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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, 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.

Andrew Steidley, DMD, MS

Dr. Andrew Steidley completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Portland, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree. From there, he moved to Davie, FL to attend Nova Southeastern University’s dental school, where he got his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. After graduation, Dr. Steidley was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army and moved to Watertown, NY, serving as a general dentist at Ft. Drum. During this time, he volunteered and was deployed to Kosovo to support Operation Joint Guardian for a six-month tour. While at Ft. Bragg in Fayetteville, NC, he attended an endodontic residency. This fostered his passion for the profession of endodontics. Next, he was stationed in El Paso, TX at Ft. Bliss and was responsible for providing endodontic care for a patient population of 6,000. He also helped start a one-year training program for general dentists, serving as its endodontic mentor for two years. Dr. Steidley is excited to continue serving his nation and state in the Washington State National Guard. He is an active member of the AAE and a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. Originally from the great Pacific Northwest, Dr. Steidley and his wife, Katie, are excited to return home. He’s an avid outdoorsman, enjoys playing the drums, listening to music, playing basketball, and loves spending time with Katie and their dogs.

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