Meet Your Doctor

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Dr. Burton, DDS

Dr. Burton grew up in a small town in northern Michigan, where she then proceeded to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Go Blue! She takes great pride in providing her patients with a comfortable and pain-free experience and works hard to ease any dental fears or anxiety through her compassionate and gentle touch. Dr. Burton and her husband are the proud parents of two children, Hadley and Tanner, and enjoy serving the Medical Lake community. In her spare time, Dr. Burton enjoys hiking, skiing and spending time outside with her family!

Fun Fact: Dr. Burton and her husband Jonathan met in Breckenridge, CO while working for the ski school. They now have a yellow lab named Breck

Meet Our Caring Team

Meet The Team!

We are extremely lucky to have such an amazing team here at Best Impression Dental. We have a fun, highly educated, caring and compassionate team and we want to provide you the privilege of getting to know them better. Stay tuned for our team member of the week starting tomorrow or as always feel free to stop in and meet everyone in person!

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Monica Betts

Dental Assistant

Meet Monica Betts our Rockstar Dental Assistant! Monica graduated from Spokane Community College in 2009 and has worked extensively with kids and adults as a dental assistant. She moved to Medical Lake when her Dad was stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base, and went on to graduate from Medical Lake High School. Go Cards!! Monica is married to David Betts and they have two amazing kids, Cooper (5) and Jackson (2). In her spare time Monica enjoys camping, crafts and DIY projects!

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Maryssa Richardson

Dental Hygienist

Our amazing hygienist, Maryssa, graduated from Eastern Washington University in 2018 with her Bachelors of Science in dental hygiene. She was raised in Spokane, WA and is the eldest of 5 siblings, pictured with Maryssa below. Outside of the office, she is a part time dental hygiene clinical faculty member at EWU. She loves working with students, and is passionate about lifelong learning. Maryssa is an active member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and the Washington State Dental Hygienists’ Association. Her hobbies include hiking, baking and biking.

Fun fact: Maryssa's parents met at Medical Lake High School#GoCards

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Tawana McShane

Front Office Professional

Tawana will be the first to greet you as you walk through the door. Tawana has worked in the dental field for the last 15 years and we are extremely grateful to have someone so knowledgeable here to help serve our patients.
Tawana was born in Haleyville, Alabama but has spent the last 35 years in eastern Washington. She and her husband Tim, who was active duty Air Force stationed at Fairchild, chose Medical Lake as home and have raised their two boys here in this beautiful small town. Their oldest son Jared is active duty Air Force stationed in Germany and their youngest son Nathan is a sophomore at WSU. Go Cougs!! In her spare time Tawana enjoys watching Alabama football, spending time outdoors, especially during the hot summer months, boating and hiking.

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Jonathan Burton, MBA

Director of Operations.

Jonathan brings his background in engineering and business administration to build, develop and enhance our practice. Practicing engineering, managing teams, and solving complex problems has enabled Jonathan to acquire many skills that he now brings to our office. He’s inspired by the ability to create lasting relationships and make an immediate impact on patients through dentistry. Improving patients smile and confidence, and have them grinning ear-to-ear following a visit to our office is immediate feedback on our work, something that is very rewarding and makes us spring out of bed with excitement every day.

As a weekend warrior, Jonathan takes advantage of each outdoor season, and loves to hunt, ski, climb mountains, get on the water by any means necessary, and play with his kids Hadley and Tanner.

Fun fact: Jonathan’s first trip west of the Mississippi River was for an internship at the Hanford Site outside of Richland, WA. He was able to go on camping trips every other weekend throughout Oregon and Washington, developed a love for the northwest and a desire to live here one day. Mission accomplished.

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