Meet Our team

Giving you first-class care and a positive experience right from your first visit.​

GET TO KNOW OUR Tumwater Dental TEAM

Providing quality service and gentle care to our community.

Patty

Front Office Manager

Robyn

Dental Assistant

Sam

Dental Assistant

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Noe

Hygienist

Carly

Scheduling Coordinator

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Paul Edwards
Paul Edwards
15:02 04 May 23
Thorough AND painless. At 70 years old, I’d like to keep my teeth and appreciate working with a great team. The exam includes checking for any signs of oral cancer, part of preventive medicine and early detection. Brushing, flossing, and use of water pic were re-enforced.
Garry Brown
Garry Brown
14:13 28 Apr 23
Excellent customer service and friendly staff. I appreciate that Dr. Arne takes the time to explain everything. If you are looking for a dentist, I recommend Gundersen Dental Care. They will treat you right.
George Sharp
George Sharp
15:02 27 Apr 23
Competent, professional, caring concerned Dentist and staff! 😁
Fran
Fran
15:55 21 Apr 23
Very well run clinic. Dr. Gunderson and staff were very thorough and professional.
Warren Foster
Warren Foster
13:55 20 Apr 23
Always a great experience with all the staff and Dr. Gundersen.
Andi Weiks
Andi Weiks
15:39 12 Apr 23
Professional, friendly staff they take good care of you.
Brent Avery
Brent Avery
14:31 01 Apr 23
Kerry and the rest of the staff are great. Dr. Gunderson does great work also.
Ron Sergi
Ron Sergi
11:58 22 Mar 23
I have been a patient here since before Dr. Arne started working alongside his Dad, George. From Patty running the office to Kerri my hygienist, plus both docs; impeccable service, maintenance, and management of my oral health - for 25+ years! Look no further for a lifelong dentist for yourself and your family, where you’ll hear all of the options and get to make the best choice as you incorporate their expertise and experience into your decisions about your only set of teeth ever!
Amy Sauerlender
Amy Sauerlender
02:44 18 Mar 23
Very professional and caring staff!!!!
Jody Luedecker
Jody Luedecker
17:41 10 Mar 23
The best dentist ever!
David Bartlett
David Bartlett
15:12 09 Mar 23
The technician is a very friendly person with a gentle touch.
Hannele Buechner
Hannele Buechner
15:29 08 Mar 23
They took the time to get to know me and know my dental concerns and pain fears. The doctor answered my questions and addressed my concerns. I really appreciate this teams patient care.
Cristina Holland
Cristina Holland
23:51 05 Mar 23
Dr Gunderson and his team are very knowledgeable, professional and helpful. They are always positive and ready to solve any problem. My Wife & I do not admit this lightly, as we loved and personally knew our previous Dentist (Dr Meyers) who was a tremendous artist Dentist, but now retired. We definitely recommend Gunderson and His Staff. Thank You, LeRoy & Karon
LeRoy Sweet
LeRoy Sweet
19:01 04 Mar 23
Went in for a cleaning yesterday, it was time for x-rays, and Dr. Gunderson found two molars that were badly in need of a crown, one of them was from a former "budget" dentist who had done a poor job of a crown only three years ago. I'm grateful for all the staff at this office.
Linda Lawson
Linda Lawson
16:55 04 Mar 23
EVERYBODY there is absolutely amazing. Patty was a lot of help and walked me through everything. Which was incredible helpful. Just all in all really good people
Kelly Creekpaum
Kelly Creekpaum
00:21 16 Feb 23
Great dental care. I've been going to Gundersen Dental for close to 15 years and have always had a good experience.
Natasha Box
Natasha Box
15:09 15 Feb 23
Friendly and professional office. My first impressions were good and my first exam was thorough but easy. Dr. Gundersen and his staff communicate well.
Rachel Hof
Rachel Hof
18:44 09 Feb 23
If you are looking for a new dentist, this is the place. Great staff, fantastic service/care. Go, you will not be disappointed.
Mark Sherman
Mark Sherman
11:06 09 Feb 23
I’ve received excellent care from Gundersen Dental Clinic for years and highly recommend them.
Mike Polodna
Mike Polodna
15:26 08 Feb 23
Dr. Gundersen's office has been a really great dentist and I'm so glad I found this office after moving to Olympia from out of state. Definitely recommend.
Becky Garnett
Becky Garnett
16:49 31 Jan 23
FANTASTIC. GREAT customer care.
Richardh
Richardh
15:35 27 Jan 23
Great customer service and gentle cleaning.
Donna Davis
Donna Davis
23:39 22 Jan 23
Excellent Service. Debbie is the best. Very Happy with the service.
Peter Lichtblau
Peter Lichtblau
17:43 17 Jan 23
Dr Gundersen and staff are thoughtful, gentle and kind. They continually ask how I’m doing. I’m gratefulto be in their care!!
Carol Nemeth
Carol Nemeth
01:08 14 Jan 23
Good people here, they care about your health and don’t judge you for not coming in as often as you should. I highly recommend the entire staff. Don’t put off coming in any longer
roy boy
roy boy
21:16 13 Jan 23
Very welcoming and friendly. Dr Arne is very gentle and answered all my questions.
Phyllis Anderson
Phyllis Anderson
17:02 12 Jan 23
Thorough and meticulous cleaning,. Thank you!
Dawn Wilson
Dawn Wilson
14:26 23 Dec 22
Very friendly office. Great care given.
Barbara
Barbara
00:50 23 Dec 22
My Hygenist Carrie was awesome, as always. I am a dental phob, but she really cares about my comfort, going the extra mile to insure it.
Fern Liddell
Fern Liddell
22:53 16 Dec 22
I have very sensitive teeth and Dr Gundersen and my hygienist are very good at avoiding my sensitive spots and making the experience comfortable.
Tracie Drake
Tracie Drake
21:17 15 Dec 22
I have to have my teeth cleaned four times a year due to health issues that contribute to plaque build-up. I used to dread cleanings until I found Gundersen Dental Care. The dentist and hygenists are very knowledgeable, professional, and up to speed on the latest treatments. Kerry cleans my teeth, and you could not ask for a kinder, gentler hygenist! She is very professional and knowledgeable. I have a lot of recession, and she does everything she can to make me comfortable. The front office staff are pleasant and they go out of their way to work you into the schedule if you have an emergency. I highly recommend Gundersen Dental!
Christina Price
Christina Price
21:58 07 Dec 22
The staff is so incredible, friendly and knowledgeable. And Dr. Arne does impressive work and he’s so easy to work with. I have braces as an adult, which was a very hard choice to follow through on. I made the right choice going to Dr. Gundersen’s. It’s always a great experience for me at the dentist. And who can say that?!
Renae Round
Renae Round
05:02 21 Nov 22
Gundersen Dental Care is the Best.I am happy to recommend Dr Arne Gundersen and team for the consistently excellent care they have provided me for many years. A recent and typical visit:Welcomed as I enter office. A short wait in a comfortable activity area to soon be escorted to a private work station. Feel totally relaxed knowing I am getting best care by Dr Arne and team in a state of the art work station. Soon done and escorted out to enjoy rest of my day.Gundersen Dental Care is the Best.A t
Gary Minns
Gary Minns
19:11 16 Nov 22
Friendly atmosphere. Excellent treatment on first visit.
Janice Tappero
Janice Tappero
17:11 11 Nov 22
I recently had tooth pain. It was severe and I was miserable. The staff at Gundersen Dental Care got me in and Dr. Gundersen found my problem right away. My pain was addressed In such a positive way. I left with a care plan and felt validated. I’m thankful for EVERYONE at Gundersen Dental!!!!
Lori Schiewek
Lori Schiewek
19:04 07 Nov 22
I love going to the dentist. Carrie is the best and is thorough on my cleanings. She also listens when I describe my issues. Dr. Gundersen is the most detailed dentist I’ve ever been to. I trust him completely.
Sharon Kester
Sharon Kester
16:45 13 Oct 22
We love this place. Every one treats us like family. The office is incredibly clean and they are following all procedures to keep everyone safe. We have been going to this office for 8 years and they are just the best.
Jennifer McInnis
Jennifer McInnis
13:03 13 Oct 22
Going to the dentist has never been “fun” for me and coming to a new city and selecting a new dentist just adds to the anxiety but I must say, this visit was stressfree and everyone was amazing. From working through the initial scheduling, the checkin, the procedures and the followup everything has been top notch. I have spent a career in the customer service delivery space and believe me when I say that there are a lot of places that could learn a thing or two from Gunderson Dental Care. I highly recommend them. Keep up the good work.
Greg Ries
Greg Ries
16:29 30 Sep 22
Every experience with the staff and scheduling of appointments has been amazing!! I highly recommend this office 🙂
Jennifer Mandarino
Jennifer Mandarino
16:31 28 Sep 22
Dr Arnie is always courteous and professional.Karie is an exceptional hygienist
Gary Husby
Gary Husby
18:41 14 Sep 22
Excellent customer service and Dr. and his staff are excellent and very knowledgeable.
Susan Dillon
Susan Dillon
19:17 17 Aug 22
As always my visit went very smoothly.
Dorna Bullpitt
Dorna Bullpitt
23:12 27 Jul 22
Great job as usual you guys. Thanks!
Joseph Granger
Joseph Granger
21:02 27 Jul 22
I saw Debbie yesterday for my teeth cleaning and xrays. As always she is on time, friendly, professional, gentle and thorough. I actually look forward to my appointments there!
Debbie VanVelzer
Debbie VanVelzer
01:10 23 Jun 22
They are great at Gundetson. Kerry did an excellent job cleaning my teeth. No easy chore.
Ronald Sergi
Ronald Sergi
23:40 08 Jun 22
O' stop it already.....best experience ever!!! Dr. Arne, Patty, Debbie & Robin were amazing people and love, love, love their sense of humor. The doctor was very thorough with his exam. Was so surprised after not going to the dentist for almost 3 years (COVID!!!) no big issues at all, thank goodness! Once again you'll love coming to this office; I'd just go to visit everyone was so friendly and humorous but at the same time very professional!!! Love all you guys bunches........
Carole Burinsky
Carole Burinsky
17:40 28 Apr 22
Love this dentist and staff! They are all professional and caring. I especially love that Dr. Gundersen is not aggressive about treatment. He is thorough in his exams and then offers treatment options without pressure. He is careful to go through all the options and offer his recommendation, but without pressure.
Marilyn Krause
Marilyn Krause
15:29 01 Apr 22
I love all the staff at Gundersen Dental! It's like catching up w family every 6 months! I'm not a number. I'm treated like a member of the family!
Jennifer Imlig
Jennifer Imlig
16:39 31 Mar 22
Dr. Gundersen and all the staff are competent and friendly. I appreciate the kindness and how adept they all are at their jobs. Thanks you guys!
Helen Harpel
Helen Harpel
19:15 03 Mar 22
I'm a picky patient and quite like Gundersen Dental Care. Pleasant, friendly, and able to give immediate information on procedures and pricing without pushing the 'sale' of any services. Recommended to me by two families in Olympia, and I would definitely recommend them to others.
Larisa John
Larisa John
02:17 26 Feb 22
The staff was friendly , efficient and knowledgeable. Having recently moved to the area I feel fortunate to have found a great dentist’s office.
Julie Maki
Julie Maki
00:09 26 Feb 22
I transferred my dental care to Gundersen and couldn't be happier. They were very caring, attentive, professional, and understanding to my dental needs. I highly recommend Gundersen Dental.
Krystle Marshall
Krystle Marshall
23:48 17 Feb 22
I broke a tooth...you squeezed me in that very afternoon for an interim fix. Thank you! And a few weeks later the new crown is nicely seated.
Emily Ray
Emily Ray
17:03 01 Feb 22
iT WAS AN ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS EXPERIENCE WITH ALL THE SMILES BEHIND THE MASKS AND THE HAPPY VOICES OF ENCOURAGEMENT CREATING WITHIN ME THE DESIRE TO VISIT YOUR OFFICE EVERY DAY FOR AN UPLIFTING EXPERIENCE. hope TO SEE YOU ALL SOON AGAIN
George Gundersen
George Gundersen
05:14 22 Jan 22
I loved my first experience!!! Everyone is super friendly a professional. They are also super honest and highly qualified. I’ll never go anywhere else.
Chelo Ayarzagoitia
Chelo Ayarzagoitia
02:06 15 Jan 22
I recently had my 6 mo check up with Kari. Everything was spotless, everyone masked, and I was temp checked as we went to the back room. Kari is very thorough and does such a great job with cleaning and polishing. Dr Arne finished up the exam. As always, everyone was very professional and friendly.
Jay Christianson
Jay Christianson
19:12 12 Jan 22
Excellent care and compassion for us as customers! Would highly recommend!
Sheryl Anne Petersen
Sheryl Anne Petersen
01:29 10 Jan 22
I have been a patient of Gunderson Dental for at least 20 years. The dedication and care from Dr. Gunderson and his staff is what keeps me coming back. I recommend them to anyone who is looking for a professional, caring, and confident team. I guarantee you will leave with a smile on your face.
Bobbie Jo Mager
Bobbie Jo Mager
17:46 05 Jan 22
I had my teeth examined and cleaned by Debbie the other day and had such an excellent experience. She is gentle but thorough, and explains everything fully. She has a very positive pleasant and friendly demeanor, making the experience comfortable. My teeth feel great when I leave!
Debbie
Debbie
00:12 24 Dec 21
From the moment you enter the door of the practice to the moment you leave, the staff at Gunderson provide the best customer service and care. You can't go wrong trusting this office with your dental health.
Lin Lawson
Lin Lawson
21:42 03 Dec 21
Very friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Michelle Pardee
Michelle Pardee
17:10 11 Nov 21
Still happy with Gundersen Dental after 30+ years of going there!! I sure do miss Annie, but Kari is the BEST!! 😉
Jammie Scroggins
Jammie Scroggins
18:36 30 Oct 21
Dr Arne is a wonderful dentist & person. The staff here are fantastic too. Been going here for years and continue even after moving a half hour north.
Vicki Round
Vicki Round
07:15 09 Sep 21
Quick, courteous and thorough. Appreciated all safety precautions
Chris Gundersen
Chris Gundersen
19:04 18 Aug 21
Easily the best dental experience I've ever had.
Erica Hamilton
Erica Hamilton
15:39 12 Aug 21
Very impressed with the staff and this dentist. They always provide a relaxing experience. Kari, the hygienist is very careful, fun to talk to!
Kimberly Abbey
Kimberly Abbey
17:31 04 Aug 21

FEEL LIKE PART OF OUR Tumwater DENTAL FAMILY

We want to guide you along your journey to dental success.

Gundersen Dental is your choice for a dentist in Tumwater, WA.

Patty

Front Office Manager

I enjoy our patients, and how all our team members are happy to go the extra mile to assist them: whether we’re answering questions, addressing concerns, or providing support, we’re here to help. I handle a variety of tasks that keep our office running smoothly. In addition to accounts receivable and payable, I’m also our insurance manager and referral coordinator. Additionally, I oversee scheduling and marketing.

I’ve been with Gundersen Dental Care since 2005, and have worked in the dental field for more than 15 years. Prior to working in oral healthcare, I was in the medical field, concentrating on Medical DME, Medical billing, and Medical IME. My degree was awarded at Eton College of Technology, in 1999.

My husband and I have been married for 24 years, and we have two sons. My husband is an engineer and a high school soccer coach. I’m a true soccer mom, with my life organized around watching the three men in my life play soccer. My sons are also involved in other sports. When I have the time, I enjoy being with friends, hiking, and lounging on a warm beach.

Gundersen Dental is your choice for a dentist in Tumwater, WA.

Robyn

Dental Assistant

I like getting to know each of our patients and hearing about their families and interests. I learn so much from them, and appreciate it when they choose to confide in me. My days are spent providing patient care and assisting them during their visits. I sit chairside while Dr. Gundersen performs various dental treatments, ensuring he has everything needed, At the same time, I am concentrating on our patient. I tell them what the doctor is doing, how well everything is going, and offer encouragement if needed.

I’ve been a Certified Dental Assistant since graduating from South Puget Sound Community College in 1990. Each year I take multiple continuing education courses to keep my certification current and because I enjoy learning.

I’ve been happily married for more than 20 years and have three daughters. Away from work, I love spending time with my family and friends. I’m an active volunteer and enjoy camping and bowling, too.

Gundersen Dental is your choice for a dentist in Tumwater, WA.

Kari

Hygienist

I spend my days working one-on-one with each patient. While I am scaling and polishing their teeth, taking digital films, and administering anesthetic, I talk with them about oral hygiene. It’s important a person understands why they need to keep their mouth healthy, and how to do so. When a patient returns for a recall visit, and I see a healthy smile, I’m thrilled.

I’ve been working as a dental hygienist since 2000, following my graduation from Oregon Health Sciences University with a BS in Dental Hygiene. It’s a joy to provide care that improve the health of our patients, and become friends with them in the process. Working in a practice where my teammates feel like family is equally wonderful.

I live in Tumwater with my husband, daughter and son, and our rescue dog. My free time is spent shuttling my children to various activities, and attempting to sneak in time to relax. I grew up in Oregon and we frequently visit family there.

Gundersen Dental is your choice for a dentist in Tumwater, WA.

Debbie

Hygienist

Coming Soon! 

Gundersen Dental is your choice for a dentist in Tumwater, WA.

Sam

Dental Assistant

Coming Soon! 

Carly

Scheduling Coordinator

I am the first person our patients see when they walk in the door. I am the scheduling coordinator and it is my pleasure to make sure our patients are able to be seen and taken care of. Aside from scheduling appointments I assist in many other office tasks. I have a relationship-based personality so I enjoy getting to know all of our patients! My husband and I moved to the Olympia area a year and half ago all the way from Kansas. I enjoy nature and portrait photography and taking my black lab puppy Koda out on the kayak, going camping, and hiking. My husband is not a big hiker so she is my hiking buddy!