Doctors

General Dentists

Overview

  • Drs. Winston, Letwin, Vainio, and Mitchell have dedicated their professional careers to working with special needs populations
  • Each has had extensive training and experience in the management of the most complex patients
  • Together they receive numerous referrals from all over the western United States for their expertise
  • All have medical staff privileges at Swedish Medical Center, including inpatient consults and operating room access

Dr. Amy Winston

  • DDS from the University of Michigan
  • MBA in Healthcare Management from Oregon Health Sciences University
  • Certificate from the University of Washington General Practice Residency
  • Division Chair of Hospital Dentistry, Swedish Medical Center
  • Washington State Dental Association Board of Directors, 2015 – 2018
  • Seattle King County Dental Society Foundation Board , 2014 – Present
  • Courtesy Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Washington Department of Radiation Oncology 2016 – Present
  • Assistant Director, Swedish General Practice Residency, 2009 - 2013
  • Seattle-King County Dental Society Access Committee, 2008 - 2015
  • Seattle-King County Dental Society Executive Council, 2008 - 2012
  • Washington State Dental Association Citizen of the Year, 2014
  • Pierre Fauchard Academy, Honorary Dental Society
  • International College of Dentists, Honorary Society

Dr. Noah Letwin

  • DDS from the University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery
  • Certificate from Swedish Medical Center General Practice Residency
  • Program Director, Swedish General Practice Residency
  • Dental Director, Swedish Community Specialty Clinic
  • PhD in Pharmacology 2006, MS in Biochemistry 2004, from The George Washington University
  • Seattle-King County Dental Society Access Committee, 2012 - Present
  • Seattle-King County Dental Society Executive Council, 2013 - Present
  • Courtesy Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Washington Department of Radiation Oncology 2016 – Present
  • Pierre Fauchard Academy, Honorary Dental Society

Dr. Lauren Vainio

  • BS in Neuroscience and Psychology from Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • Researched Parkinson's Disease at Northwestern University
  • DDS from University of Michigan School of Dentistry - 2011
  • Certificate from Swedish Medical Center General Practice Residency 2012
  • Seattle-King County Dental Society Executive Council, 2015 - Present
  • Provides clinical attending coverage for the residents including after hours call

Dr. Aarika Mitchell

  • BS in Chemical Engineering from Auburn University
  • DMD from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry
  • Certificate from Swedish Medical Center General Practice Residency 2018
  • Assistant Program Director, Swedish Medical Center General Practice Residency Program, August 2019 – Present
  • Researched drug-elution from contact lenses in the biomedical engineering labs at Auburn University and dental crown strengths in the biomaterials lab at UAB School of Dentistry

Residents

Dr. Samuel Elcik

  • BS in Biochemistry from College of Charleston
  • DMD from Roseman University of Health and Sciences
  • Enjoys being outside, skiing, mountain biking, hiking and running

Dr. Tania Faruqi

  • BS in Advertising from Boston University
  • DDS from Louisiana State University
  • Enjoys traveling, hiking, skiing, and cooking

Dr. Gurpreet Kaur

  • BS in Science from University of Washington
  • DDS from University of Washington
  • Enjoys hiking and painting

Dr. Caroline Rog

  • BS in Biology from Duke University
  • DDS from University of Texas, Houston
  • Enjoys outdoor activities, hiking, skiing, and running

Dr. Sumra Zaidi

  • BS in Psychology from City College of New York
  • DDS from SUNY at Buffalo
  • Enjoys traveling, hiking, running, and yoga

Pediatric Dentists

Overview

  • Drs. Jumani and Quinby both provide dental care under general anesthesia to children here at Seattle Special Care Dentistry
  • Each has had extensive training and experience in the management of the most medically complex young patients

Dr. Ketan Jumani

  • BDS from Bangalore, India
  • MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • DDS from the University of Washington
  • MSD with a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Washington
  • Hospital Privileges at Swedish Medical Center
  • Affiliate faculty at the University of Washington - Center for Pediatric Dentistry
  • Diplomate of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Donna Quinby

  • DMD from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Dental School, Certificate from UW General Practice Residency in 1996, Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from UW Department of Pediatric Dentistry in 1998 and an MS in Dentistry in 1998
  • Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in 2006
  • Staff pediatric dentist with the Department of Dental Medicine at Seattle's Children's Hospital from 1998-2008
  • Hospital privileges at Seattle Children's Hospital and Swedish Medical Center
  • Private pediatric dental practice 1999 - present

Endodontist

Dr. Eric Vetter

  • DDS from the University of Washington in 2000
  • Certificate in Endodontics and MSD from the University of Washington in 2002
  • Affiliate Clinical Professor, University of Washington Department of Endodontics, 2002 – 2015
  • Full time, private practice in endodontics, 2002 - Present
  • Obsessive participant in all forms of mountain recreation and scuba diving, 1986 - Present

Periodontist

Dr. Lakshmi Boyapati

  • Dr. Boyapati was born in Australia and received her B.D.S. dental degree from the University of Sydney
  • She received her Certificate in Periodontics and her Masters of Science in Periodontics from the University of Michigan
  • She was also awarded a one year ITI Implant Scholarship to the University of Bern in Switzerland
  • She is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology
  • She is an active member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontology and King County Dental Society

Prosthodontist

Dr. M. Kevin Joe

  • DDS from the University of California, Los Angeles
  • Certificate in Hospital Dentistry from the VA Medical Center, Long Beach, CA
  • Certificate in Prosthodontics from the VA Medical Center, West Los Angeles, CA
  • Certificate in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics from the University of California, Los Angeles
  • BS in Kinesiology from the University of California, Los Angeles

Anesthesiologists

Dr. Tomas Velan

  • Doctor of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic 1996
  • Senior Fellow, Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington 1999-2004
  • Anesthesia Residency, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Washington 2004-2008
  • Pain Medicine Fellowship, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Washington 2013-2014
  • Clinical Instructor, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Washington 2009-present
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology