wilson during procedures, take and process X-rays, and assist our hygienists whenever possible. I enjoy getting to know patients and forming trusting relationships with them if they suffer from dental anxiety. Knowing that I can make a difference in giving them a positive dental experience gives me great satisfaction. Dr. Wilson has a great sense of humor which makes coming to work a pleasure. He is always willing to take time with each patient to explain their treatment and put them at ease. The quality of care here is exceptional. 

Outside of the office, I love spending time with my dogs Kimi & Puppy, traveling the world, & going to concerts.




Scheduling Coordinator

I am here to assist our patients with anything they need from the front office, including appointment scheduling, insurance processing, and charting. Every day I learn more and more about the industry and am glad to be surrounded by wonderful patients and coworkers. All of our staff and doctors are truly great people with lots of integrity and a wealth of knowledge.

I grew up in small town Northwest Kansas (Goodland, KS) until I graduated High School in 2011, then moved to Seattle to reunite with my family. I'm newly married and have a large family of 4 cats (The Rat, Mean-E, Momo, & Cam-Ron) & 2 dogs (Oso & Star) at home.

seattle dental office
4526 15th Avenue Northeast
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 523-8094