Doctor and Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly dentist and staff who make Kenmore Dentistry the leading provider of oral hygiene and personalized dental services in Kenmore.
Anthony Santorsola, DDS
Dr. Santorsola earned his undergraduate degree at Gonzaga University in chemistry and then graduated with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Washington in 1981. He has lectured extensively throughout the United States and Canada emphasizing the importance of comprehensive treatment planning and developing coordination and communication techniques between professional offices such as the periodontist (gum specialist), the orthodontist (braces), and the oral surgeon. He loves the outdoors which is reflected within his office theme. After hours he can often be found skiing (snow & water), biking, hiking, or kayaking!
Voted “Seattle’s Top Dentist” by his peers each year since 2009 in
Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS:
- American Dental Association
- Washington State Dental Association
- Great Blue Heron Study Club
- Seattle Study Club
- Fellow & Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
- Restorative Advisor to the Seattle Study Club
- Lecture/Consultant for Dentsply, Paragon, Sulzer, Centerpulse and Zimmer Implant Companies
- Clinical Consultant Microprobe Corporation
- Dental Director for the Community Health Services of Snohomish County
- Member of the Advisory Committee of Shoreline Community College, Dental Hygiene Program
Kathleen – Practice Manager
Kathleen came to us in 2006 from the high tech business world and has assisted in bringing updated technology to the office. Kathleen wants each patient to be happy to spend time in our office with each interaction being a positive one. She spends her days working on the patient treatment plans, business finances, and talking to insurance companies to get the most for our patients. Kathleen is married with 2 sons (20 years apart). They love to get away to beachy and sandy places whenever possible.
Kathy – Front Office
Kathy has worked for Dr. Tony since 1999. She is an integral part of the office, greeting patients, scheduling appointments and making sure everything is running smoothly. Her terrific sense of humor ensures that everyone leaves with a smile on their face. She has 3 grown children and 1 grandchild. In her spare time she enjoys walking her dogs, gardening and traveling.
Rose – Front Office
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Marte – Sterilization Tech
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Julie – Hygienist
Julie has been a practicing dental hygienist for over 25 years, graduating from the University of Alaska, Anchorage in 1985. She is originally from Seattle and has resided here since 1988 with her husband, 3 boys, and daughter-in-law. In her spare time she enjoys watching her boys play baseball, going to Mariner games, cycling, hiking, gardening and traveling.
Teresa – Hygienist
Teresa has been practicing dental hygiene for over 25 years, of which about half have been here with Dr. Tony. She attended Washington State University for 2 years and completed her prerequisites for dental hygiene school. From there she attended Shoreline Community College and received her dental hygiene degree. She then completed her BS degree at the University of Washington.
While at WSU she met her husband of 23 years. Together they have been busy raising their 3 kids. When not at work, she enjoys playing USTA and KingCo tennis a few times a week and really looks forward to wonderfully therapeutic weekend jogs with girlfriends!
Dental Hygiene has been a terrific profession and working with our patients, which she adores, couldn’t be more satisfying or fulfilling. It has given great balance to her life.
Liesa – Hygienist
Liesa has been a part of Dr Tony’s office since 1991. She began her career here as an Office Manager, filled in as assistant when someone was sick or injured, or worked in sterilization if there was a need; no task too big or small to help the team. In 1997, she started her pre-requisites at Cascadia Community College, to enter the dental hygiene program and was accepted at both Shoreline & Lake Washington Technical College programs. After a two-year intense program, at LWTC, she graduated with honors and returned to the office to perform hygiene, restorative & anesthetic. While working full-time, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene with a minor in finance & business from Oregon Institute of Technology.
She has a son, Brock, a daughter-in-law, Ali & 3 grandbabies. She adores her family and spends as much time as possible with them. This includes traveling to Georgia, Arizona, and Wyoming. In her spare time, you can find her, skiing (both water & snow), golfing, and reading on the beach.
Part of her motivation to return to school was the desire to help others and to also obtain her degrees before her son! She is a hard-working, fun- loving person, easy to communicate with, has a quirky sense of humor and is also a great listener.
Trina – Hygienist
Trina is passionate about helping people make smart choices about their oral health.
She has been a dental hygienist for over 20 years, graduating from Shoreline Community College in 1989 with her AAS degree in Dental Hygiene and completing her BS degree in Dental Hygiene through Eastern Washington University in 2003. Trina knows the importance of staying current with technologies and techniques. She has been educated in the Perioscope. Upon graduating, along with working in private practice, Trina taught Radiology at SCC for 4 years. In her off hours she gives back to her profession, in order to advance the profession and the next generation of dental hygienists. She is deeply committted to her local community and serves as President of her homeowner’s association. In 1993 she was the President of the Washington State Dental Hygienist’s Association and has served over 10 years representing Washington State on the national level.
Trina is a mother of two boys, Jens and Kai. She takes pride in leading an active life, whether it is skiing in the mountains or on the water or volunteering for her son’s lacrosse team.
In her own words, Trina is grateful for the opportunity to help people with a higher quality of life and for the continued trust in serving the community.
Sheila – Dental Assistant
Sheila is a native Washingtonian. She graduated from Western Washington University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. She has been a dental assistant since 1991 and joined Dr. Tony’s office in 1993. She cares about each and every patient and it shows in the way she interacts with each of them. When she’s not spending time with her husband and daughter you can find her weight lifting, running, hiking or camping.
Phea – Dental Assistant
Phea joined Dr. Tony’s team in 1999 and has been assisting ever since. She has an excellent chairside manner and is dedicated to helping every patient feel as comfortable as possible. She loves spending her free time with her son camping, boating and fishing.