Our Staff





Dr. Thomas Safley, DDS

I am very excited to announce that a new dentist has joined our expanding practice at Arlington Dental Clinic.  Please help us by welcoming Dr. Safley to our practice.

Dr. Safley is working here part time.  Dr. Safley was a military brat until Third grade, traveling the world to new Air Force Bases. After his travels were completed he settled in Tacoma. His college years and Dental school all found him at the University of Washington. GO DAWGS!! He worked for the Puyallup Indians for two years, in their dental clinic, then opened his own practice in Bellevue. His skills grew as he serviced that community for 26 years. He loves dentistry and strives to maintain integrity in always educating and presenting his patients with the best dental options.  Dr. Safley prides himself on delivering excellent dentistry with comfort and care. He is married to Patti, a first grade teacher. They have five daughters. He also loves biking, skiing, woodworking and family time.





Registered Dental Hygienist


angela-bestestAngela has worked for Dr. Dykstra for over 10 wonderful years.  We are pleased that we have had the opportunity to work alongside Angela, she is an exceptional person.  We have enjoyed her infectious smile and laughter over the past decade.  Angela has become part of our  family and will miss her immensely, but wish her nothing but the best in her new endeavors.  She will always remain a part of our family, and hopefully we will get to see her every now and then.  This is a small town you know……

We love you Angela!








sherry-bestSherry attended Lake Washington Technical College and received her associate’s degree in dental hygiene in 1998 and has worked part time in our practice since 2001.  Sherry is committed to our patients, teaching them what they can do to maintain good oral health.  Outside of work, Sherry enjoys reading, shopping and hanging with her husband and friends.











Samantha attended Owens Community College in Ohio and received her associate’s degree in dental hygiene. Samantha is originally from Michigan, she had her husband who is in the Navy moved here to Washington. They have a dog Roscoe and enjoy the outdoor activities. Samantha enjoys shopping in her spare time and her favorite part about being a dental hygienist is being able to have a connection with her patients, and to assist them in forming and maintaining healthy oral habits.








Administrative Team



Michelle is our administrative and treatment coordinator and has been a part of our team since 2009 and absolutely loves it! Michelle brings many years of administrative experience to her position.  Her enthusiasm and commitment encourages patients, their families and friends to come to our practice.  She enjoys spending time with her family and leads a very busy life with sports and outdoor activities including riding her horses.  Michelle is available to answer your questions and explain treatment, fees and insurance benefits.

Email: admin@johndykstradds.com









jessica-bestWe are pleased to announce that Jessica has joined our practice.  Jessica brings enthusiasm and knowledge as a registered dental assistant.  Join us in welcoming Jessica to our practice!!

Jessica is a registered dental assistant, receiving her certificate from Everiest College in Everett.  She is a people person; working with our patients to help them improve their smiles and oral health.  Jessica does a great job of making our patients visit run smoothly from start to finish.  In her spare time, Jessica loves spending time with her family and friends and enjoys cooking and taking trips.

Email: reception@johndykstradds.com







Dental Assistants


Jamie is a Registered Dental Assistant, please join us in welcoming Jamie to our practice.  Jamie received her certification from Bryman in 2002. She has been in the dental field since 2001. She enjoys helping patients feel comfortable and improve their oral health. In her spare time, Jamie enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and friends.











Please help us welcome Kara Hushagen our newest dental assistant to our practice.