Meet Our Team

 Closer to the Shine You Deserve

Welcome to Dr. Jeff Frere's Office

We would like to welcome you to Dr. Frere's office. Dr. Frere received a Bachelor of Science in molecular biology and bioengineering from the University of Washington in 1985 and received his DDS degree from the UW in 1990. He returned to Bellingham and began his practice that same year.

Dr. Frere believes in giving the best dental care to his patients and treating them with gentle and caring hands. He expects this from his employees also.

Dr. Frere's philosophy is to provide the patients with a trained, kind, and honest staff. He wants a professional team that works together to provide the best care possible.

He provides family general dentistry that includes restorative, cosmetic, endo, limited oral surgery, and orthodontics. He believes that each of us has great potential in providing the highest quality dental service to our patients while motivating each other to succeed to our fullest potential. While working together as a team, we present a dedicated professional image that brings confidence to the patients in our care.

Dr. Frere and his wife Sara have three boys: Andrew, Carter, and Dawson. Between his boys and many pets, he keeps very active. He likes to spend his free time playing golf, boating, and enjoying the beautiful Northwest with his family. He and Sara enjoy traveling. He is an avid football fan of the Seattle Seahawks and UW Huskies.

He enjoys dentistry and likes to be up to date on the latest materials and techniques. He is a relaxed person and enjoys discussing dentistry with his employees as well as his patients. Because of this, he wants his team to also learn and keep up on the greatest and latest in dentistry and to talk with his patients. When we learn together, we make a strong and educated team to give the best to our patients.
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Sara

I am the Practice Coordinator for Dr. Frere, which means I wear many hats. I can be seen at the front desk helping patients, in the lab sterilizing instruments or doing the laundry. When you don't see me, I'm behind the scenes working on paperwork putting my education in accounting to the task, ordering supplies, and keeping the flow of the office moving. I have been working for Dr. Frere since November of 2010, but have only moved into the office the summer of 2015.

At home, I enjoy gardening and house design, not to mention my four dogs, Hero, Sam, Duke, and Cali. I have a son, Andrew, who is 21, and share my husband's sons, Carter, 18, and Dawson, 15. I love to travel to any warm destination.

I have really enjoyed learning about my husband's dental practice and I am glad to be able to contribute my gifts to our dental family.
Sara

Christine

I am usually the first voice you hear as a new patient calling to join our dental family, and usually the first person to greet you at the front desk. I especially enjoy my first contact with high-fear patients and love helping calm their fears by sharing how compassionate, understanding, and fun our dental staff is. I have been working for Dr. Frere since 2000 and our patients are very special to me personally. I enjoy hiking, gardening, and dancing. My grandkids are my pride and joy. See you soon!
Christine

Gurpreet

As one of the dental assistants, I will gently help Dr. Frere get your smile restored. I enjoy helping my patients learn how they can take care of their oral health. I was born in India and had lived in New Jersey before settling here in Whatcom County about 13 years ago. I went to Squalicum High School, Whatcom Community College and then to BTC for the dental assisting program. I love being outdoors with family and friends. I played sports in school so every once in a while I get a chance to catch up with it by going to the batting cages. One of my greatest joys is being a mom to my 2 1/2-year-old son!
Gurpreet

Kim

I am the newest to join Dr. Frere and his amazing assistants. I graduated with honors from Bellingham Technical College in March of 2016, and I am blessed to start my assisting journey at Frere Smile Design. As a dental assistant, I love showing patients that being at our office can be a fun and enjoyable experience. It is important that each person knows we provide gentle care and that our office is a safe space. I was born and raised in Whatcom County and I am proud to call it home. When I'm not working, I love spending time with my husband, Colby, and my amazing Golden Retriever, Sierra. We spend many hours playing fetch and going on walks. I also enjoy spending anytime possible out on the water either relaxing or kayaking.
Kim

Deb

I am one of the hygienists for Dr. Frere. I graduated in 1992 from the University of New England. I have been with Dr. Frere for over 10 years promoting good oral hygiene. It's very rewarding to work with my patients and help guide them toward better oral health and better overall health. One of the things I enjoy most about my job is the ability to establish relationships with my patients and earn their trust so that when I educate them on their oral hygiene, we can establish a strong hygiene program that is best for them. I enjoy the outdoors and walking my dogs, which are my pride and joy, every day. I also love to travel and learn more about other places and cultures.
Deb

Cheryl

I have been enjoying practicing dental hygiene since graduating in 2001. Practicing science-based dentistry with a strong focus on patient-centered care is a most rewarding experience. Being in Dr. Frere's team allows me to work with confidence that every patient receives the best care. Comfort and ease are sometimes difficult for patients when they come to the dental office. It makes my day to see my patients leave with a smile. I enjoy animals, hiking, reading, and mixed media arts. Time with friends and family are the best!
Cheryl
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