Meet Our Team

Grace Kim

Grace Kim, Lead RDA

Grace first joined Bright Smile Dental in December 2017, but soon became a vital member of our team. She enjoys being a dental assistant and being a part of the process of creating beautiful and healthy smiles. Grace loves working at Bright Smile Dental because of the diverse and enjoyable personalities in our team. She was born and raised in Washington and currently resides in the Tacoma area. In her spare time, she enjoys adventuring the night life, doing volunteer work, traveling and sightseeing with her German Shepherd and Pembroke Welsh Corgi. She is currently in school for Dental Hygiene.

Veronica - Lead Dental Assistant

Veronica grew up in Michigan, but has since traveled all across the country. She’d always been encouraged to try joining the medical field, but didn’t originally see where she might go. When she first started dental assisting, she was surprised by how quickly she took to it. Now she’s Bright Smile’s Lead Dental Assistant, and an incredibly important member of this team.

On her days off, Veronica enjoys cooking, baking, and having game nights with her friends.

Bronson Pactanac, Front Office & Billing Specialist

Bronson first joined Bright Smile Dental in June 2019. He was born on the island of Hawai’i and moved to Washington State for four years ago. Though the weather and climate in Washington state is different from Hawai’i, he appreciates the breathtaking mountain range and scenic views this state has to offer. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, eating fried chicken and waffles and, Costco hot dogs. He also likes spending quality time with his wife and children.


Princess, RDA

Princess is the newest team member of Bright Smile Dental. She recently joined on August 2019 shortly after finishing up her externship there. She loves working at Bright Smile Dental because of the warm and positive attitudes of everyone in the office. Princess enjoys being a dental assistant because she is able to create relationships with patients that are nervous or terrified and help achieve the smile of their dreams. On her days off she loves cruising the streets with friends, spending time with family, and discovering new food places.

Angela - Front Office & Dental Assistant

Angela was born and raised in Washington, working in food service, museums, and youth programs before joining Bright Smile Dental. She really enjoys the supportive and genuine energy of this team. She also especially loves learning about patients’ lives and interests. Angela knows how hard or overwhelming it can feel to go to the dentist, so she hopes patients feel listened to, cared about, and not judged at all when they come in.

Outside of Bright Smile, Angela enjoys supporting her friends, eating tasty foods, and cuddling her anxious and cute little dog.

Carl - Front Office & Sterilization Tech

Carl Andrei Pedro grew up in California, but the beautiful nature attracted him to come and live in the state of Washington. He currently lives in Tacoma and enjoys going on hikes and exploring nature on his days off.

The newest member of our team, Carl’s been great at wanting to learn more every day. We all enjoy his sincerity and hard-working nature.

Alix - Front Office

Alix originated from Southern California, grew up in the suburbs, and lived as a sojourner in pursuit of her life’s purpose & calling. She has always had a passion to live up to her name as “helper of mankind.” Through a myriad of jobs and connecting with people from all walks of life, she has gained a love for learning & developing life skills that she enjoys sharing with others through her work as an Integrative Wellness & Life Coach.

She moved to the beautiful state of Washington in June of 2020 to marry Dr. de la Paz and begin their ministry of marriage to serve and help others through starting a church plant and working with their team at Bright Smile Dental to be a center of influence in their local community.