Meet Your Team

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Thomas Morales
D.D.S.
General Dentist

About Me

Dr. Morales  says,“I genuinely care about giving you the best outcome possible. Helping patients work through stressful situations and watching positive transformations occur. The ability to connect with people and help them achieve long lasting improvements to their oral health is what first attracted me to dentistry.”

After graduating from the University of New Mexico, Dr. Morales received his Dental Degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. To keep abreast of cutting edge technology, he’s a member of the American Dental Association. He also speaks Spanish.

Dr. Morales  says,“I enjoy being active, all types of activities from biking and hiking to resistance training. Spending time with my family and sightseeing.”

Education

  • B.S., Biology–University of New Mexico
  • D.D.S.–University of Missouri-Kansas City

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
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Michael Dyriw
D.D.S., M.S.
Endodontist

About Me

Dr. Dyriw says, “I enjoy working with patients and helping them through pain. It is a very rewarding profession. The dental profession is very exciting and I enjoy the challenge involved in treating anxious patients and the difficulty of complex cases. I enjoy making a difference in peoples lives, whether it is easing a patients anxiety, taking them out of pain or improving their smile!”

After graduating from Bishop’s University, Dr. Dyriw received his Dental Degree from the Indiana University School of Dentistry. He received his M.S. in Endodontics from the Marquette University School of Dentistry. He’s a member of the American Association of Endodontics, the American Dental Association and the Washington State Dental Association.

Dr. Dyriw says, “I enjoy spending time with my family as well as the sport of hockey. I love watching hockey and especially playing!”

Education

  • B.S., Biology–Bishop’s University
  • D.D.S.–Indiana University School of Dentistry
  • M.S., Endodontics–Marquette University School of Dentistry

Affiliations

  • American Association of Endodontics
  • American Dental Association
  • Washington State Dental Association
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Jagdeep Gill
D.D.S.
Endodontist

About Me

Dr. Gill says, “I enjoy meeting and getting to know all of my patients, and providing them with exceptional dental treatment and oral health knowledge. It’s great to have such a positive impact impact on patients oral health and therefore their overall well-being. I love science and working with my hands. I always knew I would have a career in the health care field serving patience.

After graduating from the University of British Columbia, Dr. Gill received his Dental Degree from the Howard University College of Dentistry. He was awarded his Certificate of Endodontics from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.

He’s a member of the many organizations including the American Association of Endodontists and the Washington State Association of Endodontists. Dr. Gill also speaks Punjabi and Hindi.

Dr. Gill says, “In my free time, I enjoy an active lifestyle, including playing basketball, running, hiking, and exploring the Pacific Northwest with my wife Nisha and our dog, Kenyon.”

Education

  • B.Sc., Biology–University of British Columbia
  • D.D.S.–Howard University College of Dentistry
  • Certificate of Endodontics–University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Endodontists
  • Washington State Association of Endodontists
  • Washington State Dental Association
  • Seattle King County Dental Society
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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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Jinju Song
D.M.D.
Pediatric Dentist

About Me

Dr. Song says, “I love treating children and helping them to have better health. I am diligent and patient, but most importantly I absolutely love working with kids and their parents and feel very passionately about doing so. Childhood is a time of life when I can have a very positive influence on their dental care and their outlook on the importance of dental heath.”

Dr. Song has a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Washington. Her Dental Degree is from the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. Her Pediatric Dentistry Certificate was earned at the Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. To keep up with the latest dental technology, she’s an active member of the American Dental Association and is a Board Candidate of American Association of Pediatric Dentists. She also speaks Korean.

In her free time Dr. Song enjoys yoga, traveling, and spending precious time with friends and family.

Education

  • B.S., Biochemistry–University of Washington
  • D.M.D.–Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
  • Pediatric Dentistry Certificate–Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center

Awards

  • Pauline Fuller Persons Scholarship

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Board Candidate of American Association of Pediatric Dentists
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Elham Javadi
D.D.S., M.S.D.
Periodontist

About Me

Dr. Javadi says, “Every single patient is very special for me and I treat each with ultimate love and care. For me, dentistry has always been a combination of art and science–and art is an important aspect of my life. I want patients to be happy with their smile–whether it’s maintaining the beautiful smile they already have, or helping them achieve the smile they have always wanted.”

Dr. Javadi received her Dental Degree from the Qazvin University of Medical Sciences and her M.S.D. in Periodontics from the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. She’s a member of the American Academy of Periodontology and the Washington State Society of Periodontists. She also speaks Farsi.

Dr. Javadi says, “I enjoy spending time with my family. I like water color and oil painting, cooking, swimming and going for long walks.”

Education

  • D.D.S.–Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Iran
  • M.S.D., Periodontics–Loma Linda University School of Dentistry

Affiliations

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • Washington State Society of Periodontists

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