Meet Our Providers

Jim Tsou, DDS (1)

Jim Tsou, DDS

General Dentist

Educational Background: I have BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering before receiving DDS from NYU College of Dentistry. I served as general dentist in the US Army, attaining the rank of Major.

Continuing Education Courses Attended: I’m currently enrolled in the Spears Dental Education Program.

What year did you join the current practice and/or group? 2018. 

Where were you born? I was born in Shanghai, China.

Where were you raised? I grew up in the Philadelphia area. 

What is your favorite part about interacting with patients? I love educating patients on their oral health so they can make informed decisions for their well-being. 

Why do you like this practice and coming to work every day? I love coming to work at Tranquility Dental because the team is absolutely wonderful and makes work feel like a pleasure. I love the dental profession because I am able to make an immediate, impactful, and tangible improvement in my patient’s lives. 

What do you do outside of the office for fun or as a hobby? I love exploring all the sights and scenes that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. 

Pets: Doughy is my 2 year old border collie.

Sophie Prellwitz, DMD

Sophie Prellwitz, DMD

General Dentist

Educational Background: University of Notre Dame Class of 2013, University of Louisville School of Dentistry Class of 2017. 

What year did you join the current practice and/or group? 02/2021. 

Why do you enjoy the dental profession? I hope to bring a high standard of treatment that utilizes my desire to care for others while drawing from my artistic side and attention to detail. 

What is your favorite part about interacting with patients? I strive to add to the patient experience with active listening and good communication. 

Why do you like this practice and coming to work every day? I am excited to be part of a practice that puts the patient first while creating an atmosphere of calm and comfort to provide the best possible patient experience. I love the teamwork mentality within the practice and hope to continue to build trusting relationships with my team and patients. 

What do you do outside of the office for fun or as a hobby? Hiking, mountaineering, backpacking, and snowboarding. I also enjoy oil painting and acrylic pours, DIY projects, and live music/concerts. 

Where were you born? Newark, DE. 

Where were you raised? Cleveland, OH. 

Pets (significant others and kids too): Cat named Monte.

Kaitlyn

Dental Hygienist

Educational Background: Pierce College Dental Hygiene Program, Class of 2015. 

What year did you join the current practice and/or group? I joined the team at Tranquility Dental Wellness in 2019.

Why do you enjoy the dental profession? I love educating patients on their oral health needs and making a difference in the way patients feel about themselves. I enjoy helping people become more confident about their smiles.

What is your favorite part about interacting with patients? I like meeting new people and getting to hear about their lives. I like forming relationships with patients on a professional and personal basis.

Why do you like this practice and coming to work every day? I love my career and I am grateful for my coworkers. They help make the days run smoothly and are easy to be around.

What do you do outside of the office for fun or as a hobby? I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I love anything salt water-related and taking my dog on walks to new places.

Where were you born and raised? Puyallup, WA.

Pets: I have two fur babies, a dog named Baylee and a cat named Cohen. 

Devin

DENTAL HYGIENIST ​

Educational Background: Seattle Central College with Allied Health, Bachelor’s of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene 

Continuing Education Courses Attended: Laser Bacterial Reduction, Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy, Pediatric Dentistry, DECOD UW WA Special Needs Dentistry, Suicide Prevention, Infection Control, HIPPA/WISHA, CPR/First Aid, Combat Medical Training, EMT-B 

Affiliations/Organizations You Belong to: US Navy Veteran, Washington State Dental Hygiene Association, American Dental Hygiene Association 

What year did you join the current practice and/or group? I joined Tranquility Dental in 2021. 

Why do you enjoy the dental profession? I find great joy in providing services that improve the lives of others; building confidence in smiles, educating on proper oral home care practices, and preventing the progression of periodontal/gum disease. 

What is your favorite part about interacting with patients? My favorite parts of interacting with patients are building a relationship of trust, helping overcome dental anxiety, helping them feel comfortable and safe in the dental chair, and providing gentle but effective preventive dental services. 

Why do you like this practice and coming to work every day? At Tranquility Dental Wellness, we are not just a team, we are a family! Tranquility Dental treats patients as part of that family, and provides top-notch dental services to all who walk through our doors. Spending each day with family makes coming to work easy. 

What do you do outside of the office for fun or as a hobby? In my off time, I enjoy spending time with my family, being the loudest dad at my son’s soccer games, making my partner and other’s laugh with my corny dad jokes, serenading my family and friends with my karaoke skills, and restoring/repairing all the things breaking in my 1920s home with the help of YouTube. 

Where were you born? I was born in the Appalachian Mountains, in Charleston, West Virginia. No, it’s not like the movie “Deliverance.” 

Where were you raised? My mother, a single mom and a nurse practitioner of over 40 years, raised my brother and I in North Carolina and Virginia. 

List your pets (significant others and kids too): My Partner: Veronica, My Son: Donovan, Their Pet: Me

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