Welcome to Mount Vernon Smile Design

Your Trusted Mount Vernon Dentist

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Dr. Whitney and Dr. Nick Forsythe and the Mount Vernon Smile Design team are committed to both dental excellence and serving the Skagit Valley community. They are a tight-knit group that all truly enjoy going to work every day.

Our office has a beautiful view of the mountains and our operatories have floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing the rooms to fill with an abundance of natural light, creating a soothing dental experience.

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Meet the Mount Vernon Doctors

Dr. Nick Forsythe

Dr. Nicholas Forsythe, DMD


Dr. Nick Forsythe grew up in Marysville, WA, where he played basketball and football for Marysville Pilchuck High and eventually went on to play basketball and study biology at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma. After college, Dr. Nick earned his Master of Arts in Biomedical Sciences from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona, and continued on at the Midwestern University School of Dentistry. While in school, Nick met and fell in love with his wife and co-owner, Whitney!

Dr. Whitney Forsythe

Dr. Whitney Forsythe, DMD


Dr. Whitney Forsythe is originally from a small town in Northeast Kansas (Wizard of Oz jokes are welcomed). She met her husband, Dr. Nick, while attending Midwestern University Dental School in Arizona, where a dental class barbecue turned into dating, which led to a marriage, and finally a joint dental practice! While she misses the sun and her family, she has absolutely fallen in love with the Pacific Northwest!

Meet Our Team

We take pride in creating a team of dedicated dental professionals who love their job. Meet our wonderful team below!

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Judy Storbakken-Fenton

Dental Hygienist

Mount Vernon Smile Design is beyond lucky to have Mrs. Judy Storbakken-Fenton on our team! Judy graduated from the Shoreline Community College Dental Hygiene program in 2001. Judy loves to educate patients on how their oral health directly contributes to their overall systemic health. Her favorite part about being a hygienist is when patients come back with exceptional hygiene improvement after having worked with them. Judy is an avid golfer, regularly taking trips to her home in Gold Canyon, Arizona with her husband Don. Judy’s most recent endeavor is agility training with her dog, Tova! She has two kids, Adam, and Tyler, whom she is extremely proud of. After working in our office since 1998, Judy considers many of her patients to be friends after all these years.

Tristin, a dental hygienist

Tristin Mihelich

Dental Hygienist

Tristin Mihelich has been a hygienist at Mount Vernon Smile Design’s office location since 1998, and our team could not do it without her! Tristin’s Dentistry knowledge, in addition to her extremely loyal patient following, absolutely makes her one of a kind and among the best of the best. Tristin has three children whom she is beyond proud of and loves to pieces. Oakley and Penny, Tristin’s precious pups, frequently accompany her on hikes. After 25 years working in our practice’s building, what Tristin loves most is our community!

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Elizabeth Schutte

Dental Hygienist

Elizabeth graduated from Seattle Central College and has been with Mount Vernon Smile Design since 2022. Since then, she has gained the trust and respect of her now, loyal patients. Elizabeth creates an atmosphere for her patients in which they feel comfortable in the dental chair. Her favorite thing about being a hygienist is working with patients to overcome their dental fears with empathy and home care education. Elizabeth currently lives in Mount Vernon and loves watching her kids grow, going to all their events and chasing her toddler around. Her and her family’s favorite past time is traveling and experiencing new adventures together.

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Laura Mashall

Treatment Care Coordinator

Laura is our office expert when it comes to treatment planning and maximizing patient benefits with her thorough understanding of dental insurance. Laura started in the dental industry in 2016 as a dental assistant. Throughout the years, she has taken her clinical knowledge up front with her. As Mount Vernon Smile Design’s head treatment coordinator, patients trust her to present each treatment individualized to their current needs while being mindful of each individual financial situation. Laura and her daughter Avarie live in Sedro Wolley with all their beloved animals. When the weather is nice enough, Laura and Avarie load up the horse trailer and go for a trail ride with Spirit and Sweetie.

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Desiare Storrer

Patient Care Coordinator

Desirae started her career in dentistry as a dental assistant in 2010. After working for several years in the greater Seattle area, Desirae married her husband Travis and took some time to stay home with her children. We are so lucky to have had Desirae join our team in 2023 as our Patient Care Coordinator and face of our front office. Although patients come to us with dental anxiety, Desirae is passionate about turning that anxiety into a comfortable and exceptional experience, starting from the moment they walk in the door. Desirae is a mother of three, two sons and a daughter, all of whom are active in both sports and extracurricular activities. When not attending baseball, soccer, or gymnastics, Desirae loves being active. Whether it be the gym or the outdoors, she is always on the go, taking her goldendoodle, Poppy, along for the ride.

Amy, sterile tech assistant

Amy Rabenstein

Lead Dental Assistant

Amy started with Mount Vernon Smile Design in June of 2018 as a sterile tech. Her diligent attention to cleanliness and safety is what makes her such an asset to our team. Amy was promoted in 2022 to Lead Dental Assistant and takes pride in leading her team by example. Amy grew up in Burlington and married her high school sweetheart, Alex, whom she loves exploring the outdoors with. Her favorite part of working for Mount Vernon Smile Design is her coworkers and the endless opportunities for learning and growth.

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Jacenta Kearney-Elder

Dental Assistant

Jacenta started as an assistant at an orthodontic office at 16 years old. Her experience with orthodontics developed into a love for all things dental. Soon after gaining experience with orthodontics and thriving, Jacenta made the decision to expand her knowledge by taking a dive into the world of general dentistry. Mount Vernon Smile Design happily welcomed Jacenta to our team in 2021. Jacenta completed her certification as a licensed phlebotomist in 2023 and is now Dr. Nick’s right-hand woman for surgeries. Jacenta loves continually learning and getting to know her coworkers. Jacenta has big plans for 2024, as she is planning a wedding to marry her best friend and fiancé, Josh. Together they bond over trying new foods, specifically hot pot, and Korean BBQ.

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Anna White

Dental Assistant

Anna is a registered Washington State Dental Assistant and works with both Doctors in the office for restorative and surgical appointments. She began her dental career in a small town in northern Illinois where she was trained on the job and worked there for six years. Anna, her husband, and their two children moved to the Skagit Valley four years ago and have enjoyed all that the PNW brings: hiking, beaches, and small-town life. They look forward to having their adventurous children grow up here.

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Claire Hanson

Dental Assistant

Claire is a 2022 graduate of Stanwood High School. Claire wasted no time getting her foot in the door with dental. Here at Mount Vernon Smile, we were privileged to have Claire jump in as an assistant right out of the gates. Currently, Claire is on her journey to be accepted into hygiene school by performing community service, observation hours, and endless essay writing. Claire loves cultivating relationships with her team and patients. In her free time, Claire enjoys hiking, reading, talking to her plants, and above all, dining at Chipotle.

New Technology With a Gentle Touch

We utilize leading-edge dental technology as part of our commitment to providing an exceptional level of dentistry. These tools allow us to detect issues earlier, diagnose, and treat more dental issues faster while keeping your comfort priority one at all times. You can trust you’re getting only the latest dental technology and treatments when you visit our office.

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Digital X-Rays

Our digital X-rays emit less radiation, take images faster without any need for processing, and allow us to optimize the images so we can provide a more precise diagnosis.

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Intraoral Camera

A picture explains what words never can, especially when it comes to your teeth. An intraoral camera can take pictures with such detail, it can show cracks and stress marks in a tooth that can’t be seen with the naked eye.

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iTero Intraoral Scanner

Our office uses intraoral digital scanners to create a highly detailed 3D model of your teeth. The resulting 3D surface model is the virtual, time efficient, and safe alternative to traditional plaster models.

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Mount Vernon Smile Design

219 N. 10th St.
Mt Vernon, WA 98273
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Monday: 8am - 5pm
Tuesday: 8am - 5pm
Wednesday: 8am - 5pm
Thursday: 8am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 2pm



Email Address

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