I was born and raised in Seattle, WA and have lived in Tukwila, Washington, with my husband and two children for 13 years. In my spare time I like to be active and often play tennis or golf, but I also love challenging adventures. I am a strong marathon runner and have cycled from Seattle to San Francisco, climbed Mount Rainier, cycled in Seattle and the surrounding area and the Bay Area, and am a member of the Washington State Dental Association.
I keep up to date with many new techniques and materials that I use in my dentistry and find that many of them have been used in the dental practice for many years, especially in the dental practice.
It is very rewarding to help relieve pain and restore aesthetic function, to see a rise in self-esteem and to see a positive change in someone who has been treated with me. In addition, I help my patients discuss the pros and cons of different options to find the best tailored treatment plan together. There is a sacred trust and friendship that develops when we work together to achieve an ideal dental health. We can get to know our patients better and are best used as dentist friends.
It is also fun to educate and coach my patients on how to improve their oral and general health by implementing effective prevention measures.
In my 27 years in the dental practice, I have attended over 600 hours of training. I studied at the University of Washington School of Dentistry, Washington State University and Washington D.C. State Medical College.
I am passionate about my faith as a Christian because it has given me great strength, peace and perspective. I am active and grateful in my Church to be part of this wonderful community, and I firmly believe in giving back to those who have given me so much over the years. My life has been enriched by meeting the needs of my patients and making them feel that dental treatment can be gentle, long lasting and aesthetic.
I chose dentistry because it allows me to use my head, hands and heart to serve others. I provide binders so that my residents can find with their hands what works best. This allows us to attract patients with consistently excellent treatment results, whom I treat with the highest quality of care and the greatest respect for their health and well-being.
Around 40% of my patients prefer languages other than English and interpreting services are available locally. When patients need services, I refer them to community programs that can provide care for uninsured and Medicaid patients. I work with local surgeons and the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of W to coordinate care and implant placement so that the implants are repaired after placement.
Ernie, Teddy and Chrissy are my three beloved dogs who always welcome me when I walk in the door. I have a daughter, Julie, who is a social worker and a son - in - a law graduate with a bachelor's degree in social work from Washington State University.
Weather in the Seattle area is generally mild, with rain most months of the year, but heavy snow is rare in the winter months. We enjoy sunny days without the heat and humidity that we usually find in many places. The mountains are nearby for winter sports, and residents have the opportunity to explore the surroundings from the mountains to the sea and the forests, all within less than two hours drive.
We were founded in 1971 and believe that the quality of health care depends not on how much money you earn or what language you speak about what health is, but on everyone earning great care. HealthPoint is a collaborative network dedicated to providing competent, high quality care to those who need it, regardless of the circumstances. Patients benefit from a coordinated system that includes a wide range of services, from primary care to dental care, vision, behavioral health, mental health and more. Over the past four decades, Health Point has continuously recruited professionals, expanded services, invested in new facilities to improve the quality of care, and invested in the health of our patients.
Procedures not offered by HealthPoint include: full bony exposure to the third molar, cone surgery, root canal removal and tooth extraction. We offer a wide range of dental services, from basic care to dental care, vision, behavioral health, mental health.
Tukwila Dental Clinic is one of the largest dental clinics in Washington State and the only one in Washington State. Fixed and removable prostheses are manufactured by local dental laboratories so that our residents can focus on clinical care and not on laboratory work.