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Meet Our Staff

Our team consists of friendly, smart and fun people who are dedicated to meeting the needs of our patients.


Dr. Mathew DorschDDS

Dr. Dorsch graduated from the University of Washington (UW) School of Dentistry in 1998. After completing the program, he practiced dentistry in a private practice. He also taught as an affiliate faculty member at the UW School of Dentistry and the Bellingham Technical College Dental Assisting Program. Before joining our practice in 2008, Matt also practiced at the Tulalip Indian Tribe's Public Health clinic.

Originally from Kenmore, Wash., Matt and his two children stay active in sports and the outdoor recreation that Bellingham has to offer.


Kathryn BrightonHygienist

Born and raised in Bellingham, Kathy attended Shoreline Community College and Western Washington University. She has been serving our patients as a Registered Dental Hygienist since 1989. In her time outside of work, Kathy enjoys spending time with her husband and pets.

Laurel BerardHygienist

Laurel is a Bellingham native and attended the University of Washington, followed by Lake Washington Technical College where she received her dental hygiene degree in 2010. Laurel is very enthusiastic about dental hygiene and her patients' overall oral health. She enjoys all aspects of dental hygiene, but especially seeing the transformation from disease to stability and health, achieved through a combination of therapy, motivation and education. Laurel and her husband, Nick, welcomed their son, Hunter, in 2012 and spend most of their time chasing after him and their dog, Chase.

Sheri WhiteHygienist

Sheri graduated from the Oregon Institute of Technology's Associate Degree Dental Hygiene program in La Grande, Oregon, in 1986. She has been a practicing registered dental hygienist since 1986, and a member of the Dorsch Family Dental staff since 2001.

Dental Assistants

Penny GudbransonDental Assistant

Born and raised in Bellingham and attended BVTI (now BTC). She has been in dentistry 30+ years and loves to travel when she can. She also loves spending time with her children when they come home.

Collette MoldenhauerDental Assistant

A native to Whatcom County, Collette earned her dental assistant credentials from Bellingham Technical College in 2009, and has been treating patients with us since her graduation. She loves the outdoors and is an avid competitive horseback rider.

Office/Support Staff

Mia HartFinancial Coordinator

Mia works in our front office, filing and tracking all patient insurance claims. She's been a part of the Dorsch Family Dental team since the summer of 2011. Prior to working with us, she spent 12 years in the physical therapy field.

Linda ConroyHygiene Assistant

Linda has worked for this practice approximately 10 years of her 42 years in the dental field. Her duties include assisting the hygienists and filling in where needed.

Renee VetoAccounts Payable

Graduated from BTC in 1986 where she got her dental assisting credentials. She enjoyed assisting for about 15 years and then became involved with the front office duties. She has been a part of this practice for a little over two years.