As you may now know, your West Seattle dentist, Dr. Kirchner had her baby on Friday! Ryan Maier was born on September 6th, 2013 at 8:37am. He was 7lbs 10oz, and 19 3/4 in long. We are so happy for Dr. Kirchner and her family! This of course means that Dr. Kirchner has begun her maternity leave, but never fear! She has entrusted your care to two fabulous dentists while she is away. We recently learned more about the first dentist, Dr. Esi A. Quaidoo and would now like to introduce you to Dr. Nikole Young!
Dr. Young is a native of Washington State, growing up in Eastern Washington and traveling west to the University of Washington for her undergraduate studies. During her time at the UW, she earned her Bachelors of Science in Physiology while simultaneously volunteering and subsequently managing a non-profit dental clinic in North Seattle that provided the uninsured and low-income residents of King County with a safety net for their dental needs. In addition, while working at the non-profit dental clinic, she met her husband, Dr. Oleg Shvartsur. Dr. Young took two years each of written and verbal Spanish and Russian and enjoys practicing speaking both languages. Nikole attended the University of Washington, School of Dentistry, where she earned her doctorate of dental surgery (DDS) degree. In addition to her dental school curriculum, Dr. Young attended multiple continuing education groups throughout her dental career. Dr. Young is a firm believer in continuing education; going above and beyond the minimum requirements required for a dentist, with additional training in root canal therapy, cosmetic dentistry, oral medicine, dental implants, TMJ disorders, oral surgery and pediatric dentistry.
In her free time, Dr. Young enjoys going to the movies, spending time with friends and family, learning how to fly planes and helicopters and learning how to sail. She is always up for trying something new and adventurous.
Dr. Young is a member of the following organizations:
– American Dental Association
– Washington State Dental Association
– Seattle-King County Dental Society
– American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
– American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
– Academy of General Dentistry
– University of Washington Dental Alumni Association
– American Dental Education Association
We are so excited to have Dr. Young with us during Dr. Kirchner’s maternity leave! Give the office a call today to schedule your dental appointment and meet one of these awesome dentists!