Laura Stewart, DDS
Dr. Laura Stewart was born and raised in Mount Vernon, Washington. She attended Pacific Lutheran University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. Dr. Laura ventured east for dental school and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007.
As a new dentist, she desired a meaningful way to begin her career and joined the Indian Health Service. She spent two years on a reservation in rural northern Minnesota and helped develop comprehensive care at an under-served facility. After gaining experience in both public health and private practice, Dr. Laura realized her passion for treating children and completed a pediatric dental residency at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska in 2013.
Dr. Laura is delighted to make the Pacific Northwest her home again and looks forward to having a lasting effect on the dental health of children in her community and beyond.
Pediatric dentistry provides me a wonderful opportunity to impact children and parents at the earliest level, and I am excited to be a part of your family’s health care. My focus is on earning the trust and confidence of your child, utilizing a compassionate and gentle chair side manner. I feel strongly that education, prevention and early detection are the keys to maintaining optimal oral health. Together we will create a fun and positive dental home that will grow with your child for years to come.
Dr. Laura Stewart, DDS
Katie Nam, DDS
Dr. Yea Katie Nam, DDS is thrilled to be a part of the Kenmore Pediatric Dentistry team and to work side-by-side with Dr. Laura to provide the superior level of care to all children and their families. Dr. Katie loves being able to exercise her passion for dentistry by providing the best patient care with a focus on creating positive experiences for her patients in order to alleviate their dental anxiety with her personable nature and calming demeanor.
Dr Katie was born in Seoul, South Korea but spent most of her life in the United States. Her first journey to the US started in Buford, Georgia where she attended high school. Before calling the beautiful Pacific Northwest home, she has lived in five different states across the country including where she completed her undergraduate degree at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, her dental degree at University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in Buffalo, NY and her pediatric dental certificate at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. In 2020, Dr. Katie won Richard C. Pugh Achievement Award from American Board of Pediatric Dentistry for scoring top three percent in 2020 Qualifying Examination.
She has traveled to San Francisco de Macorís, Dominican Republic, for dental outreach where she offered free dental care for the Haitian pediatric population. She loves being involved with multiple outreach and advocacy programs including the Give Kids A Smile program and Special Olympics. She has earned the diplomate status at American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and has been an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry, and Washington State Dental Association.
When she’s not at work, Dr. Katie spends most of her time traveling, cooking, and baking together with her husband. Dr. Katie is a huge fan of Disney movies and songs. Her favorites are Frozen I & 2 and Coco, but she has never been to Orlando, yet!