May We Introduce Ourselves?
Dr. Waind and his team care about your preventative and continuing oral health! We employ a broad range of technology, years of expertise, and good old-fashioned care and compassion to ensure that we optimize your patient experience and long-term oral health for you and your family throughout your lifetime.
Our office team strives to offer every patient five star service during and between every visit. Your comfort and satisfaction is of the upmost importance to us! We pride ourselves in treating you with kindness and gentle care. We work really hard to keep you informed about what we are doing and why we are doing it; and to make each visit relaxed and pain free.
The Dental Team
Dr. Mark Waind graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry, located in Dallas, Texas. Prior to Dental School, he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Arkansas. Dr. Waind has been practicing Dentistry since 1993, the vast majority of those years right here in Washington state. After 10 years in the Everett area, Dr. Waind moved his practice to the current Downtown Seattle location on 8th and Olive. Since he began practicing dentistry, Dr. Waind has made it a priority to stay ahead of the field through continuing educational coursework and the most current technology – ensuring that his patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced dental care. Dr. Waind is a current and continuing member of the American Dental Association, the Washington State Dental Association, and Seattle King County Dental Society.
I have been in the dental field since 1999 and have enjoyed being a Dental Hygenist since 2005. I earned my Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene at Columbia Basin College in Pasco, Washington. I am experienced in both traditional and restorative hygiene therapies and I have been pleased to be a team member of this office since 2006. I enjoy getting to know my patients and take great pride in educating them on the importance of dental health care. When I’m not practicing dental hygiene, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, snow skiing, traveling, reading and shopping.
Originally from Vancouver Island, BC, I have been enthusiastically practicing dentistry since 1985 and caring for patients as a Registered Dental Hygienist since 1989. I moved to Seattle in 2001 and my interests include camping, short trips with my family, and environmental crusading. I’m happily married and the proud mom of a teenage son and daughter.
I really enjoy working with patients and being a part of their dental health. Our office has the best patients!
Shawn is Dr. Waind’s Registered Dental Assistant. She grew up and went to school in Ohio where she received her training in dental assisting. Shawn has been a Dental Assistant since 1994 and has been working with Sound Dentistry since 2006. Shawn says she really enjoys assisting Dr. Waind, who has a gentle and caring approach, while providing the utmost dental care for our wonderful patients. When away from the office Shawn enjoys walking, hiking, and cooking.
John is a highly experienced Dental Technician, having started his career as such in 1969. He has been the Dental Technician for this practice since 1990. John began his training in the US Navy in 1968 and worked as a Navy Dental Laboratory Technician in Japan until 1972. After John completed his service in the Navy, he worked for a Lab on the East Coast. In 1979, John and his wife moved to Seattle where he worked in Bothell until 1981, after which he started and continues to operate his own Dental Laboratory business. John is married to his wife, Yuko, and has 2 children. Outside of work John likes to hike, camp, fish, and bike. John commutes around 17 miles round trip on his bike to work every day. John is an excellent organic gardener, growing most of his own produce in his back yard. He also voluntarily grows organic vegetables at a Pea Patch in Seattle and donates the fresh produce to those in need.
Dental Assistant/Sterilization Tech
I started my career in dentistry in 2017. Growing up, I always loved going to the dentist, and my goal is to re-create that enjoyment for our patients! I cannot wait to grow with this amazing team. Other than at work, I enjoy being outdoors – from hiking and paddle boarding in the warmer months – to snowboarding in the winter! I look forward to bringing a smile to your face!
I have worked in the dental industry since 2008. The majority of my career has been helping patients at the front desk, although, I also have experience as a dental assistant, as well. I love being a part of Dr. Waind’s amazing team and have enjoyed getting to know the patients. I will be the first smile you see when you visit and the first to help with any questions you may have. When not at work, you will find me outside chasing any sun Seattle gets. I look forward to meeting you soon!
While my career background started in Pharmaceuticals and Training for more than a couple of decades, I love being part of Dr. Waind’s amazing and talented colleagues in this office! When they let me out of the back office, I truly enjoy meeting and getting to know each and every one of our patients. Away from the fun we have serving our patients, I love snowboarding, hiking, wineries, traveling, and, notably, spending time with my family/friends. I’m a born and raised Washington State native, having attended the University of Washington (Go Dawgs!), and love to enjoy all that this wonderful area affords us! I look forward to seeing you and chatting with you on your next visit!!!