Meet Dr. Kathleen Stambaugh
“I am passionate about treating dental disease and helping people save teeth and improve their health. Establishing relationships with my patients is one of the most rewarding aspects of my practice and I am honored to be able to play a role in my patients’ lives.
It’s hard to believe I’ve been involved in dentistry for over 40 years! I began as a dental assistant after completing a college training program. I enjoyed science and decided dentistry would be a great career, so I took additional science courses at U.C. Berkeley and graduated from UCLA School of Dentistry in 1984. Being detail-oriented, I chose to complete an additional three years of education and specialize in Periodontics, which I love. There have been so many advances in my field of Periodontics over the past 20 years; this has been a very exciting career choice.
Usually, patients are referred to me by their general dentist, although patients may also contact my office directly to become a patient. It is refreshing to work with so many talented dentists in the Pacific Northwest. Coordinating treatment plans for patients is truly a team effort and it has been very rewarding working with many finely trained professionals in the area. Communication with a patient’s primary dentist is of paramount importance, so several hours per week I spend composing detailed letters regarding patient care.
Outside of my practice, I enjoy our beautiful Pacific Northwest environment. Whether it’s hiking, bicycling, kayaking, canoeing, or riding motorcycles, there is never a shortage of ways to enjoy free time.”
2008-Present: Seattle Study Club Director
2009-Present: State and Regional Assembly, American Academy of Periodontology, Liaison for the State of Washington
2012-Present: Mentor to dental student, University of Washington
2012-Present: Church Pastoral Council
PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS HELD:
2003-2005: Secretary, President-Elect, President of the Western Society of Periodontology
2000-2002: Secretary/Treasurer and President of the Mt. Baker District Dental Society
1988-1991: Treasurer, President of the Los Angeles Association of Women Dentists
1987: Chief Resident in Periodontics, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, West Los Angeles
1987: American Association of Dental Schools: Reference Committee on Association Policy