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Dr. Tarr received his dental degree from the Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Prior to embarking on a career in dentistry he studied philosophy as an undergraduate at Amherst College and went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from Indiana University. In his practice of dentistry Dr. Tarr combines his passion for science, for using his hands to craft things of beauty, and for helping people achieve their overall health goals.

The entire staff of Madrona Family Dental share Dr. Tarr’s philosophy and his commitment to providing the best possible oral health care for our patients. We believe that delivering the highest level of service starts with taking the time to understand the individual needs and concerns of each patient. We strive to build long-lasting relationships that are founded on respect and trust. We derive great satisfaction from maintaining optimal oral health in each of our patients, one smile at a time.

M’LEA, Patient Care Coordinator

M’Lea completed her training as a registered dental assistant in 2005 and has been caring for patients at Madrona Family Dental since 2008. M’Lea cherishes the relationships she has formed with our patients. She cares deeply about their health and well-being and enjoys doing whatever it takes to provide them with the best possible care. M’Lea grew up in Seattle and likes to keep busy in her spare time. She is especially fond of hanging out with her young nieces and loves trying new things, particularly ethnic cuisine–the spicier the better! M’Lea joined Madrona Family Dental as Dr. Tarr’s chair-side assistant and she has moved to the front office. She continues to be an invaluable asset to our team and our patients in her position of Patient Care Coordinator.

LORA, Dental Hygienist

Lora has been in the dental field since 2007. She started out as a dental assistant, which she loved, though ultimately it was her goal to become a dental hygienist. She has realized this goal and joined the Madrona Family Dental team in 2015. In her spare time she enjoys playing the piano, snowboarding, and spending time with her two nieces and nephew.

ALICIA, Dental Hygienist

Alicia has been a dental hygienist since 2014 after graduating from the University of New Mexico. She found her place on our team in 2016 and loves getting to know all of our wonderful patients and making them feel comfortable. She recently moved to Seattle and loves to hike and do all things outdoors with her Husband and their dog, Moose.

KARISSA, Dental Assistant

Karissa joined Madrona Family Dental in 2015 and immediately brightened the office with her southern charm and her commitment to making the needs of her patients her highest priority. She knows first hand what it is like to feel anxious in the dental chair and this makes her especially adept at putting patients at ease. Karissa shares our desire to always be growing and improving and she demonstrates that every day. When she is not in the office she enjoys exploring the cultural and scenic beauty of Seattle and playing with her energetic son.

AMBER, Financial Coordinator

Amber started her career in the dental field as a dental assistant after graduating from the Pima Dental Assisting program in 2011. She has transitioned to the front office and is especially fond of helping patients discover that good dental care does not have to hurt either in their mouths or in their pocket books. She joined the Madrona Family Dental team in 2017. Amber is a Seattle native and loves the natural beauty to be found in the Pacific Northwest as well as the culture unique to this region—discovering new restaurants is high on her list of favorite things to do.

KRISTEN, Dental Hygienist

Kristen brings to the Madrona Family Dental team a contagious energy for life and a devout commitment to the wellbeing of her patients. She joined us in 2017 prompting Dr Tarr to consider that his long sought after #mfddreamteam was finally realized. Kristen values relationships and recognizes that they are founded on trust and compassion. For her patients, she works tirelessly as an advocate of their health and knowledge.

ALVARO, Dental Assistant

A native of Arizona, Alvaro came to Seattle in search of a different life and new experiences which started by taking part in a dental assisting program. Being from a small town and raised in a family restaurant, he has brought with him a sincere and generous sense of hospitality. Alvaro always knew he wanted to help people, and he has found the perfect way to do so by caring for our patients here at Madrona Family Dental. He has a knack for helping people feel comfortable and at ease, which he feels is the most important aspect of dentistry. A long-time foodie and lover of nature, Alvaro is not opposed to discussing where and what to eat in the city, as well as outdoor activities. He is also very interested in how our patients are doing outside of the dental chair.


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