New Patients

Meet the Staff



We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.




Hello! I have been the financial coordinator at Sammamish Orthodontics since I joined the team back in 2004. My job is to work tirelessly to create a payment plan that meets both your needs and your budget. I love working here because I get to see all of my friends from our community and local schools, and I help families get the smiles they deserve! 

When I am not in the office I am usually traveling to Hawaii or California to visit my children and granddaughters with my husband!


Hi! As your treatment coordinator I help introduce new patients to our practice and make certain they understand their treatment recommendations! I love working with our patients and enjoy seeing them get wonderful orthodontic care. I have been working at Sammamish Orthodontics since 1998 and I love my job! I get to see the kids grow up; it really feels like a family here.

After work I love biking, running, making my own jewelry, cooking, traveling, and most of all, spending time spoiling my grandkids!


I started in the orthodontic field in 2003 and have been assisting here at Sammamish Orthodontics since 2006! I really enjoy helping give our patients the quality treatment that they deserve. The difference in our patients’ smiles is truly amazing! I’m proud to work for a team that changes people’s lives for the better every day.

At home I love reading, shopping, cooking, and of course spending time with my husband and two children!


I have been the marketing coordinator here since 2002 and added scheduling coordinator to my title back in 2009. I schedule patients’ appointments and coordinate our offices philanthropic and community events. I am also in charge of all the in-office seasonal decorating that helps make our practice so much fun to be a part of! I truly enjoy working for our practice and I love seeing the joy and excitement of our patients after their treatment is complete.

After work, I love spending time with family and friends, gardening, reading, and riding our Harley!


I have been scheduling appointments and managing the bookkeeping in our practice since 2007. I really enjoy working for such a professional and friendly practice! Our staff and doctors are very talented and give the best care available. Of course, my favorite part of working here is getting to know our patients! When new patients come in with their family, we love welcoming them to our practice and helping them feel right at home.

When I am not at work, I love spending time with my family and friends, reading, watching movies, and visiting the ocean.


I have been the lab and records technician at Sammamish Orthodontics since 2006. My main job is to help the doctors gather records for all the initial exams in our office! I also perform all the lab work that makes getting your braces possible and keeping your smile perfect when your treatment is complete! I enjoy watching the progression of our patients’ smiles throughout treatment. I love getting to know our patients and hearing about their lives and families.

After work, you can find me reading, hiking, and at the lake with my husband!


I have been an orthodontic assistant here at Sammamish Orthodontics since 2012 and in the field assisting since 2001, I absolutely love it!

When I’m not at work I’m spending time with my husband and our newest addition, Braxton. Our first year of being parents has been absolutely amazing! I’m looking forward to all the new life experiences ahead.


Welcome! I am an orthodontic assistant and treatment coordinator here at Sammamish Orthodontics. This has been my passion since 2004 and couldn’t imagine doing anything else. I am a native to the plateau and enjoy seeing familiar faces and helping create their new beautiful, healthy smiles!

In my free time I enjoy traveling, cooking, and hiking. At home I love to spend time with my husband and adorable yorkie Benzo.


I love working in orthodontics and have been in the field for many years! Seeing our patients so often not only gives me the opportunity to build a customer rapport, but a friendship. I will never fail to make you smile—Laffy Taffy jokes are my weakness!

My husband and I have a pet tortoise named Penelope Joy. In my free time I love to golf, eat, and adventure!

Invisalign Elite Providers

Dr. Nelson & Dr. Steinhart have extensive experience and advanced training with Invisalign treatment. Both doctors have been recognized as Elite level Invisalign providers. Sammamish Orthodontics uses state of the art equipment & diagnostics, including the Itero scanner for impression-free Invisalign treatment. Learn More
“The friendly service and capable professionals have made our experience at Sammamish Orthodontics something to smile about. Thank you!.”
–Molly H.
“Sammamish Orthodontics gave me the smile that I’ve always wanted. It has given me the confidence and the self-esteem that has propelled me through life.”
“I love my teeth and I get compliments all the time on my smile. Dr. Nelson, Dr. Steinhart, and their staff are awesome; I loved going there for my appointments.”
–Cameron, Sammamish, WA
“My daughter had to wear braces for two years. It was a long process but we can't thank you enough for always making it an enjoyable experience when she walked in. We truly appreciate your thoughtfulness, professionalism and the difference you made in our daughters smile!”
“Drs. Nelson & Steinert are wonderful! They don't use the cookie cutter approach to orthodontia; rather they truly evaluate the needs of each person and discuss the options with you. Everyone in the office is wonderful! My son looks forward to his appointments here.”
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