Meet Our Team

Dr. Yun Kang, DDS

Yun Kang, DDS, FAGD

Dr. Kang is a seasoned family dentist boasting over 20 years of expertise across various realms of general dentistry, with a keen specialization in cosmetic procedures, dental implants, and clear aligner therapy such as Invisalign. His extensive practice encompasses patients spanning all ages, from pediatric to geriatric demographics.

Dr. Kang embarked on his academic journey by earning a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry at the College of William and Mary, where he further pursued his academic prowess with a Master of Arts degree in Chemistry. Driven by a genuine passion for dentistry, he went on to attain his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry in 2003.

Continuing his commitment to excellence, Dr. Kang remains dedicated to advancing his knowledge through postdoctoral studies in cutting-edge dental techniques. Recognized for his outstanding contributions, he is a proud fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. Notably, Dr. Kang's previous practice in Mount Vernon earned the distinguished accolade of being named the best dentist in the Northwest for the year 2021 by 'Bellingham Alive' magazine.

Whether his patients require complex procedures or routine cleanings, Dr. Kang ensures that every aspect of their dental care is executed with precision and compassion.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Dr. Kang is a proponent of holistic health practices. He actively engages in and shares the benefits of ancient Korean mindful exercises, including 'Body and Brain Yoga and Taichi,' which he teaches on weekends. Through his multifaceted approach, Dr. Kang embodies a commitment to overall well-being that extends beyond the dental chair.

Grace Hare

Grace Hare – Office Manager

Grace serves as the dedicated front office manager at 19th Avenue Dental, bringing her wealth of experience since joining the practice in 2016. Her journey in the dental field began over eight years ago, initially as a sterilization technician and dental assistant. Passionate about every facet of dental care and patient well - being, Grace finds fulfillment in her role.

Originally hailing from Southern California, Grace now calls Lynnwood, WA her home. Outside of her professional duties, she finds joy in various activities, including paddle boarding, cherished moments with family, culinary exploration, and indulging in the discovery of new cuisines. Grace's vibrant personality and commitment to excellence make her an invaluable asset to the 19th Avenue Dental team.

Lynn House

Lynn House – Treatment Coordinator/Front Office

Lynn grew up in Washington State and later graduated in Bothell.

As the front office treatment coordinator with 22 years' experience in the field, she can help patients get the care they need by explaining their insurance benefits & treatment options so they can maximize their benefits year after year.

In 2002, Lynn graduated as a certified expanded function dental assistant. She started her career in an office in Woodinville, where they performed extreme makeover cases. Dentistry is her passion! Patients are her priority.

She loves boating, fishing, gardening, training her dogs, hard work & becoming a skilled cook.

Kellie Lehtinen

Kellie Lehtinen – Dental Hygienist

Kellie is our talented dental hygienist. She received her associate degree in dental hygiene and has over 33 years of experience as a registered hygienist. She is very passionate about her work and loves to meet new patients. She is very dedicated to her job and clients. Through her years of experience, Kellie has gathered many patients who follow her from dentist to dentist. Kellie enjoys taking care of her teenage daughter on her time off. She likes to ride and take care of horses since she was a small child. She loves traveling and spending time with her family and friends. Kellie worked alongside Dr. Yamaguchi for 16 years ensuring that every patient got exceptional care and is now excited to start a new chapter with Dr. Yun Kang!

Liza Kaifa

Liza Kaifa - Dental Assistant

Liza started off her journey with 19th Avenue dental as a sterile tech in 2020 and is now our dental assistant. She is committed to providing a comforting and welcoming environment for everyone that walks through our doors. Liza has lived in Mill Creek, WA most of her life and currently resides in Brier, WA. Outside of the office, cooking is a great passion of Liza’s as she finds great pleasure in preparing delicious meals for her family and friends. She also believes that traveling is a great source of joy as it allows her to explore new cultures and creates lasting memories!

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