Meet Our Staff
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.
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.
Front row from left to right:
Dr Nichols, Niccolle, Sarah, Chandra, Jessica, Becky, Dr Vu.
Back row from left to right: Curtis, Hayley, Amanda, Greg, Lynsey, Hope, Linda.
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.
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 three grandchildren.
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.
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 as a pleasant experience with us. Additionally, Kristina is a mom of two boys and spends her spare time reading true crime novels.
Kait, Treatment Plan Coordinator
Kait grew up in La Conner, WA. She 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.