Meet Your Team

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Jeffry Fletcher
D.D.S.
General Dentist

About Me

Dr. Fletcher says, “I’ve always enjoyed working with people, and I’ve always been interested in art and working with my hands. Dentistry allows me to do both! I enjoy helping others, especially when it comes to helping them feel more comfortable with their smiles.”   

After graduating from Brigham Young University, Dr. Fletcher received his Dental Degree from the University of Colorado School of Dentistry. While serving in the U.S. Army, he completed the Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Fort Jackson. To keep abreast of cutting edge technology, he’s a member of the American Dental Association. He also speaks fluent Portuguese.
              
Dr. Fletcher says, “I love getting outdoors for camping, hiking and boating. I also enjoy movies, and dining out at new restaurants.”

Education

  • B.S., Latin American Studies–Brigham Young University
  • D.D.S.–University of Colorado School of Dentistry
  • Advanced Education in General Dentistry-US Army, Fort Jackson

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
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Kavita Sainanee
D.D.S.
General Dentist

About Me

Dr. Kavita Sainanee is passionate about helping her patients achieve healthy, functional, and beautiful smiles, with an emphasis on preventive dentistry.

A California native, Dr. Sainanee received her bachelor’s degree in Molecular Environmental Biology at UC Berkeley, before pursuing her D.D.S. degree at UCLA. Dr. Sainanee fell in love with the Pacific Northwest when she moved to Seattle to complete a year of advanced training in general dentistry at the University of Washington. During her residency, she gained extra training in pediatric dentistry, oral surgery, sedation dentistry, implants, and esthetics.

As she loves staying active, hiking, swimming, yoga, and basketball are among Dr. Sainanee’s favorite activities. She loves to travel, and was one of 10 students in her class chosen to represent the UCLA School of Dentistry as an ambassador to Japan.

Education

  • B.S., Molecular Environmental
  • Biology–UC Berkeley
  • D.D.S.–UCLA School of Dentistry
  • General Practice Residency–University of Washington

Affiliations

  • Washington State Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
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Stan Lin
D.D.S.
Endodontist

About Me

Raised in the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Lin, a published author in the Endodontic field, is proud of the work he has performed on his patients and is committed to providing the highest standard of quality and care.

Dr. Lin earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Puget Sound, in Tacoma,  before obtaining his D.D.S. from New York University College of Dentistry with honors.  Upon graduation from dental school, he relocated to Hawaii to complete an Advanced Education in General Dentistry certificate through the Lutheran Medical Center and he remained in the islands and practiced as a general dentist for 3 years before beginning his post doctorate Endodontic residency. He received his Endodontic Certificate from the prestigious Oregon Health & Science University. He also speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese.

Dr. Lin enjoys playing with his dog, paddle boarding, hiking, and traveling to unique places such as Antarctica with his wife.


Education

  • B.S., Economics–University of Puget Sound
  • D.D.S.–New York University School of Dental Medicine
  • Advanced Education in General Dentistry certificate from Lutheran Medical Center
  • Endodontics Certificate–Oregon Health & Science University

Affiliations

  • American Association of Endodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Hawaii Dental Association
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Abhishake Banda
D.M.D, M.D
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

About Me

Dr. Banda graduated from The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.  He then completed a rigorous Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at The University of Maryland.  He was first fascinated in oral and maxillofacial surgery because of the wide scope and training of oral and maxillofacial surgeons, and their ability to use their skills and medical expertise to treat and help patients.

Dr. Banda is known for his kind and compassionate bedside manner.  His goal is to deliver the highest quality of care, and his top priority is safety and comfort.  Dr. Banda specializes in extractions of wisdom teeth and any other teeth, dental implants, outpatient sedation, and bone grafting.

Education

  • B.A.- Lehigh Univeristy
  • D.M.D.- University of Pennsylvania
  • M.D.- University of Maryland

Affiliations

  • Washington Sate Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
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Tori Matthys
D.D.S., M.S.D.
Orthodontist

About Me

Dr. Matthys says, “I see dentistry as the dual harmony of science and creativity. It gives you the opportunity to be a scientist and an artist all at once, with the final product being a healthy and fantastic smile!”

“I’m trilled to be working with the Gentle Dental team, and to serve the community of Lakewood, Dr. Matthys says. “I like being involved in patients’ lives on a regular basis: we get to work with all kinds and types of people, see them at different times in their life over the course of their orthodontic treatment. It’s fun to watch their smile and their lives change one month after the other. It is a tremendous honor to be involved with people in this special way.”

After graduating from Loyola Marymount University, Dr. Matthys received her Dental Degree and her M.S.D. in Orthodontics from the University of Washington School of Dentistry. She’s a member of the many organizations including the American Association of Orthodontics, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists and the Washington State Society of Orthodontists.

Dr. Matthys says, “Family is the most important thing for me. We spend a lot of time getting together for events, meals and outdoor activities. Hobbies I enjoy include working out–running, snowboarding and hiking. I’m newly interested in fishing and backpacking and look forward to our Northwest Summers! I also love to watch all kinds of sporting events and I look forward to the NBA in Seattle again!”

Education

  • B.S., Biology–Loyola Marymount University
  • D.D.S.–University of Washington School of Dentistry
  • M.S.D., Orthodontics–University of Washington School of Dentistry

Awards

  • Washington Association of Women Dentists Award
  • James and Joyce Oates Scholarship for clinical excellence

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Washington Dental Association
  • American Association of Orthodontics
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
  • Washington State Society of Orthodontists

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