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Meet Dr. Ethan Larson

Dr. Ethan Larson is originally from the Northwest, growing up in Bothell, Washington. After earning a B.A. in Biology from Covenant College, he attended the University of Alabama Dental School, where he received his doctorate degree. 

Dr. Larson was among a very select few chosen to continue post-graduate education in orthodontics. Three more years of intense orthodontic residency provided Dr. Larson with a post-doctoral degree, specifically, a master’s degree (M.S.) in Oral Biology and a Certificate of Specialty in Orthodontics. Today, he remains passionate about his work as an orthodontist in Puyallup, WA. 

Dr. Larson and his wife, Dolly, have four children: Ruthie, Chandler, Olivia, and Austin. Two of their children attend Cascade Christian School and two are at home, making this an active and fun time of life for the Larson family. They are often at their children’s sports games and school programs and are striving to find the balance between extracurricular activities and family life. Some of their favorite activities include relaxing by playing board games, riding bikes, and watching movies together. Each member of the family enjoys a variety of water sports, and during the summer they are never far from a pool or lake. The Larsons are also building up an impressive road trip record.

Having spent so many years in the South, Dr. Larson has become an avid football fan. He loves to cheer for the University of Alabama, but concedes that his loyalties to the Seahawks and Huskies trump his passion for the SEC. Coincidentally, fall is his very favorite time of year.

Dr. Larson is passionate about pursing his faith through outreach in his community.

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Meet the Team

Why Choose Smiles orthodontics

  • Angi

    Office Manager

    • Random Fact About Dr. Larson:

    He is a night owl

    • Why I Love Smiles Ortho:

    The family culture and modern, forward thinking.

    • Favorite Flower:

    Peony

    • Favorite Song:

    Ever changing

    Favorite Quote:

    "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do." — Walter Baghot

    Professional:
    I started in 1996 as an assistant. Over the years, I have also held positions as a Treatment Coordinator, Marketing Coordinator, and now management.

    Personal:
    I enjoy gardening and time spent with my family. As a family, we hike and travel, snowmobile, and love a good day at the lake!

  • Brenda

    Brenda

    Scheduling Coordinator

    • Random Fact About Dr. Larson:

    He loves Alabama football! ROLL TIDE!

    • Why I Love Smiles Ortho:

    I love Smiles because we help people make beautiful smiles and boost their self-confidence.

    • Favorite Flower:

    Tulip

    • Favorite Song:

    I love Christmas music!

    Favorite Quote:

    "A small set back can be your biggest come back!"

    Professional:
    I have enjoyed working in the orthodontic field for 33 years – 30 years of assisting and 3 years as Scheduling Coordinator.

    Personal:
    I love spending time with family and friends. I love my God and my church 🙂 I love traveling, scrapbooking and eating.

  • Cassie

    Cassie

    Orthodontic Assistant

    • Random Fact About Dr. Larson:

    He graduated from the University of Alabama.

    • Favorite Flower:

    Buttercup

    • Favorite Song:

    Muse - Neutron Star Collison

    Favorite Quote:

    "Your mind will believe everything you tell it. Feed it faith, truth and love."

    Professional:
    I graduated dental school in 2012 and began working in oral surgery. I started in Orthodontics in 2013 and joined the Smiles team in 2016.

    Personal:
    I am married to a paratrooper, Nicholas, and have the coolest daughter ever, Arabella, and two sassy cats. I'm a Southern Bell, conservative, follower of Christ, explorer of outdoors, lover of anything Marvel, Star Wars and D.C. Comics.

  • Erin

    Erin

    Orthodontic Assistant

    • Random Fact About Dr. Larson:

    His favorite animal is a sparkly gold unicorn!

    • Why I Love Smiles Ortho:

    I love all of our awesome patients, and I also feel like I work with my family every day!

    • Favorite Flower:

    Lavender

    • Favorite Song:

    Anything by Taylor Swift - currently “Safe and Sound”

    Favorite Quote:

    “It is our choices, Harry, that show us who we are, far more than our abilities.” – Dumbledore

    Professional:
    I’ve worked in the dental field for 11 years now! I started out working for a general dentist, but once I tried Ortho I was hooked! I’ve loved getting to create new smiles for the past 10 years!

    Personal:
    I have two wonderful daughters, Rori and Hailey, who I love to do everything with, and my husband, Dan, who I’ve known since 7th grade. I love to run, work in my garden, cook and go on adventures with my family.

  • Heather

    Heather

    Financial Coordinator

    • Random Fact About Dr. Larson:

    He used to raise tons of rabbits as a kid.

    • Why I Love Smiles Ortho:

    Dr. Larson and our staff are the most fun team, and we’re blessed with amazing patients here!

    • Favorite Flower:

    Dahlias

    • Favorite Song:

    “Like a Wrecking Ball” by Eric Church or any song from him

    Favorite Quote:

    “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” — Robert Kennedy

    Professional:
    I graduated from Lake Washington Tech College in 2012 for Dental Assisting. I worked as a Clinician and Treatment Coordinator for an Ortho office in the North End for 3 years. I started at Smiles as a clinician, then moved to Treatment Coordinator and now am the Financial Coordinator.

    Personal:
    I love the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping, spending time with my hubby, Erik, and our two labs, and starting our mini-farm!

  • Melisa

    Melisa

    Public Relations / Marketing Coordinator

    • Random Fact About Dr. Larson:

    He LOVES cats 😉

    • Why I Love Smiles Ortho:

    It truly feels like a family here! We have a great team and the best patients!

    • Favorite Flower:

    White roses and sunflowers

    • Favorite Song:

    ”Freedom Like This” by Crawford and James or “His Kind of Money (My Kind of Love)” by Eric Church

    Favorite Quote:

    “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” – Dumbledore

    Professional:
    I received my BA in Communications from WSU (Go Cougs!) in 2011, and began my career in the dental field in 2012. I joined the Smiles team in January 2017.

    Personal:
    I love to fly fish and explore new waters with my husband, Michael, and our chocolate lab, Midge. I also love to travel and work out!

  • Nicca

    Nicca

    Observation Coordinator

    • Random Fact About Dr. Larson:

    He loves chips and salsa.

    • Why I Love Smiles Ortho:

    I love the confidence that patients achieve as their smiles change!

    • Favorite Flower:

    Lotus

    • Favorite Song:

    Fishing in the Dark

    Favorite Quote:

    Don’t worry, be happy!

    Professional:
    I graduated from Clover Park Tech in 2009 with my Dental Assistant degree. I was an orthodontic assistant for 5 years, and made the switch to the admin team!

    Personal:
    I love riding dirtbikes and quads, as well as boating in the summer. I love spending time with my family and have the most amazing son!

  • Smiles Orthodontics

    Sara

    Treatment Coordinator

    • Random Fact About Dr. Larson:

    He is a perfectionist.

    • Why I Love Smiles Ortho:

    I get to help people realize they CAN have the smile they have always wanted.

    • Favorite Flower:

    Fire and Ice Roses and Gerber Daisies

    • Favorite Song:

    I love all music. Too hard to chose!

    Favorite Quote:

    “Enjoy life today - Yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come”

    Professional:
    I started working in ortho in 1998 – assisted West Coast to East Coast (Washington to Florida). I have worked in numerous positions in the office: Sterilization/Lab, Ortho Assistant, Front Desk, Manager/Trainer and Treatment Coordinator

    Personal:
    I am a local grad. I married my High School sweetheart, and we have 2 amazing kids. I love family time and camping!

  • stephanie

    Stephanie

    Orthodontic Assistant

    • Random Fact About Dr. Larson:

    He loves long walks on the beach with Dolly.

    • Why I Love Smiles Ortho:

    They are my family!

    • Favorite Flower:

    Lilacs

    • Favorite Song:

    Amber” by 311 and 50 Cent “Holligan”

    Favorite Quote:

    I have way too many, and they are all strange!

    Professional:
    I have 15 years experience in the field as of March 2018, and I love my job!

    Personal:
    I have been with my husband for 25 years, and I still love him. We have a gorgeous little boy named Kylund, three naughty dogs, and one naughty kitty. I grew up in the small town of Roslyn and moved here in 1991.

  • Taylor

    Taylor

    Orthodontic Assistant

    • Random Fact About Dr. Larson:

    He doesn’t know the words to a lot of songs.

    • Why I Love Smiles Ortho:

    We’re fun and friendly!

    • Favorite Flower:

    Poppy or Sunflower

    • Favorite Song:

    Anything Elvis, Beyonce or Lady Gaga

    Favorite Quote:

    Anything from The Office, The Grinch, or Mean Girls

    Professional:
    Before joining the team at Smiles, I worked in cosmetology/retail and makeup, spying and investigating!

    Personal:
    I love my dogs and my family. In my spare time I like to be outside with my pups and Dylan or watching TV with them.

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