• West Seattle Dentist
Sue Zimmerman

Sue
Dental Assistant

Susan joined the practice in 1997, and thoroughly enjoys getting to know a wide variety of people, and the opportunity to learn from them. Her patients appreciate the way she remembers their preferences in the dental chair, which ensures they remain comfortable. She has a husband and an adult daughter, as well as a Quaker parrot. During her free time, she enjoys water skiing and bicycling.

Kelly Shearer

Kelly
Office Manager

Kelly joined Alki Dental in 2004, bringing more than 14 years of dental experience. Kelly began her journey in the field of dentistry as a junior in high school by working in a dental practice after school. Upon graduation she was given the opportunity to assist doctors with patients. This is when she realized how gratifying it is to help patients achieve a healthy & confident smile. In her current role at Alki Dental, Kelly assists patients in navigating them through their dental care and the complexities of insurance to ensure reimbursement for their covered services. She enjoys developing relationships with patients and watching their smiles transform! Kelly and her husband, Dan, are natives of West Seattle and have four children and a menagerie of pets including a dog, a cat, and two guinea pigs. She enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, and reading.

Jocelyn
Registered Dental Hygienist

Jocelyn graduated from the Lake Washington Institute of Technology and joined our practice in 2002. Helpful and gentle, she wants each patient to feel as if they are the only ones in the office. Her relationship with her patients is one of mutual respect, and she feels honored that they entrust her with their oral health. She and her husband have two children, a son and a daughter, as well as a pet goldfish. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, biking, hiking, CrossFit, and volunteering at her local church and her children’s school. She is a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association and is also an active PTA member.

Sarah Dixon

Sarah
Front Office Administrator

Sarah joined the practice in 2005, and her goal is to be helpful and accommodate her patients. She is cheerful, optimistic, and a good listener, and loves getting to know her patients and building relationships with them. She has two daughters, Arielle and Mackenzie, and two cats. During her free time, Sarah loves spending time in nature, discovering new places, and trying new things.

Melinda Maddox

Melinda
Dental Hygienist

Melinda joined the practice in 2014. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Central Washington University in 1992, and completed her Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene in 1997. Melinda embraces the opportunity to help patients move forward with their dental health, and patients appreciate her thoroughness when performing dental cleanings, and her dedication and commitment to their comfort. Melinda has a Yorkiepoo named Roxy, and during her free time enjoys cycling, hiking, backpacking, scuba diving, boating, gardening, and working in real estate.