Meet Our Dentists

Signature Smiles' Cristin Dowd, DDS and Ken D. Wu, DDS

Cristin Dowd, DDS

Cristin Dowd, DDS Dr. Cristin Dowd enjoys all aspects of dentistry, but is especially fond of working with children, watching them grow and change throughout their lives. As a resident of Woodinville, Dr. Dowd enjoys living and working in this wonderful community and seeing her patients’ amazing smiles when she’s out on the town.

Education and Experience

Dr. Dowd has been in the dental field for 24 years, starting as a dental assistant in college. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland and her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Dr. Dowd attained her post graduate general practice residency certificate in North Carolina in a program focused on prosthodontics.

Professional Affiliations

Outside the Office

Dr. Dowd likes to spend time with her two children, Zoe and Zachary, and her husband, Dr. Wu, exploring the beautiful areas of the Pacific Northwest. She also enjoys reading, cooking, and pottery.

Dr. Dowd has worked in pediatric clinics in Washington State and volunteered on the Smile Mobile, which treats children with limited access to a dentist. She also volunteers for the Special Olympics, gives talks to mothers of young children at local schools, and mentors young women with an interest in the dental field.

Ken Wu, DDS

Ken D. Wu, DDS Dr. Ken Wu’s dental philosophy is focused on respect, appreciation for others, and taking the time to listen to his patients’ needs and concerns. He understands that dentistry can be a stressful experience for many people, and with this in mind, Dr. Wu approaches each patient’s unique situation with care and compassion. The results speak for themselves! Dr. Wu’s patients often express their gratitude that their visit “wasn’t bad at all”! He feels so privileged to be in a position to make a positive difference in people’s lives.

Dr. Wu appreciates the difference his patients have made in his life as well. Getting to know so many people from all walks of life, hearing their diverse stories, and seeing people grow and live out their dreams makes each day an amazing and rewarding experience.

Education and Experience

Dr. Wu has been practicing dentistry for 16 years. A graduate of the early acceptance program, Dr. Wu earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He then completed an intensive two-year, post-doctorate residency program focusing on oral medicine and medically compromised patients. Having advanced oral medicine exposure, surgical training, and experience managing patients with complex medical concerns sets Dr. Wu apart from his peers.

A graduate of the prestigious and intense Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, he is fully versed in cosmetic treatment and reconstructive dentistry. Utilizing noninvasive modalities to improve oral health, Dr. Wu has a strong preventive focus.

In the Community

Dr. Wu participates in the Disabled Dental Services Program, giving back to the local community by providing much needed dental treatment to those less fortunate. Globally, Dr. Wu is active in supporting world disaster relief through the International Red Cross and other international relief programs.

Outside the Office

A native of Greenville, North Carolina, Dr. Wu currently resides in Woodinville, Washington, with his wife and practice partner, Dr. Dowd. They have two children, Zoe and Zach, and a Jack Russell named Bunny. In his free time, Dr. Wu enjoys spending time with family, hiking, kayaking, camping, running, writing, playing guitar, and meditating.

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