AboutArtisan Dental Bellevue

Artisan Dental Bellevue is a Bellevue based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, veneers and more.

We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Syeda and our team invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 425-454-2005 and experience why our patients think Artisan Dental Bellevue is the best dentist in Bellevue.

DMD Honors (UPenn) MFDS (UK) BDS
Diplomate, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine

Dr. Syeda Bakhtawar

Dr. Syeda is a conscientious dentist who is committed to providing the highest quality comprehensive care to the patients in a gentle and compassionate manner.

With over 18 years of experience, she has demonstrated excellence and leadership in the dental field. She earned her DMD from the Ivy league, University of Pennsylvania, and graduated top of her class and a 4.0 GPA. She was awarded Clinical Honors for successfully treating complex restorative cases in Advanced dental care center. She is the key opinion leader of J Morita’s Cone Beam CT machine. She undergone advanced training in all dental procedures and her interests are focused on Restorative procedures, Smile Makeover, Root Canal Treatment, Invisalign and Implants. She has received Advanced Education in Implant Dentistry from Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Her dedication to strive for excellence has culminated in many awards and recognition over the years.

Dr. Syeda is winner of:

  • OKU (Omicron Kappa Upsilon) National Dental Honor Society Inductee Award - For academic excellence and exemplary character
  • American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry Award - For skills in creating beautiful smiles.
  • International College of Dentist Merit Award- For excellence in Oral Surgery
  • Best Advanced Standing Dentist Award- For clinical and academic achievements.
  • Colgate Research Award - By American Association of Women Dentists Award for academic distinction and excellence in research.
  • Seattle Metropolitan Magazine’s Peer-reviewed Top dentist 2022, 2023, 2024
  • Top Doctor WA State 2019-2020
  • America’s Best dentists 2017-2024.
  • Global Women Leadership Award in Healthcare 2021 by Non-profit Organization AmPowering
  • Global Beauty Awards Nominee 2023 for the Best Supporter of nonprofit and humanitarian causes.
  • Dr Syeda is a Diplomate of American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, which is the highest credential a dentist can achieve in the field of sleep medicine. To earn the Diplomat status, Dr Syeda has demonstrated significant competency in the field of dental sleep medicine. She passed the competitive board exam, attended rigorous training for over 500 hours, spent many nights in the certified sleep centers of Greater Seattle and submitted successful case studies to the board following strict guidelines. Dr Syeda has treated hundreds of sleep apnea patients with oral appliance therapy and considers this most rewarding and life transforming service. Some of the most severe cases of sleep apnea which involved CPAP intolerance have been referred to her and there has been a great success rate. She receives referrals from physicians to treat snoring and sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy for their patients.

    Dr. Syeda completed her residency in England’s distinguished Oral and Maxillofacial centers - University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool and University Hospital Birmingham, and was awarded Membership in Faculty of Dental Surgery from the prestigious Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 2004. Besides gaining surgical training and experience, she got involved in ground breaking research activities. Her work on “Risk Stratification for Adjuvant Radiotherapy for the treatment of Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer” was presented in 10th International Oral Cancer Meeting in Greece in 2005 and was published in the Oral Oncology journal in 2007. She also holds Bachelors in Dental Surgery degree from India which she earned with various awards and accomplishment in 2002.

    Dr. Syeda lives in the Newcastle area with her husband and two sons 12 and 4 and is blessed to have her extended family around. She has been the judge for 'Most Beautiful Smile' for Miss Asia WA Global in 2019 Pageant contest. She has been actively involved with community service with non profit organizations in the Greater Seattle area. She recently travelled to Santa Domingo for a mission trip to serve the underprivileged patients with dental and oral surgery services. She is an avid reader and continues to indulge in research activities.

    Dr. Syeda’s interview has been published in the Sleep Review - A Journal for Sleep Specialists, 2021, showcasing her amongst the 5 successful dentists physician collaborations across the USA and UK for the management of sleep apnea patients.

    DDS MSD (Indiana University)
    Certificate in Public Health (Texas A&M University)
    Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology

    Dr. Niloufar Danesh

    Dr. Niloufar Danesh is a dedicated and passionate periodontist committed to providing exceptional dental care. Her journey in dentistry began at a young age, inspired by her mother, a periodontist and professor, who demonstrated the profound impact of quality dental care on patients' lives. Witnessing her mother's close relationships with her patients and the improvements she made to their overall well-being inspired Dr. Danesh to pursue a career in Periodontology.

    Dr. Danesh graduated from dental school with a deep commitment to enhancing community health and wellness, which led her to earn a Master of Public Health from Texas A&M University. During her studies, she researched factors affecting periodontal health and discovered the critical connection between periodontal and systemic health. This experience solidified her dedication to advancing the field of periodontology through research and patient care.

    She completed her residency in Periodontology and Dental Implants at the Indiana University School of Dentistry, where she graduated at the top of her class. Dr. Danesh is proud to be a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, a recognition of excellence in her specialty. Her research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, covering topics such as the importance of keratinized gingiva around dental implants, innovative techniques for implant placement in compromised and narrow ridges, and the use of lasers in dentistry.

    In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Danesh has been honored to present her research at prestigious conferences, including the Academy of Osseointegration annual meeting. Her work on osseodensification methods for implant placement and minimally invasive dentistry has garnered several awards, including the American Academy of Implant Dentistry grant and the “Residents in Regeneration Case Challenge” award.

    Dr. Danesh’s practice is focused on the treatment of patients with advanced periodontal disease, advanced gum recession, complicated bone loss, and replacing missing teeth with dental implants. She employs the latest techniques and technologies to ensure the best outcomes for her patients, providing comprehensive and compassionate care for even the most complex dental issues.

    Beyond her professional pursuits, Dr. Danesh is deeply committed to giving back to the community. She volunteers with non-profit organizations such as “Give Kids a Smile,” “Hospice,” and “Ronald McDonald House Charities,” where she makes a positive impact on the lives of those in need.

    Dr. Danesh and her husband are avid outdoor enthusiasts, which brought them to the beautiful Pacific Northwest. They love exploring nature through hiking, biking, and camping. When not enjoying the outdoors, they take pleasure in discovering new restaurants and experimenting with cooking and baking at home. Above all, they cherish spending quality time with their baby, creating wonderful memories together as a family.

    DDS (Univ of Washington) BDS

    Dr. Naila Rani

    Dr. Naila Rani received her Doctor in Dental Surgery degree from the University of Washington, School of Dentistry. Prior to moving to the US, she studied in the Bachelor of Dental Surgery for 5 years and completed 2 years of residency training in Operative dentistry which included training in Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics, Fixed Prosthodontics, and Pedodontics in Pakistan. She practiced dentistry for 12 years there.

    Dr Naila is passionate about building strong and trusting relationships with her patients to ensure their long term health and wellness. She establishes open and honest communication and involves her patients and caregivers in treatment decision-making.

    In Dr Naila's own “Dentistry has been the core driver of my life for the past twenty years. It has been the cause of some of the most delightful experiences. It is with the hope of further challenging myself that I continue to learn with passion, excitement, and sincerity so that my commitment to my professional development can be a source of progress to society.”

    Outside of the office, she spends most of her time with her 2 sons, her husband, and her siblings. She loves to cook, hike, paint, camp, read and she enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends.

    D.D.S. (University of Pacific)

    Dr. Christina Koh

    Dr. Koh was born and raised in Bellevue. Following in the footsteps of her parents, both dedicated physicians, she was inspired to pursue a career in healthcare, seeking to build lasting relationships and make a positive impact. This journey led her to the prestigious University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, where she honed her skills and embraced her passion for dentistry.

    What excites her the most about dentistry is the opportunity it presents to meet new people, learn about their lives, and help them enjoy their dental visits. It's a privilege to witness the transformation in her patients' smiles and their overall well-being.

    Outside the dental office, Dr. Koh is an avid adventurer and a connoisseur of the simple joys in life. Whether it's while hiking, snowboarding, playing flag football, or trying all the local soft-serve ice cream, she believes in embracing every moment.

    Here at Artisan Dental, we're more than just a team; we're a family. And we invite you to become a part of it. With a blend of professional expertise and genuine care, we look forward to making your dental experience enjoyable and helping you achieve the smile you've always desired.

    Dr. Susan Cha

    DDS (Loma Linda University)
    Administrative Team


    Practice Administrator

    Michelle grew up in Bellingham, WA. She has been in the dental field for over 12 years and possesses a thorough knowledge of all the clinical and administrative aspects of dentistry. As our Practice Administrator, she ensures the smooth and efficient functioning of our office, implementing our policies, overlooking scheduling and team management. She is exceptionally talented and she inspires our team to do their best.

    "I consider myself a life-long student and continue to attend courses to further my dental knowledge and improve patient care. It is such a rewarding experience to work in a field that changes peoples lives. Outside of the workplace, I enjoy going to parks, trying new restaurants, and traveling with my family."


    Patient Care Coordinator

    Leanna has worked in the dental field for over 13 years, as a front office manager in the distinguished practices of Northbend and Bellevue. Her experience and knowledge as well as her passion to help others make her a great addition to our staff. She keeps up with the latest in dentistry and cutting edge technology and is very informative. She strives to give the best customer care service, and her positivity is contagious. Leanna has a charismatic personality and is always willing to go an extra mile to help in any way she can.

    "I enjoy spending time with my family as well as hiking with friends in the beautiful Snoqualmie valley, which I have been blessed to call home for most of my life."


    Patient Care Coordinator

    Sheyna grew up on the beautiful islands of Hawaii. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, going to the beach, or trying a new local cafe. She started her dental career working in pediatric dentistry and enjoys seeing a patient's face light up when they leave with a confident smile.

    "What I love about dentistry is that it is continuously evolving and you can never stop learning."


    Patient Care Coordinator

    Gabrielle was born and raised in beautiful Hawaii. She became fascinated with dentistry through her own personal experience with orthodontics and has many friends in the dental community.

    Gabrielle possesses a very warm and inviting personality, and really takes the time to listen to our patients.

    She is the oldest of five siblings. In her spare time, she enjoys going on long walks and foodie adventures.

    Assistant Team


    Dental Assistant

    Maria joined the Dental field in 2013 as an Dental Assistant . She strives to do the best she can to help others be more comfortable during the dental procedures. Maria is a pleasant, energetic and a very hard working member of our work family. She is organized and well experiencedise in all fields of dentistry and implantology.

    "Dr. Syeda and her team taught me the importance of treating our patients like family, and making sure that their visit here can be the best visit possible. I couldn’t imagine working for a better dental practice, and am grateful for the opportunity to work with such caring people"


    Dental Assistant

    Gio was born in California, but has called Washington home for the past 10+ years. She has a very warm and comforting personality. Outside of the office, she enjoys the company of family and friends. She is also an avid soccer player and diligently practices the sport at least three times a week.

    "I love making people laugh and smile. Working in the dental field allows me to help people achieve not only a beautiful smile, but also a healthy one. This fills my heart with so much joy!"


    Dental Assistant

    Rachel grew up in Portland, OR. She has a passion for dentistry and has been in the field for over 11 years. She is well experienced in family and cosmetic dentistry, implants, oral surgery, and sleep apnea. Rachel has a pleasant and kind demeanor and deeply cares about the well being of patients. She is very detail oriented and focuses on patient educating and making their dental visits as comfortable as possible.

    Outside of the office, Rachel enjoys spending time with her daughter. They enjoy the zoo, shopping, and going to the beach!

    Miley (Hue)

    Dental Assistant

    Miley was born in Vietnam but has called Washington her home for the past 9 years. Her interest in dentistry started after her own personal experience with orthodontics. Since then, Miley acquired her dental assisting certification and enjoys helping patients achieve their oral health needs. Miley is always pleasant, and positive and radiates positive energy. She deeply cares about all her patients and strives to make their visits comfortable.

    In her spare time, Miley enjoys traveling and making new friends on her new adventures.


    Dental Assistant

    Barkha graduated with a Bachelor's in Dental Surgery from India. With years of experience in dentistry, she carried her dedication to oral health to the United States. Her passion for dentistry lies in its profound impact on one's confidence, motivating her to empower individuals to radiate with a healthy smile. She is deeply committed to providing exceptional dental care and takes time to ensure every patient feels comfortable and cared for. She enjoys restorative and fixed prosthetic work the most and is very skilled at digital dentistry workflow involving designing and fabrication of same-day crowns.

    Outside of the office, Barkha finds joy exploring parks, experimenting with new culinary delights, and embarking on travel adventures with her family.

    Hygiene Team


    Dental Hygienist

    Yelena is a trilingual hygienist with great communication and clinical skills. Originally from Ukraine, she graduated from Yakima Valley College. Her attention to detail, organization and outstanding care make her a great asset to our team. Yelena is optimistic, enjoys work and does not let stress get in her way. You will always find a smile on her face and a willingness to go the extra mile to make your visit pleasant and comfortable.

    "Outside of the dental office I enjoy spending time with my family, exploring the beautiful state of Washington, and socializing with friends."


    Dental Hygienist

    Swetha completed her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree from Lake Washington Technical College and has been working as a full-time hygienist at our office. Prior to that, she has been trained as a Dentist in India, where she acquired her Bachelor's in Dental Surgery from Mangalore University. On moving to the U.S., she also gained experience as a dental assistant for three years.

    "Patient centered care is most important to me. I believe in maintaining excellent rapport with patients. I want all my patients to feel that a visit to the dentist can be a positive and enjoyable experience. In my spare time, I enjoy playing board games, volleyball, traveling, and spending time with my family."


    Dental Hygienist


    Dental Hygienist
    Consulting Team



    Jackie, a consulting staff member, is a Hypnotherapist and Retired Registered Dental Hygienist.

    When Jackie did her training for hypnotherapy in 1999, she was able to incorporate her hypnotherapy skills into her dental hygiene practice and provided a much more comfortable experience for all her patients.

    She specializes in stress relief, which naturally supports patients in having a more easy comfortable dental experience.

    Jackie's diverse skills allows her to help people get rid of the fear of injections, break habits such as cheek, tongue and lip biting, reduce/eliminate teeth grinding and release clenching of the jaws.

    "I'm excited to be part of Dr. Syeda's team to be consulting and helping her patients with their dental fears, procedure worries and any habits they are wanting to get rid of. I am honored to serve this practice."