Carol graduated from The Ohio State University School of Dental Hygiene.  Further studies included expanded functions at Pasadena City College, Pierce College, and JP Consultants Periodontal and Soft Tissue Management, an affiliate of USC.  She has worked dental hygiene in Ohio, California, and Washington and is licensed in OH, CA, AZ, and WA.  

 "I have enjoyed helping patients achieve their goals for optimum dental health as well as working with our incredible team of talented professionals at Dr. Hannula’s dental office in Tacoma.  We have fun working together and strive to serve or patients and friends with excellent care.

My husband’s and my family have grown from a son and daughter to their spouses and 7 beautiful grandchildren.  They are busy raising their families in the area.  We count it a true blessing to be able to be a part of their lives, and we are very proud of them.

I love music and interior decorating.  I have played the pedal harp for several years and for several different venues in the Los Angeles, CA area including the nationally televised Hour of Power Crystal Cathedral Orchestra in Orange County, CA for 5 years.  I have played the harp in several churches in the Seattle/Tacoma area as well as weddings and parties.  I also enjoy serving in my home church wherever I can help.

I have worked in several great dental offices in over 30 years, 18 years in Dr. Hannula’s office.  I consider our current team of dental professionals one of the best.  It is a joy serving people with this team.”



Shelley graduated from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene 1984. She has been blessed to be a member of Dr. Hannula and his staff since 1988.

She feels particularly lucky to have had the opportunity to develop relationships with her patients over the years and loves getting to know them and their families.

"Working here is such a privilege because our team has an incredible amount of knowledge, experience, compassion and energy."

Shelley is highly skilled in diagnostics and early treatment of periodontal disease. She takes pride in making your visit not only thorough, but enjoyable as well.

The most rewarding aspect of her job is knowing that she plays a key role in helping patients with their overall appearance and health in a positive way.