Organizational Unit: Dental Providers

Parm Gill, DMD

I joined UCNW in 2023.

I have a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Alberta – Edmonton, AB. I received my DDS from Roseman University of Health Sciences and College of Dental Medicine in South Jordan, UT.

Prior to joining Unity Care, I worked in both private dental practices, and Community Health Center settings. I have volunteer experience providing dental care to underserved populations.

My hobbies include travel and reading. I am proficient in Punjabi.

Alan Faber III, DDS

I joined Unity Care NW in 2023.

I earned my BA in Biology from Kalamazoo College, my MS in Physiology from the University of Michigan, and my DDS from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. I completed my General Practice Residency at Community Regional Medical Center in 2022.

Prior to joining UCNW, I worked in private practice, providing the full range of dental care for adults and pediatrics. I also have experience providing dental care to underserved populations, including oral surgery, restorative, and emergency care.

I’m a member of the Mount Baker District Dental Society, the WA State Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.

 

Melissa Barrera, RDH

I started working at Unity Care NW in 2022.

I have an AAS degree in Dental Hygiene from Bellingham Technical College, and graduated with high honors.

I enjoy spending time with my husband and two dogs. I like working in community health, because it allows me to to help people and provide care for the community.

Jaclyn Liese, RDH

I joined Unity Care NW in 2022.

I received my BSDH from Eastern Washington University.

My interests include playing with dogs, finding new places to hike, and making new friends.

I love working in community health because I really enjoy helping people. Everyone deserves top notch care served with empathy. I try my best to bring that to all my patients. There was a time when I had not been to the dentist in many years and I was nervous to go in to the appointment. The hygienist who saw me that day so kind and compassionate. She allowed me to feel good about the steps I was making to improve my health. I want all my patients to leave feeling good about the steps they are making.

Sandra Pinzon, DDS

I received my DDS degree from The San Martin University Foundation in Bogota, Colombia. In 2007, I completed a one-year residency program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Community Smiles Dental Clinic in Miami, Florida. In 2008, I completed a second-year residency program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the Northwest Dental residency program in Toppenish, Washington.

I am a member of the Mount Baker Dental Society, and the American Dental Association.

My interests include reading and traveling.

It is wonderful to be part of a team that is in a position to significantly transform lives of patients and communities.

Lauren Soekirman, DMD

I started working at Unity Care in 2022.

I received my Bachelors of Science in Chemistry from Florida State University, and my Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry from the University of Florida College of Dentistry. I am active with the American Dental Association, and the Washington State Dental Association.

My interests include hiking, biking, and spending time with family.

I enjoying working in community health because I’m passionate about making a difference to those in need. I like being able to help bridge the gap for people to get access to good quality care.

Courtney Schick, DMD

I attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, and NYU for Advanced Education in General Dentistry. I am a member of the Mount Baker Dental Society, WA State Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.

My interests include skiing, gardening, hiking, and biking.

I enjoy being part of a team providing compassionate care to all, regardless of a person’s ability to pay.

 

 

Mason Cooper, DMD

I joined Unity Care NW in November 2021.

I received my bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition from Arizona State University in 2005, and my DMD from the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health in 2010. I earned a Certificate in Public Health Concepts from A.T. Still University, a university that focuses solely on community health and clinical dentistry.  I had my own practice in Blaine for 10 years but left it to pursue a career serving those in greater need of oral health care services.

I enjoy using my skills to help members of our community who wouldn’t otherwise have access to dental care.

My hobbies include snowboarding, playing drums, cooking, gardening, and backpacking.

Adam Drews, DMD

I joined UCNW in May of 2020.

After completing my undergraduate studies at Michigan State University, I received my Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Illinois. Following a cross country road trip, I completed a residency in general dentistry through NYU Langone at Healthpoint CHC. I have experience in private practice and community health environments, working with patients from various backgrounds and cultures.

What I enjoy most about community health is educating and impacting vulnerable populations in the community, and expanding access to care to everyone. In my free time I enjoy playing hockey, pursuing new hobbies, and keeping up with my beloved Detroit sports teams.

Mark Brooks, DDS

I have worked in community health dentistry for over 25 years. I enjoy providing quality dentistry to people in our community.

I graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia. I was able to complete a general practice residency at the University of Utah. I worked for the Indian Health Service and for Sea-Mar Community Health Center.

I started working at Unity Care NW in May 2020, at the North Whatcom Health Center facility.