Meet Dr. Allan Wattimena
Board-certified periodontist Dr. Wattimena is a gifted clinician and specialist and is honored to share his talents in improving the health and smiles of Western Washington patients. He stays at the forefront of patient-centered care and utilizes best-in-class techniques and technologies to maximize treatment results. Dr. Wattimena is known for his cheerful chairside manner that puts even the most anxious individuals right at ease. Committed to delivering successful clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction, he takes the time to ensure all individuals understand their treatment needs and options.
Born and raised in Canada, Dr. Wattimena earned his Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto. He then went on to attend the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry where he earned his doctor of dental surgery degree. Discovering his passion for periodontal and implant specialty care, Dr. Wattimena continued his post-graduate studies at the Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Here, he achieved both a Master of Science in dentistry and certification in periodontics.
Actively participating in the advancement of periodontics, implantology, and dentistry is extremely important to Dr. Wattimena. As such, he maintains professional memberships in the following prestigious organizations:
- American Academy of Periodontology
- American Dental Association
- Washington State Dental Association
- Seattle King County Dental Society
- Spear Education
CERTIFICATIONS and EXPERTISE
Dr. Wattimena is an esteemed diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, an honor demonstrating his high-level proficiency and profound knowledge in the full scope of periodontal and implant surgical care. He has received advanced training and expertise in periodontal and implant surgery, bone augmentation, and soft tissue grafting and aesthetics, among other procedures. Dedicated to helping those in need, Dr. Wattimena has also committed his time, passion, and skills to completing volunteer rotations at Nationwide Children's Hospital and additional community dental clinics.
A few years ago, Dr. Wattimena visited Seattle and fell in love with the city and quality of life it offers. In 2017, he and his wife decided to move to the area from Columbus, OH and have made the community their home. They have a young son named Ian, and a dog and a cat named Mochi and Maki. During his free time, Dr. Wattimena enjoys playing golf, basketball, and spending quality time with his family and friends.
"Dr. Madden and her staff are prime examples of gentle, caring, and professional practitioners who place their patients first. I continue to be impressed with their approach to treatment, and follow-up. I am a patient who has very serious gum problems, and because of Dr. Madden's early diagnosis, I am on the way to a healthier and stable oral situation. I can not say enough about Dr. Madden and her staff, who clearly devote their time to making the patient feel safe and in knowledgeable hands."
"This review is actually for the Kirkland office. Friendly, personable, and what appears to be quality care. Professionally staffed. My care has been in the hands of Dr. Wattimena and I appreciate his attention to detail."
"For someone who has had a lifetime of dental problems and a bad experience with another dental office, Premier Periodontics has been an absolutely blessing. Not only are they top-notch doctors (Fernyhough is the best!) and top-notch staff, they truly care about their patients. I highly recommend them and will be forever grateful~"
"Today Dr. Wattimena performed a gum grafting procedure for me, and it went extremely well! I get a little uptight during dental work, so I opted for their oral sedation, and it made all the difference. The entire staff at Premier Periodontics is kind, knowledgeable, and prepared. I have no pain at this time, but I will add an update in a few days. I think if I follow their post op instructions all will be fine. Brad R."
"Had dental grafting done here by Dr Guy Huynh-Ba, who explained the process to me very well, and the surgery went smoothly. The staff members were friendly and any issues were addressed on the spot.If this is a regular business I would say 'I would come back again', but you get the idea, this is a great place to get your gum problems taken care of"
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