My journey to dentistry started when I was little. My grandfather was a dentist. I grew up listening to his many stories about his patients. He always had a desire that one of his family members would pick up the trade. Ever since the age of six, I spent my weekends and after-school days at my grandfather’s dental practice playing with wax and patient models. My creations were never perfect, but as I got older, I always enjoyed working with my hands, and I never forgot those memories. After graduating high school in Turkey, I came to the University of Washington for my undergrad degree. Then, I received my doctorate degree from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. I feel fortunate and happy that I have chosen to pursue a career in Dentistry. I understand that every patient presents with unique needs. I am looking forward to coming to the practice, seeing, and providing treatments for our patients, and practicing many more years.
I believe in lifelong learning for clinical growth and doing the best for our patients. Over the last a few years, I have taken many hours of continuing education courses at Kois Center, Bioclear Clinic, Invisalign trainings, and restorative courses. I am a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Washington Dental Association (WSDA), American Academy of Clear Aligners (AACA) American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE), and a Graduate from Kois Center. These affiliations and courses help me stay more up to date with the new technology, information, and changes in Dentistry so that we can provide better care and treatment options for our patients.
Dentistry is a teamwork. I feel fortunate to be part of a team who prioritize patients’ experiences and realize that dentistry needs to be custom to individual needs. As a team, we believe in achieving lifelong patient relations. Providing care that is the best fit for each patient’s needs while treating patients like they are our families, friends, and neighbors is our focus.
We are all looking forward to welcoming back our existing patients and meeting new patients.