ABOUT US Meet our team

Friendly, compassionate care

Our dedicated team of dental professionals is committed to making you proud of your smile. Our focus is on providing preventive and comprehensive care in a friendly and personal setting. We look forward to building lasting relationships with you, your family and friends!

Friendly, compassionate care

Our dedicated team of dental professionals is committed to making you proud of your smile. Our focus is on providing preventive and comprehensive care in a friendly and personal setting. We look forward to building lasting relationships with you, your family and friends!

Jenny Nguyen, DDS

Jenny Nguyen, DDS

Dentist and owner of Seattle Smiles Dental

Dr. Jenny Nguyen was born and raised in Iowa. She studied biochemistry at the University of Iowa where she also researched gene therapy for cystic fibrosis. After receiving her bachelor’s degree, she moved to Ecuador to teach English to children in an underserved rural community and learned Spanish in return. Thereafter, Dr. Nguyen studied at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery. After practicing dentistry in Minneapolis for a number of years, she and her husband moved to Seattle to enjoy the outdoor activities of the Pacific Northwest.

I chose to go into dentistry because of my love of the health sciences and dentistry’s unique blend of science and artistry.

Dr. Nguyen has extensive experience caring for people of all ages and backgrounds having worked in private practice, non-profit organizations, pediatric clinics and nursing homes. She has treated patients ranging from days old babies to nursing home residents to patients with special needs. Dr. Nguyen is committed to providing the highest quality dentistry while creating a comfortable and caring environment for her patients and for her team of dedicated dental professionals.

Dr. Nguyen has extensive additional training in all aspects of dentistry including cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery, root canal therapy, implant dentistry and Invisalign. Dr. Nguyen enjoys volunteering in the community and has provided dental care through the Union Gospel Mission, the Seattle/King County Clinic and internationally in the Copper Canyon in Mexico and to Haitian refugees in the Dominican Republic.

She enjoys backpacking, skiing, traveling, woodworking and playing guitar and piano. She loves spending time with her husband, daughter, son, family and friends.

Asmeret Tesfahun, DDS

Asmeret Tesfahun, DDS

Associate Dentist, joined team in 2018

Dr. Asmeret was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She studied chemistry prior to earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Minnesota. Then she completed a one-year residency program in Minneapolis which provided additional experience in dental emergency trauma and treating patients with complex medical histories. After practicing dentistry in Minnesota for more than 3 years, Dr. Asmeret moved to Seattle to enjoy the beautiful outdoors and get away from cold Minnesota winters.

I am dedicated to providing high-quality dentistry and involving patients in their dental care for a positive dental experience.

Dr. Asmeret has a passion for dentistry and enjoys treating patients from diverse backgrounds. Her philosophy is conservative, evidence-based and patient-centered dentistry with a focus on prevention. She is committed to continue her desire to learn and expand her training by attending lectures on current advances in dentistry.

Dr. Asmeret enjoys volunteering her dental services for the underserved. She has provided mobile dental care to the homeless with Medical Teams International and provided dental care to orphaned children in Uganda. Dr. Asmeret is committed to pursuing more volunteer opportunities in the future. When not exploring the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Asmeret enjoys hiking, traveling, cooking and exploring Seattle.

Brittany, Patient Coordinator

Brittany

Front Office Coordinator, joined team in 2017
  • Brittany was born and raised in Seattle just minutes from downtown where she grew up playing soccer and enjoying the beautiful Pacific Northwest. After obtaining her Associate of Arts with an emphasis in business she felt cubicle life wasn’t for her and went to school for dental assisting where she could work hands-on with people daily. Several years of working chairside with patients gave her the experience and knowledge to also work at the front office efficiently. Her favorite part of dentistry is patient education and helping patients understand their oral health.

    Outside of work, when she’s not nose deep in a book, you can find Brittany driving to all parts of Washington to hike, shop, play and explore with her wife and pets Jayda and Archie.

Alison, Dental Hygienist

Alison

Dental Hygienist, joined team in 2013
  • Alison graduated from Wenatchee Valley College with an Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree at age 17 and then continued on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene at Eastern Washington University. She relocated to Seattle in 2010 after practicing dental hygiene in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

    I love creating an environment where anyone can truly feel at ease in the dental chair.

    Outside of the office, Alison enjoys hiking, visiting Pike Place Market, painting, biking, running, kayaking and taking long walks around Seattle.

Josie, Dental Assistant

Josie

Dental Assistant, joined team in 2013
  • Josie was raised in Bremerton, Washington. Prior to receiving her dental assisting certificate from the Seattle Vocational Institute, she earned her Associate of Science from Lake Washington Technical College. Josie wanted to go into the dental field at a very young age, stating,

    As a child, I liked the smell of dental offices.

    As an adult, she enjoys the variety that dentistry has to offer, the fun working environment, meeting new people and helping people maintain and improve their oral health.  Josie also enjoys the outdoors, going on hikes with friends, golfing and barbequing in the summer.

Anna, Dental Hygienist

Anna

Dental Hygienist, joined team in 2016
  • Anna was born and raised in Seattle and graduated from Seattle Preparatory School in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.  Anna received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 2009 from Eastern Washington University with Alison Balcom, one of our other great hygienists. She also has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington.

    Anna has a passion for dentistry and continues to enhance her skills by attending continuing education courses.

    I look forward to meeting you and making a difference in your life through improving your oral health.

    When not working, you can find Anna cheering on her Seattle teams.

    Go Hawks, Dawgs and M’s!

Effie, Dental Assistant

Effie

Dental Assistant, joined team in 2019
  • Effie is originally from Los Angeles and moved to Seattle in 2014. After high school she graduated from the Everest College dental assisting program. Effie then continued her career as an assistant in community health centers. In Effie’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and hiking. Effie is also bilingual in Spanish and enjoys helping people achieve their oral health goals! 

Stacy, Dental Hygienist

Stacy

Dental Hygienist, joined team in 2019
  • Stacy was born and raised in Michigan and later moved to Seattle, Washington. Healthcare has always been a passion, and she started in the dental field as a dental assistant where she discovered great interest and love for dentistry. She then pursued dental hygiene and received her Bachelor’s of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from Lake Washington Institute of Technology. Her career as a dental hygienist has been an extremely fulfilling experience. 

    My goal as a hygienist is to provide excellent oral healthcare and improve dental health.

    Outside of the office, Stacy enjoys attending music festivals, trying new foods, traveling and spending time with family and friends. 

Anna, Dental Hygienist

Liza

Dental Hygienist, joined team in 2019
  • Liza was born and raised in Walla Walla, Washington. She left her small town to pursue sociology and anthropology at the University of Washington where she discovered her love for dentistry. After receiving her bachelor’s degree, she continued on to pursue her dental hygiene career at Shoreline Community College. Liza has a passion for dentistry and finding a way to meet the needs of her patients.

    “I look forward to meeting you and finding ways to improve your oral health both at home and in our office!”

    On weekends Liza enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, Husky football games and going to the Sunday market with her friends.

Effie, Dental Assistant

Becca

Patient Care Coordinator, joined team in 2019
  • Becca is originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota and migrated west to Seattle. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts and dove into the world of fabrication and cabinetry. Seattle Smiles Dental introduced her to dentistry and healthcare, and as the patient care coordinator, she aims to provide patients and her team the support they need. In her free time, she enjoys challenging herself in the mountains, snowboarding, backpacking and is always eager to try something new.

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