About Us

Let’s talk about us

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, Chief  Executive Officer

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. She is a member of the American Association of Endodontists. 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.

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, American Equilibration Society, 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.

Callie Smithson, DDS, MSD

Dr. Callie Smithson completed her undergraduate studies in dental hygiene at the West Virginia University where she also continued to dental school and earned her D.D.S. degree. She then worked at the San Francisco VA Medical Center completing a General Practice Residency. She received her Masters of Science in Dentistry and her Endodontics specialty certificate from Louisiana State University. Dr. Smithson is a member of the American Association of Endodontists and the Washington State Dental Association. Originally from Alaska, she enjoys hiking, skiing, running, and being outdoors.

Yenshuo (Michael) Shen, DMD

Dr. Shen completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania where he also obtained his DMD degree from the School of Dental Medicine. He then had advanced training from the AEGD program at the university and practiced in a private practice as a general dentist for two years. Dr. Shen later received his Endodontic Specialty Certificate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Shen is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Association of Endodontists. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Him and his wife are also having fun exploring life through the eyes of their toddler son.

About-specialist1  SKDS-Bannerwsda1American Dental Association