Carissa, a Florida native, originally started out with an extensive humanitarian background with the American Red Cross for nearly eight years; so you know she’ll keep you in good order and in good health! As a Registered Dental Assistant since 2011, and a part of the SoundBridge team since June 2016; she handles numerous projects that are behind the scenes. Often, you will find her in the lab fabricating custom-fit sportsguards, nightguards, whitening trays, and a variety of retainers for transitional treatment plans. Carissa is proficient with the digital camera and relentless with the organization of all of our office photography. You will generally find Carissa dividing her duties with Dr. Bloomquist and Dr. Iregui. She is enthusiastic about gaining knowledge with sleep apnea and patients undergoing treatment with oral appliance therapy. Questions about whitening? Carissa is our “go-to” for ZOOM! and all other whitening options. During the weekends, if she’s not spending her time in the Pacific Northwest hiking or rock climbing, then you’ll find her repurposing and distressing antique finds or taking her rescue dog to the puppy park.