Your Bellevue Dental Team

An office culture centered around three qualities: patience, fun, and unity.

Meet the Smile Team

"People of integrity who love what they do." - Dr. DeWood

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Dental Assistant

Hello there! My name is Tanya, and I am a dental assistant here at DeWood Dental Arts. I was born and raised right here in Washington. I have a Russian background and can speak fluently, thanks to my parents, who made sure my language and culture stuck with me. I really enjoy traveling, hanging out with friends and family, and learning new things about dentistry!

I am so honored to be a part of this team of people who all have one vision and truly cares about the dental health of each individual person that walks through our door. I am privileged to work alongside Dr. DeWood. What she and I always say and agree on is that we don’t HAVE to do dentistry but we GET to do dentistry… and have way too much fun doing it!


Dental Assistant

When I’m not creating kickass smiles with Dr. DeWood, I love to river kayak, ride my motorcycle, and enjoy the sun (when Washington decides to give it up)!


Dental Hygienist

I am a native to the Pacific Northwest, and I currently live in Bellevue, WA. On the weekend you can find me at the baseball fields, often with an umbrella in hand, cheering on my son, Austin. To relax I enjoy yoga, jogging, or hanging out with family and friends. I am always current on the latest movies (sci-fi especially) and where to find the best local cuisine.

I joined Dr. DeWood’s team in 2015 as a Registered Dental Hygienist, bringing with me over 20 years of experience in the dental field. I pride myself on delivering the highest level of dental hygiene therapy to patients in a warm and friendly environment. Your comfort and optimal oral health are my top priority when you visit our office!


Patient Care Coordinator

I love to travel! Most recently I traveled to Kauai, and I have been to Israel three times! Locally, taking weekends away to hike and exploring new places is such fun. In my spare time, I love to cook and spend time in my garden. Canning my own food for my family and purchasing produce from small local farmers through a buying group is also a passion of mine. Having been inspired by fabrics I found in Kauai; I am learning to quilt. My most recent addiction is making jewelry. Pretty much all things creative and crafty I enjoy doing!

I have enjoyed working in the field of dentistry serving patients for 38 years. Wow, time flies when you are having fun! In my early years I worked as a dental assistant, but for the past 11 years, I have used my talents as a Patient Care Coordinator. I always seem to find ways to make your visit a positive and pleasant experience. I enjoy all the fun associated with interacting with our wonderful patients, so you all feel like family!

Dr. Cheryl DeWood

Your leading orthodontist in Bellevue.

Image of Dr. Cheryl a important member of our Bellevue Dental Team

Dr. Cheryl DeWood practiced general and cosmetic dentistry for 22 years before pursuing an education and career in orthodontics. She has been a practicing orthodontist since 2005 and served as the acting clinic director in the graduate orthodontic program at the University of Tennessee until 2009. She is Dr. Kathryn DeWood’s mother and practices both in her Bellevue office and in Glendale, AZ.

In addition to her time spent in Bellevue, she is a Resident Faculty member at Spear Education, a prestigious dental continuing education institution.

“Most of the people I see have needs that extend beyond just having their teeth straightened. By working with other doctors and dentists to develop a comprehensive plan, it is more likely we can attain an outcome that will be beautiful, functional, and long-lasting.”

Her education is truly extraordinary:

  • Graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 1980

  • Received her general practice residency certificate in 1981

  • She earned a Master’s in Biologic Sciences (2002)

  • Certificate in orthodontics in 2005 from the University of Tennessee

  • Board-certified orthodontist since 2006

  • Received her Ph.D. in Health Policy from the University of Tennessee in 2011

  • Lifetime Member of Mensa

‘‘The appointments are easy, stress-free, and actually fun! No better staff can be found! This is a dream team! The team is led by Dr. Kathryn, who is not only extremely competent in the tradition of her parents, Dr. Cheryl and Dr. Gary DeWood, but she is an artist extraordinaire. No place, no time, I have never felt more respected and more taken care of than I feel in the hands of these professionals. That includes the awesome staff, Marlene, Tanya, Heidi, Alexxa, and Janae! That also includes Dr. Steve Carstensen and Midge! ’’

Rosalyn (Actual Patient)

Be Our Priority

Patients are first and foremost at our Bellevue dental office. We provide the care you need in an environment you will enjoy.


To provide modern care, we invest in innovative technology such as digital photography, intraoral cameras, and digital x-rays. Our team is trained to use these instruments to its full potential.


Many people feel apprehensive about their dental visit, but this no longer needs to be the case with our in-office comforts, including blankets, noise-cancelling headphones, and pillows.


Dentistry should fit into your day-to-day life, which is why DeWood Dental Arts is proud to offer a range of appointment times both before you start and after you finish work.


We truly are your partners in dental care. Our experienced team is here to help you with both financial inquiries and insurance claims. In short, we are by your side every step of the way.

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