Jordan Arnold, DDS
Educational Background: I graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2013, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Minor in Sculpture. Fight On! I graduated from NYU College of Dentistry in 2017, summa cum laude, with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery and selectives in Orofacial Pain and Periodontics. After graduation, I served in the Navy for four years, where I attended a general dental residency at Great Lakes Naval Station, with an emphasis in Endodontics and Oral Surgery. I also served on the USS NIMITZ as a general dentist and was deployed to the South China Sea and Arabian Gulf. Hooyah!
Continuing Education Courses Attended: I continue my education weekly through the Spear Online Education platform, focusing on esthetics, complex restorative treatment and new up-to-date dental materials and techniques.
Affiliations or Organizations: Omicron Kappa Upsilon OKU, National Dental Honor Society.
What year did you join the current practice and/or group? 2021.
Why do you enjoy the dental profession? Dentistry is the perfect mix of medicine and art. I love helping change the way people see themselves through their smile. I especially enjoy cosmetic dentistry, getting to help patients achieve their perfect smiles, and performing root canals, providing a stress-free experience while eliminating pain and infection.
What is your favorite part about interacting with patients? I enjoy helping people achieve their oral health goals. It is my mission to be transparent and honest. Patients are ultimately in charge of their own dental care. I’m here to notify you of any potential issues or concerns that I may see and help you solve them. I pride myself on providing honest feedback and thorough explanation of issues through pictures and x-rays, and leave the decision up to you to move forward. I give multiple treatment options and let each patient decide on a treatment plan that best suits their specific needs. There is never pressure for you to proceed with treatment you’re not comfortable with.
What do you do outside of the office for fun or as a hobby? I love action sports and am always looking for a chance to snowboard, mountain bike, hike or wakeboard. If I am not outside, I am usually eating; my husband is an amazing cook.
Where were you raised? San Diego.
Pets and Family: I am married to my husband (Robin) and we are proud parents to our son (Bruce). Also, I have a crazy Australian Shepherd (Blake) and the best calico cat ever (Lupe).
Gurveen Khatkar, DDS
Educational Background: University of Washington School of Dentistry – DDS 2020, University of Washington – Psychology BA 2016.
Continuing Education Courses Attended: I am currently working on implant training via Maxicourse AGD 2021.
What is your favorite part about interacting with patients? I enjoy getting to know patients over their lifetime and having something I can do with my hands to help. I also enjoy getting to know them and always learning something new.
Why do you like this practice and coming to work every day? I get to focus on doing good dentistry and serving patients without pushing unnecessary treatment.
What do you do outside of the office for fun or as a hobby? I like working out, dancing, and hanging out with friends.
Where were you born? Seattle, WA born and raised.
Educational Background: Bachelors of Applied Science – Dental Hygiene from Lake Washington Institute of Technology (Class of 2018)
Continuing Education Courses Attended: A ton! I love going to dental conventions where I get to learn all day and walk around to see all of the vendors and different dental companies. Plus, I get to meet new people in the dental field.
What year did you join the current practice and/or group? I was temping here in January, then became officially full-time in the beginning of February.
Why do you enjoy the dental profession? I love building relationships with patients and getting to know them; it’s my favorite part of the job. I also enjoy educating patients and helping them love their smile. Growing up, my mom worked at our dental office so I have always loved being in the office.
What is your favorite part about interacting with patients? Getting to know them more personally rather than just surface level and building a connection.
Why do you like this practice and coming to work every day? I love the environment here. Everyone is very friendly and we get along great. We work really well together and teamwork is huge between us. I also really love my patients!
What do you do outside of the office for fun or as a hobby? I LOVE traveling; it is my favorite thing to do. I also really like the outdoors and am always looking for something to do outdoors. Fitness has been a passion of mine for a long time, so if I’m not on vacation or at work you’ll usually find me in the gym!
Where were you born? Bellevue, WA
Where were you raised? Kent, WA
Pets and Family: I have a 2-year-old Golden Retriever named Oliver, but he usually goes by Ollie. He is so sweet and snuggly but also has a ton of energy. He loves to play and go to the dog park. He also loves the water and goes swimming any chance he gets, even if it means laying in a mud puddle.
Educational Background: I graduated from PIMA Medical Institute in May 2021 with an associate’s degree in dental hygiene. In 2011, I attended the University of the West Indies where I obtained my associate’s degree in supervisory management and computer applications (honors). In 2010, I completed my Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education (honors) at Consortium of Institutions for Teacher Education. I also graduated from the College of Agriculture Science and Education in 2002 with a diploma in elementary education. I am also a certified nursing assistant and mental health technician.
Continuing Education Courses Attended: HIPPA, HIV/AIDS, OSHA, CPR/BLS, Among many more
Affiliations or Organizations: ADHA, WADHA, Previously Special Olympics and looking to go back
What year did you join the current practice and/or group? I started here in June 2021
Why do you enjoy the dental profession? I have a love for a beautiful smile; I think it is the most beautiful thing you can wear.
What is your favorite part about interacting with patients? My favorite part of interacting with my patients is when they express their satisfaction at the end of their treatment.
Why do you like this practice and coming to work every day? I have a wonderful team of dedicated individuals who are all passionate about their work and have a desire to make a difference in the profession.
What do you do outside of the office for fun or as a hobby? I do every and anything that can be done outdoors. I especially love being on the beach.
Where were you born? I was born on the beautiful island of Jamaica – sun, sea, and sand.
Where were you raised? I was also raised in Portland, Jamaica, and eventually migrated to the United States in 2015.
Family: Demarcus (Husband), Tiffany (Daughter), Taje (Son)
Educational Background: Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences in Dental Hygiene from Shoreline Community College
Continuing Education Courses Attended: Local anesthesia updates, oral piercing safety, suicide prevention, pharmacology, and pathology.
Affiliations and Organizations: Washington Dental Hygiene Association (WDHA) and American Dental Hygiene Association (ADHA)
What year did you join the current practice and/or group? May 2022
Why do you enjoy the dental profession? I like to determine where people are on their dental health journey and meet their needs at that level. I take pride in providing non-judgmental care to my patients.
What is your favorite part about interacting with patients? Talking about their day and winning them over with my hygiene geekiness. Conversations can often turn into swapping cooking recipes.
Why do you like this practice and coming to work every day? I like being a friendly face that people can trust at the dentist. Many individuals struggle with anxiety at the dentist and working for Tranquility Dental Wellness gives me the tools I need to pamper my patients as they deserve.
What do you do outside of the office for fun or as a hobby? I am a homebody most of the year. I like to “house putter”, work on house projects, cook and keep my home tidy. My husband and I try to splurge on one or two vacations a year. We love HOTEL LIFE and trying local restaurants wherever we travel. During our last trip to Vegas, my husband treated me to an anniversary dinner at Hell’s Kitchen.
Where were you born? Alaska
Where were you raised? Pacific Northwest
Pets and Family: I have a loving husband of 3 going on 4 years named Ben. Our daughter Piper just turned thirteen. We have 2 cats: BEANjamin Pickles and Dottie Grace.