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Making Back To School Cool

Making Back To School Cool

Did you know that 1 out of 32 children in Washington classrooms are homeless? These children may have lost most or all of their personal possessions which can make “back to school” a very difficult time. Project Cool is an important local organization which ensures that hundreds of homeless children and youth start the new […]

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Kathy is retiring!

Kathy is retiring!

After assisting Dr. Bryant for 30 years (to the day) Kathy DuCharme retired on June 15. Kathy and her husband have a great love of skiing and the outdoors, and they are looking forward to being free to travel without the restriction of a work schedule. While we are excited for her new adventures, she […]

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Heather Renn: skilled surgical assistant, passionate gardener and world traveler.

Heather Renn: skilled surgical assistant, passionate gardener and world traveler.

A single event in Heather Renn’s adolescence inspired her career choice – getting braces! She entered Dental Assistant school right after graduating from high school and got her first job in the field at only 19. At Seattle Specialty Dentistry, Heather stays busy assisting the doctors with surgical procedures, surgical ordering and management, and working […]

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Casey Johnson:  Consummate office manager, proud mom and multiple home-owner

Casey Johnson: Consummate office manager, proud mom and multiple home-owner

When recent college graduate Casey Johnson began her first job in 1986, little did she know that twenty-eight years later, she would still be part of the Seattle Specialty Dentistry team. As she describes it, she didn’t choose her career, “the career chose me!” As the practice’s accomplished office manager, Casey believes her most important […]

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We mourn the passing of our mentor and friend, Dr. Ralph Yuodelis

We mourn the passing of our mentor and friend, Dr. Ralph Yuodelis

It is with great sadness that we are writing to inform you of the passing of our dear friend, mentor and colleague, Dr. Ralph Yuodelis. As many of our patients know, Dr. Yuodelis practiced in our office for twenty-eight years. It was both a pleasure and an honor to work alongside this legend in Restorative […]

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Joan Shelton-Palelek: accomplished dental hygienist, passionate equestrian.

Joan Shelton-Palelek: accomplished dental hygienist, passionate equestrian.

This month will mark Joan’s 25th anniversary as a clinical dental hygienist in our practice, but she hasn’t been resting on her laurels. Joan’s love of dental hygiene and her continual quest for excellence recently took her “back to school”. She graduated Summa Cum Laude, while earning a Bachelor of Science as an additional degree […]

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Treating patients with a specific developmental dental disorder (amelogenesis imperfecta)

Treating patients with a specific developmental dental disorder (amelogenesis imperfecta)

Amelogenesis imperfecta is a disorder of tooth development in which there is abnormal enamel formation. People with amelogenesis imperfecta have sensitive, misshapen and discolored teeth (usually yellow, brown or gray) that are very soft and vulnerable to decay. This is an inherited, genetically linked condition. But, since several genes affect the formation of enamel, amelogenesis […]

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Sarah Arce: Welcoming office administrator, wonderful new mom and wife!

Sarah Arce: Welcoming office administrator, wonderful new mom and wife!

A lot of people say they love their job, but Sarah means it. By getting to work with such an amazing group of people, Sarah really enjoys her days in our dental office. “Being part of a team that is so passionate about the work they do and the people they help is, in a […]

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The simple truth about cavities.

The simple truth about cavities.

Dental cavities, also called tooth decay or dental caries, are caused by bacteria in the mouth. When these bacteria come into contact with carbohydrates (especially sugars), they quickly multiply, forming a biofilm on the teeth called dental plaque. The bacteria in plaque produce acid to help them digest the carbohydrates, and therein lies the problem. […]

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VELscope screenings help reduce oral cancer risks.

VELscope screenings help reduce oral cancer risks.

Oral cancer starts out as a tiny lesion in the soft tissue of the mouth, which includes your lips and tongue. In the early stages, these lesions are usually painless. And because they may form in places you can’t see, like the roof of the mouth, they often go unnoticed until the cancer has spread. […]

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Kathy DuCharme: Friendly dental assistant, fearless triathlete.

Kathy DuCharme: Friendly dental assistant, fearless triathlete.

“My job is fun and exciting!” says Kathy. “I love working with doctors who are caring, appreciative and professional. Both doctors are truly amazing. Working for them is a dream job.” Though Kathy is a full-time dental assistant, she also finds time to pursue her other passion — the outdoors. When she’s not at the […]

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Bruxism, better known as teeth grinding

Bruxism, better known as teeth grinding

Clenching and grinding can occur at any time, but sleep-related bruxism is more common. And because it happens while you’re unconscious, this type of bruxism is difficult to control. The condition can come and go throughout life and can be caused (or made worse) by stress, anxiety, diet, caffeine or certain medications. However, many people […]

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Gallery – Patient Testimonials 10

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