Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff


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Dr. Linh Vu

Dr. Vu is a multidisciplinary dentist. She has a passion for helping patients keep their teeth and gums healthy for life.

Above all, her staff and patients are like a big happy family to her. 

Dr. Linh Vu, DDS, attended elementary through high school in Wichita, KS. Upon finishing high school she attended college in Dodge City, KS and graduated from the School of Dentistry at the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 1989.

After practicing in Corydon, Iowa, she moved to Ferndale, WA. Immediately upon moving here, she fell in love with the bountiful beauty of Washington. Dr. Vu has been a resident of Ferndale for more than 26 years. 

In addition to her love of dentistry,  Dr. Vu loves all outdoor activities that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. From snowboarding, to wake-boarding, hiking, and cycling. She is happily married with two children, Chantelle and Derek, who are both attending college.

 

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Dr. William Nichols

Dr. William Nichols is originally from Alaska and later Blaine, Washington. He values the importance of care in small close knit communities. He equally prides himself on his communication and personal touch.

Dr. Nichols strongly emphasizes patient comfort and understanding and has extensive experience assisting patients with high dental anxiety.

Dr. Nichols graduated from Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Chicago. He received the American College of Dentistry’s Outstanding Student Leadership Award, the Midwestern University Student Leadership and Community Service Award. He was also named student ambassador for the Class of 2017 for his work in organizing community service outreach programs and his dedication to patient care.

Upon graduating, he was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. 

 The greatest thing to happen to Dr. Nichols was meeting his wife, Dr. Brittany Nichols in dental school. They are truly excited to have to returned to Washington to practice.

They both share a love of travel. For example, in 2018 they spent two weeks in East Africa working with the local non-profit Health and Hope Foundation. They provided dental care to the local population as well as distributed health packs and water testing kits for local villages.

Dr. Nichols attended Blaine High School and earned his B.S. degree in biology from Western Washington University. He and Brittany currently live in Bellingham with their dog, Murphy. They also enjoy motorcycles, and playing volleyball with friends.

Dr. Nichols is currently an active member of the ADA, WSDA, Mt. Baker Dental Society, DSD National Dental Fraternity and OKU National Dental Honor Society.

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Becky, Hygienist

Becky has worked for Dr. Vu as a hygienist for more than twenty-two years and is very knowledgeable about teeth, gums, and dental health. She assists with her patient’s know-how to improve their home dental care. In addition to dental care, she is consistently excited to get to know her patients and then to see them every six months for their regular cleaning. Becky and her husband have four children and one granddaughter.


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Lianne, Hygienist

Lianne grew up in Woodinville, Wa. She originally graduated from Western Washington University with a B.S. in kinesiology and became an ACE certified personal trainer. After working as a personal trainer and having 3 wonderful children, Lianne decided to go back to school to pursue a career in dental hygiene. Lianne has an immense love for volunteering in her community and has worked with many organizations around whatcom county including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Ferndale Boys and Girls club, Compass 2 Campus, Adaptive Aquatics, and more. Lianne is a self-proclaimed microbiology nerd and loves sharing her knowledge of oral health with patients.

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Jessica, Lead Dental Assistant

Jessica is a dental assistant with Dr. Vu. She was raised in Whatcom County. Jessica discovered her love of dental care in high school after touring Bellingham Technical College. She loves the versatility of her job and especially loves to help patients feel more comfortable. Watching patients leave with the beautiful smile that they wanted is her greatest reward. Jessica has a ball python and three “crazy” dogs.

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Sarah, Dental Assistant

Sarah grew up in Whatcom county and graduated from Bellingham Technical with her associates degree in Dental Assisting. When going through braces as a child she fell in love with dentistry and knew that’s what path she wanted to follow. In her free time she can be found in the great outdoors. From fishing, to camping, to hiking she loves it all. She also has a passion for music and loves to sing.

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Christy, Dental Assistant

Christy has worked at Premier Dental Center for more than 18 years. From helping patients to providing laughs in the office, Christy helps everyone as best that she can. She has a love of traveling and exploring. She is the mom to 3 dogs that she affectionately refers to as her "fur babies."

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Madison, Lab Tech

Madison leads sterilization within our practice. She also assists in hygiene for patients and is currently training to be our next dental assistant. She moved to Bellingham from Yakima, Washington in 2015 and immediately fell in love with Whatcom County. In her spare time she enjoys working out and spending time with her cat, Foggy.

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Kristina, Office Manager

Kristina grew up in California and Eastern Washington. She’s lived in Whatcom County for the past decade. After spending the past 10 years in cosmetics and management she decided to further her career by becoming our Office Manager. She is dedicated to ensuring every patient has a pleasant experience with us. Additionally, Kristina is a mom of two boys and spends her spare time reading true crime novels. 

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Kait, Treatment Plan Coordinator

Kait grew up in La Conner, WA. She attended Western Washington University where she graduated with a B.S. degree in Kinesiology with a focus in Pre-Professional Healthcare. After graduation, Kait and her husband moved to the Denver area. While she was there, she worked as a Surgical and Anesthesia Assistant at an oral surgery office. She also became certified in phlebotomy, D.A.A.N.C.E., and basic life support. However her love of the Pacific Northwest brought her back and couldn’t be happier to be back in Washington. Her and her husband spend their spare time hiking, going on boat trips to the San Juan Islands, road tripping, wakeboarding, working out, and playing with their German Shepard, Odin.

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Linda, Financial Coordinator

Linda has worked as a front desk receptionist and insurance coordinator for Dr. Vu since 1992. She can generally be found in the back office keeping busy with insurance, billing, and receivables. Linda enjoys meeting and getting to know patients in the practice. She is always available to answer any insurance, account or financial questions. She has been married for more than forty years. She and her husband have two grown daughters and four grandchildren.

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Llica, Assistant Financial Coordinator

Llica assists Linda with financial and insurance within the practice. She is originally from eastern Washington but has lived in the Bellingham area for more than 10 years. She is a proud graduate of Whatcom Community College where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Business and Bellingham Technical College where she graduated from their Culinary Arts program. When she isn't hard at work she spends her time going to see live music and baking. She makes a mean German Chocolate Cake!

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Sarah, Schedule Coordinator

Sarah ensures that daily operations run in a smooth and timely manner. She manages the daily scheduling of our dentists, hygienists, and assistants in conjunction with our patients. Sarah is originally from Belfair, Washington and moved to Bellingham to attend Western Washington University. She is now a Ferndale homebody with her partner Jim and long haired dachshund, Polly, and her American bully, Bruce.

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Alexus, Receptionist

Alexus takes care of our patients as soon as  they enter the front door. From scheduling to answering patient questions, the care and comfort for everyone that comes here is her priority. She a Ferndale native as is a proud lumni of Ferndale High School. In her spare time she loves to spend time with her family and explore everything the Pacific Northwest has to offer.