Meet our Team

Nikolina Nielsen, DMD

Your local Puyallup dentist

Nikolina Nielsen, DMDDr. Nikolina Nielsen is recognized as a talented and compassionate dentist that is known for her gentle touch. Her enthusiastic spirit, passion for dentistry, and her dedication to the community at large makes her the perfect fit for our Puyallup Community. She feels privileged to have the opportunity to take care of her patients and to have an outstanding dental team working alongside her.

Dr. Nielsen has European roots. She was born in Bosnia but has a great love for the Pacific Northwest. She graduated with honors from Pacific Lutheran University and then went on to the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine to earn her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. She is a board certified member of the American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association, Pierce County Dental Association and a member of Puyallup Rotary Club, South Hill branch. She continues to actively pursue and advance her education and is a member of several local study clubs.

Nikolina and Chris live in Bonney Lake with their dog “Tag”. They love the outdoors and you can frequently find them snow skiing, kayaking, or spending time with family and friends.

Meet Our Team


Registered Dental Hygienist

Amber Registered Dental Hygienist Galina loves her job as a hygienist at Willow Smiles Dentistry. “I have always wanted to work in the healthcare field, and dentistry essentially is part of that. What drew me to this field was the opportunity to connect with patients personally and professionally.” When coming in for a cleaning, you can expect to receive detailed, high quality care in a gentle and calm manner.

When she’s not at work, Galina loves to spend time biking and going on picnics with her husband and daughter. “I feel blessed to be a part of a loving family, an amazing work team, and a great community of people here in Puyallup!”


Assistant/Scheduling Coordinator

TiffanyTiffany was born and raised in Renton and now lives in Bonney Lake with her husband and two young children. She attended school at Central Washington University and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations. Not long after graduating she began working at a dental office in Lake Tapps and realized dental is where her passion is. She has been an assistant for over 6 years and her favorite part about her job is creating relationships with patients and making them feel great about their smile! In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.


Dental Assistant

Nathaniel - Dental AssistantNathaniel was born in Germany, however he has lived in Washington most of his life. He really enjoys working at Willows Pond as a dental assistant and having the opportunity to work with all of the different patients. Nathaniel has been part of WPD for 4 years as a full time dental assistant and is now also taking courses to complete his degree as a dental hygienist. During his free time he loves to stay active by playing basketball (with the Lakers as his all-time favorite team), hip hop dancing, hiking, river rafting and camping during the summer. He feels truly blessed to be surrounded by a loving family and girlfriend who support him. Nathaniel hopes to help patients as much as possible and bring smiles to their faces.


Office Manager

TammyI enjoy helping people feel confident about their smile. I have been working in the Dental field for 15 years, first as a Dental Assistant, and now helping patients at the Front Desk. I will help you with planning for treatment needs and managing your insurance to maximize your dental benefits. When I am not at the office, I keep busy taking care of my family.

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