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Mount Vernon WA Dental Team

Raman Patel, DDS

General Dentistry

Dr. Patel
Dr. Patel grew up in Zambia, Africa. He obtained his Doctrate of Pharmacy from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He moved to the Pacific Northwest to practice Pharmacy. After practicing Pharmacy for five years he attended the University of Washington School of Dentistry to become a dentist and follow his father's foot steps. His father whom we all call Sr. Patel is a Dental Surgeon still practicing in Zambia.

Dr. Patel's main focus is to provide comprehensive affordable dental care in the most comfortable setting without pain for his patients. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association, Mount Baker Dental Association and Washington State Pharmacy Association.



Austin Gallant, DDS

General Dentistry

Dr. Gallant
Dr. Gallant is local to Whatcom County and obtained a BS in Biology from Brigham Young University-Idaho. He received a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas Houston and practiced dentistry in Texas before moving back to Washington.

Dr. Gallant was trained at the Tatum Institute for implant dentistry and has also completed a mini residency in IV sedation from the Medical College of Georgia. He also treats patients with Orthodontic needs here at Alpine, he is a certified “6 Month Smile” provider. He also volunteered two years abroad in Guadalajara, Mexico. Dr. Gallant is fluent in Spanish.

Dr. Gallant and his wife are the proud parents of three children.



Sumit Makker, DDS

General Dentistry

Dr. Makker
Dr. Makker was born and raised in Bellevue, Washington and graduated from the University of Washington with an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry. He went on to attend the prestigious University of Washington School of Dentistry, ranked as one of the top programs in the world for dentistry.

Dr. Makker has taken numerous courses on implant dentistry and will be receiving his fellowship from the International Congress of Oral Implantogists in 2019. He also has taken courses on oral sedation, and cosmetic dentistry. His interests lie in endodontics, oral surgery, minimally invasive dentistry, and making sure every patient is given the best care possible.

Dr. Makker is a member of American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association, and Seattle King County Dental Society. In his spare time, he loves traveling, cars and is a die-hard Seahawks/Huskies fan! He is fluent in Hindi and Punjabi and is currently learning Spanish!



Kevin Burke, DMD

Endodontist

Coming soon



Alex Riel, DDS

General Dentist

Dr. Alex Riel
Dr. Riel (pronounced “Real”) is originally from Veradale, Washington. He graduated with honors from the University of Washington with a degree in Microbiology. He attended the University of Washington for his DDS degree, receiving the Western Society of Periodontology award for a special interest in the importance of gum health and disease prevention.

Dr. Riel’s mission is to provide a welcoming environment for patients to receive exceptional dental care with us at Alpine Dental. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association and Mount Baker Dental Association.

Dr. Riel enjoys playing soccer, exercising, and travelling to foreign countries. He considers himself more of a cat person, but he is open to having a dog sometime in the future!



Jayson Laney, DN

Denturist

Dr. Jason Lanely
Jayson was born in San Diego, California and raised in Wenatchee, Washington. After serving a term in the United States Air Force Jayson earned an associates in computer science from Edmonds Community College. In addition; he also has completed his degree through the American Denturist College top of his class earning his Denturist license. Jayson is not only a Denturist but a master lab technician with over 20 years of experience in all dental prosthetics. He is active in the community volunteering his time and resources to the King County Clinic every year. Jayson is passionate, knowledgeable and current in all the new technology dentistry has to offer. His main goal is to provide his patients with support, alongside comfortable and natural looking prosthetics.

In his free-time he enjoys crabbing in the Puget Sound, riding his motorcycle and spending time with his family.



Chaz Vittitow, DMD

General Dentist

Dr. Chaz Vittitow
Dr. Vittitow was born and raised in Louisville, KY. He went on to earn a degree in biology from Western Kentucky University where he graduated with honors. He attended the University of Kentucky for his DMD degree, receiving awards in both Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics.

After completing dental school, Dr. Vittitow commissioned as an officer in the US Navy Dental Corps. Since 2015 he has been treating the men and women of the US Navy and Marine Corps while living in California, Italy, and Washington state. Dr. Vittitow has served in the military and received extensive training as a clinician and leader since 2015.

Dr. Vittitow comes from a dental family. His father practiced for over 25 years in Kentucky and his brother in law currently serves as a dental officer in the US Navy. His goal is to carry on the legacy of treating each of his patient’s like his family. Offering and providing optimal treatment that meets the patient’s needs. He views each of his patient’s as a long term relationship.

Dr. Vittitow has taken numerous courses on cosmetic dentistry and has been a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry since 2012. He is an accredited member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and is involved with the local dental society in the Mt Baker District Dental Society.

He loves exercising, fishing, and spending time with his wife and children. His family also loves to travel and even his kids have been to over 15 different countries.



Victoria M.

Office Manager

Victoria
Victoria has been in the dental field since 1999. She is HIPAA certified and specializes in collections, insurance, and account auditing. She has advanced training in practice management. She has served on the board for the Mount Vernon school district as a key communicator, two terms on the citizen advisory board as well as PTO president for Lincoln Elementary, Laventure Middle School, and served one term with the Mount Vernon High School football board as Treasurer. Served as a judge for Collegiate DECA students at WWU. She and her husband volunteer in the community with youth wrestling and youth football since 2008. Together they have two sons and a French Bulldog named Matilda.

Amanda B.

FRONT DESK SUPERVISOR

Amanda
Amanda is a professionally trained paramedical makeup artist with over 10 years of customer service experience in both medical and dental office settings. She enjoys being a team leader and giving exceptional patient care. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, camping and spending time with her boyfriend and 3 cats.

Tamara B.

Receptionist

Tamara
Tamara is an outgoing person that loves the outdoors. She is currently pursuing her degree in Nursing at SVC. She has been with Alpine Dental since 2019.

Sandy R.

Receptionist

Sandy
Sandy graduated from the Northwest West Career & Technical Academy with a her Dental Technology Certificate 2013 as well as graduating from Mount Vernon High School. She started working at Alpine Dental shortly after graduating and has been with us ever since. On her free time she enjoys hiking and spending time with family and friends.

Jodi B.

Receptionist

Jodi B
Jodi brings great professionalism to Alpine Dental. She has many years in the dental field. She enjoys her free time with her family and the outdoors.

Amanda B.

Receptionist

Amanda B
Amanda has been at Alpine since 2019. She specializes in our Patients Recall System. She speaks Spanish. In her free time she volunteers locally with Wrestling Clubs. Amanda and her husband have three boys whom love to travel and enjoy time riding quads.

Meagan G.

Receptionist

Meagan G
Meagan is our wonderful receptionist who is a great asset to our dental team. She enjoys her free time with her family.

Miranda W.

Billing Specialist

Miranda
Mirands is our billing specialist and comes with a great dental knowledge skill set. She enjoys time with her family. She has been with alpine dental since 2018.

Linda W.

Bookkeeper

Linda
Linda is a great asset to our team. She comes with great knowledge of the dental field. She enjoys time with her family. She has been with alpine dental since 2011.

Leah R.

Insurance Coordinator

Leah
Leah specializes in coverage details and coordination of benefits. She is here to assist with your insurance questions and benefits. She grew up in Whatcom county. She has decades of experience in insurance including medical, vision, and now dental. She has been with Alpine Dental since 2018. She enjoys traveling, going to beach, photography, and spending time with her two daughters.

Jennifer, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Jenny
Jennifer received her Dental Hygiene degree from Yakima Valley Community College in Eastern, WA. Jennifer loves being a hygienist, providing quality care to our patients and She enjoys skiing and camping and being outdoors with family and friends. She also enjoys decorating. She has been with Alpine Dental since 1979.

Kim, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Kim
Kim graduated with honors from Shoreline Community College Dental Hygiene Program in June 2012 and joined Alpine Dental in September 2012. She has truly enjoyed providing gentle customized hygiene care and helping our patients maintain healthy smiles. Kim loves spending time with her family, cooking, gardening.

Audrey, RDH

Dental Hygieniest

Audrey
Audrey began working in the dental field in 2001. She graduated with honors from BTC Dental Hygiene Program in 2010 and joined our team in 2011. During her free time, Audrey enjoys Baking and spending time with family and friends.

Katy, RDH

Dental Hygieniest

Katy
Katy is our dental hygienist and is also our auxiliary. She enjoys time with her family and brings a great skill level to our team. She has been with Alpine Dental since 2010.

Kaylyn, RDH

Dental Hygieniest

Kaylyn is our dental hygienist. She has been with Alpine Dental since 2019. She has a great skill set and is a great part of our dental team.

B, RDH

Dental Hygieniest

B
B graduated from Oregon State University. She attended Shoreline Hygiene School and has been a hygienist for over 44 years. She enjoys boating in the San Juan Islands and is an avid weightlifter. She has competed in the Emerald Cup. She and her husband also enjoy hiking locally.

Lauren, RDH

Dental Hygieniest

Lauren
Lauren began working in the dental field in 2013 and graduated with honors from the Lake Washington Tech Dental Hygiene Program in 2017. During her free time she enjoys mountain biking, skiing, and traveling.

Karina S.

Dental Assistant Supervisor

Karina
Karina has been working at Alpine Dental since 2015. She graduated from college in 2014 and went straight into the dental field. Karina enjoys her spare time traveling with her sister and being with her family. She is the heart beat of Alpine Dental and is well known for her iconic laughter.

Caitlin D.

Dental Assistant

Caitlin
Caitlin has been with us since July of 2014. Caitlin has a strong work ethic, and believes in importance of making sure each patient feels at home and relaxed. In her spare time, Caitlin enjoys spending time with her family, her daughter, and her chocolate lab.

Clarissa A.

Dental Assistant

Clarissa
Clarissa is a dental assistant with Alpine Dental and brings a great skill level to the team. Employee since 2018

Jami V.

Dental Assistant

Jamie
Jami is a dental assistant with alpine dental and brings a great skill level to the team. Employee since 2013.

Kayla S.

Dental Assistant

Kayla
Kayla is our dental assistant with Alpine Dental and brings a great skill level to the team. Employee since 2016.

Cynthia R.

Dental Assistant

Cynthia
Cynthia is our dental assistant with Alpine Dental and brings a great skill level to our team. Employee since 2019

Nancy W.

Dental Assistant

Nancy
Nancy is our dental assistant with Alpine Dental and brings a great skill level to the team. Employee since 2013.

Paula N.

Dental Assistant

Paula
Paula is our amazing rock. She has been with Alpine Dental since 1969. She has years of dental experience and has mastered the skill of dental assisting. She is hard working and the most reliable. She is a crucial part to our team.

Rhonda G.

Dental Assistant

Rhonda
Rhonda has been a dental assistant since 2009. She is married to her high school sweetheart, and they have two children named Connor and Avery. Rhonda enjoys camping, reading, and volunteering in her kids’ classrooms.

Lucero V.

Dental Assistant

Lucero
Lucero is our wonderful Dental Assistant and is crucial to our team. She enjoys time with her family.

Dayla C.

Dental Assistant

Dayla
Dayla is our dental assistant and brings smiles to our patients. She enjoys time with her family and friends. Dayla joined Alpine Dental in 2019.

Gagan S.

Dental Assistant

Gagan
Gagan graduated dental assisting school in 2013 and has been working as a dental assistant since then. She loves helping patients maintain and achieve beautiful and healthy smiles. She is fluent in Hindi and Punjabi. In her free time she likes spending time with her family.
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What People Are Saying
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Great staff excellent options for care. Loved my experience there.

Ken B. on Facebook

Over the past 10 years, Dr. Patel has performed high end dental care and I would recommend Alpine Dental Care as anyone's first choice stop for all their dental needs.

Bradley H. on Yelp

Dr . Patel is the best very friendly staff he's done miracle work where others have failed. No matter I'd it's a cleaning or x-ray he takes the time to see how I'm doing.

Michelle M. on Yelp

The staff and the Dentist are very nice. Everyone has a smile and very up to date on all their equipment.

Erod R. on Yelp

Dr. Patel is SO nice and knows what he is doing and the ladies who work there are all so nice- they put up with me asking a million questions and being a scared baby.

Robin M. on Yelp

Excellent practice and staff. Very friendly and progressional.

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