Meet the Team

Vanessa staff Highlands Family Dental Center Renton WA


Scheduling Coordinator

I am the scheduling coordinator here at Highlands Family Dental Center, I am the first warm voice you hear on the phone when you call our office! I am fluent in English and Spanish and am here to help with all of your scheduling needs and to work with you and your busy life. I moved from North Hollywood, CA. to Renton, WA. In 2016. This was a big move for me, but at Highlands Family Dental Center they really do mean family and have been so welcoming in helping me achieve a home here. This is the reason why I love working with Dr. Salazar; his staff and patients are amazing and have made me feel welcomed. When I’m out of the office I spend quality time with my husband and our dog Milli in the many beautiful parks in Washington State. During my downtime, I really enjoy playing video games and watching documentaries.

Jessica staff Highlands Family Dental Center Renton WA


Financial Coordinator

I joined the dental field in 2012 as a Certified Dental Assistant after finishing school here in Renton. I realized my passion was at the front end of the office. I really enjoy helping patients understand their insurance benefits and guiding them through the process of getting on track and maintaining their health. I love being able to advocate for and share my knowledge of the process, to help them become at ease and comfortable with their dental health options. I love working here because we are a small office with a very close-knit team. We want our patients to feel like family here with us because that’s how we all work together as well. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my dog Honey, going on hikes in the area and finding fun events like low key concerts and festivals in the city with friends.

Daysi staff Highlands Family Dental Center Renton WA


Dental Assistant

I’m from Nicaragua, I’ve been in Washington for about 8 years. I’m fluent in Spanish and English. I lived in many different cities throughout the years, my favorite place so far is Renton. I joined the HFDC team in 2019 right after I graduated from Pima Medical School as a Registered Dental Assistant. I love how we are a great team here working alongside Dr. Salazar. In my free time, I enjoy outdoor activities like hiking and working out at the gym. I have a 3-year-old dog named Bony, he’s been with me since he was 5 months old. I really enjoy spending time with my family, they are very important to me and I especially love when all of my siblings get together, because as adults it’s a little hard to see them all under the same roof.

Angela staff Highlands Family Dental Center Renton WA


Registered Dental Hygienist

I have been working as a Dental Hygienist since 2013 and I love it!! I have 2 AA degrees, one in Dental Hygiene from Pierce College. I love teeth. The first thing I notice about people is their smile. A beautiful smile speaks volumes and I love helping people achieve and maintain those smiles. Oral hygiene is extremely important to me. My goal is to help everyone realize the importance of oral health and its relation to overall health. In my spare time, I love to read and play volleyball. I enjoy singing so you may see me singing at the top of my lungs on my way home from work; it’s a great way to wind down after a long day. I have 4 children, 3 boys and 1 girl. My favorite part of the day is going home to spend time with my family. We love to camp, watch movies and play games together.


Dental Assistant

I was born in Romania and moved to the U.S. when I was 3 years old. I’ve lived in Washington ever since moving here and I have grown to love the outdoor surroundings that Western Washington has. When I’m indoors I enjoy playing video games and board games with my friends as well as playing my guitar and drums in my spare time. I joined our team in 2020 after graduating from Tacoma Dental Assisting School. I’ve always known that I wanted to be a part of the dental field from a young age; I feel very lucky to be a part of this team now! I look forward to helping and having fun with everybody!