Dental Staff

All professionals at Kent Family Dental maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

  • Mohammad Sharifi, DMD

    Hello :), I am Mohammad Sharifi, but my family and friends like to call me Sameer. I received my Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from University of Nevada, Las Vegas. I worked at a private practice in Las Vegas. I, along with my wife and our little furry friend, call Washington our home and haven’t looked back since we moved 6 years ago.

    With a commitment to continuing the exceptional work of Drs. Matheny and Pak, I approach dentistry with a simple philosophy: treat every patient as I would my own family. To me, dentistry is more than just a profession—it’s a passion. That’s why I dedicate myself to constant learning and growth, attending advanced courses whenever time and resources allow. Your smile deserves nothing less than the best, and I’m committed to delivering just that. Beyond the dental chair, you’ll find me embracing life’s simple joys. Whether it’s practicing Arabic Calligraphy, cruising on my longboard through our picturesque PNW surroundings, or sharing quiet moments with my loyal cat, Sherpa, I believe in savoring every moment and finding beauty in the little things.


    Dr. Sammy Pak, DDS is passionate about providing families in Bellevue, Shoreline, Tacoma, and Puyallup, Washington and its surrounding communities with the comprehensive dental care that’s innovative, safe, and effective.

    His training and experience equip him with the skills necessary to treat routine and complex oral health issues, and he also focuses on preventing dental problems at every stage of life. Dr. Pak welcomes patients of all ages to the offices of Sammy BD Pak, DDS.

    Dr. Pak completed his undergraduate studies at the well-respected La Sierra University in Riverside, California. He earned his DDS degree from Loma Linda University Dental School in 1999. Dr. Pak is an active member of the American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association, Pierce County Dental Association, American Dental Association Council of Dental Benefit, American Dental Association CDT Staff Committee, Harvard University Advisory Committee and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

    He received the coveted Golden Apple Award for New Dentist Legislative Leadership from the American Dental Association in 2008. He’s also had the honor and privilege of serving as President of the Pierce County Dental Society.

    Dr. Pak keeps pace with the latest developments in dental products and procedures through continuing education via postgraduate courses and professional conferences. His goal is to provide his patients with the best dental care available in a family-oriented and welcoming environment.

    He grew up on the Hawaiian island of Oahu and has fond memories of childhood adventures with his brother and sister, such as learning how to climb coconut trees. These days, Dr. Pak enjoys fishing with his friends and chasing a tiny white ball around the golf course while daydreaming about hitting a perfect hole in one.

  • Chantelle
    Practice Manager

    Chantelle has been in the dental field for about 20 years. She manages the day to day operations of the office and she works hard to assure that things run seamlessly and our patients and staff members are happy.

    In her personal time she enjoys spending time with family and close friends. She loves to travel, try out new restaurants, and get outside as much as possible.

  • Joelle
    Front Office

    Joelle was born & raised in California, she moved to Washington in 2010 and loves the rainy, gray days! She has one daughter and one grandson who currently reside with her in Tacoma. She has been in the dental field for 20yrs and takes great delight in helping patients understand their treatment needs as well as guiding them through the details of their insurance coverage. When she's not in the office, she gets out as often as she can with her camera to the beautiful local Tacoma spots, like Ruston and Point Defiance, and paints whenever she has free time.

  • Sharon
    Dental Hygienist

    Sharon received her RDH degree in 1985, and she continues to love her job as a dental hygienist. She strives to provide quality care and a positive patient experience. 'It is my priority to help patients feel comfortable and at ease by building confidence, trust, and friendships with each patient. I truly enjoy being part of my patient's lives and improving their oral health.'

    In her free time, she likes many outdoor activities including jogging, biking, hiking, boating, and skiing. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

  • Kayley
    Dental Assistant

    Kayley has been in the dental field since 2016 with aspirations of becoming a dentist. She loves interacting with patients and doing her best to make sure the dental chair becomes a place patients enjoy being in. Though she was born here in Washington, she was raised in North Texas. She is a fur mama to the sweetest deaf pittie. When they aren’t binge watching Netflix or cuddled up to a book you can find them adventuring around Washington.

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