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Our “Pac Endo”, Pacific Endodontics, was born in 1995 by Drs. Ali Etemad and Ted Pilot. From the beginning, we have been committed to the art and science of Endodontics and providing an excellent patient experience in a gentle and caring manner. Over the years our team has grown to four doctors and we are proud to introduce our team.

KriΣtina Mitro, DDS, Greece
Office Manager

Kristina joined the Pacific Endodontics team in 2006, but her roots in dentistry started way back in her own country where she earned her DDS degree from The University of Mother Teresa, School of Dentistry. She worked as a general dentist for 6 years in a private clinic in Athens, Greece. After moving to the USA, Kristina continues to love working with patients but her biggest goal in life is to be for ever best friends with her two beautiful girls.

Jeffrey Bennett, DDS, MSD

Dr. Jeffrey Bennett completed his undergraduate studies at Louisiana State University earning a degree in Biology, Chemistry, and Anthropology. He attained his DDS degree from LSU School of Dentistry. Dr. Bennett received his Masters of Science degree in Dentistry and his Endodontics specialty certificate from the University of Washington. Dr. Bennett is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Endodontists, and the Seattle King County Dental Society. He is an affiliate associate professor at The University of Washington School of Dentistry. Dr. Bennett enjoys spending time travelling and cooking with his wife.

Ali Etemad, DDS, MS

Dr. Ali Etemad completed his undergraduate studies at Seattle University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. He attained his DDS degree from The University of Washington School of Dentistry. Dr. Etemad received his Masters of Science degree and his Endodontics Specialty Certificate from The University of Michigan. Dr. Etemad is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Endodontists, and the Seattle King County Dental Society. He is an affiliate associate professor at The University of Washington School of Dentistry. Dr. Etemad enjoys spending time cycling and skiing.

Saman Gharai, DDS, MS

Dr. Saman Gharai completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, San Diego earning a Bachelor of Art degree in Biology. He attained his DDS degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry. Dr. Gharai received his Masters of Science degree from George Washington University and his Endodontics Specialty Certificate from The Naval Post Graduate Dental School. Dr. Gharai is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Endodontists, and the Seattle King County Dental Society. He is an affiliate associate professor at The University of Washington School of Dentistry. Dr. Gharai enjoys spending time practicing karate and sharing time with his family.

Ted Pilot, DDS, MSD

Dr. Ted Pilot completed his undergraduate studies at Seattle University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. He attained his DDS degree from The University of Washington School of Dentistry. Dr. Pilot received his Masters of Science degree in Dentistry and his Endodontics Specialty Certificate also from The University of Washington. Dr. Pilot is member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Endodontists, and the Seattle King County Dental Society. He has been an affiliate associate professor at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. Dr. Pilot enjoys spending time body building and traveling.

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