Meet Our Team
Terri Millikan – Dental Hygienist
My name is Terri Millikan. I graduated in 1982 from Clark College School of Dental Hygiene. I have been very honored to have the opportunity to work with Dr. Futenma since he started practicing in Vancouver in 1999. Along with our present patients, we look forward to meeting new patients. We welcome you to our warm and friendly dental practice and are eager to help you achieve optimum oral health.
Joanne Tustison – Dental Hygienist
Hello! My name is Joanne; I am a dental hygienist here at Creative Smiles. I know Terri has been an amazing hygienist here for many years, and that many of you will be sad to hear that she is cutting down her hours. However, this has opened the opportunity for me to join the wonderful team here at Creative Smiles! I am very much looking forward to the chance to get to know all of our patients.
I was born and raised in south Seattle where I participated in many sports growing up including rhythmic gymnastics and cheerleading. I also worked as a lifeguard at the local pool until moving to the University of Washington to earn my bachelors degree in biochemistry. While at UW I continued my love for sports by joining the novice crew team. After graduating I moved to Vancouver, WA to pursue my dream of going to dental hygiene school though Clark College. Over the last couple of years since graduating I have fallen in love with this area, deciding to plant my roots here in Vancouver. I love spending time with my family; my hobbies include running with my dog, especially at the dog park, hiking, volunteering on the dental van at the Free Clinic of SW WA, playing board games with my friends, quilting, and participating in running events throughout Vancouver and Portland. I am very excited to be running my first full marathon this summer!
Debbie Baxter – Patient Care Coordinator
I joined the Creative Smiles team in May 2013, before that I worked in the pediatric dental field. I have enjoyed meeting all of our long time patients and look forward to meeting and helping our new patients. We have a great team here. It’s a pleasure working for Dr. Futenma; he is kind, caring and compassionate about what he does. And my coworkers are the best!
Haunani Rita – Patient Care Coordinator
I am a native of Oahu, Hawaii. I migrated to Vancouver in 1996 and joined the team at Creative Smiles in 2002 with ten years of experience in the dental field. Between Dr. Futenma, the rest of the Creative Smiles team, and our current patients, I wear the “hat of rainbow colors” well. My personality flows well with everyone and my smile is contagious. I keep my education in the wonderful field of dentistry current with the rest of the Creative Smiles team. I look forward to welcoming you into our dental home.