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.
"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."
"Although nobody enjoys getting their teeth worked on, the staff at this office have created a warm and welcoming environment! Carol and Dr. Wattimena make a terrific team. Together, they ensured that my comfort and well being were met. Highly recommend!"
"Since I know your time is valuable and you've already taken the time to thoughtfully pursue reviews regarding Doctor Wattimena, I'll try to be concise, but there is much to say about Doctor Wattimena. I was inCredibly fortunate to be referred to this Doctor ... a lovely individual who is Dedicated to his craft and his clients. I've spent a lot of time in dental/surgical chairs because of something that happened to me years ago and I know well the difference between a Doc who should have paid closer attention in school and a Doctor who is exTremely talented. Seriously, you need look no further because you too, just got very lucky in finding this Doctor. He gave me back my smile literally and figuratively. His attentive, professional, yet also friendly staff members are an extension of his dedication and the goal of doing their best for their clients. The most daunting aspect, (esp for surgical needs) is finding the ultimate Doctor and you've just accomplished that goal. Congratulations. All my best to you going forward."
"First time patient with Dr. Wattimena at premier Periodontics. Professional with excellent service and friendly staff."
"My dentist is very young yet he is very good in what he does. I had my second dental implant already and I’m very happy with it."
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