James Song, DDS
Roxan Molina-Abenoja, DDS
Educational background: I graduated from the University of Washington with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. I took an advanced course, such as CAD/CAM course, to prepare for my passion for aesthetics. I also took advanced training in internal medicine to provide care for those who are medically compromised.
Affiliations or Organizations: I am a recent member of the ADA and will also be part of the local dental society.
Why do you enjoy the dental profession? I love a family-oriented practice, as it is for Tranquility dental. I love seeing all ages and ensuring that everyone in your family is well taken care of in terms of oral health.
What is your favorite part about interacting with patients? I appreciate all the parents/guardians for all the effort to bring everyone in the family to get great oral health treatment and advice.
What do you do outside of the office for fun or as a hobby? After office hours, I binge-watch Netflix and enjoy traveling with great food. If you have any restaurant recommendations, please let me know!
Educational Background: Bachelors of Applied Science – Dental Hygiene from Lake Washington Institute of Technology (Class of 2018)
Continuing Education Courses Attended: A ton! I love going to dental conventions where I get to learn all day and walk around to see all of the vendors and different dental companies. Plus, I get to meet new people in the dental field.
What year did you join the current practice and/or group? I was temping here in January, then became officially full-time in the beginning of February.
Why do you enjoy the dental profession? I love building relationships with patients and getting to know them; it’s my favorite part of the job. I also enjoy educating patients and helping them love their smile. Growing up, my mom worked at our dental office so I have always loved being in the office.
What is your favorite part about interacting with patients? Getting to know them more personally rather than just surface level and building a connection.
Why do you like this practice and coming to work every day? I love the environment here. Everyone is very friendly and we get along great. We work really well together and teamwork is huge between us. I also really love my patients!
What do you do outside of the office for fun or as a hobby? I LOVE traveling; it is my favorite thing to do. I also really like the outdoors and am always looking for something to do outdoors. Fitness has been a passion of mine for a long time, so if I’m not on vacation or at work you’ll usually find me in the gym!
Where were you born? Bellevue, WA
Where were you raised? Kent, WA
Pets and Family: I have a 2-year-old Golden Retriever named Oliver, but he usually goes by Ollie. He is so sweet and snuggly but also has a ton of energy. He loves to play and go to the dog park. He also loves the water and goes swimming any chance he gets, even if it means laying in a mud puddle.
Educational Background: I graduated from PIMA Medical Institute in May 2021 with an associate’s degree in dental hygiene. In 2011, I attended the University of the West Indies where I obtained my associate’s degree in supervisory management and computer applications (honors). In 2010, I completed my Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education (honors) at Consortium of Institutions for Teacher Education. I also graduated from the College of Agriculture Science and Education in 2002 with a diploma in elementary education. I am also a certified nursing assistant and mental health technician.
Continuing Education Courses Attended: HIPPA, HIV/AIDS, OSHA, CPR/BLS, Among many more
Affiliations or Organizations: ADHA, WADHA, Previously Special Olympics and looking to go back
What year did you join the current practice and/or group? I started here in June 2021
Why do you enjoy the dental profession? I have a love for a beautiful smile; I think it is the most beautiful thing you can wear.
What is your favorite part about interacting with patients? My favorite part of interacting with my patients is when they express their satisfaction at the end of their treatment.
Why do you like this practice and coming to work every day? I have a wonderful team of dedicated individuals who are all passionate about their work and have a desire to make a difference in the profession.
What do you do outside of the office for fun or as a hobby? I do every and anything that can be done outdoors. I especially love being on the beach.
Where were you born? I was born on the beautiful island of Jamaica – sun, sea, and sand.
Where were you raised? I was also raised in Portland, Jamaica, and eventually migrated to the United States in 2015.
Family: Demarcus (Husband), Tiffany (Daughter), Taje (Son)