Meet Your Team

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Ching Ju Chuang
D.M.D.
General Dentist

About Me

Dr. Chuang enjoys making a difference in peoples lives, whether it is easing a patients anxiety, taking them out of pain or improving their smile. Her goal is to provide a caring, comfortable and superior dental treatment so that each visit is an outstanding dental experience. She feels Dentistry combines creative artistry with the fundamentals of science and sees every day as an exciting challenge.

After graduating from McGill University with a degree in Pre-dentistry, Dr. Chuang received her Dental Degree from their Dental School. To keep up with evolving technology, she’s a member of the American Dental Association. She also speaks Spanish and Mandarin.

Away from the office, Dr. Chuang likes to relax by hiking and practicing yoga. She loves to travel and discover new and exotic cultures.

Education

  • B.S., Pre-dentistry–McGill University
  • D.M.D.–McGill University Dental School

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
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Michael Dyriw
D.D.S., M.S.
Endodontist

About Me

Dr. Dyriw says, “I enjoy working with patients and helping them through pain. It is a very rewarding profession. The dental profession is very exciting and I enjoy the challenge involved in treating anxious patients and the difficulty of complex cases. I enjoy making a difference in peoples lives, whether it is easing a patients anxiety, taking them out of pain or improving their smile!”

After graduating from Bishop’s University, Dr. Dyriw received his Dental Degree from the Indiana University School of Dentistry. He received his M.S. in Endodontics from the Marquette University School of Dentistry. He’s a member of the American Association of Endodontics, the American Dental Association and the Washington State Dental Association.

Dr. Dyriw says, “I enjoy spending time with my family as well as the sport of hockey. I love watching hockey and especially playing!”

Education

  • B.S., Biology–Bishop’s University
  • D.D.S.–Indiana University School of Dentistry
  • M.S., Endodontics–Marquette University School of Dentistry

Affiliations

  • American Association of Endodontics
  • American Dental Association
  • Washington State Dental Association
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Jagdeep Gill
D.D.S.
Endodontist

About Me

Dr. Gill says, “I enjoy meeting and getting to know all of my patients, and providing them with exceptional dental treatment and oral health knowledge. It’s great to have such a positive impact impact on patients oral health and therefore their overall well-being. I love science and working with my hands. I always knew I would have a career in the health care field serving patience.

After graduating from the University of British Columbia, Dr. Gill received his Dental Degree from the Howard University College of Dentistry. He was awarded his Certificate of Endodontics from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.

He’s a member of the many organizations including the American Association of Endodontists and the Washington State Association of Endodontists. Dr. Gill also speaks Punjabi and Hindi.

Dr. Gill says, “In my free time, I enjoy an active lifestyle, including playing basketball, running, hiking, and exploring the Pacific Northwest with my wife Nisha and our dog, Kenyon.”

Education

  • B.Sc., Biology–University of British Columbia
  • D.D.S.–Howard University College of Dentistry 
  • Certificate of Endodontics–University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Endodontists
  • Washington State Association of Endodontists
  • Washington State Dental Association
  • Seattle King County Dental Society
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Patrick Wang
D.D.S., M.D.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

About Me

Dr. Wang says, “Having a great smile is important and makes a huge impact during first impressions. I like to be able to make a positive difference in a patient’s life.” Sometimes it means taking people out of pain or improving their smile and self image. His ultimate goal is to provide treatments that will lead to a lifetime of healthy teeth. As an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dr. Wang appreciates the delicate and sophisticated nature of his work and how his clients may find this complexity daunting. He carefully describes their course of treatment and welcomes the close involvement of his clients. He also enjoys getting to know them personally.

After graduating from UC Berkeley, Dr. Wang received his Dental Degree from the Columbia University School of Dentistry. He was later awarded his Medical Degree from Southwestern Medical School. He also speaks Mandarin.

In his free time, Dr. Wang can be found on active adventures. He says, “I enjoy anything outdoors. Especially cycling, rock climbing and running.”

Education

  • B.S., Biology–UC Berkeley
  • D.D.S.–Columbia University School of Dentistry
  • M.D.–Southwestern Medical School

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
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Tripti Pawar
B.D.S., M.S.D.
Orthodontist

About Me

Dentistry runs in her family–she is a 3rd generation dentist!  She loves the idea of a career that could help people in such an important way. It is not just about straightening the teeth, it’s about creating a beautiful and confident smile. She says “the satisfaction and confidence on my patients faces when the orthodontic treatment is completed is priceless.” She loves to make them smile!

Dr. Pawar received her dental degree from the University of Sydney School of Dentistry. She later was awarded her M.S.D. and her Certificate in Orthodontics from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. She is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists. She speaks Hindi, too.

Away from the office, Dr. Pawar and her family enjoy snowboarding and hiking.

Education

  • B.D.S.-University of Sydney School of Dentistry
  • M.S.D.-University of the Pacific School of Dentistry 
  • Certificate in Orthodontics--University of the Pacific School of Dentistry

Affiliations

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
  • California Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
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Jinju Song
D.M.D.
Pediatric Dentist

About Me

Dr. Song says, “I love treating children and helping them to have better health. I am diligent and patient, but most importantly I absolutely love working with kids and their parents and feel very passionately about doing so. Childhood is a time of life when I can have a very positive influence on their dental care and their outlook on the importance of dental heath.”

Dr. Song has a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Washington. Her Dental Degree is from the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. Her Pediatric Dentistry Certificate was earned at the Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. To keep up with the latest dental technology, she’s an active member of the American Dental Association and is a Board Candidate of American Association of Pediatric Dentists. She also speaks Korean.
 
In her free time Dr. Song enjoys yoga, traveling, and spending precious time with friends and family.

Education

B.S., Biochemistry–University of Washington
D.M.D.–Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Pediatric Dentistry Certificate–Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center

Awards

  • Pauline Fuller Persons Scholarship

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Board Candidate of American Association of Pediatric Dentists
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Elham Javadi
D.D.S., M.S.D.
Periodontist

About Me

Dr. Javadi  says, “Every single patient is very special for me and I treat each with ultimate love and care. For me, dentistry has always been a combination of art and science–and art is an important aspect of my life. I want patients to be happy with their smile–whether it’s maintaining the beautiful smile they already have, or helping them achieve the smile they have always wanted.”

Dr. Javadi received her Dental Degree from the Qazvin University of Medical Sciences and her M.S.D. in Periodontics from the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. She’s a member of the American Academy of Periodontology and the Washington State Society of Periodontists. She also speaks Farsi.

Dr. Javadi  says, “I enjoy spending time with my family. I like water color and oil painting, cooking, swimming and going for long walks.”

Education

  • D.D.S.–Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Iran
  • M.S.D., Periodontics–Loma Linda University School of Dentistry

Affiliations

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • Washington State Society of Periodontists

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