Being a dentist has given me the opportunity to work with people, every day, with the shared goal of achieving excellent oral health.
Every patient has a unique background and situation, which makes our interactions fun and educational. It’s special to listen to our amazing and talented patients tell us about their lives: I learn something new from their experiences and stories that inspire me to be a better person and dentist. It is a blessing to be part of their lives as we help them achieve their dental goals.
When I was in high school, I was tripped during a basketball game and broke one of my front teeth in half! My dad, Dr. Dave, was able to both get me out of pain and fix my tooth: I found the experience to be amazing and realized I wanted to help others in the same way. Now I have the opportunity to help people through dental care and I get to work alongside my father every day!
The Minahan Dental Team
Our team is passionate about dental health and interacting with people. We strive to make every visit comfortable and enjoyable, and maintain a relaxed and supportive atmosphere.
Our team members put our patients first in all we do. We have a passion to serve others, and a willingness to do all we can to make people comfortable, help them understand their dental situation and treatment, and offer a listening, non-judgmental ear.
We genuinely care about every patient, personally, and want the best for them.
- Bachelor of Arts (BA) Biology major, Pepperdine University
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS), University of Washington School of Dentistry
I am constantly taking continuing education courses in order to stay on top of current ideas, procedures, and treatments. These courses are a great way to explore new equipment, evaluate techniques, and expand my knowledge and skills. Ultimately, continuing education is about enhancing the patient experience and delivering ever better results.
I am active in local and state dental organizations, attend many meetings, lectures, and seminars each year, and participate in dental study clubs. I’m also a Clinical Participant in testing and analyzing new dental equipment and volunteer as a mentor for prospective dental students.
- American Dental Association
- Washington State Dental Association
- Horse Creek Study Club
- University of Washington Alumni Association
- Bothell-Kenmore Chamber of Commerce
In the Community
I am involved in local mentoring programs for youth interested in the dental profession. It’s been a pleasure to mentor kids who have a passion for dentistry and oral healthcare, and have helped many pursue their goals.
I also volunteer in our church, supporting many community events and projects including feeding the less fortunate, free dental treatment days, and holiday events. Additionally, I volunteer at my kids’ school, coaching their sports teams and offering dental health lessons.
I love being an active member of the Kenmore community. It’s rewarding to get out and meet people, and to give back to the community that mentored and supported me!
Beyond the Practice
I grew up here in Kenmore and returned to the area after finishing studies at Pepperdine University in Southern California. I now live ten houses away from where I grew up!
My wife Jennifer works in insulin pump medical device sales with Medtronic. We have two amazing kids, Owen and Emmarie, who are active in every sport they can work into their busy schedules. Depending on the time of year, you’ll find our family at local fields, courts, pools, or golf courses!