Meet Dr. Rafael Dino Dimayuga
Hello and thanks for visiting our website to learn a little more about our practice. I am originally from Vancouver, British Columbia and did my undergrad studies at the University of British Columbia in biochemistry. Dental school took me to the windy city of Chicago where I studied at Northwestern University. After I finished dental school, I worked in Chicago for a few years before moving back to the Pacific Northwest in 2005. I associated for a few years before taking over for Dr. Allan Zalewski in Lynnwood back in 2011.
Outside of the office I can be spotted hanging out with my wife and daughter taking in all that Seattle has to offer. I enjoy trying out new restaurants and love eating and drinking new things. My wife and I spend a lot of time with our daughter and support her with all her activities in school and outside of school (mainly ballet and whatever sports she can fit in her schedule). I used to be a volleyball junkie but also enjoy other sports and exercising. My other interests include travel and computers.
Dentistry is a lot of things including fun, stressful and rewarding! I try to be as honest as possible and take as many pictures as I can so that you can see what I see. I also try to be proactive rather than reactive when it comes to your dental needs, but am sensitive to client needs and will never be aggressive in my treatment philosophy. I love getting to know my patients and what their interests outside of dentistry are and enjoy answering any questions they have for me. Hopefully we can meet one of these days!
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Meet The Team
Kayla - Lead Assistant
Kayla has been assisting for 8 years since graduating from Everest College. She currently resides in Snohomish with her husband and three daughters and their 4 dogs, 1 cat, 1 gecko and 13 fish! She loves to spend her weekends camping or bowling with her family and watching her daughters compete in swimming. She joys taking the time to get to know her patients and making sure they always feel comfortable in the chair.
Cherry - Front Office Manager
Our talented and friendly front office manager has been a care coordinator for over 17 years since graduating from Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood, WA. She started her career at Pacific Northwest Periodontics and has a passion for patient care and makes lasting professional relationships with those she encounters. She has 1 daughter and 2 sons, 6 grandkids and 2 great granddaughters that she enjoys spending time with. Cherry is an Everett resident and loves traveling with her family.
Anna - Dental Hygenist
Anna is a graduate of Shoreline Community College Dental Hygiene and was voted Most Outstanding Graduate by the Washington Dental Hygiene Association. She has received the prestigious Service Above Self Award by the University Rotary and does several volunteer activities in the community. She is a local Edmonds resident and loves going to the ocean with her family when she is not giving gentle periodontal care to her patients.
Darlene - Insurance Specialist
I live in Everett and am a US Navy Veteran. I have 2 grown kids with 5 grandkids. My hobbies are plants, reading and spending time with my grandkids.