Meet the Team

All professionals at Bellevue Dental Excellence maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

Laurie Chow – Registered Dental Hygienist, BS
As an integral part of the Bellevue Dental Excellence team, Laurie is responsible for assessing your oral health, developing a personalized clinical oral hygiene plan, and educating you about your oral health and needs.Laurie’s father is a retired dentist, and as she grew up around the field, she knew that she would like to be involved in dentistry one day. She first attended Arizona State University and went on to the Pacific University of Oregon where she obtained her Bachelors degree with honors in Dental Hygiene and was the recipient of the Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award for clinical excellence. She has been actively involved in dentistry since 2006 and has been an incredible asset to Dr. Sunwoo and the patients at Bellevue Dental Excellence since 2008. She enjoys working with the dental team to educate and care for our patients. Being a native of the Bellevue area she enjoys time with her friends and family and playing softball.

Traci Swensen – Front Office Manager / Scheduling Coordinator
Traci will be the liaison between you and your insurance company, will help you obtain financing for your dental care and will stop at nothing to make sure that you are comfortable with all of the options that have been presented to you. She will be your first contact within the practice and will help you to schedule appointments and will greet you upon arrival to the office. Traci joined us in mid 2011 and she brings with her over 12 years of experience in the field.

Vanessa Vitente – Lead Dental Assistant

Diana Modvala - Assistant

Alla Stryzheus - Front Office / Scheduler

Karen Dong - Registered Dental Hygienist

Irene Yu - Registered Dental Hygienist

Ahn Nguyen - Registered Dental Hygienist 

Kristina Oliynyk - Marketing Director/Manager