Meet the team

friendly and professional 

Thai Huynh

DDS

 

Professional: Dr. Thaihoa Huynh (Dr. Thai) grew up in the greater Seattle area after immigrating to the US with his parents and four siblings. He finished his bachelor’s in biology at Seattle University. With a passion for community service and engaging with people, along with a love for science, medicine and the arts, Dr. Huynh completed dental school at the University of Washington in 2013. Residing in the south Seattle area, Dr. Huynh enjoys a balanced schedule of taking care of patients, continuing education and teaching at the UW Dental School. Additionally, Dr. Huynh stays active in the great outdoors and spending time with friends and family. He is honored to be in a position to serve the residents of Burien.

Personal: One of Dr. Thai’s fondest memories prior to dental school was when he wrestled a 10 foot crocodile and removed its rotten tooth. Now Dr. Thai wears the tooth around his neck everyday as a reminder of the strides he took to arrive where he is now. He loves eating, and enjoys trying all the different foods this diverse area has to offer. As an avid sports fan, Dr. Thai still day dreams about being a star quarterback for the Seahawks on weekends as his second job. Mostly though he enjoys taking long walks on the beach with his family and friends who are the most important to him. His golf game is ok, though he likes to take bets with his brothers, with loser paying for tacos from their favorite taco truck! He eats plenty of free tacos ;). He enjoys working out, cycling, basketball and hiking. It’s tough, but Dr. Thai does alright at trying to stay active in order to maintain his eating habits. He’d love your food recommendations!

Vietnam Huynh

DDS

 

Dr. Vietnam Huynh (Dr. Nam) grew up in Bellevue, Washington and attended the University of Washington, where he received his bachelor of science in psychology. He went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery in the Midwest at the Indiana University School of Dentistry. Dr. Nam currently resides in the Pacific Northwest, where he is proud to serve his community, and call his home.

Dr. Nam provides comprehensive modern dental treatment, and seeks to achieve the highest level of excellence in dental health care through continued education. His goal is to build a lifelong relationship with each patient through comfort and compassion. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Washington State Dental Association, and the South King County Dental Society.

When he is not saving the world, one tooth at a time, Dr. Nam enjoys playing basketball, golf, snowboarding, and continuously broadening his spectrum of different foods.

Thomas Pham

DMD

 
Dr. Thomas Pham grew up in a small upstate New York city called Syracuse. He attended Binghamton University where he obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology.  Dr. Pham went on to attend the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and graduated Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry in 2006.

Upon the completion of his graduate studies, he moved to Seattle where he has been practicing the arts of dentistry. He has had extensive experience in treating veneers, crowns and bridges, dental implants, and invisalign – clear braces.

Dr. Pham enjoys meeting and interacting with patients to forge a long lasting relationship. He believes in the importance of meeting each patient’s unique needs. Therefore, during the first visit, Dr. Pham dedicates time to get to know them. He then uses this knowledge to formulate a comprehensive treatment plan to achieve total dental health and beautiful aesthetics for those in his care.

He also favors continuing dental training and education in surgery and cosmetic dentistry such as lumineers, invisilign and cutting edge dental implants. Dr. Pham goes above and beyond the minimum requirements of continuing education to stay in front of the ever advancing field of dentistry.

In his free time, Dr. Pham enjoys the outdoors and being with his family. He also loves running, playing tennis, snowboarding, and cycling.. He recently ran the half Rock and Roll marathon in Seattle and hopes to complete the full marathon in the near future.

Dr. Pham strongly believes in always striving to better one’s self no matter where in life they may be. Among his favorite quotes ring the words “May the best of your past be the worst of your future”. We are honored to have a dentist of such passion for both his professional and personal life at our practice and believe you too will be very satisfied with his care.

Sierra Keith

Office Manager

Sierra Keith is our Office Manager and Patient Coordinator.  She has 20 years of experience in the dental and medical field.  She enjoys ensuring our patients have a pleasant & comfortable experience at every appointment.  Her goal is help patients have an easy, relaxing visit when they come to our office.  As a young girl, she had a life changing dental experience when she was able to have her two front teeth repaired which had been badly damaged.  This experience led her to a career in dentistry. She truly understands the value of being able to smile with confidence!

Sierra enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs, exploring the Seattle area.  For her creative outlet, she is studying ballet & contemporary dance and has taught dance, locally.

Charlyn Durham

Dental Assistant

Charlyn Durham is our Dental Assistant and Sterile Technician.  She was born and raised in Seattle.  She began her journey into the dental field straight out of high school as a Sterile Technician.  This experience has led her to Dental Assisting.  Her favorite thing about working in the dental field is her interaction with patients and helping them have a comfortable dental visit.  She also enjoys learning about the technical aspects of each patient’s unique case.  For fun, she enjoys spending quality time with her loved ones and trying new, exotic foods.

Karina Kiforishin

Dental Assistant

Karina is one of our wonderful Dental Assistants.  Growing up, she wasn’t sure what she wanted to do.  She was considering nursing and then it was suggested that she try the field of dentistry.  She attended the Puget Sound Skills Center for 2 years for Dental Assisting and fell in love with it.  She worked in an orthodontic office for about a year and a half before joining our team.  Her favorite thing about working in a dental office is working closely with people, especially kids and building relationships.  She is a Seattle native and recently married.  She enjoys spending time with her husband, friends and family.  She loves to sing and she speaks Russian and Ukrainian.

Briauna Bainter

Dental Assistant

Briauna is a recent addition to our team.  She has always loved teeth!  Early on, she knew she had a passion for dentistry.  She has most recently worked in the specialty field of Endodontics and also in a General Dental practice after graduating from Everest College in 2017.  Her favorite thing about her role in our office is meeting new people, bonding with them and helping them feel totally at ease throughout their visit.  She is excited to join our team and appreciates her co-workers and amazing patients.

When she’s not assisting, she enjoys hanging out with her daughter, eating and camping.

Abby Guga

Dental Hygienist

Abby graduated from Shoreline Dental Hygiene Program in June, 2014. The dental field has been a passion of hers since she was in her early teens. She loves serving all her patients and making their time in the dental chair enjoyable.

In her free time she loves spending time with her family, playing volleyball, camping, and traveling to warm places. She is also fluent in Russian and Ukrainian, and hopes to keep up with her native language.

Bobby Virk, DDS, MSD

Orthodontist

Dr. Virk earned his Dental Degree from the University of Pennsylvania Dental School in 1998 and called Pacific Northwest home! After running a very busy Family and Cosmetic Dental Group Practice for six years, Dr. Virk decided to pursue his dream as an Orthodontist. He completed his advanced postdoctoral training at Boston University, where he received his Orthodontic Degree and a Master of Science in Dentistry. He returned to Washington State in 2006 and started his orthodontic career.

With the cosmetic and general dentistry background Dr. Virk has a unique prospective of addressing the orthodontic needs of his patients. He works very closely with general and cosmetic dentists, as well as other dental specialists, in order to provide personalized orthodontic care for both children and adults. He also has special interest in TMJ dysfunctions and sleep apnea.

Dr. Virk is very active regarding orthodontic research and strives to keep updated with the latest advances in orthodontics. He accumulates over 200 hours of continuing education hours per year. Dr. Virk is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, the World Federation of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Washington State Dental Society, the King County Dental Society and the Interdisciplinary Study Group Northwest.

Dr. Virk loves spending time with his wife Dr. Skountrianos and their two sons. He enjoys travelling and he is a big Sounders fun.