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Dr. Sidney Gallegos

Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Education: University of Washington School of Dentistry, Seattle, Washington. Pediatric Dental Residency Primary Children’s Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Professional Affiliations: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Washington State Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and Washington State Dental Association, American College of Dentists.

Professional Positions: Affiliate Instructor, University of Washington School of Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry (UWSOD). Deans Board UWSOD. Head Start Washington State Leader, Dental Health Initiative. Examination Consultant American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Many people ask why a parent/caretaker should consider a board-certified children’s dentist. A board-certified pediatric dentist has elected to complete accredited training and successfully completed an examination process to assess a candidate’s knowledge skills and judgment regarding standards of oral health care for infants, children, adolescents, and patients with special health care needs. It also reflects the value of lifetime learning and practicing pediatric dentistry with state-of-the-art techniques and materials. This reflects an effort on the part of the practitioner to provide the highest standard of health care for patients.

I welcome you to consider establishing a dental home for your child early on, preferably by age one. A dental home refers to an ongoing relationship between our office and your family, inclusive of all aspects of oral health care delivery in a comprehensive, continuous, accessible, coordinated, and family-centered way. As your child develops from an infant into an adolescent, there can be challenging issues that we can address and help you make informed, educated decisions regarding your child’s oral health care.

Dr. Arley Medrano

Was born in Southern California and raised in the small farming town of Okanogan in north central Washington. He attended Eastern Washington University and the University of Washington School of Dentistry. Before finding his calling as a Pediatric Dentist, he worked as a General Dentist in his hometown for two years following dental school. After practicing in Okanogan, he continued his education with a two-year residency in pediatric dentistry at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital where he also obtained a Master of Science in Dentistry. Dr. Medrano’s passion lies in creating a positive dental experience for each child. He values establishing a nurturing and trusting relationship, while providing the best dental care possible. His goal is to dissipate fear and provide children an experience that will foster a lifetime of outstanding dental health.
When Dr. Medrano is not at work, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, cycling, cooking, and fulfilling his travel bucket list.

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Meet Our Team

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Laura Burks-Hargrove Scheduling Coordinator

I've been in the Dental profession for 24 years and been with Dr. Gallegos for 14 years. I have always enjoyed working in Pediatrics, it's been a joy watching all the children grow up in our office. I was born in Seattle, WA and raised in Federal Way, WA. I spend most of my time with my three sons and husband (and my dog Mila). My hobbies and interests include baseball, gardening, travel, and chasing sunsets.

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Joanne Bell Registered Dental Assistant

I have had the pleasure of working with Dr Gallegos for 24 years. I enjoy seeing the children grow and being rewarded with their developing smiles. My husband and I have three children and five grandchildren. At leisure I enjoy camping, traveling, or relaxing at home with a good book.

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Linda Martinez Gallegos Business Office Manager

For thirty-one years it’s been my honor and pride to work with Dr. Gallegos, our Associates, Staff, Patients and their families. I oversee Human Resources, Scheduling, and Accounts Payable’s and Receivables’s. It’s been especially rewarding to witness patients grow up and now have their own families and they are now bringing them to
our office for dental care. When not working I enjoy spending time with family, traveling, and exploring our PNW

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Michelle Sorum Registered Dental Assistant

I have been working in Dentistry since 1991. I've worked in different dental practices, from General Dentistry, Oral Surgery and Pediatrics. I mostly enjoy working with children. I love teaching them how to maintain good oral hygiene habits for a lifetime. In my off time I walk my two precious pups. I enjoy taking trips with my husband and spending time with my two daughters.

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Maria Gomez Registered Dental Assistant

I was born in California and spent some of my childhood in Mexico. I've always had an interest in Dentistry and really enjoy teaching the children and parents how to maintain a healthy dentition. I have four children and spend as much time as possible with them.

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Erica Losvar Accounts Receivable Specialist

I have worked for Dr. Gallegos for nine years. My husband and I have two children and three dogs. I enjoy traveling, concerts and spending time with my family. I am always amazed at how the children become inquisitive about their teeth and smiles through the various stages of their development.

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Liliana Rosas Registered Dental Assistant, Receptionist / Scheduler

I have been in the dental field for 2 years. I work as a chairside dental assistant and in the business office as a receptionist/scheduler. I enjoy working with children and special needs patients and love watching them leave with a smile. During my personal time, I like to take my dog on walks and spend time with my family and friends.

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Ahtziri Ruiz Registered Dental Assistant

I enjoy working with children and teaching them how to maintain a healthy smile. I was born and raised in Enumclaw, WA. During my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and traveling. I go to the gym and work out early in the mornings this energizes me all day.