Meet Our Tumwater Dentists

Dr. Brant Banner

Dr. Brant Banner, DDS

Dr. Brant is a graduate of Olympia High School and completed his dental degree at the University of Washington. After graduating from dental school, he spent two years in the Army, where he met his wife, Helen. Upon his return to Olympia, Dr. Brant opened his practice, which afforded him the opportunity to develop many long-term relationships with patients.

Dr. Brant and Helen have raised two sons, Lael and Logan, both of whom also acquired dental degrees. For the last 12 years, he has been practicing with Lael, which continues to be an enriching experience. Dr. Brant regularly attends continuing education classes and has taken advanced courses in orthodontics. He currently maintains memberships with the Washing State Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Thurston-Mason County Dental Society.

Dr. Brant enjoys riding his bike to and from work. During this spare time, he can be found spending time with his wife and two young grandsons.

Dr. Lael Banner, DDS

Dr. Lael graduated from the University of Southern California Dental School in 2003. Prior to that, he attended the University of Washington and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in zoology. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Lael took the opportunity to practice alongside and be mentored by his father, Dr. Brant, at Banner Family Dental. During this time, Dr. Lael was fortunate to also be able to volunteer and teach at the University of Washington Dental School.

Dr. Lael routinely attends continuing education classes and has taken advanced education courses in the areas of orthodontics and sleep medicine. Dr. Lael sought additional education in oral conscious sedation and obtained a state permit to administer this sedation in order to help keep patients comfortable. His professional memberships include the Washington State Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Thurston-Mason County Dental Society.

When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Lael enjoys spending time with his wife and their two young children.

Dr. Lael Banner

Meet Our Team

  • Dianne

    Office Manager

    Dianne became interested in dentistry after spending many hours at the orthodontist. She started working as a dental assistant and later transitioned to the front office. She enjoys spending her spare time with family and friends.

  • Peggy

    Registered Dental Hygienist

    Peggy was born and raised in Olympia. She has been a hygienist with the Tumwater dentists at Banner Family Dental for 25 years. When not working, she enjoys being in the outdoors.

  • Nicole

    Registered Dental Hygienist

    Nicole has been in the dental profession since 2002, and, in the last year, joined Banner Family Dental. When not working, Nicole can be found chasing after her young son and two dogs.

  • Tracy

    Registered Dental Hygienist

    Tracy received her bachelor’s degree from Eastern Washington University in 1986. She and her husband moved to Olympia in 1988, where they raised their two children, now 18 and 21. She enjoys spending time with family and friends.

  • Jen

    Registered Dental Assistant

    Jen has over 20 years of dental experience and 12 years at Banner Family Dental. She believes laughter is the best medicine and enjoys making everyone feel like a member of our family. Jen has horses, dogs, cats, and chickens.

  • Lindsey

    Expanded Functions
    Dental Assistant

    Lindsey has worked with our Tumwater, WA dentists at Banner Family Dental for over five years. In her spare time, she enjoys roller derby and playing with her dog, Ziggy.

Our Tumwater, WA Dentist Office

At Banner Family Dental, the father-and-son team of Drs. Brant and Lael Banner work hard to provide patients of all ages in the Tumwater community with quality dental care in a warm and friendly environment. They’ve designed a practice that keeps their patients at the forefront, from the convenient appointment hours and array of patient amenities to the technology and sedation that helps patients feel at ease. Let us be your dental home, and you can trust that you’ll be in good hands with our friendly and dedicated team.

Convenient Scheduling

We understand that families are busy and fitting dental care into already packed schedules is difficult. Your Tumwater dental office, Banner Family Dental, offers early-morning appointments to help you and your family receive quality dental care without missing out on work and school. We always strive to provide same-day treatment whenever possible, so you don’t have to interrupt your daily life with multiple dental appointments.

Emergencies happen, and dental emergencies can leave you in pain. You don’t have to suffer through it. If you are experiencing dental trauma or a dental emergency, call Tumwater, WA dentists Drs. Brant and Lael Banner to get relief the same day.

Call Banner Family Dental today to schedule your convenient appointment.

Comfortable Patient Amenities

We want you to feel at home while you’re in our care, so we’ve stocked our office with a variety of amenities to keep you comfortable throughout your visit.

  • Complimentary Beverages
  • WiFi throughout Office
  • Pillows & Blankets
  • Music Headphones
  • Amenities for Kids

State-of-the-Art Technology

Our Tumwater dental team works hard to stay on the leading edge of technology and technique advancements in dentistry. We attend numerous hours of continuing education courses throughout the year and utilize state-of-the-art technologies in our office to ensure our patients’ comfort during effective and efficient procedures.

  • Digital X-rays are more comfortable than traditional X-rays because they don’t use sharp X-ray film. The images are available almost instantly, so your diagnosis and treatment begins faster than ever before. Digital X-rays also emit up to 90% less radiation than conventional X-rays.
  • Our intraoral camera is used by our team to see areas of your mouth that are more difficult to see with the unaided eye. The camera allows us to take pictures of your teeth and gums for diagnosis purposes. It also lets us show you what we see when examining your mouth, so we can more easily walk you through your diagnosis, as well as treatment options.

Experience the Banner Family difference with a visit to our Tumwater office.

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday: 7:00am-4:00pm