The Team


Dr. Anthony A. Gardiner, DDS

Doctorate of Dental Surgery

Anthony Gardiner, DDS Ferndale Dental Clinic

Dr. Gardiner has been practicing dentistry in Ferndale since 2011. He received his doctorate from the University of Washington in 2011. Ferndale raised, Dr. Gardiner is delighted to be back home providing excellence in dentistry to Whatcom County. When he is not doing dentistry, you can find Dr. Gardiner enjoying his time outside, playing golf, and spending all extra time with his wife, Shannon, and their girls Khloe, Aubrey and Ella.

Dana Richey, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Dana, Anthony Gardiner, DDS Ferndale Dental Clinic

I have worked at Ferndale Dental Clinic since graduating from Eastern Washington University in 1980. It has been a wonderful place to work. I have 2 sons and a daughter in-law who also live and work in Ferndale. My hobbies are baking, walking, and scrapbooking.

Michelle Chalfant, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Michelle Anthony Gardiner, DDS Ferndale Dental Clinic

I have been blessed to be with Ferndale Dental Clinic since 1999. I was born and raised in Bellingham, WA, graduated from WWU with a BS in Community Health Education in 1995 and with an AS in Dental Hygiene from Portland Community College in 1997. I am married to Jeff, my high school sweetheart, and we have a sports-loving son, a horse-crazy daughter and a 104 lb. black lab named Gus. In my spare time, I love to garden, travel, be outside in the sunshine, read, exercise, and watch football! I love my job and am convinced that we have the best patients in the world at Ferndale Dental Clinic!

Katie Kovalenko

Dental Assistant

Katie, Anthony Gardiner, DDS Ferndale Dental Clinic

I grew up in a wonderful, large Christian family of 19, which includes 12 brothers and 4 sisters. In June 2013, I graduated from both Blaine High School and Bellingham Technical College. I received my AAS degree as a registered and certified dental assistant. In my free time I enjoy music and traveling. I feel blessed to have the privilege of working with the best patients ever. I love coming to work to the smiling faces of everyone on our team.