Andrew J Kapust, DDS, PS

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Andrew J. Kapust, DDS, PS

Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry

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About

Orthodontic & Pediatric Dentist Office

Serving Olympia, WA, Tumwater, Lacey, and South Puget Sound

At Dr. Kapust’s Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry practice in Olympia, our mission is to provide comprehensive dental and orthodontic care for children, teenagers, and young adults. We believe that we can make a significant contribution to a young person’s life by teaching preventive dental health, restoring decayed and missing teeth, maintaining proper growth and development of the teeth and jaws, and improving facial esthetics.

Our dental team is made up of exceptional people who are excited and committed to pursuing excellence when serving our patients. We will consistently deliver high-quality dental and orthodontic treatment in a positive and caring environment. We will continually learn new techniques in order to provide state-of-the-art treatment and maintain a modern facility creating a pleasant and fun atmosphere. We will strive to have families leave our office feeling informed, well served, and happy with a desire to return and refer their friends.

Dr. Andy and happy patient - Andrew J. Kapust, D.D.S. Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry

Orthodontic & Pediatric Dentist Office

Serving Olympia, WA, Tumwater, Lacey, and South Puget Sound

At Dr. Kapust’s Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry practice in Olympia, our mission is to provide comprehensive dental and orthodontic care for children, teenagers, and young adults. We believe that we can make a significant contribution to a young person’s life by teaching preventive dental health, restoring decayed and missing teeth, maintaining proper growth and development of the teeth and jaws, and improving facial esthetics.

Our dental team is made up of exceptional people who are excited and committed to pursuing excellence when serving our patients. We will consistently deliver high-quality dental and orthodontic treatment in a positive and caring environment. We will continually learn new techniques in order to provide state-of-the-art treatment and maintain a modern facility creating a pleasant and fun atmosphere. We will strive to have families leave our office feeling informed, well served, and happy with a desire to return and refer their friends.

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Meet Dr. Andy

Dr. Andrew Kapust grew up in Olympia and graduated from Olympia High School.  He received his doctor of dental surgery degree from the University of Iowa and his post-graduate specialty certificates in Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry from The University of California at Los Angeles, (UCLA).  Dr. Kapust is Board Certified in Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry and is recognized as a Diplomat of The American Board of Orthodontics and The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.  He is one of few dentists in the country to be recognized as a Diplomat in two different dental specialties. These credentials allow Dr. Kapust to provide exceptional dental and orthodontic care for the child/adolescent patient.

Dr. Kapust is married to his wife, Elizabeth, and they have two children, Ryan and Ella.  The Kapust’s are engaged in the community and support many charities and organizations.  They love the outdoors especially boating on the Puget Sound and skiing in the mountains.

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Meet the Team

“I would like you to meet my wonderful Team!  I am inspired by their level of enthusiasm and compassion as they take great care of our patients.  Amazingly, together they have a combined 132 years of dental experience.  WOW!!  Each one of them brings a special talent to our Team which, I believe, makes our office a fun and special place for kids and teenagers.  I am so fortunate to have such a dedicated group of people to work with.  They are truly the most treasured asset of my practice.”

– Dr. Andy Kapust

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Ann

Registered Dental Hygienist

Why you'll love working with Ann: Ann is a fun, thoughtful, and positive individual. She strives to stay in the know about the latest and greatest findings within the dental field in order to provide the best care for each and every one of her amazing patients. Even though she likes to keep her nose in the books so to speak, she also loves being silly with her littlest patients and is very gentle and caring to all. Ann is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure her patients leave here with a smile.

 

Likes: Photography, cooking, painting, dancing, traveling around the world, snowboarding, SUP boarding, gardening visiting hot springs and waterfalls, hiking, mango gelato, spending time with her husband, Zach and son, Chris, and playing with her adorable Jindo puppy.

 

Fun Facts: Ann has lived abroad in Europe while her father served in the Army and has traveled to 21 different countries!

 

Stats: Born and mostly raised in Oklahoma but moved frequently around the country and abroad. Permanently settled down in the beautiful Pacific Northwest in 2009. Graduated from Pierce College Fort Steilacoom for dental hygiene.

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Tammie

Certified Dental Assistant

Nickname:  TF

 

Why you'll love working with Tammie: Tammie is very friendly and easy to talk to.  Tammie is dedicated and loyal to her friends, family and her job.  She is great at explaining things in detail.  If you didn't know it coming in, you certainly will know it all when you go.  She is very knowledgeable and takes pride in being able to answer all of the questions you may have.

 

Likes:  Tammie likes working with children, long walks, hiking, reading and spending time with her family and friends.

 

Fun facts:  Tammie started her Dental Assisting career here working with Dr. John Kapust when she was 18 years old and has been here ever since, except for time off when having her children!  Tammie is a stage 4 cancer survivor!

 

Stats:  Attended Olympia High School and SPSCC.  Married for over 40 years!  Has three adult children, Nick, Chris and Katie (twins), and two grandchildren, Phoebe and Milo. Has been a part of the Kapust Team since 1976!

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Heidi

Certified Dental Assistant

Nickname: Klum

 

Why you'll love working with Heidi: Heidi is a very thoughtful person who is kind, considerate, dedicated and strives for greatness. She is friendly and so much fun to be around! Heidi goes out of her way to make sure that all our patients, as well as the parents, are comfortable. Heidi has a great laugh, always has the most positive attitude and is so much fun to be around!

 

Likes: Heidi enjoys spending time spending time with her family and friends and staying active. She is a cycling instructor as well as a personal trainer. Heidi loves shopping, especially for antiques and vintage clothing. Heidi not only loves encouraging her patients but is also passionate to help others achieve their fitness and health goals.in the summer you will find she and her husband enjoying time on their boat cruising around the Puget Sound.

 

Fun Facts: Heidi has lived in Olympia her whole life and is definitely an "Olympia Original". There may be a time or two where you are out and about and think you've run into Heidi and find that it's really her sister, they could be twins! Heidi's mom and one of her sisters are also in the dental field here in Olympia!

 

Stats: Attended Olympia High School. AA and ATA at South Puget Sound Community College. Heidi has been a part of the Kapust Team since 2001.

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Michelle

Certified Dental Assistant

Nickname: Micki

 

Why you'll love working with Michelle: Michelle is dedicated to both her family and the office.  She is a wonderful assistant, very knowledgeable, friendly, hardworking, and wonderful to work with.  She's always very thorough and "spot on" with what needs to be done.  She's great at taking photos and solving computer problems.  She's dependable and awesome with patients and co-workers!

 

Likes:  Spending time with her children, family, and friends.  Loves outdoor activities, camping, swimming, boating, and the beach!  Loves hiking, reading, gardening, cooking, and making the kids smile!  Michelle also loves to travel!

 

Fun Facts:  Michelle is happily married to a wonderful man and has three beautiful girls and two amazing grandchildren. 

 

Stats:  Attended Yelm and Rainier High Schools.  Pierce College from 1992-1995, received her certified Dental Assistant at Clover Park Technical College in 1996.  Worked in Pediatrics in Federal Way from 1996-2001.  Worked in Orthodontics in Lakewood from 1999-2001.  Michelle has been a part of the Kapust team since 2001!

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Deon

Treatment Coordinator

Nickname: Dml (Pronounced Dimmle) and Dieje

 

Why you'll love working with Deon: Deon is friendly and loves to make people smile and feel at home.  She has a great attitude and a warm personality.  She values family and honesty and will always strive to make your day brighter!

 

Likes: Spending time with her family and friends.  She enjoys being in her flower garden. She loves to spread joy with flowers by giving bouquets or sending notecards made from her flower photography. She also loves to write in a way that encourages people and aspires to have a book written someday. She is deeply grateful for being a wife, a mom and a grandma. Her and her husband have four grandkids with a fifth on the way!

 

Fun Facts: Bungee jumped off a bridge twice at midnight back in the 90’s. She loves cooking but has a special love of cooking with cast iron.  Her and her husband are recent empty nesters and look forward to many new adventures together. Deon loves all animals but has a heart for the ones people don’t usually like.  She is a spider and bee rescuer. She has wild crows that come when she whistles for them and has saved squirrels, opossums and bunnies.

 

Stats: Married to her best friend since 1994.  The LaFond's have two wonderful kids (a son and daughter) plus the best daughter and son in law she could ever ask for. They believe they have the greatest grandchildren in the whole world!  Deon has been a part of the Kapust team since 1998.

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Amanda

Office
Administrator

Office Administrator

Nickname: Manders, A-Dub

 

Why you'll love working with Amanda: She knows most of you by first name!  She has an eagle eye for finding misfiled charts!  Nothing gets by her; she is always listening.  In fact, some of the Kapust team says she should really be a private investigator!

 

Likes:  Enjoys Disneyland more as an adult than she did as a child! Spending time outdoors and camping with her husband and three sons – because Camp Life is the Best Life!  Riding Quads and hanging out with friends and family. Loves singing silly songs to embarrass her teenage son.  Great at bringing laughter to the workplace, a bit of a jokester. 

 

Fun facts:  Was a McCleary Bear Festival princess in 1997, though she swears she never once ate their famous "Bear Stew!"

 

Stats:  Attended Elma High School.  Shoe size:10.  Once had her nose pierced.  Listens to Christmas music year-round.  Makes up a nick name for everyone she meets.  Rarely up past 9pm.  Has two doodle doggies (Marlee and Hazel).Has been a part of the Kapust team since 2006!

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Nicole

Scheduling Coordinator

Nickname: Nic, Nickelby, Nic-at-Nite

 

Why you'll love working with Nicole: She loves getting to know our patients and families.  She can create a schedule that fits together perfectly using her amazing Tetris skills.

 

Likes: Nicole loves to kickbox, bake and decorate cakes. She loves Disneyland, in fact, that's where her and her husband went on their honeymoon.

 

Fun facts:  She graduated from Black Hills High School and was Lakefair princess in 2001. She began teaching kickboxing at The Valley Athletic Club when she was 17 years old and loves to decorate cakes.

 

Stats: Attended Black Hills High School.  She is the oldest of five children and has been married to her awesome husband since 2003.  They have a daughter and son and black lab.  Nicole has lived in 11 different  states, 13 different cities and moved to Olympia with her family when she was 16 years old.  Has been a part of the Kapust team since 2008!

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Starla

Certified Dental Assistant

Nickname: Star, Chicken Butt a.k.a. Chicken Whisperer

 

Why you'll love working with Starla: Starla is always willing to be of assistance to anyone who needs it! She is a great helper and seems to be especially loved by our littlest patients! She is kind, gentle and loving and really gives you that warm and fuzzy feeling! Starla is always interested in learning to continue to better herself each day. She's often told she would make a great Kindergarten teacher!

 

Likes: She likes to travel and see new places!

 

Fun Facts: Loves to read and garden. She and her family have 2 cats, 2 dogs and also has two fish tanks full of colorful fish! She lives on 10 acres and has a ton of chickens that help to provide a mass amount of eggs for her family and her friends when they ask nicely!

 

Stats: Born in California. She's married with two children, one boy and one girl. Has been a part of the Kapust team since 2009!

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Brandy

Patient
Coordinator

Patient Coordinator

Nickname: BF

 

Why you'll love working with Brandy: Brandy loves working with kids because they are so fun. Brandy is the first face you’ll see upon entering our office- she will always have a big smile for you! Brandy has a fun energy about her that is contagious to those around her. She makes coming to our office fun and exciting.

 

Likes: Brandy enjoys watching her kids play soccer and loves traveling with her family.

 

Fun Facts: Summertime is her favorite time of year. She and her husband, Todd, can often be found cruising the lakes around Olympia on their boat.

 

Stats: Brandy has been married for 19 years and has 2 children. They are a huge soccer family!

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Ashley

Certified Dental Assistant

Why you'll love working with Ashley: My goal is to give all the patients I get to work with
the best experience possible. I have a great sense of humor and gets along with everyone!
I’m guaranteed to put a smile on your face and make you feel right at home!


Likes: I love spending time with my husband, Thomas, and our kitty Noodle! I like spending
time outside camping, hiking, paddleboarding and fishing.

 

Fun Facts: I’m currently expecting my first kiddo, who will be welcomed into the world this
September! I am secretly a nerd when it comes to video games, I’ve been playing since I
was three years old!

 

Stats: I graduated from Yelm High School in 2014, then went on to the Dental Assisting
program at South Puget Sound Community college where I graduated with high honors in
2016!

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Justine

Hygiene
Coordinator

Hygiene Coordinator

Why You’ll love working with Justine:  I love being a part of a team.  Enjoy learning new things and I am willing to help with whatever is needed.

 

Likes: Watching my girls play sports, spending lots of time @ the fastpitch field, camping, swimming, spending time with my family, hanging out with friends, going on vacations, playing with my dogs, dancing and just relaxing.

 

Fun Facts:  She was a Loggers’ Playday Princess.

 

Stats: Justine was born and raised in Hoquiam.  Graduated from Hoquiam High School in 1995.  Graduated from South Puget Sound Dental Assisting Program.  Now lives in Montesano with her husband, two girls, stepdaughter and two dogs She also have two older stepchildren and 4 grandchildren.

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Tabitha

Dental
Assistant

Dental Assistant

Why You’ll love working with Tabitha: Tabitha is very kind and gentle, and always does her best to put her best work forward. She is dedicated to learning, and always wants to experience new things to learn as much as possible. Tabitha loves children and wants to help them be happy and have fun!

 

Likes: Tabitha loves singing and listening to music, particularly with her family. She loves going to the beach, the forest, the mountains, anywhere with fresh air! Tabitha loves going to her parents’ house for dinner and game night, but also loves staying home and playing video games and snuggling her cats!

 

Fun Facts: Tabitha has sung multiple solos in her high school concerts, and sang the national anthem in a quartet on TV before the legislative session. She also currently attempting to teach herself the piano. Tabitha is good at doodling, and has put some of her artwork on clothes, phone cases, and even patient's bibs at work!

 

Stats: Tabitha has spent her whole life living in Lacey and attended Timberline High School. She graduated in 2018, and  that same year, she completed her Associates degree with South Puget Sound Community College that she began through the Running Start program. Tabitha has been part of the Kapust team since 2021!

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Carmell

Dental
Assistant

Dental Assistant

Why You’ll love working with Carmell: Carmell is a very energetic fun assistant to work with, she always puts her best foot forward and has an extraordinarily strong work ethic that she takes pride in. It has been known that some people would say she is an extremely industrious worker that never stops.

Likes: Camelll loves to go on vacation to see the world take and on great adventures! When not working or out on an adventure, she loves to spend time with her family.

Fun Facts: Carmell has worked in the dental world for 19 years…all of which have been in pediatric dentistry. She has even gone to Africa (Togo) and for a dental mission trip. it was both fun and rewarding as she was able to to give back to kids in great need.

Stats: Carmell was born and raised in Hoquiam, Washington. She lives in Montesano with her 2 kids - Terrick and Anna, her husband, Joey and a furry, friendly  doodle named Sammy.

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Mackenzie

Dental
Assistant

Dental Assistant

Why You’ll love working with MaKenzie: MaKenzie’s goal is to ensure every patient has a great experience and to give the best care possible. She is friendly, always has a smile on her face, and is always willing to learn something new!

 

Likes: hiking, camping, and to travel the world!

 

Fun Facts: MaKenzie has a one year old puppy named Moose! Loves to read and to try new recipes.

 

Stats: Born and raised in Tennessee. MaKenzie worked as a pediatric dental assistant for 3 years in Tennessee before moving to Washington with her husband, who is active duty military.

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Perri

Sterilization Technician

Why You’ll love working with Perri: Perri is very hardworking and tries to help everyone around her while keeping a positive attitude. She is also a great listener to anyone who needs to talk about anything going on.

 

Likes: baking, walking, pottery, cooking, and her pet lizard Roger!

 

Fun Facts: Perri makes the best chocolate chip cookies ever and she always tries to find opportunities to share her yummy baked treats with her friends and family!

 

Stats: Perri graduated Timberline High School in 2019 and has almost completed her associates degree in basic arts!