Our clinical team consists of 9 dental assistants: our assistants are Brenda, Jenny, Keri, Lindsey, Susan, Sam, Andrea, Christine and Stacy.
With their special training in working with children, they are happy to make your child's dental visits a life long positive experience. They will help provide them with healthy dental habits and building relationships with a playful, friendly approach.
Our assistants are trained and excited to meet the needs of every child. Our team believes that continuing education is vital to our ability to reach every child's individual needs, including children who have special needs.
Dr. Chad Galbraith has been with the practice since 2007. He has enhanced our dental practice significantly with his knowledge and enthusiasm. Dr. Galbraith is a native of Sedro Woolley. He attended Eastern Washington University as an undergraduate and proceeded on to dental school at the University of Washington. Following dental school Dr. Galbraith worked in a Pediatric Dental Practice in Spokane for one year. He then entered a two year Pediatric Dentistry Residency at Children's Hospital in Denver, Colorado.
Chad believes that positive experiences with children help create a foundation that is essential to future success. He and his wife Darcy, who is a General Dentist in Bellingham as well, have four children Gabe, Riggs, Broderick and Quinnlyn. Chad and Darcy both have a strong commitment to community and enjoy volunteering at various organizations.
Dr. Jenny Veltkamp feels strongly that children and parents need to have positive experiences in the dental office in order to achieve good oral health. Her commitment to this has led her to become involved in classroom educational visits in elementary schools and with the Whatcom County Free Sealant Day at Interfaith Community Health Center.
Jenny is a member of the American Dental Association, an affiliate of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and also a wife and mother. Jenny loves to find adventures with her family like hiking, visiting the zoo and making sand castles at Birch Bay.
Our Sterilization team shares a position at the heart of the clinic. Diana and Michelle's duties include ordering, repairing, and sterilizing instruments. They also set up treatment trays for the day and are available to assist the doctors, hygienists, and assistants as needed.
They are one piece of the puzzle that helps make our office flow smoothly and efficiently while having fun with patients, their families and each other.
The Galbraith Mountain Pediatric Dentistry front office team consists of Karla, Patti, Lori and Tanis. Our staff will greet you with a warm and friendly smile. They are more than happy to work with you and your child providing you with an appointment that meets your child's dental needs and fits your busy schedule.
From the moment you walk through our doors until your appointment is over, our expert professionals are there to provide you and your child with an enjoyable dental experience.
Makenzie joined our team in 2007 as a dental assistant. She went on to earn her Dental Hygiene Degree from Yakima Valley Community College in 2013 and returned to our office to practice hygiene. She enjoys restorative dentistry and loves working with children.
In her free time, Makenzie likes spending time with her family and friends.
Cheryl joined our team August 2017. Cheryl attended Bellingham Technical College dental assisting program and has been in the dental field since 1992 before going to Lake Washington Institute of Technology to get her hygiene degree. Cheryl likes working with children and giving them a positive dental experience.
In her free time, she enjoys running, biking and being with friends and family.