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Meet The Team

Meet The Team

Our goal is to provide you and your family the finest dental care available anywhere.

Jeromy A. Peterson,DDS

General Dentist

Dr. Peterson and his team take the time to listen to you and provide you with the best care possible. Right when you meet Dr. Peterson, you’ll know he is there to serve your needs and get you the smile you’ve always dreamed of.

Dr. Peterson earned his dental degree at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. He is a graduate of the Kois Center® training program and is proud to be a mentor of this prestigious training center which focuses on treatment planning, cosmetic treatment, dental reconstruction, implant restorations, periodontal care, and denture services.

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Dr. Peterson is a clinical instructor at the University of Washington School of Dentistry and also participates in many of the local study groups. He has completed additional training in CEREC® technology, dental restorations, pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, and dental implants in order to provide the newest technology and most up to date care for you and your family.

Best of all, Dr. Peterson combines excellent clinical dentistry with the individualized care and communication you deserve.

Nicole Leiker,DDS

General Dentist

Dr. Leiker has practiced with Modern Dentistry since 2018 and has been instrumental in helping our patients maintain their healthy smiles.

Dr. Leiker got her start in dentistry at an early age. She worked for two dental practices in her community while in high school and then for an orthodontics office during college. After earning her BA degree in 1995 in political science, she went on to receive her DDS degree in 1999 from the University of Washington School of Dentistry. She practiced in downtown Seattle for almost twenty years before joining Modern Dentistry. Dr. Leiker was honored to be one of Seattle's Best Dentist from 2012-2019, an award named by her peers.

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While in private practice, Dr. Leiker pursued additional dental training under Dr. Frank Spear at his center in Seattle before becoming a visiting faculty member at the newly created Spear Education in Scottsdale, AZ.

Dr. Leiker appreciates being able to contribute to the well-being of her patients. It’s one way she hopes to make the world a better place. When not treating patients, Dr. Leiker enjoys spending time with her family as well as cooking, weightlifting, yoga and travelling.

Our Staff


Dental Hygienist with Modern Dentistry since 2018

Shakira impersonator, party planner, Karaoke superstar

Being a dental hygienist was a goal for Hallie since childhood. She got her start by first volunteering at a dental clinic then dental assisting and finally to hygiene school.

Hallie loves building relationships with her patients while helping them improve their overall health. Her co-workers appreciate her leadership in planning team bonding activities such as the annual group costume for Halloween. When she isn’t providing great care for her patients or working on her mad Shakira impressions, Hallie enjoys hiking, reading, beach-combing, singing karaoke and spending time with her family.


Dental Assistant with Modern Dentistry since 2008

Dog lover, dancer extraordinaire, Picasso‑in‑training

If she didn’t enjoy her work so much, Jennie thinks she might be back in the Napa Valley working on her family’s ranch. Always ready to learn new things, Jennie hones her skills by attending many training classes to master the latest dental techniques.

In addition to being a great dancer who can dance to any music, Jennie has superpower skills in anticipating what Dr. Peterson is thinking and will need next.

Jennie has a passion for paddle boarding and painting and loves spending time with her super sweet dogs LuLu and Tahoe.


Office Manager with Modern Dentistry since 2020

Disneyland fanatic, Wonder Woman wannabe, Midwest transplant

With a background in event management, Courtney is responsible for business aspects of the practice and assures the practice operates smoothly. Courtney loves getting to know our patients, answering their questions and making each visit pleasant and convenient.

Outside of work, Courtney enjoys spending time with her husband and dog children, Pippin and Leia as well as binge watching all things Star Wars. On a nice day, you will often find her playing fetch in the

backyard or exploring new areas in the PNW.


Dental Hygienist with Modern Dentistry since 2018

Foodie, binge watcher, former rap star’s girlfriend

Tiffany graduated from Columbia Basin College’s dental hygiene program after several years as a dental assistant.

Tiffany is a master at her craft and her notable talent is her ability to make people comfortable and welcome. On weekends, she enjoys trying new restaurants (minus the meat) cooking (minus the meat), traveling, photography, and binge watching all the latest shows on Netflix.


Treatment Coordinator with Modern Dentistry since 2021

Coveter of shoes, Baseball lover, Professional kid chauffeur

Layce started her dental career in 2015 working for an orthodontics clinic. Her work there taught her clinical and customer service skills that she has further developed at Modern Dentistry. Layce loves to see patients do the work it takes to regain and retain their healthy, big smiles.

Layce’s two teenaged boys keep her very busy after hours with many sporting events and other activities. Some of her favorite things to do with down time is to rewatch her favorite show-- “New Girl”, watch New York Yankees baseball and practice her smooth moonwalking skills. 


Dental Assistant with Modern Dentistry since 2022

Buffalo wing lover, Mind reader, Unicyclist

Before joining Modern Dentistry, Marisa worked for several years assisting in an oral surgery office. Marisa enjoys getting to know patients and helping put them at ease during their visit. 

In her limited spare time when not trying to keep up with her husband and two children, Marisa finds time to enjoy gardening, working out/yoga, camping as much as possible and playing with her dogs Bella and Auggie.


Dental Hygienist at Modern Dentistry since 2022

Artist, Hobby farmer, Taco superfan


After growing up in Alaska, Beverly flirted with the idea of careers in social work, physical therapy, and environmental science before realizing her true calling was dentistry. Over the past decade, Beverly has shared her passion through teaching at a dental hygiene school, serving as president of the state dental hygiene association, and clinical practice.


Outside of the office, Beverly plays in fused glass, pottery, and painting among other mediums. Once the glitter glue has dried, she heads outside to tend to her garden and run her fur babies with her husband on their small farm.