You are at the heart of what we do.
Drs. 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 lobby view of the mountains, and our operatories have floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing the rooms to fill with natural light for a soothing dental experience.
If you have any questions about our office, please don’t hesitate to call us at (360) 336-6193.
Meet the Doctors
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, 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
Tristin is one of our awesome hygienists! She works hard to provide the best dental care and enjoys educating her patients on their oral health. Above all, she cherishes the relationships she has formed with her patients over the years. She has especially enjoyed watching families grow throughout the 20+ years she has worked in the practice. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, Davis, Maren, and Emmett - all teenagers now!
Judy is another one of our wonderful dental hygienists! She has lived in Skagit Valley most of her life and married her high school sweetheart, Kevin. They have two wonderful children together, Breona and Brandon. Judy believes in preventive dentistry and focuses on individually caring for each patient’s unique dental needs. She’s often found giving huge hugs in the hallway and chatting away with patients about new developments in their lives. She loves working in an office that focuses on a personalized approach and a fun atmosphere! Outside of work, she enjoys gardening, reading, camping, and spending time with her family and friends.
Judy is one of our awesome dental hygienists! She started her hygiene career in 2001 and hasn’t looked back since! She has lived in Skagit County since the age of two and loves the close-knit community. Judy truly cares about her patients; her favorite part about her job is seeing patients come back with improved oral health after working with them! Her and her husband, Don, have a blended family with 6 adult children between them and 3 grandkids! They are also excited to be adding two new puppies to the mix! In their free time, Judy and her husband enjoy golfing and traveling to their home in Arizona.
Kristi is our amazing dental assistant, aka our right-hand gal! She grew up right here in Mount Vernon and has been at this office for 31 years! She truly strives to make each patient feel comfortable and educated so they are at ease in the chair. Her favorite part about her job is getting to hear each patient’s history and the lifelong friendships she’s formed through working here! She and her husband, Barry, have raised a blended family, three daughters, and a son. They also have 6 grandchildren! In her spare time, Kristi loves boating, fishing, and crafting.
When you're in our office you'll see Holly doing many different things to ensure the management of the office is running smoothly and efficiently. Holly's favorite part of her job is hanging out with her co-workers and getting to know all of the best produce stands and restaurants. She recently moved to the Pacific Northwest from the high alpine desert of Colorado to enjoy the lushness and beauty surrounding us every day. She settled down in Fairhaven with an incredible view of the bay and spends most of her Sundays on her deck working on crossword puzzles! She also loves playing tennis, taking walks with her family, finding new restaurants, and going sightseeing. One of her favorite places is Skagit Valley, although she is the first to admit that she spends way too much time at Christianson's Nursery, but she just can't stay away! She loves to explore with her VW camper and her dog Bodhi--who love walks.
Sterile Tech Assistant
Amy is a fantastic addition to our team at Mount Vernon Smile Design. She loves ensuring things are clean, in fact, she finds it satisfying and rewarding. With Amy around, our patients can rest assured our office is sterile and in tip-top-shape when it comes to cleanliness and safety. She grew up in Burlington and loves paddle boarding, camping, hiking, painting, and being a member of the Young Life Youth Group. Her favorite thing about her job is the people she works with and learning new things.
Annabelle assists our office in a variety of duties, always ensuring help is provided when and where it's needed. She was born and raised in Skagit Valley and lives on Big Lake. She graduated from Sedro Woolley High School and then attended Northwest Career and Technical Academy post-graduation. She loves being an assistant because she gets to do a little bit of everything while working with the best people! In her free time, she likes to babysit, a passion she nurtured as a nanny for the past five years. She also loves being home on the weekends to relax or take a hike through the beautiful trails of the Pacific Northwest.
“It was my first time going to Mount Vernon Smile Design and I was so impressed! It was a comfortable setting, friendly staff, and I felt like I was in great hands. A few days later I brought my 10-year-old daughter for her checkup and the Dr.’s made it a great experience for her, too. We are so happy we made the switch!
- JP D.
“What a relief it is to find me with Smile Design! Dr. Whitney and her staff are engaging, gentle, and professional. Tracy made me feel at home right away, and my appointment with Kristi and Dr, Whitney was fun while thorough and informative. Judy Mendoza was meticulous and kind, while knowledgeable and informative. All were happy, engaging, and fun. I felt I was with family, as I know they truly cared about me.”
- Brandy B.
“This office is amazing! Everyone was so nice and professional! Laidback atmosphere, friendly smiles, and great customer service! I highly recommend this awesome dental office!”
- Collette P.
“The entire staff is so professional, kind, and fun. I always look forward to going. It was great meeting Dr. Whitney today. Judy Mendoza is the best. She has trained me well!”
- Penny W.
“I had a great experience at Mount Vernon Smile Design, the staff was extremely welcoming and made me feel at ease. Dr Whitney was very patient and answered all of my questions - I am so happy with the care I received. 5 stars!”