Meet The Staff

Margaret – Office Manager

Margaret’s primary responsibility in the practice is managing the business so Dr. Lingam and the other team members can remain focused on providing the highest level of care to our patients. Her experience spans two decades, ranging from medical assisting to dental billing and management. Margaret is responsible for accounting, human resources, marketing, and patient advocacy.
When she is not working, you’ll likely find her hiking or tent camping in the beautiful PNW!


Rose – EFDA (Restorative Assistant)

Rose has been working in dentistry for over 20 years. She has been a great addition to our team! In addition to her EFDA license, Rose is a nationally certified dental assistant. She enjoys helping patients understand their dental needs and providing anticipatory guidance to patients for their long-term dental needs and goals. Rose likes providing a safe and welcoming environment for patients with dental anxieties and/or complex dental needs.
In her free time, Rose enjoys camping and fishing with friends and family. Outdoor adventures in the Great Pacific Northwest are the best!


Mythrayee – Insurance Coordinator

Mythrayee brings additional dental insurance experience to Olympia Smiles. She is our behind-the-scenes insurance expert and works closely with our insurance companies, helping to coordinate and fully-utilize patient benefits.

Mythrayee enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and hiking.


Lilla – Registered Dental Hygienist

Lilla joined the Olympia Smiles team in 2016 as a dental hygienist. She graduated from Carrington College, in Portland, with an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene. Lilla enjoys continuing her education to keep up on the latest hygiene techniques, while helping her patients improve their oral health. With a gentle, chair-side approach to hygiene care, Lilla helps her patients maintain good dental health and show it off with a beautiful Olympia smile.

Lilla enjoys spending time with her daughter and Cane Corso exploring the Pacific Northwest.


Kristin – Front Office Coordinator

We will be welcoming Kristin to our office in May 2022.  We are excited to have her as part of our team!


Erin – RDA

Erin has enjoyed her career as a Registered Dental Assistant for 20 years. She joined the Olympic Smiles team in 2016, after relocating from California. Erin has experience in all aspects of dentistry and is certified in implants, bone grafts and TMJ procedures. She enjoys continuing education courses to stay current on the latest advances in dental care and then sharing that knowledge by educating patients. Erin prides herself in helping patients stay comfortable throughout their dental visit.

Erin enjoys gardening, hiking and exploring beautiful Washington State.


Hayley – RDA

Hayley brings eight years of experience as a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) to Olympia Smiles. She knows it’s normal to feel a little anxious when visiting the dentist. Hayley’s calm approach helps patients relax and breathe easy throughout their dental care. 

A versatile RDA, Hayley not only coordinates critical office hygiene but also helps support front office duties. 

Hayley enjoys outdoor sports and activities, including hiking and snowboarding.