Our Team


Office Manager/Financial Specialist

Malarey was born and raised in Yakima. She quickly realized her passion for working with children when she worked at a local private school. She was excited to take on a new adventure in life by joining our team in October of 2013. Malarey loves reading, spending time outdoors, and is currently pursuing her degree in Accounting.


Patient Care Coordinator

Rocio was born and raised in the lower Yakima valley. She completed the dental assisting program at Yakima Valley College in 2016. Rocio completed her internship at Yakima Pediatric Dentistry and that is when she knew she loved working with children. Rocio joined the team at Yakima Pediatric Dentistry in March of 2019. She is a mother of two boys and on her down time she likes to bake, craft, and take spontaneous road trips with her family!



Patient Care Coordinator

Bio coming soon…


Restorative Dental Hygienist

Maria started as a dental assistant in Yakima in 1998. She quickly realized her passion for dentistry and pursued her career as a dental hygienist. After graduating from YVCC in 2002, she furthered her education by attending Eastern Washington University to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in 2008. Her love of working with children has brought her to be the restorative dental hygienist at Yakima Pediatric Dentistry.




Registered Dental Assistant

Laurie was born and raised in Yakima.  She began her career as a dental assistant in 2008, and was happy to become a part of the YPD team in 2011.  She enjoys helping each individual child to have a healthy smile and is honored to be serving the community of Yakima.


Registered Dental Assistant

Maribel was raised in the Yakima Valley. She has been a dental assistant since 2014. Maribel loves interacting with our patients and working with such a passionate and professional team. She enjoys working with young patients and making them feel at ease to ensure they enjoy each dental visit. On her spare time she enjoys traveling, seeking new adventures, and having a good time with her friends and family.



Registered Dental Assistant

Aylin grew up in Wapato and recently completed the dental assistant program through Yakima Valley College. She completed her internship at Yakima Pediatric Dentistry where she realized that she had a passion for working with children. She was so happy to join Yakima Pediatric Dentistry permanently in July 2019. Aylin love spending time with her family and friends, and going out on adventures!



Registered Dental Assistant

Coming Soon…

Dr. Steven Karmy, DDS


Dr. Karmy is a dentist anesthesiologist working for Eastern Washington Ambulatory Anesthesia Services. He grew up here in the Pacific Northwest, graduated from Walla Walla University and completed dental school and anesthesia residency at Loma Linda University in California. His practice is limited to providing general anesthesia and sedation services for dental patients in outpatient settings.

He lives in Walla Walla with his wife, Melissa. He enjoys motorcycle riding and fly fishing in the summers, and hunting for steelhead and sturgeon in the winters. His black lab Duke, also an avid fisherman, loves to accompany him to the water.

Dr. Jessica Kennedy, DDS

Fill in Dentist

Dr. Jessica Kennedy grew up in Yakima. She received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Portland, in Oregon, and later earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Washington in 2015.

While in dental school, Dr. Jessica developed an interest in pediatric dentistry. Immediately upon graduation, she returned home to Yakima to complete her two-year pediatric residency through NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine at the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic and Children’s Village, and received her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry in the summer of 2017. In her second year of residency, Dr. Jessica also completed a fellowship in Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) through the University of Washington.

Dr. Jessica is excited to have the opportunity to continue to serve the community in her hometown, and is delighted to be joining such an experienced and skilled team at Yakima Pediatric Dentistry.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Jessica enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exercising, and visiting San Juan Island.

Dr. Jessica is a member of the AAPD, WSAPD, ADA, WSDA, and Yakima Valley Dental Society and is currently pursuing board certification with the ABPD. She has successfully completed the qualifying exam and will be eligible to take the oral clinical exam in 2018.