Meet Your Tacoma Dentists
DR. LESLIE WHALEN
Dr. Whalen was raised in Gig Harbor, WA and is pleased to be practicing dentistry back in her community. She completed her undergraduate studies at Western Washington University and earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Marquette University School of Dentistry. She completed advanced training in general dentistry through the Northwest Dental Residency in Yakima, WA.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Whalen enjoys playing tennis, hiking, cooking and spending time with family and friends.
DR. Christopher tobler
I grew up primarily in Southern California, spending most of my time at the beach. I loved to paint and draw and worked as a graphic designer both in high school and then in college at BYU in Utah. Eventually, I changed course and pursued dentistry, which took me to Indiana University to get my DDS degree.
After working for several years as a graphic designer, I realized that dentistry was a better fit. I love the people I get to associate with every day. That includes both my patients and incredible team!
I’m married to the love of my life, and we have two boys. I still enjoy spending time at the beach or in the ocean, but I equally love spending time in the mountains and on trails. I play the guitar and the piano and adore just about any kind of music.
DR. Jacob hino
Dr. Hino was born in Hawaii and then grew up mostly in Yakima, WA. He completed his undergraduate studies at Western Washington University where he also competed on the Track and Field team in the pole vault event.
During his undergraduate education, Dr. Hino spent time volunteering in various dental settings, where he discovered his passion for helping people achieve their optimal oral health. He then earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Washington and completed additional advanced training in general dentistry in San Diego, CA.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Hino enjoys watching and playing sports, running, hiking, and spending time with friends and family. He is excited to serve his community in Tacoma!