Meet the Team
Kimberly Clay (Lead Surgical Assistant / Front Desk)
Kim, a Port Angeles Native, has been a dental assistant since 2008. She is our longest tenured employee and has been working with Dr. Turella since he came to the Peninsula in 2013. Kim is a versatile staff member, being able to manage both surgical assisting and front desk responsibilities. What she enjoys most about working at the practice is that it is "team oriented" and that it gives her an opportunity to help those in need. When not working, she enjoys paddle boarding, biking, fishing, reading and spending time with her family and friends.
Abriana Buchanan (Surgical Assistant)
Abriana (AKA Bre), was born and raised in Port Angeles. She has been working as dental assistant since 2018. She joined our staff in September of 2019, making her our newest addition to the team. She is a hard worker, a team player, and a fast learner. When asked what she enjoys most about her job she said, "helping and educating patients" and "working in an environment where I am able to learn something new every day". When not at work, Abriana enjoys spending time with family and exploring the outdoors; especially summer days at the lake.
Tara Barnes (Surgical Assistant)
Tara, a Sequim native, has been an oral surgery assistant since 2016. She has been working with Dr. Turella for the entirety of her dental career. Tara is hard working, loyal, and is very tech savvy. We rely on her to manage our online presence including social media. When asked what she enjoys most about working in the practice she responded, "My work family.... They make everyday so much better." When not working Tara enjoys doing photography, graphic design, painting and basically doing anything creative.