Dentistry has provided me the opportunity to meet and befriend many people over the course of 40+ years in the field. I value the friendships that have grown with my patients and their families, many of whom have been coming to the practice since it opened. I appreciate the trust and loyalty of those people and am honored to see and care for multiple generations in many families.

I knew I wanted to be a dentist when I was young. I pursued that dream and have been rewarded with an amazing career. Now I have the amazing opportunity to practice with my son, Dr. Al, as a father and son dental team!

The Minahan Dental Team

We have a wonderful group of dental professionals at our practice, each dedicated to enhancing the oral health of our patients. The blending of my practice, and that of my son, into a single team has been rewarding. We are privileged to have a group of highly-trained, compassionate staff to facilitate each patient’s experience and deliver warm, friendly dental care.

We find gratification in working for the achievement of excellent oral health for our patient family and are rewarded by their smiles.


  • Undergraduate degree in Chemistry, University of Washington, 1971
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS), University of Washington School of Dentistry, 1975

The best care of our patients is our prime mission at Minahan Dental; ongoing education is the key to us staying current with evolving trends and techniques in dentistry and ensuring we’re providing the most up-to-date options.

I complete many hours of advanced study, in a broad range of dental topics, each year. I take courses and attend lectures and meetings locally, regionally, and nationally. I am also a 40 year member of a local management study club for dentists.

Professional Memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • Washington State Dental Association
  • Seattle-King County Dental Society
  • International College of Dentists
  • American College of Dentists
  • Pierre Fauchard Academy
  • University of Washington School of Dentistry Alumni Association

Over the years I’ve been an active volunteer with the American Dental Association  and the UW School of Dentistry. I’ve had the honor of serving as President of the Washington State Dental Association, as well as the UW Dental School Alumni and Dean’s Club groups. Currently I’m completing a four-year term as an ADA Council member, serving at meetings in Washington, DC.

Beyond the Practice

I was born in Sedro Woolley and grew up in the Burien/Des Moines area of Seattle. After graduating from dental school, my family and I settled in Kenmore, where I’ve lived for over 40 years.

My wife Susan and I have two adult sons, Greg and my partner in the practice, Allan, who live in the area. We’ve been blessed with two active young grandchildren, Owen and Emmarie. With all of us living close together, we are able to enjoy many family and youth sporting events.

When not hanging out with family, I’m often found at the golf course, pursuing my passion for the sport. Travel, tagging along at farmer’s markets and walks around Green Lake with my better half, and most spectator sports, occupy a lot of my free time.