Dr. Alicia Wong
Dr. Wong had a very early introduction to dentistry, as a patient! When she was an infant, her grandmother cared for her and (unknowing of the risk of cavities) gave her a bottle of milk to sleep with every night. By the age of 4, Dr. Wong had large cavities in all of her top front teeth. Luckily, Dr. Wong’s parents were able to find a dentist to fix the front teeth before it was too late. Since that early experience with cavities, Dr. Wong has carefully taken care of her teeth and has become a pediatric dentist to educate and empower children for a lifetime of healthy smiles.
Dr. Wong grew up in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area, in both Maryland and Virginia. She stayed close to home for college and attended the University of Maryland at College Park to complete her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Physiology and Neurobiology. After college, her strong interest in Public Health and working in the community brought her to the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond to complete her Master of Public Health (M.P.H.). During her studies in Richmond, she met the Director of the Dental Health Department for the State of Virginia, Dr. Karen Day, who inspired her to continue her education in dental school.
After visiting several dental schools, Dr. Wong decided to complete her Doctorate of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. To become a specialist in pediatric dentistry, Dr. Wong attended the University of Iowa Center for Leadership Training in Pediatric Dentistry for two additional years after dental school to work exclusively with children, adolescents and individuals with special needs. In March of 2009, Dr. Alicia Wong became board certified which establishes her as a Diplomate of The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD) and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD).
Art of Pediatric Dentistry officially opened in January of 2006. Dr. Wong was previously employed as an associate pediatric dentist for Pediatric Dental Associates in Lakewood and Westside Children’s Dentistry in West Seattle. After these experiences, Dr. Wong wanted her practice to bring her philosophy and beliefs to life. She emphasizes education and prevention with her patients and their families and strongly encourages the Age One dental visit to give her patients a healthy start from the beginning. Bringing in a child starting at one year of age allows both parent and child to develop healthy habits early enough to prevent cavities before they start. Aside from being a pediatric dentist, Dr. Wong is also a parent and understands your perspective. She compassionately works with you to establish the best oral health practices for your family.
Dr. Alicia Wong is married to Dr. Wallace Wong, who is an orthodontist that practices next door. They welcomed their first child, Jack, in October 2009 and their second son, Max, in December 2011 and live in the Bellevue community. You may see them outside walking in the neighborhood with their black pug, Mochi.
Dr. Christie Kim
Dr. Christie is a board certified pediatric dentist who practiced for several years in the east coast before moving to Seattle with her husband.
Dr. Christie was born in Southern California, but grew up in the Washington D.C. area. She graduated from the University of Virginia as an Echols Scholar. She then continued on to receive her degree in Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. There she had the privilege to work in the honors clinic treating medically complex patients. Dr. Christie then completed her specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Maryland Dental School and University of Maryland Medical Center, in Baltimore, MD. During her time in Baltimore, Dr. Christie was also on staff at Kernan Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Hospital treating children of all ages and special health care needs patients. She also served as a member of the Craniofacial Team at Johns Hopkins Hospital working with children with cleft lip and/or palate.
She is active in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, where she presented her research on local anesthetic delivery at the annual meeting. She is also a member of the American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association and the Seattle Pediatric Dental Study Club.
Dr. Christie has a practice philosophy of “working together to create healthy smiles” and believes that together a foundation can be built to create a life-long happy smile for your child. She is committed to providing quality comprehensive care and looks forward to serving and being a positive impact on your family’s oral health.
When Dr. Christie is not practicing dentistry, she enjoys staying active, traveling, eating and exploring Seattle with her husband, family and friends.
Joanna - Front Office Assistant
Joanna is a warm addition to our front office. Her friendly smile will brighten your day! Joanna began her career as a preschool teacher and her love of children drew her to our office. She has two grown children and enjoys gardening and traveling in her free time.
Erin - Dental Assistant
Erin joined our team in 2009 after graduating from Lake Washington Technical College as a dental assistant. She has previous experience working with the general public and grew up in Snohomish, Washington. Erin was a 4-H member and leader to a children’s 4-H club throughout her Middle School and High School years. She always planned on making a career out of helping children. Patient and understanding, Erin will make your child feel comfortable in our office setting. When she is not at work she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and especially her husband and pets!
Meghan - Dental Assistant
Meghan joined our team in 2013. Prior to graduating from Lake Washington Technical College in 2008 as a dental assistant, Meghan worked at a preschool. Her love of interacting with children brought her to our office! Meghan brings a friendly and personable attitude, yet is very adept and professional in her duties. We greatly appreciate her dedication to our patients and our practice. Meghan and her husband live on the Eastside and have two children. She enjoys spending time with her family and pets.
Paige - Dental Assistant
Paige joined our office in 2015. Prior to graduating from Renton Technical College in the fall of 2014 as a dental assistant, she worked with a range of customers at Nordstrom. In school, Paige always enjoyed seeing the young patients and knew she wanted to work in Pediatrics. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, young son and dogs as well as hiking and yoga.
Amayleea - Dental Assistant
Amayleea grew up in Bothell, where she attended Bothell High School. While in school, she frequently worked with her peers in the schools' special needs program. Amayleea has always been very active in softball, volleyball and competitive horseback riding. Before becoming a dental assistant, she worked as a full time nanny. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her nephew and niece, taking her dog to the park and visiting with friends.