About Us

Our dental practice has served Tacoma for over 40 years. We have always employed a team of friendly, caring individuals who provide personalized care. We place oral health care in the highest regard and do our best to help each person achieve dental health so they can smile with confidence.


Nick Tennison, DDS

Dr. Tennison has been with the practice since 2005. He is a long time Western Washington native, having grown up in University Place and attended Curtis High School. He prides himself on his calming personality in the dental setting. He makes every effort to create a good dental experience, knowing that many are nervous or afraid of going to the dentist. When not working, Dr. Tennison loves to spend time with his wonderful wife, Carrie, and their two daughters.


Hygienists, Assistants, and Financial Staff

We have a very low staff turnover and much of our staff has been with us for many years. Our staff sees everyone as an individual and not just a patient. We know about our patients’ lives and their families. Patients often say that we seem like a big family and that’s the way we like it!



Hygiene assistant Diver, and hygienists Steve,
Abby, and Cheryl

Dental assistants Nancy, Jen, and Kim

Front office staff Jackie, Marilee, and Paula