Meet Our Team
Susan Hollinsworth, DDS, PS
Meet Our Team
Welcome To Our Practice
Dr. Sue Hollinsworth
Dr. Hollinsworth was among the first female dental graduates of the University of Washington School of Dentistry. She opened her family and cosmetic dental practice on the Kent East Hill in 1978 and cherishes the long term relationships and community ties she has developed over the years.
"My goal from the beginning has been to overcome people's fears and negative images of dentistry. My greatest satisfaction comes from helping people get healthier and feel good about their smile! "
Dr. Hollinsworth has been actively involved in the dental profession, both at the local and state level.
She volunteers her services in many different capacities, helping those who cannot afford dental care as well as mentoring students.She is an affiliate professor with the UW School of Dentistry, serves on the Dean's Club board , and has endowed a scholarship to financially help a dental student.
In recognition of her leadership and service, she has received fellowship in the following honor societies: Pierre Fauchard, International College of Dentists, and American College of Dentists, where she serves as chair of the Washington-Alaska section.
Dr. Hollinsworth is equally dedicated to community service and has spent many volunteer hours. She currently serves on the board of directors for Children's Therapy Center and she and her husband are active members of Kent United Methodist Church.
Her office has an ongoing "make a difference day" project of collecting toiletries and dental hygiene supplies for the homeless and the Kent Food Bank. Over the years, she has participated in M.S. walks, CROP Hunger Walk, and the Kent Relay For Life Cancer Walk, where her team,"Mouthing Off Against Cancer", emphasizes oral cancer detection. She also has participated with and supports the Genesis Project , the Oral Cancer Foundation, and Kent HOPE.
Hello, I’m Kathy! I am the financial coordinator, specializing in dental treatment needs as well as insurance benefits. I have been in the dental field for over 19 years, and I love being part of a dental team that is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our patients. As one of Dr.Sue’s team members, I look forward to getting to know you and helping you meet your goals in creating a healthy smile. When I’m not at work, my husband and I enjoy traveling in our motor home, spending time with family and friends, and being outdoors.
Greetings! I’m Karna, your “Smile Staff” scheduler and treatment coordinator. I enjoy helping people stay strong and healthy through good dental health. Over my career in dentistry, my favorite part has been meeting and getting to know wonderful people. After living in this community for many years, I am delighted and proud to be working for Dr. Hollinsworth. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my big family, cooking for them, participating in church activities, gardening, and walking.
Hi, I'm Becky, your dental hygienist. I enjoy helping people achieve healthy smiles even after 30 years in the dental field. Most of my family are dentists or dental hygienists, so I grew up in the profession and received my degree from Yakima Valley Community College. Learning new things is exciting to me and I love providing information to my patients, too! At home, I like to spend time with my husband, children, extended family and especially my little grandson.When I get time to myself, I like to do needlepoint and sudoku!
Hello, my name is Karen, and I’m proud to join Dr. Sue’s team as a dental hygienist. I am excited to build strong and lasting relationships with the wonderful patients at this office. My goal as a hygienist is to treat and care for each patient individually according to their specific dental needs. I earned my degree from Lake Washington Institute of Technology and my undergraduate degree from Eastern Washington University. So I’m an Eagle, just like Dr. Sue! Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my family, walking my dog, and gardening.
Hi! My name is Deborah. I have been part of Dr.Sue's dental team for over 7 years. I think Dr.Sue is a caring, generous, and outstanding dentist who always puts her patients first. I am also proud to be part of an amazing dental team. We work hard to give our patient's healthy smiles in a pleasant environment.
Outside of the office,I keep busy helping my mom who has had dementia for several years now and who is an oral cancer survivor! I enjoy camping with my husband, hiking, and jet skiing. I'm also a huge Seahawk fan! Go HAWKs!
Hello! I'm Luoana. I am from Mexico but have lived in Kent for the last 2 years. There are many dentists in my family so it was natural for me to go into dentistry ,too. I have been in dentistry now for 12 years. My passion is working with people, knowing what a great smile can do for them. I am so happy to be part of this amazing team as a dental assistant.When I'm outside of the office, I like to spend time with my husband, and I love swimming and running.