Your Mercer Island Dentistry Team
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Dr. Dawn A. Bova, DMD, MBA
Dr. Bova obtained her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and went on to get a master’s degree in Business Administration at USC. Although she had a successful career in the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Bova soon began to feel that her efforts were more rewarding for her company than for the people she met along the way. That is why, rather than continuing up the corporate ladder, she made the difficult decision to trade in her briefcase for a set of dental instruments.
While attending Dental School at Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Bova was selected by the faculty for Advanced Honors in Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry. Since graduation, she has continued to participate actively in programs for advanced training in cosmetic dentistry and is a member of the prestigious American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Dawn and her husband have been Mercer Island residents since 2003 and together with their two daughters enjoy being active members of the community. Dawn started her MI practice in 2006 with the philosophy that everyone should be treated as a person first and as a patient second. This philosophy is reflected in every aspect of her practice. Dr. Bova would like to offer you what she believes to be the finest – and most personable – dental care available anywhere.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Favorite part of dentistry: The best part of my job is building relationships with a variety of people every day.
Hobbies: I enjoy trail running, mountain biking, and swimming when I’m not chasing around my two active boys.
Bragging Rights: I competed in an Ironman triathlon on my honeymoon in Australia and ran the Boston Marathon in 2015.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Favorite part of dentistry: I enjoy building professional and personal relationships with patients. I also like educating patients on ways to achieve and maintain oral health.
Hobbies: Spending time in the great outdoors either hiking, mountain biking, or camping. I enjoy a good book or movies too.
Bragging Rights: Raising three boys and a puppy named Kody.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Favorite Part of Dentistry: The opportunity to meet so many great people while providing top-notch dental care. I love to share dental tips and tricks and am forever grateful for all I have learned from my amazing patients.
Hobbies: Attending sporting events: UW football, Seahawks, Mariners, Sounders – love ’em all! Also, live theater of all kinds and travel when time allows.
Bragging Rights: I get to work with Dr. Bova and her amazing team! (Ok, I’m also pretty proud of my husband Kris and our two sons, great guys each of them!)
Expanded Functions Dental Auxilliary
Favorite Part of Dentistry: Mary has been a Certified Dental Assistant for 24 years. After a vigorous course of additional education, she has also become a Licensed Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary. She loves working closely with Dr. Bova and takes pride in giving patients a safe and caring dental experience
Hobbies: Mary is very involved with Team Challenge, a fund-raising and outreach program of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America; she regularly trains for different endurance events from triathlons to marathons and every distance in between.
Bragging Rights: Mary and her husband Craig live on a small farm and enjoy their many farm animals: goats, chickens, dogs, cats, and even a llama named Muchacho. She also enjoys gardening, reading, and is learning to make wine from her own grapes.
Certified Dental Assistant
Favorite Part of Dentistry: I have worked as a dental assistant for 15 years, including 10 years in oral surgery. I really enjoy working with the kids who come to our practice, and especially teaching them good habits for taking care of their teeth!
Hobbies: My hobbies include helping a friend with her catering business, spending time with my church family, and doing my best to serve my friends and family whenever they need my help.
Bragging Rights: I am of course very proud of my husband Danny and my son Victor. With their support, I was able to spend three weeks in Guatemala on an oral surgery mission trip, during which I was able to help many people who would otherwise not have been able to get the dental care they needed.
Office Manager & Certified Dental Assistant
Favorite Part of Dentistry: I enjoy working with each patient, hearing their stories, and getting to know them on an individual basis. I also enjoy the challenge of navigating the sometimes confusing world of dental insurance to get patients covered for their care.
Hobbies: I love fishing and every year I love taking a big trip with my family. I also enjoy gardening and, of course, participating in the lives of my family.
Bragging Rights: My husband, our three children, and six grandchildren.
Favorite Part of Dentistry: Working for a dentist who truly cares about her patients and goes above and beyond to help them when they are having discomfort. Building relationships with our patients and my fellow employees and seeing smiles transform into amazing works of art is also very rewarding.
Hobbies: Going to local parks and lakes with my son. Hiking, paddle boarding, music in the park in the summertime, and cooking in the wintertime.
Bragging Rights: My 4-year-old imaginative, super-hero-loving son is the sweetest little ham and puts a smile on my face all the time! Who knew so much love existed?
Financial Coordinator (Recently Retired)
Favorite Part of Dentistry: I absolutely love our patients and their families. They are truly family to us! It is a pleasure to help them with all their insurance needs and help them get their best benefits.
Hobbies: Walking, kayaking, skiing, and hiking. We are lucky to have a home in Bend, OR where we are fortunate enough to enjoy all these activities. I also am very passionate about Seattle Children’s Hospital, where I have been volunteering for 17 years, started a Guild to raise money for Cancer research and uncompensated care, and just finished a 9-year term as a Guild Board Trustee.
Bragging Rights: Being a Grandmother of 2 beautiful grandchildren and being the oldest at the office.