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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, 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.

Avisha Shah, DDS

Dr. Avisha Shah completed her dental degree at YMT Dental College and Hospital in Mumbai, India. She then came to the United States, where she did a two-year advanced clinical training program in endodontics at UCLA School of Dentistry. She received her Masters of Science degree in Oral Biology and her Endodontics Specialty Certificate from UCLA School of Dentistry. She is a member of the American Association of Endodontics. Dr. Shah enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and skiing.

Adriana Baiz, DDS, MS

Dr. Adriana Baiz has long had a passion for Dentistry, starting with the completion of her dental degree at the Universidad Santa Maria in her hometown of Caracas, Venezuela. After working in private practice for some time, Dr. Baiz moved to the US and completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency, followed by a Master of Science degree and her Endodontics Specialty Certificate at Boston University. She is a member of the American Association of Endodontists. When not working, Dr. Baiz loves traveling and spending time with her husband and their two beautiful and active children.

Shoaib Siddiqui, MDS

Dr. Siddiqui comes from a diverse background. Born and brought up in Dubai, he received his dental degree from Pakistan in the year 2000. He then moved on to pursue his Masters in Restorative Dentistry (MDSc) from England, UK, in 2006. He has taught in dental programs as an Assistant Professor in Pakistan and in Saudi Arabia. In 2017, Dr. Siddiqui moved to the USA with his family to pursue his specialty training in Endodontics (Specialty Certificate and MSD) and completed his training in 2019 from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. Since then, he has been working as a full-time Endodontist in the State of Washington. He is an international speaker who has shared his experience in various countries around the world, showing his passion for Endodontics and its teaching. He is a member of the American Association of Endodontists. Dr. Siddiqui is married to Dr. Wardah and has three beautiful daughters. He enjoys hiking trails and socializing and loves playing the guitar. He has a local underground rock band, too.

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