We are extremely lucky to have such an amazing team here at Best Impression Dental where we are happy to serve patients from the Medical Lake, Cheney, Airway Heights, Fairchild Air Force Base, and Davenport communities. We have a fun, highly educated, caring and compassionate team and we are excited to give you the opportunity to get to know them better!
Tawana McShane - Front Office Professional
Tawana will be the first to greet you as you walk through the door. Tawana has worked in the dental field for the last 15 years and we are extremely grateful to have someone so knowledgeable here to help serve our patients.
Tawana was born in Haleyville, Alabama but has spent the last 35 years in Eastern Washington. She and her husband Tim, who was active duty Air Force stationed at Fairchild, chose Medical Lake as home and have raised their two boys here in this beautiful small town.
Their oldest son Jared is active duty Air Force stationed in Germany and their youngest son Nathan is a sophomore at WSU. Go Cougs!
In her spare time, Tawana enjoys watching Alabama football, spending time outdoors, especially during the hot summer months, boating, and hiking.
Renee Larkin - Front Office Professional
We are so happy to have Renee as part of our amazing team. She is the smiling face that will greet you as you walk in the door. Renee was born in Spokane, WA and has spent most of her life in this area. She and her husband Mike have 2 daughters and 1 son-in-law. Her daughter Katie and her husband Sam live in Airway Heights and Renee's youngest daughter Ashley attends Cheney High School. In her spare time, Renee loves spending time with her family, riding horses, kayaking, hiking, and is an avid Gonzaga basketball fan.
Maryssa Richardson - Dental Hygienist
Our amazing dental hygienist, Maryssa, graduated from Eastern Washington University (EWU) in 2018 with her Bachelors of Science in dental hygiene. She was raised in Spokane, WA and is the eldest of 5 siblings.
Outside of the office, she is a part-time dental hygiene clinical faculty member at EWU. She loves working with students and is passionate about lifelong learning. Maryssa is an active member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and the Washington State Dental Hygienists’ Association. Her hobbies include hiking and biking.
Fun fact: Maryssa's parents met at Medical Lake High School. Go Cards!
Sydney - Dental Hygienist
We are so happy to have Sydney as a part of our team and are confident you will all love her as much as we do. Sydney graduated from Eastern Washington University in 2004 with a Bachelors degree in Dental Hygiene. She has worked in a variety of settings with both children and adults. Sydney prefers the small-town practice feel where she can form meaningful relationships with her patients. She considers herself a patient advocate and strives to bridge the gap between the dentist and patient in order to provide the best care possible for each patient. Sydney was raised in a small farming community and married a farmer/rancher. Her family is very active in their community.
Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with her family, riding horses, helping on the farm, working cows, crafting and chasing her kids around to different sporting events and rodeos.
Monica Betts - Dental Assistant
Meet Monica Betts: our rock star of a dental assistant! Monica graduated from Spokane Community College in 2009 and has worked extensively with kids and adults as a dental assistant. She moved to Medical Lake when her Dad was stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base and went on to graduate from Medical Lake High School. Go Cards!!
Monica is married to David Betts and they have two amazing kids, Cooper (5) and Jackson (2). In her spare time, Monica enjoys camping, crafts, and DIY projects!
Hannah Parton-Smith - Dental Assistant
We are beyond excited to have Hannah as part of our team. She is kind, compassionate and so much fun to have around the office. Hannah graduated from Carrington College in Spokane. She met her husband Tanner at Eastern Washington University in 2015 and was married in September 2018. They have no children currently but she is excited about that chapter of her life! She was raised in Leavenworth and was the only girl in her family! She has dental assisting experience in general, cosmetic and orthodontic dentistry but enjoys oral surgery the most.
Jonathan Burton, MBA - Director of Operations
Jonathan brings his background in engineering and business administration to build, develop, and enhance our practice. Practicing engineering, managing teams, and solving complex problems has enabled Jonathan to acquire many skills that he now brings to our office. Jonathan has also been selected to serve on the board with West Plains Chamber of Commerce!
He’s inspired by the ability to create lasting relationships and make an immediate impact on patients through dentistry. Improving patients' smiles and confidence - and having them grinning ear-to-ear following a visit to our office - is immediate feedback on our work. This type of interaction is something that Jonathan finds very rewarding.
As a weekend warrior, Jonathan takes advantage of each outdoor season, and loves to hunt, ski, climb mountains, get out on the water by any means necessary, and play with his kids.
Fun fact: Jonathan’s first trip west of the Mississippi River was for an internship at the Hanford Site outside of Richland, WA. He was able to go on camping trips every other weekend throughout Oregon and Washington. He developed a love for the Northwest and a desire to live here one day. Mission accomplished!