A Love for My Patients and Helping Them
The thing I love most about being a dentist is my patients. That might sound clichéd, as most dentists feel affection for their patients, but mine are special. Some have known me since I was born, some were my teachers, some grew up with me, and some I’m just getting to know. I am thankful to be caring for my friends and neighbors.
I always knew I wanted a career in dentistry. The profession is mentally challenging and hands-on. I get to meet and spend time with interesting people, while building long-term relationships with them.
I’m excited by the constant improvements in technology that allow dentists to help our patients receive the most comfortable, effective, and efficient care. I’m even more passionate about getting patients excited about their dental health. If someone values their oral health, then they take care of it. My team and I focus a lot of our work day on education and encouraging people to take control of their smile.
Whatever your dental problem, Juanita Family Dentistry can be your solution for a lifetime! Call our Kirkland, WA dental office today!
Education and Continuing Education
- Middle school and high school – The Overlake School in Redmond, WA
- Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering, cum laude – Seattle University
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine – Oregon Health & Science University
I’m active in many continuing education groups, including the Tucker Gold Study Club (RVT-60 chapter) and the AACA (American Academy of Clear Aligners) Washington study club. I am a member of the AACA, will accept my fellowship in clear aligners through the AACA in June of 2022, AACA board member, and speaker for Align technologies. Dentistry is a constantly changing field, with new treatments and technologies being developed. Learning about these changes allows me to provide my patients with leading-edge care; it improves their treatment experience and results.
- American Dental Association
- Washington State Dental Association
- Seattle-King County Dental Society
- American Academy of Clear Aligners
I grew up in Bellevue and now live in Kenmore, WA. My husband, Vince Petisme, and I got married in September 2015 and couldn't be more excited to introduce our daughter Georgiana in 2019 and son Vince Jr in 2021. We share our home with our two goofy Dobermans, Betty and Barney.
When I’m not at the office, I enjoy spending family time with our large extended family, playing with Georgiana and Junior, walking the dogs, and golfing.