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I grew up primarily in Southern California, spending most of my time at the beach. I loved to paint and draw and worked as a graphic designer both in high school and then in college at BYU in Utah. Eventually, I changed course and pursued dentistry, which took me to Indiana University to get my DDS degree and become one of the Seattle doctors.

After working for several years as a graphic designer, I realized that dentistry was a better fit. I love the people I get to associate with every day. That includes both my patients and incredible team!

I’m married to the love of my life, and we have two boys. I still enjoy spending time at the beach or in the ocean, but I equally love spending time in the mountains and on trails. I play the guitar and the piano and adore just about any kind of music.

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What do you do outside of the office?

Most of my time these days is spent playing with my two boys – building Legos, building forts, or exploring parks and trails around the Pacific NW. I love to play music, and when I can find the time, I still like to make it out to live concerts.

Who is your hero?

Fred Rogers because of his humble dedication to making the world a better place by helping others feel confident and valued.

What was the best day of your life?

The two best days of my life were when my sons were born. Being a father is the single most exciting, exhausting, humbling, and fulfilling thing in my life.

What flavor of ice cream would you be?

I like mint chocolate chip. Not particularly exciting, but sometimes it just hits the spot.


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Outside of the Office

As she loves staying active, Dr. Sainanee enjoys hiking, swimming, and yoga. She also loves to travel, and was one of 10 students in her class selected to represent the UCLA School of Dentistry as an ambassador to Japanese universities in 2014. She hopes to continue to explore a little more of the world each year.


  • UC Berkeley – B.S. Molecular Environmental Biology
  • UCLA – D.D.S.
  • University of Washington – Hospital Dentistry Residency – 1 year advanced training in general dentistry

My Goal

My goal is to make patients’ experience in the dental chair as comfortable and easy as possible. I encourage questions about dental treatment and work together with patients to come up with a treatment and maintenance plan that is best suited for each patient’s unique conditions.

My Approach

My philosophy is to help patients reach a point where they need as little dental treatment as possible by educating them on the causes of tooth decay and periodontal disease, and focusing on prevention both at home and in the office.


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The Newest Member of the Ballard Dental Arts Team

Despite living in Sydney, Australia the first 8 years of my life, I mainly grew up in Charlotte, NC. I then spent 8 years at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill for my undergraduate studies and dental school. Next, I moved to Seattle in 2017 for a 1-year general practice residency program with the Veterans Affairs hospital, where I refined my skills in surgery and general dentistry.

I was drawn to the Pacific Northwest because I enjoy hiking, backpacking, paddle boarding, rafting, and snowboarding. What better place to enjoy those activities than Seattle? To no surprise, I enjoyed my time here so much that I decided to stay and have been practicing in the area ever since. Some other things I like are cooking/barbecuing with good company, art projects, producing music, and regular exercise at the gym.

Dentistry is a tedious, yet very rewarding profession. I take pride in meticulous work to create healthy and aesthetically pleasing results. I also enjoy staying up to date with the latest dental practices through frequent continuing education.


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