Our Denture Care Providers

Michael A. Salehi, LD. Our Denture Care Expert

Michael has been a Certified Denturist and denture care practitioner in Washington for over 20 years. He is a board member of the Denturist School in WA. Recognized as one of the Top Denturist’s by Comer’s Research of America, he credits his success to his passion to serve the needs of the denture patient community. Tooth loss can be distressing but Michael’s calm and warm presence helps put patients at ease. With his quirky sense of humor, he provides a comfortable atmosphere for patients to open up, feel safe, and receive expert denture care. Michael’s greatest reward as a denture care provider is the beautiful smiles of happy, satisfied patients.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology from the University of Washington
  • Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington
  • Board Certified Denturist of Washington State

Memberships

  • Top American Denturist Award
  • Highest Board Exam in the State of Washington
  • Implant Advanced Training in Restorative Implant Dentures
  • Dental Educational Group Certificate of Achievement
  • Denturist School Board Member

Dr. Gabriela Aluas, D.D.S.

 Dr. Gabriela Aluas has been a celebrated Top-Dentist at Seattle Met for twelve years because of her dedication to excellence in all aspects of her work.

  • Graduated from Transylvania – Cluj School of Dentistry in Romania
  • Continued education at the University of Illinois in Chicago
  • Nearly 30 years of experience
  • Rated Seattle Met’s Top Dentist for 11 consecutive years
  • Member of the American Dental Association and Washington State Dental Association

Dr. Gabriela Aluas provides one-day full mouth extractions with bone grafting in preparation for dentures. For patient ease and comfort during such procedures, Dr. Aluas offers oral sedation.

The patient’s health, smile, and comfort are Dr. Aluas’s priority. She believes in constant improvement through continuing education and training all across the field of dentistry. She is dedicated to providing a caring and comfortable environment for every patient.

Dr. Gabriela Aluas is beloved by her patients for her gentle touch, wonderful chair-side manner, and easygoing attitude. She likes to connect with people from different walks of life and takes time to listen to patients’ needs to provide them with the best-personalized treatment every time.

In her spare time, Dr. Gabriela Aluas likes to pick up new skills, learn new languages, run marathons, hike, travel, and spend time with her family. She also volunteers with Dental Clinics every year helping people in need.

Huda Aliedani, LD

As a Licensed Denturist, Huda Aliedani is characterized by her expertise, professional charm, and comforting bedside manner. She takes the time to truly connect with patients where they are and listen to their unique needs before beginning treatment, guaranteeing that you will be heard and cared for in the most efficient and relevant way. 

Huda is rare amongst denturists as she garnered a Master’s in Dentistry from the University of Baghdad and an MBA in Healthcare Management from Phoenix University. In addition to being a Licensed Denturist, Huda was a practicing dentist for 13 years. Her rich and thorough education assures the most thoughtful, informed, and well-balanced oral care. With her diverse professional background, Huda can understand oral health issues holistically and from various perspectives. 

Huda has been a beloved denturist at European Dentures in Everett Washington since 2022 where she received a slew of praise and accolades from her patients. With all her talents, we are proud and honored to announce that Huda Aliedani is officially joining the Beautiful Smiles Denture Care team! Whether you are an existing patient of Huda’s or simply looking for the best local denture care we invite you to come by and say hi to her here in our Bothell office. 

Education:

  • Licensed Denturist at Bates Technical College
  • MBA in Health Care Management  from Phoenix University
  • Master’s degree in Dentistry from the University of Baghdad 
  • Diploma in Dentistry from the University of Baghdad in 1993 
  • 26 years of dental and denture experience 

Dr. Kwan M. Lee DDS, DABOI, DICOI

Gabriela Aluas, DDS | Our Providers | Bothell | Beautiful Smiles Dental & Denture CareDr. Lee is a board-certified implant dentist by the American Board of Oral Implantology (ABOI), which requires rigorous tests and case defenses. This board-certification symbolizes the highest level of competency in implant dentistry. There are only 7 board-certified dentists in Washington and 400 in the US as of 2016. Dr. Kwan M. Lee is among them. After attaining his bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from UCLA, Dr. Lee went on to earn his dental degree from the University of Southern California. Since then, Dr. Lee has completed a year of implant and general oral surgery training at the University of Washington, School of Dentistry.

Dr. Lee has been practicing implant dentistry for the last 10 years and has so much passion for restoring missing teeth and bringing back smiles that were once lost. Outside the office, he enjoys spending time with his family, photography, and sports.

  • Diplomate: American Board of Oral Implantology (ABOI)
  • Diplomate: International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
  • Fellow: International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Master: Implant Prosthetic Section (IPS)
  • Certification: American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • D.D.S.: University of Southern California, School of Dentistry
  • B.S.: University of California, Los Angeles
  • Awards/Memberships:

Case Presenter in ICOI Meeting in 2011 for Bisphosphate Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw

  • The Most Outstanding Contribution to ICOI Korea in 2010 Award
  • Table Top Presenter for ICOI World Meeting in 2010

Our Amazing Assisting Staff

Teri Berg, CDA

Teri Berg, CDA | Our Providers | Bothell | Beautiful Smiles Dental & Denture Care

The one and only Teri Berg has been an outstanding dental assistant with us for the past nine years! She is renowned for her loyalty and intense dedication to high-quality patient care. Teri is the funniest in the office, continuously making staff and patients laugh and smile. She is one of the most helpful people you will ever meet and is known for lightening the mood. Our office wouldn’t be Beautiful Smiles Denture Care without her. Thank you for being you Teri!

Alexia Gonzalez

At the front of the house, we have the fabulous Alexia Gonzalez. Or as we have the privilege of calling her, Lexi! Lexi is incredibly kind and full of compassion. She works tirelessly to ensure patients feel comfortable, well cared for, and safe. She is brilliantly funny and wildly benevolent, bringing grace and patience to every interaction. Lexi takes care of all the little things that are often forgotten or overlooked: restocking the snacks and planning special activities for all the birthdays and holidays. She has a unique ability to make everyone feel seen and cared for. Lexi is truly the glue holding our office together. Thank you, Lexi, you are amazing and appreciated!

Liliana Istrate

In our lab, we have lovely Liliana Istrate. With 57 years of experience hand crafting dentures Liliana is truly one of a kind and the torch bearer of a dying craft. She demonstrates incredible skill and prowess in the denture lab, generating some of the best dentures in the country. However, her excellence far extends to the denture lab. Liliana is like pure honey, full of love, and light laughter. She is genuinely invested in the well-being of every person and patient that crosses her path. This dedication can be felt in her dentures but also in her presence. She is a shoulder to lean on, a hug when you need one, and has a smile that lights up any room she’s in. Thank you Liliana for being the best there is!

Denture Care Providers Rated Seattle Top Dentist By Seattle Magazine for Three Consecutive Years

Serving the Smiles of Bothell, Bellevue, Brier, Duvall, Kirkland, Lynnwood, Woodinville, Kenmore, Lake Forest Park, Redmond, Mountlake Terrace, Mill Creek, North Creek, Maltby, Mill Creek, Lynnwood, Woodinville, & Kenmore, & Alderwood Manor