Meet The Staff

     Many thanks to all the practitioners who have welcomed us into the Whatcom County dental community and allowed us to be a part of the care team for their patients. Special thanks to our amazing patients who have trusted us with their care over the past two years. We love being a part of this community and can’t wait to celebrate many more anniversaries over the years to come!

front office team

Brooklyn Larson, Treatment coordinator

Brooklyn is a CDA, RDA, and is BLS certified. She also holds an AAS in pre-dentistry with four years of endodontics experience prior to joining us in the oral surgery field. Brooklyn splits her time between working up front and assisting in the back, so you may talk to her on the phone or she may be assisting with your surgery. No matter where you find her, just know she is happy and excited to be working in the dental field and being part of our team! She moved to Bellingham from the Midwest following her dreams of being a dental hygienist and living in the PNW. Over the next serval years, she plans to attend BTC to obtain a degree in dental hygiene. In her spare time, (when she isn’t snuggling with her cat), she loves being outdoors and exploring the trails and beaches in Whatcom county. 

Jocelynn Ansell, front office coordinator

Jocelynn is a Whatcom County native and has worked in the local dental community for the past 22 years. She is a CDA, but has migrated to the front office in recent years. Jocelynn joined the team in 2020, and has become a mainstay to the practice. Her warm and caring personality makes her the a wonderful addition to the team! Jocelynn takes care to make all of our patients feel welcome and heard. She takes pride in ensuring our patients feel safe and have a comfortable experience. Outside of work, Jocelynn enjoys hanging out with her two dogs (Pirate & Ruby) and her family. Jocelynn is an avid gardener and loves reading, laughing, hiking, and caring for all animals. 

lindsay pierce, insurance & billing specialist

Lindsay has 15 years of experience in the dental field, specifically working with insurance and billing practices. She joined the Horizon team in 2021, and works remotely from Oklahoma. Lindsay’s attention to detail and strong organizational skills make her an asset to the practice and have proven to be immensely beneficial to our patients. Her confidence and experience is essential to ensuring that our patients benefits’ are fully utilized. Lindsay truly enjoys working in the industry and all of the challenges that insurance throws her way!

When Lindsay isn’t battling insurance claims, she really enjoys a warm summer day, watching baseball, reading and going to the lake. She has been married almost 12 years and has two children that keep things wild around her home. 

lindsay becker, office manager

Lindsay is a nurturer by nature—she thrives on helping others and is committed to providing the highest quality healthcare for our patients. She believes that inclusivity, integrity, and professionalism are fundamental traits to healthcare and strives to meet this credo every day.

Bellingham has been her home for the past 20 years; 17 of those years were spent working in oral surgery and periodontal dentistry as a surgical assistant. Lindsay returned to school and earned her BA in Sociology at Western Washington University in 2019. She re-entered the workforce in October 2019 to help open the practice. She spends her free time with her husband and three sons skiing, and loves to run Bellingham’s extensive trail system. 

surgical team 

Juliana Magliano CDA, LEAD Surgical Assistant 

Juliana was born and raised in Bellingham. After graduating from Meridian High School, she attended Bellingham Technical College. She has been working in the oral surgery field for 8 years, where the last 3 have been spent at Horizon Oral Surgery. Juliana holds multiple certifications including RDA, DAA, BLS, ACLS and is a certified phlebotomist. Juliana wears many hats in our office; you may see her assisting in surgery, checking you in for your appointment, or providing you with your insurance estimate. When Juliana isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her son Kaiyan, playing softball, reading, painting and traveling. Currently, she is learning ASL. Juliana loves learning and plans to return to school to become an RN to work in the NICU.

lucas roberts DA, surgical assistant

Lucas was born and raised in Bellingham where his family has lived for over five generations. He joined the Horizon team in early 2020, starting out in the front office as our treatment coordinator. Lucas is a quick study; his passion for learning led him to pursue additional training to become a surgical assistant. He is certified in DAANCE, BLS, ACLS, and is a certified phlebotomist. His ability to comfort and connect with his patients makes Lucas a huge asset to our team. In his free time, Lucas enjoys reading, exercising, and learning as much as he can.

Leslie lee CDA, surgical assistant

Leslie was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale Florida, and moved to Whatcom County in 2005. She studied at Bellingham Technical College and graduated with her AAS in 2012 and has been working as a dental assistant for the past 10 years. Leslie is certified in BLS, ACLS, DAANCE and is a certified phlebotomist. She joined the Horizon team in early 2021 and quickly became the office comedian with her quick-wit and dry sense of humor. Leslie is an integral part of the surgical team; her even-keeled temperament and genuine kindness gives her the ability to comfort our patients from start to finish. In her free time she enjoys cooking, gardening and spending time with her three beautiful daughters. 

Sarah peeples CDA, surgical assistant 

Sarah has been a valuable team member since the office opened in 2019. She has been working in oral surgery since 2014 and holds multiple certifications in BLS, ACLS, DAANCE and Phlebotomy. Sarah’s positive attitude and easy-going personality give her the ability to help her patients feel at ease in the dental chair. 

Sarah is a Bellingham native and loves to explore all the wonderful things that the Pacific Northwest has to offer; in her spare time she enjoys mountain biking, paddle boarding and painting. Sarah is happy to work in a field that allows her to create a positive change to her patients’ lives. She loves giving back to the community that helped shape who she is and we are truly lucky to have her on the team!