Dentist

Micah Nicholson, DDS

Languages spoken:
English

Brigitte Higgins, DDS

Education: 
B.A., Whitman College, 2009
D.D.S., University of Washinton School of Dentistry, 2015
Certification: 
Western Regional Examining Board, 2015
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I work at Neighborcare Health because of the organizations dedication to reduce health care disparities in our community. I aim to live into this mission by providing high quality, ethical dentistry to all my patients.
Other: 

Brigitte was a dental assistant before she decided to go to dental school. After she completed her degree she went on to do a General Practice Residency at Swedish. While there she worked primarily with medically complex, disabled and fearful patients. Brigitte moved to Seattle from Portland, OR in 2000. In her free time she enjoys reading, cooking, spending time outdoors, and traveling.

Languages spoken:
English

OJ Valdez, DDS

Education: 
B.S., University of Washington, 2011
D.D.S., University of Washington, 2016
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I work at Neighborcare Health because the organization puts patient health and well-being above all else, an ideal that is important to me in my work as a dentist.
Other: 

Before coming to work at Neighborcare Health, OJ was completing his education at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. While completing his degree he had the opportunity to work in a community health center in Wenatchee, WA. This experienced solidified his commitment to work in a community health center, providing patients with needed dental care. OJ is originally from Yakima, WA but has lived in Seattle for over 10 years. He likes being outside, going out to eat and exploring in his free time.

Languages spoken:
English

Joe Vaughn, DMD

Education: 
B.S., University of Montevallo, 2011
D.M.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2015
G.P.R. Residency, University of Washington, 2016
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I work at Neighborcare Health because we have well trained professionals working in neighborhoods across Seattle providing excellent care to amazing people that can have a hard time finding accessible health care.
Other: 

Before working at Neighborcare Health, Joe was a resident in the University of Washington General Practice Residency program. During this intensive training program he had the opportunity to work at the University of Washington Medical Center, treating patients. In this setting Joe often provided dental care to patients who had complex medical needs. This work inspired Joe to work in a community health setting. He is originally from Alabama, but enjoys living in the Pacific Northwest. In his free time Joe likes to watch sports, see movies, drink coffee, go for hikes and explore Seattle.

Languages spoken:
English

Katherine Sloan, DDS

Education: 
DDS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011
Why I work at Neighborcare Health: 
I work at Neighborcare Health because I am invested in the organizations mission to eliminate barriers to quality health care, including dentistry for all.
Other: 

After Katherine graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry she completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at Lutheran Medical Center in New York City. She proceeded to work for several years in other community health center settings before joining Neighborcare Health in 2016. Outside of work Katherine enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring Seattle, and taking in the natural beauty around the state.

Languages spoken:
English
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