Dr. Ola Englund
Smile Source Spokane-North is proud to introduce its founder, Dr. Ola Johan Englund. Dr. Ola was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, living most of that time on Mercer Island. He attended the U of W undergraduate program and graduated from the School of Dentistry in 1976. After dental school, Dr. Ola completed a general practice residency with the public health service in Baltimore. While he enjoyed his time “back east,” his heart still belonged to the Inland Northwest, so he returned and joined a practice in Medical Lake in 1978 and has been transforming and enhancing smiles ever since.
He continues to improve his skills with many hours of continuing education classes, which include extensive seminars at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute (LVI) and Spokane Study Club, and he has most recently been asked to teach clinical courses in Seattle and St. Louis. Dr. Ola desires to provide his patients with optimum care and treatment options.
Dr. Ola and his lovely wife, Gayle, who is a retired radiation therapist, have been married since 1972. Their three children are Ryan, Leslie and Chrissy. Beyond the joy of their children comes the adoration of their grandchildren, Miya, Grayson and Bennet. Ola and Gayle wistfully look forward to their golden years with many more grandchildren.
While Dr. Ola’s oldest passion remains rebuilding and repairing antique clocks, his current hobbies include golf, racquetball and fishing. Although these activities are a huge source of enjoyment, Ola, with a sheepish smile, is amazed at the level of frustration they can cause.
Dr. Ola Englund’s lifetime goal is to touch peoples’ lives with God until he’s at least 100 years old. He desires to continue providing charity dentistry to those in need and expand into missionary dentistry in the future.
Meet Our Team
Our team aims to provide each patient with a satisfying and invigorating experience as they receive their dental treatment. We employ many highly qualified individuals who are expertly trained in helping patients feel more welcomed and comfortable with us. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment to receive dental care in Spokane, Washington, we invite you to call us at 509-228-3212 today and ask for a meeting with our dentist, Dr. Ola Englund or Dr. Scott Joslin!
Jamie – Financial Coordinator
Jamie has been with our team for over 10 years. She specializes in dental insurance and loves taking care of our patients. She especially enjoys the family feeling of our team and office. Jamie and her husband, Ryan, have three sons.
Elsa – Patient Care Coordinator
Elsa completed a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Pacific Lutheran University and has been with our team for over 36 years. She is committed to the best interests of our patients, team and doctors, and she loves the long-term relationships that we develop with each other and our patients.
Outside of the office, Elsa enjoys spending time with her husband, Jack, and her daughter, sons and grandchildren. Her hobbies include golf, quilting and enjoying summer weather.
Geovana – Patient Care Coordinator
Geovana joined our team in 2019 and loves the interactions that we have with our patients each day. Prior to joining our team, she spent six years in the Washington Army National Guard as a signal support systems specialist. Geovana and her husband, Alex, have one dog and one cat.
Bindu – Dental Hygienist
Bindu graduated with a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene from Oregon Health Sciences University in 2003 and joined our team in 2018. She loves her co-workers and goes the extra mile to educate our patients on the importance of oral health and its impact on general health.
Bindu has four sisters and is married to a loving man named Mark. Outside of the office, she enjoys traveling.
Kendra – Dental Hygienist
Kendra graduated from EWU in 2012 with her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene and a minor in health science. She worked as a dental hygienist in Seattle for five years prior to joining our team in 2017. Kendra is an honest, caring and ethical hygienist who takes great pride in helping her patients achieve healthier mouths and better overall health. She also likes to have fun and can be found joking and laughing with co-workers and patients alike. Kendra loves the family atmosphere in our office and the friendships she has developed with our team and patients.
Kendra has a Golden Retriever named Remi. When not in the office, she spends her time visiting friends in Seattle, traveling and playing with her dog.
Janeczka – Dental Hygienist
Janeczka completed a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene, graduating with honors in 2016. She joined our team in September 2019, and although she is relatively new to our office, she strives to build trust and comfort with each patient she meets through providing quality care. She enjoys being part of a cohesive team and appreciates the positive relationships between our team and patients. Janeczka is committed to providing compassionate and ethical care and treating each patient as if they were her own family.
When not in the office, Janeczka enjoys spending time with her fiancé, family and close friends. She also loves camping on the Oregon coast each summer.
Jen – Dental Hygienist
Jen began working in the dental field in 2008 and graduated in 2013 from Yakima Valley Community College with her dental hygiene degree. She joined our team in October 2014 and enjoys being part of a team and office that feels like family. She loves working with gentle and caring doctors and getting to know our amazing patients as she helps them take care of their smiles.
Jen is married and has two children: one son and one daughter. Outside of the office, she loves cooking and spending time with her family.
Julie – Dental Hygienist
Julie joined the dental field in 2009, working as a dental assistant until 2017. She graduated from EWU in 2019 with her Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene, after which she joined our team. She loves our family-like atmosphere and brings dedication to hard work and patient education with her each day.
Julie is married and has one child. When not in the office, she enjoys cooking, baking and hiking with her dog, Bear.
Jenny – Dental Assistant
Jenny has been part of our team for over 15 years. She enjoys working with her friends, both patients and co-workers, and loves the positive energy of our office. Jenny is married and has two stepsons, two daughters and two granddaughters. In her free time, she enjoys making jewelry, painting, gardening and reading.
Tami – Dental Assistant
Tami joined our team in 2016. She helps wherever needed so that our patients can receive streamlined care and service. She loves being part of a team and an office where everyone cares about each other.
Tami and her husband, Tom, love being grandparents! Tami also loves everything Christmas and animal-related, and she especially enjoys spending time with her family whenever possible.
Becky – Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Becky was part of the first class in Washington to graduate from the EFDA program mentored by Dr. Ola and Dr. Rob. She has been part of our team for over 20 years and is dedicated to providing our patients with quality care. Becky has three children, two daughters and one son. In her spare time, she enjoys anything outdoors and crafting.