Our Doctor & Staff

With Dr. Richard Miyata, you get the best of both worlds. Firstly, you have a highly-trained and skillful clinician who graduated at the top of his class and has studied with some of the foremost pioneers in all of dentistry. At the same time, he is a kind, compassionate, patient, and friendly person who knows how to treat his patients like family so they feel taken care of in every possible way. When you put these together, you get a comprehensive dental experience unlike any other, which is exactly why his patients love him.

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Dr. Richard Miyata

Dr. Richard Miyata was born and raised in Seattle. He graduated from the University of Washington and then the University of Washington’s School of Dentistry. He has been practicing dentistry since 1997. Dr. Miyata has been described as honest, gentle and creative. He’s married to his wife Maureen and together they have a daughter. In his free time, he enjoys camping, kayaking and traveling. Dr. Miyata has enjoyed building and fixing things since childhood. His current passion is restoring vintage bicycles. He’s also an avid reader of non-fiction books. He feels that it’s important to always be learning new things. One of his favorite quotes is: “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi: Indian Leader.



Registered Dental Assistant / Administrative Patient Care Coordinator

Kay is a big movie buff. She especially enjoys comedy and horror films. Her hobbies are photography, camping and ethnic cuisine (both preparing and eating). Kay’s originally from the Philippines and would like to explore as much of the US as possible.

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Registered Dental Assistant

Mayra grew up in Eastern Washington and enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest with her family. She is a health enthusiast and currently follows a vegan lifestyle. Mayra's passions include drawing, running and basking in delicious new food.



Registered Dental Assistant / Patient Care   

Kallan grew up in the Portland area and is currently a student at the University of Washington. She loves baking, listening to music, spending time outside, and playing guitar and ukulele. She also loves dogs. Kallan is planning to become a speech pathologist in the future.



Registered Dental Assistant / Patient Care

Ellen is from Renton and currently a student at the University of Washington. She enjoys reading, watching movies, listening to podcasts, and admiring the outdoors with loved ones. Although these are her main interests, she loves to learn new things and explore more of what the world has to offer. She hopes to eventually get a dog in the near future!