Meet our team

Steve Marinkovich, DDS, D.ABDSM Read Bio

Dr. Steve Marinkovich, (pronounced: Mar-ink-o-vich, emphasis on the “ink,” it’s easy!) was born and raised in Tacoma. It is a fact that he truly decided to make dentistry his profession at the age of six; just ask any of his patients that knew him then! Dr. Marinkovich graduated from the University of Washington Dental School and continues his dental education every year. He keeps up with all of the latest treatments in dentistry to better serve his patients. He presently serves part time on th...Read More

Richard Smith, DDS Read Bio

Dr. Smith grew up on the Kitsap Peninsula and is originally from Olalla/Port Orchard where he attended South Kitsap High School. In high school, the father of a family friend inspired Dr. Smith to take an interest in dentistry and from day one of college he was committed to making that dream happen. Dr. Smith has practiced now for over a decade, many years of which were in a private practice in Phoenix, Arizona. He is committed to studying the art of dentistry and has taken extensive continuin...Read More

Melinda-- Dental Assistant, Sleep Medicine Assistant Read Bio

Melinda’s family inspired her to pursue a career in healthcare as many of her family members are employed within the profession. Now after fifteen years, she most enjoys hearing how dental care has positively impacted her patients and when they leave with a smile on their face. Her favorite sweet indulgence is good chocolate and she loves animals, including her dogs, Jake, Tex and Austin. In her spare time she shows Arabian horses.

Jennifer-- Dental Assistant Read Bio

Jennifer recently moved back to the Tacoma area from Vermont. She is originally from here and adores the PNW. Having completed her dental assisting program at South Puget Sound Community College, she has been in the dental field for over 8 years. She loves assisting because she enjoys helping people stay healthy and educating them about their dental care. Jennifer is married with 3 fur-babies. She enjoys antiquing and re-finishing vintage furniture almost as much as she loves cooking. Need a go...Read More

Sheryl-- Hygienist Read Bio

As a young child, Sheryl wanted to work at her Dentist’s office. After high school, she pursued an education in Dental Assisting before going on to become a Dental Hygienist. She enjoys meeting new people and finds her career extremely rewarding! Sheryl spends her free time with her two daughters camping, boating and shopping.

Lindsey-- Dental Sleep Medicine Insurance Coordinator Read Bio

Fascinated by science, health, the human body and teeth in particular, Lindsey began her career in kindergarten. In fact, she was the official “tooth puller” on the playground. Combining this with her love of meeting and getting to know new people, Lindsey feels she has the best of both! After attending Brigham Young University Hawaii where she graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Pre-Professional Biology, Lindsey returned to her hometown of Lake Tapps. Shortly thereafter, Lindsey began work...Read More

Bailey-- Dental Sleep Medicine Coordinator Read Bio

Originally from the Olympic Peninsula, Bailey grew up loving sports and the outdoors. She went on to Central Washington University where she graduated with a degree in Public Relations & Community Recreation. She began working as an Office Manager straight out of college and has now been in the dental field 5 years (and counting!). Bailey loves to greet & assist patients, making the front office the happiest place for her to be! Outside of work, Bailey loves to travel and has studied or vacatio...Read More

Emily-- Dental Coordinator Read Bio

Emily was born in the beautiful PNW, and has lived here most of her life. When she was younger, she was able to do a bit of traveling with her military family, living in Illinois and Texas at different points. Emily spent the last 10 years as a bakery manager for Safeway, and has a passion for decorating cakes. She has always had an interest in the medical field, however, and is eagerly starting the next chapter of her life. When she’s not working, Emily loves to read and spend time with her hu...Read More

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At Evergreen Dental Center we strive to provide our patients with the best and most complete dental care. Our doctors and staff frequently attend continuing education seminars to learn the latest dental techniques. Here are some of the services we provide, please click here.

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