our team

Nate Seimears

Owner/ Cosmetic Specialist

Nate is one of the owners, and the driving force here at WDL. He has been working in the lab since he was just 11 years old. Over the past 20+ years he has grown to become the county’s specialist for cosmetic work and complex cases. He spends his time outside of the lab adventuring with his family and working on outdoor projects.

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Tom Hamilton

Owner/ Production Manager/ Finish Technician

Since beginning his career in Twin Falls Idaho 20+ years ago, Tom is now one of the owners here at WDL. On top of managing the lab’s daily production he also specializes in implant work and other complex cases. He likes to spend his time relaxing with his family in the backyard, and playing softball.

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Rick Seimears

Owner/ Founder

Rick began his lab career in 1974, and opened WDL shortly after. Although he is enjoying semi-retirement, you can still find him at the lab contributing to the caseload and mentoring the staff. Born & raised in Whatcom County, he is active in his church and thrives sharing the gospel and making a backyard paradise for his grandkids

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Deanna Baydak

Office Manager

Deanna is the one who really runs the show around here. She has been WDL’s office manager since 2018. She is the secret sauce that makes WDL work seamlessly and successfully. This Whatcom County gal enjoys going on roadtrips and other adventures with her friends, and spending time with her close-knit family.

Ann Seimears

Pickup & Delivery Driver

Before she was our pick up & delivery driver Ann was a dental assistant for over 26 years. She often found spoiling her 8 grandkids, teaching Sunday school, and camping with their friends.

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Brian Green

Milling & Printing Department Lead

Brian is our milling and printing guru here at WDL Originally from Orange County California, he has long since settled here in Whatcom County. You will find him reading books and playing video games in his free time

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Chris Cooke

Ceramist/ Finish Technician

Chris is one of our skilled ceramists here at WDL. He has been a dental technician since 2013 and works on cosmetic restorations as well as hybrid cases. Originally from Denver Colorado, he moved to the PNW and joined the WDL team. When not making teeth at the lab, he instead creates art, music, and chills with his two cats and dog Cujo.

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Drew Basham

Removables Technician

Drew can be found in our removables department creating our night guards and crafting our digital dentures. He grew up in Grand Rapids Minnesota, but now calls Whatcom County home. In his spare time he can be found outdoors with his dogs, or playing video games.

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Jessica Miller

Accounting

Jessica, our in-house bookkeeper, has been assisting small businesses in our community since 2014.” She is originally from Bellevue, WA but now lives with her family on a hobby farm in Ferndale. She gets joy from being outdoors with her husband and two children and enjoys hunkering down to read or make lists.

Ken Patterson

CAD/CAM Designer

Ken came all the way from Dallas, Texas to join the WDL team. He is one of our skilled CAD/CAM designers that creates the foundations for a variety of cases. Outside of the lab he enjoys jiu-jitsu and playing music.

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Kristen McClain

Removables Technician

After stepping into the dental world working as a sterilization tech back in 2012, Kristen fell in love with lab work. She is now an important team member of our removables department. She often spends her free time beachcombing and creating art and music.

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Madison Wheeler

Dental Lab Assistant/ Pickup & Delivery Driver

Maddi can be found in a variety of roles here at WDL, including doing our pickup and delivery. She was born and raised here in Whatcom County. In her free time she prefers to spend time with her family and dote on her nephews.

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Molly Seimears

Marketing & HR

Despite her best efforts trying to elude the lab life, Molly is now taking on the marketing & human resources for WDL. She is a Whatcom County local, and farm gal through and through. She is also a labor & postpartum doula, and stays active by chasing after her wild toddler and two school aged kids.

Ryan Fadden

Dental Technician / Traditional Fixed Metal Framework Specialist

Ryan joined WDL back in 2004. Over the years he has worked his way up in the lab and now is our specialist for traditional fixed metal framework cases. Him and his wife spend their time outdoors or watching movies together.

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Shannon Joneli

Model Room Lead

Shannon’s model work is a big part of WDL’s success. She has been creating quality models since back in 2000. She is happiest in life when snuggling with her pups (and her husband too of course).

Steve Tinklepaugh

Dental Technician / Skagit Lab Manager

Steve began his dental career almost 30 years ago. He began as our resident gold specialist and now manages WDL’s Mt.Vernon lab as well. Being outdoors with his family, and volunteering with youth sports are his activities of choice.

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Todd Fadden

Dental Technician / CAD-CAM & Finishing Technician

Todd has been on our team since 2002. He now focuses his skills on CAD/CAM and ceramic work. He is a Whatcom County native and enjoys his time spent outside of the lab with his wife and two children.

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