About Us:

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 persue excellence in 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.

Meet Our Doctor

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 Diplomate of The American Board of Orthodontics and The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is one of few dentists in the country to be regonized as a Diplomate 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.

Meet Our Staff

Title: Scheduling Coordinator

Nickname: Bon-Bon, BP, Bonni Bell, Bonified

Why you'll love working with Bonni:

Bonni has always got a smile on her face and is always laughing. She'll go out of her way to do the best she can to make things work for you! Always looking out for the best interest of those around her. Wants everyone to be treated the way she would like to be treated. If you need it, she'll tell you where to find it or try and find it for you! She's always a great resource for just about everything! If you can't fix it, she'll take a stab at it! If she thinks you're having a bad day, she'll do her best to put a smile on your face. Always has a great sense of humor and is always trying to look at the bright side! Believes if it's not challenging, it's boring so continue to strive for excellence!

Likes: Spending time with her family and friends. Paling around with her dogs, Tucker and Tyler and snuggling with her cat, Dave. She loves to spend time riding her quad on the trails of Capital Forrest and knows Rock Candy Mountain like the back of her hand. Loves just about anything outdoors, traveling, being on the lake, floating the river, and sporting events. Obsessed with Pandora radio! Master Wii bowler, but get her in a bowling alley and she can't win if it's the last thing she does!

Fun Facts: Once road tripped from Key West, Fl. back to Olympia with two of her best friends in a two door Saturn, stopping to visit New Orleans (a few short months before Hurricane Katrina) and the Grand Canyon. Her first concert was Steely Dan at the Gorge. Most of her best friends are people she met in elementary and middle school. Won Miss Cinderella Tot in 1983. Has the most super extended family you could ever know!

Stats: Attended Tumwater High School and so did most of her family. Born and raised in Olympia. Started working with children at age 14. Started out working in daycares in High School. Spent a short time in Family Practice and Neurology and spent many years working in Pediatric Medical. Has been a part of the Kapust team since 2004!

Title: Patient Coordinator

Nickname: Nic, Nickelby, Nic-at-Nite

Why you'll love working with Nicole:

She's the first to greet you when you enter the office and will do so with a warm, welcoming smile. She truly loves working with the wonderful patients and team at Dr. Kapust's office and it shows.

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 make and 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 6 year old daughter named Hailey and a black lab named Maggie. 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!

Title: Scheduling/Financial Coordinator

Nickname: Manders, ARK

Why you'll love working with Amanda:

She knows most of you by first name! She has an eagle eye for finding misfiled charts! You'll get to know her well because of ALL of the confirmation calls! 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. Blowing "Zerbits" on her boy's tummy! Great at bringing laughter to the workplace, a bit of a jokester. Enjoys getting her monthly massage, yes she has a membership! Loves garage sales, swap meets and the clearance rack, who doesn't like a good bargain?

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 been a part of the Kapust team since 2006!

Title: Treatment Coordinator

Nickname: D, LaFonduh, Gloria

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: Enjoying every moment with her family and all of her amazing friends! She enjoys watching her daughter play sports, hugs, coffee, coffee and more coffee, being a grandma, jalapeƱos, avocados, cooking and teaching Sunday School.

Fun Facts: Bungee jumped off a bridge twice on New Years Eve in 1992, is a master burrito folder, she can show you the "right way!" Her family thinks she will be a "crazy bird watcher" once she retires! She hates broccoli, but did eat a whole head of it once on a bet!

Stats: A North Thurston Ram who has converted to be a proud parent of an Oly Bear! Married to her best friend since 1994. The LaFond's have two wonderful kids, an awesome daughter-in-law and the cutest grandson in the world and another on the way! They are also so blessed to have many other kids they love as their own. Has been a part of the Kapust team since 1998!

Title: Financial/Insurance Coordinator

Nickname: Kim-E-CoCo-Pop, Kimmee Gibler

Why you'll love working with Kim:

She will LOVE your kids! Kim always visits with them, teases them, asks them questions, gives them big hugs, praises them and makes them feel good about themselves! Her motto is "If the kids love you, the parents will love you!"

Likes: Kim loves the Seahawks and the Mariners and even has a Mariners baseball tattoo and a Ken Griffey bobble head! She also likes to play games with friends like Yahtzee (they have YAHTZA fun!!), Mexican Train, 10,000, Apples to Apples, Dominoes, and Poker. She is the bargain shopper of the year - no coupon goes unused, no sale unnoticed!!! And she is the "75-90% off after the holiday" shopping girl. Need a gift? You should check out her personal "home shopping network" in her closet!!! She's also known as the "Take Back Queen" because she'll return anything!

Fun Facts: Kim claims to have hundreds of kids without having given birth to a single one... we quote her "I have my nieces and nephews, my friend's kids and all of the kids at my office!" Here is an interesting fact, her Dad worked at the Olympia Brewery for 39 years, his Dad retired from there and his Grandpa also retired from there! Another cool fact, Kim has a Seahawk themed Thanksgiving every November with friends in California with Seahawk cups, plates, napkins, tablecloth, serving bowls, platters, Seahawk EVERYTHING! A picture of the table was entered in Fox Sports Seahawks Best Fan contest and won in October 2009!

Stats: Attended Olympia High School. Kim was born at the "old" St. Peter's hospital in Olympia. She graduated from St. Michael's grade school when their football team was called the St. Mike's Tykes! Sounds rough and rugged huh? No wonder they changed their name to the Spartans! Has been a part of the Kapust Team since 1996.

Title: 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!

Title: 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 of 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 yoga, a good book and spending time with family and friends. She enjoys watching her son in track. She loves to dance and has been known to boogy down to get a laugh out of coworkers. She likes to go shopping and watch a good comedy. She also loves to watch Project Runway! If she could afford to be a fashinista, she would be!

Fun Facts: Heidi makes her own jewelry (Oly Girl Designs) and has lived in Olympia her whole life! 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. Has been a part of the Kapust Team since 2001.

Title: Certified Dental Assistant

Nickname: KD

Why you'll love working with Kim:

Kim is always striving to do her best and does it with a smile! She is always willing to jump in to help anywhere help is needed. Whenever you see Kim, you'll find her with and upbeat attitude and fun personality! She loves working with the kids!

Likes: Kim likes to team rope and barrel race, hauling her girls to rodeos and watching them compete and snow skiing. Also enjoys watching her girls play basketball.

Fun Facts: President of the Northwest Junior Rodeo Association. Has 6 horses, 1 donkey, 3 goats, 2 cats and 1 dog. Has been married to her wonderful husband since 1997, though they have been friends since they were 8 years old! Has been a part of the Kapust team since 2009!

Stats: Attended Rochester High School. Graduated Centralia Beauty College.

Title: 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 any and 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, exept for time off when having her children! Tammie will be starting Invisalign treatment soon. She will be visiting New York in the summer of 2011 to visit her daughter and see her daughter's new house!

Stats: Attended Olympia High School. Married for 29 years! Has three children, Nick, Chris and Katie (twins)! Has been a part of the Kapust Team since 1976!

Title: Registered Dental Assistant

Nickname: BF

Why you'll love working with Brandy: Brandy loves working with kids because they are so fun. She loves seeing a child get through their appointment with success and to see how proud they are with themselves after a procedure is done. 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: Summer time is her favorite time of year.

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

Title: Registered Dental Hygienist

Nickname: Jamma Jo, LR

Why you'll love working with Lisa:

Lisa is fun with a great sense of humor, but don't let her fool you with her sarcastic side! She's very knowledgeable, patient and a great listener! She's got a great memory with things like birthdays or where you go to school! She knows her stuff and does it well and she's always willing to lend a hand. Lisa is a great friend to have and always has great stories to tell! She will tell you she "never wins anything", when really she wins just about everything! Lisa is always great at putting our patients at ease.

Likes: Chocolate, coffee, camping, traveling to tropical locations, playing with her Australian Shepherds, crossword puzzles, spending time with her grandchildren, gardening and whitewater rafting.

Fun fact: Lisa is a huge Survivor fan! She's watched every episode since the very beginning! She loves the beach! From Hood Canal to Mexico. Give her a beach and a Palm Tree and she's happy!

Stats: Attended Aberdeen High School. Married 30 years, has 3 grown children (2 boys and a girl), has two grandsons, 3 grand daughters and 2 Australian Shepherds! Has been a part of the Kapust team that originally started with Dr. John Kapust, since 1989.

Title: 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 running, quads, Annual Pig roasts, hiking, reading, making the kids smile and spending time in her hot tub!

Fun Facts: Michelle is happily married to a wonderful man and has three beautiful girls! Michelle likes to run 5k's for fun and is hoping to run a full or a half marathon someday. She's a huge Twilight fan!

Stats: Attended Rainier High School. 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. Has been a part of the Kapust team since 2001!

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Title: Registered Dental Assistant

Why you'll love working with Odessa: Odessa is very empathetic and gentle. She always strives to make patients feel comfortable and relaxed at their appointments. Odessa works hard to learn more everyday and always with a smile on her face.

Likes: Odessa likes spending time with her boyfriend and their 2 cats, spending time with her family, going to concerts, hiking, yoga, reading, cooking, shopping, soy caramel macchiatos and trips to the Oregon coast.

Fun Facts: Odessa always has more clothes than can fit in her closet. She would eat sushi everyday if she could. She has traveled to Australia and claims to make the best chocolate chip cookies ever.

Stats: Graduated from Centralia High School. Odessa interned at Dr. Andy's office during dental assisting school and has been here ever since.

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