Kyoung Hee Lee (Linda) is our ceramist, specializing in buildup, finishing, and custom shading. Linda’s first ceramist job started in 1981, and CDA is fortunate to have her experience on our team.  Linda and her husband live in Auburn, and her culinary skills are well appreciated by her co-workers on potluck days.

 

 

The Team

Rod Smothermon, CDT, is the patriarch and founder of the business. Rod has been a ceramist for more than 35 years, with experience from single central to full mouth reconstruction. Rod has had the privilege of working with the best in the industry, from Dr. Spear and Dr. Cois to LVI masters. He enjoys making beautiful smiles… and playing golf!

 
 
 

 

Lunchtime employee walk and picnic to celebrate the conclusion of a busy month...

and the fact that the sun is out!

 

Sung Hee Choi holds a dental laboratory certificate from Bates Technical College, and is our full contour waxer.  Sung has worked in the dental lab industry since 2006 and joined CDA in 2013. She lives in Federal Way with her husband and looks forward to visits from her children who attend college in California.

 

 
 

 

David Smothermon has been in the industry since 1997, and specializes in metal work and the artistry of full-mouth cases. David finds great satisfaction in working with his hands and creating something out of nothing. In his spare time, David has been personally remodeling the home he shares with his wife and three boys, and once in a while he finds time for disc golf and mountain climbing.

 

Becky Kessack is one of our delivery drivers, which includes picking up cases from our doctors and making sure cases are returned accurately for our patients. Our technical team is also blessed with Becky’s quick thinking, sunny smile, and willingness to lend a hand. Becky and her husband are empty nesters, and she always looks forward to visiting with her adult sons who live in other cities.

 

 

 
 

 

Gary Smothermon, CDT, is the lab’s manager. With industry experience since 1994, Gary manages the lab’s craftsmanship, technologies, and customer relations. Custom shades and anterior cases are his specialties in ceramics. Gary’s schooling includes LVI full mouth waxing and anterior esthetics, Emax custom color, and internal staining. Gary and his wife are busy with their preschool son, gymnastics, and golf, but Gary’s true passion is creating smiles on the faces of doctors and their patients.

David Sutz is our model room technician. As the first technician in the process of creating crowns and implants, the quality of his work is critical for our team. David has several years’ experience in the dental lab business. In his free time he enjoys creating sculptures and listening to a wide variety of music, in addition to caring for his pet snake.

 
 

 
 

 

With two generations of certified ceramists and a trusted team of exceptionally skilled long-term technicians, we are tremendously picky about quality.  We are honored to consult with some of the most highly regarded dental doctors in our area.

 

23220 MAPLE VALLEY HIGHWAY, SUITE 3B

MAPLE VALLEY, WA  98038

425-432-0503

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Dianna Breen is one of our delivery drivers, stopping by our doctors’ offices and coordinating cases in and out of our lab. Dianna hails from southern Oregon and is studying to be a surgical technician. Virtually all her off-work hours are spent with her two horses; this little dynamo is most at home atop 1200 pounds of speeding horsepower, chasing after cows in cutting competitions. Dianna and her fiancé live nearby in Maple Valley.

 
 

 
 

 

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Max Adams is our CADCAM specialist, working magic on scans and running the mill. When he’s not on the phone with the technicians at the manufacturers, he sometimes entertains the team with his knowledge of music trivia about whatever song is playing on Sirius in the lab. In his spare time, Max enjoys hiking the challenging trails in our area, and is thrilled to spend time with his preschool-age daughter.

 

 

 
 

 

February 2017 might have brought Snowmaggedon to the Seattle area, but our technicians found their way to the lab. Our doctors' patients need their teeth!

23220 MAPLE VALLEY HIGHWAY, SUITE 3B

MAPLE VALLEY, WA  98038

425-432-0503

gary.cosmeticdentalarts@gmail.com

Nancy Campbell works in the front office. When not on the computer wrestling with QuickBooks, she is often on the phone with patients and doctors’ offices. Nancy and her husband have recently become empty nesters, so she talks to her Chinook dog too much, mentors a fourth-grader, writes audiobook reviews, volunteers on the peacemakers ministry team at church, and is an ardent Seattle Sounders fan.

 

 

 
 

 

Joshua Kim has been a dental technician since 1989, and we are delighted to have his skillful hands on our team. Joshua and his wife are ardent golfers, and enjoy hitting those little white balls across the greens every weekend at various courses across the area. When not creating crowns or golfing, Joshua can be found in the company of his beautiful two young grandchildren.

 

 

 
 

 

BOUTIQUE DENTAL LABORATORY

QUALITY - INTEGRITY - SERVICE