Meet Your Team

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Thanmaya Vadi
D.D.S., B.D.S., M.P.H.
General Dentist

About Me

Dr. Vadi says, “Patient care is my first concern. I enjoy helping my patients develop comfortable and confident smiles as I nurture trusting relationships with them. I believe that your oral health has a profound impact on your overall well-being. I really appreciate how the teamwork at Gentle Dental allows me to concentrate on helping patients.”

She received her Dental Degree from the University of Washington School of Dentistry. She also was awarded her Masters in Public Health from California State University, Northridge. She also completed a one year fellowship in Public Health helping children with neurodevelopmental disorders at Los Angeles Children’s Hospital. To keep up with evolving technology, she’s a member of the American Dental Association and the Washington State Dental Association. Dr. Vadi is also fluent in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.

Away from the office, Dr. Vadi enjoys spending time with her family. She enjoys cooking and watching movies.

Education

  • B.D.S., Dental Surgery– Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals
  • D.D.S.–University of Washington School of Dentistry
  • M.P.H. (Masters in Public Health)–Cal State Northridge

Affiliations

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Washington State Dental Association
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Patrick Wang
D.D.S., M.D.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

About Me

Dr. Wang says, “Having a great smile is important and makes a huge impact during first impressions. I like to be able to make a positive difference in a patient’s life.” Sometimes it means taking people out of pain or improving their smile and self image. His ultimate goal is to provide treatments that will lead to a lifetime of healthy teeth. As an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dr. Wang appreciates the delicate and sophisticated nature of his work and how his clients may find this complexity daunting. He carefully describes their course of treatment and welcomes the close involvement of his clients. He also enjoys getting to know them personally.

 
After graduating from UC Berkeley, Dr. Wang received his Dental Degree from the Columbia University School of Dentistry. He was later awarded his Medical Degree from Southwestern Medical School. He also speaks Mandarin.
 
In his free time, Dr. Wang can be found on active adventures. He says, “I enjoy anything outdoors. Especially cycling, rock climbing and running.”

Education

  • B.S., Biology–UC Berkeley
  • D.D.S.–Columbia University School of Dentistry
  • M.D.–Southwestern Medical School

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
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Aravind Buddula
D.M.D., M.D.S., M.S.
Periodontist

About Me

Dr. Aravind Buddula’s father, a pediatric surgeon, served as his initial inspiration and played a key role in shaping his career. He loves treating his patients and giving them the gentle care they need for great oral health. Delivering periodontal services at multiple Gentle Dental offices throughout the Seattle region, he brings a wide range of knowledge and experience to each patient’s care.

His love for his profession is reflected in his achievements. While studying Dentistry at a top dental school in his home country of India, Dr. Buddula received an award from the International College of Dentists for achieving the highest marks in Prosthodontics. He furthered his education with a Masters of Dental Surgery in Periodontics from the College of Dental Surgery in Manipal, India. He went on to pursue a Certificate in Public Health at the Oklahoma University of Health Sciences in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He then attained his D.M.D degree at Tufts School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Buddula made the Dean’s Honor Roll for his exemplary performance on the National Dental Board examination, and was selected by the world-renowned Mayo Clinic to complete his Fellowship in Periodontology and Masters in Biomedical Sciences. His work there earned him the Dental Student Award for outstanding achievements from the American Academy of Periodontology. Especially interested in implant surgery, he has multiple articles on this topic in international, peer-reviewed journals, and his papers have been accepted for presentations at various national and international conferences. He is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology and American Dental Association.
 
Recognizing that patient care and understanding are the essence of any health profession, Dr.Buddula has genuine love and concern for his patients. This fact was acknowledged when he was placed amongst the best periodontists in patient care at the Mayo Clinic, based exclusively upon the positive patient feedbacks he received.
 
In his spare time, Dr.Buddula enjoys watching movies and playing cricket. He is fluent in English, Telugu and Hindi.

Education

  • D.M.D., Dentistry – Tufts School of Dental Medicine
  • M.D.S. – College of Dental Surgery (India)
  • M.S., Periodontics – Mayo Clinic

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Periodontology
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Tripti Pawar
B.D.S., M.S.D.
Orthodontist

About Me

Dentistry runs in her family–she is a 3rd generation dentist! She loves the idea of a career that could help people in such an important way. It is not just about straightening the teeth, it’s about creating a beautiful and confident smile. She says “the satisfaction and confidence on my patients faces when the orthodontic treatment is completed is priceless.” She loves to make them smile!

Dr. Pawar received her dental degree from the University of Sydney School of Dentistry. She later was awarded her M.S.D. and her Certificate in Orthodontics from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. She is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists. She speaks Hindi, too.

Away from the office, Dr. Pawar and her family enjoy snowboarding and hiking.

Education

  • B.D.S.-University of Sydney School of Dentistry
  • M.S.D.-University of the Pacific School of Dentistry
  • Certificate in Orthodontics--University of the Pacific School of Dentistry

Affiliations

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
  • California Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association

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17220 140th Ave. SE Suite C
Renton, WA 98058
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Tuesday8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Friday7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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