Dr. Nhi Pham grew up in Snohomish, Washington. After graduating as Salutatorian from Snohomish High School, she went on to receive her Bachelor of Science degree from Seattle University. There, she was selected by the faculty and her peers as one of the top ten graduates of 1995. Dr. Pham received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Washington School of Dentistry in 1999.
In addition to private practice, Dr. Pham is currently affiliate faculty at the University of Washington School of Dentistry where she has taught since 2012 in the Oral Medicine and Urgent Care Department. Dr. Pham has also enjoyed serving as affiliate faculty at Shoreline Community College and Lake Washington Technical College where she served for over three years. Although she has a passion for teaching and mentoring students, her first love is dentistry and taking care of her patients. Dr. Pham is known for her gentle touch and her genuine concern for her patients’ well being.
Dr. Pham’s practice philosophy is focused on preventative care and helping patients achieve a lifetime of healthy smiles. She feels extremely blessed to have such wonderful patients and is thankful for her outstanding dental team at Mukilteo Dental Center. Dr. Pham enjoys living in the Pacific Northwest, spending quality time with her husband and three daughters, skiing with her family in the beautiful mountains, and serving her community through volunteer outreach. She is an active part of the Mukilteo community and supports and volunteers in many programs to help our local youth. Dr. Pham is a regular volunteer on the Medical Teams International Van, and serves yearly with the Seattle Stand Down for Veterans, Project Homeless Connect, and with Hope Creek Charitable Foundation. She is a dedicated board member for Medical Relief International providing dental, medical, and humanitarian aid to those in the most need and travels abroad yearly for her mission work. Dr. Pham was awarded a fellowship in the Pierre Fauchard Academy as well as honored as Citizen of the Year by Snohomish County Dental Society for her outreach work. She is currently a member of the American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association, and Snohomish County Dental Society.
Dr. Kristen Morris was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. She attended the University of Idaho for her Bachelor of Arts degree in biology with a minor zoology. Her graduate education was achieved at the University of Washington School of Dentistry where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2007. After graduation, Dr. Morris completed an advanced education in general dentistry residency in Honolulu, Hawaii at the Kokua Kalihi Valley Medical Center. This is a great community clinic where she was able to increase her skills and knowledge in all facets of dentistry while enjoying the island life on her off time.
Dr. Morris couldn’t stay away long from the Emerald City and returned to the greater Seattle area in 2008. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, especially root canal therapy, extractions, and treating children. She is grateful to have the opportunity to work in an amazing environment like Mukilteo Dental Center that allows her to expand her knowledge and offer more inclusive treatment to her patients. An important philosophy in Dr. Morris’s dental practice is the importance of building meaningful relationships with the entire family by providing exceptional and quality service. Dr. Morris’s travels include time in the Philippines where she volunteered in a Dental Mission. Dr. Morris likes to stay active and has continued to play volleyball throughout the years on club teams in college and co-ed recreational teams after graduation. She enjoys running and participates in a couple of half-marathons every year. Her future goal is to start training and competing in triathlons. Dr. Morris is a huge fan of Husky sports, as well as the Mariners and the Seahawks. She resides in the Freemont area of Seattle with her husband, her daughter, and her West Highland terrier, Conan McRumple.
We are thrilled to introduce Dr. Tiffany Luu-Tran. Dr. Tiffany is a Washington native who was born and raised in Federal Way. She earned her Bachelor of Science with a minor in Business Administration through Seattle University. She went on to receive her Doctorate in Dentistry from the University of Washington. Dr. Tiffany is board certified and highly regarded for her commitment to patient care and dental excellence with a gentle touch. She wholeheartedly believes that a smile is one of the most universal tools of communication, and is a strong supporter of preventative care. Dr. Tiffany is extremely grateful for the opportunity to serve alongside the entire team at MDC.
As a firm believer in community service and mentorship, Dr. Tiffany has mentored many pre-dental students through their journey to dental school as a G.U.I.D.E. (Guiding Undergraduates Interested in Dental Education) mentor. She has also enjoyed volunteering for other organizations including Husky Smiles, SmileMobile, Medical Teams International Dental Van, and Seattle Gospel Mission. Dr. Tiffany is also active at her church community as a part of the music ministry.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Tiffany enjoys spending time and traveling with her husband, Kevin, getting into mischief with her 4 siblings, exploring new restaurants with friends, and of course, jamming with her friends in the music ministry at her church. She also enjoys all things craft/art ranging from stitching to painting to scrapbooking.
Dr. Jon Tarleton is a periodontist who maintains a private practice in Seattle and travels to the northend weekly to see patients at Mukilteo Dental Center. His area of expertise includes implant placement, grafting, and other periodontal procedures. Dr. Tarleton grew up in the Bothell/Mill Creek area and finished his undergrad in Utah. He attended the prestigious University of the Pacific School of Dentistry and completed his specialty in periodontics and a Master of Science in Dentistry at St. Louis University.
He and his lovely wife, KariLynn are enjoying life raising 5 beautiful children. In his spare time, Dr. Tarleton enjoys time with his family, working on cars, wood working, and playing the piano. Dr. Tarleton is a talented, compassionate, and well-respected dental specialist and we are so fortunate to be able to refer our patients to him.