AboutArtisan Dental

Artisan Dental is a Bellevue based dental practice that treats patients of all ages. Our team is committed to serving with integrity, compassion and exceptional clinical care. We strive to provide comprehensive dental evaluation and care, using the latest technology, in a warm and friendly environment. Oral health is an integral part of the body and we believe in preventive and integrated approach to improve overall health and enhance well-being. Our services include family, restorative, cosmetic and implants dentistry. We provide emergency dental care, bonding, extractions, root canal treatment, periodontal therapy, crowns and bridges. We also provide facial esthetic services like botox and dermal fillers. For our patients with dental fear and anxiety, we help them with counselling and offer options of conscious sedation and hypnotherapy. We are the leading dental center for snoring and sleep apnea management in Washington state.

Dr. Syeda Bakhtawar is the key opinion leader for J Morita’s Cone Beam CT machine and we offer the top notch and safest 2D and 3D imaging in the dental industry.

As your local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatment 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 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 dental 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. She was awarded Clinical Honors for successfully treating complex restorative cases in Advanced dental care center.

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.
  • Dr. Syeda has undergone advanced training in all dental procedures and her interests are focused towards Restorative procedures, Smile Makeover, Root Canal Treatment and Implants.

    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 200 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 eight year old son 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 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. Huanan (Zoe) Li

    Dr. Li received her Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio. She has received advanced training in intravenous sedation, oral surgery, endodontics, Invisalign, and restorative dental procedures. She gained experience and expertise in various facets of dentistry practicing in Alaska and Washington state for over 4 years. In addition to her dental degree, she acquired a Masters Degree in Nutrition which she incorporates towards patient care. Dr. Li holds high expectations of herself and participates in continuing education on a daily basis.

    Dr. Li’s approach towards patient care is that of kindness, compassion, and delivering high quality care. She treats her patients the way she would want her family to be treated. Dr. Li radiates with positive energy and possesses a warm and charismatic personality. In her spare time, she enjoys physical fitness, hiking, and taking advantage of all that the great outdoors has to offer here in the Pacific Northwest!

    Administrative Team

    Michelle

    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."

    Leanna

    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."
    Assistant Team

    Maria

    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"
    Rachel

    Rachel

    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!

    Hygiene Team

    Yelena

    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."

    Trista

    Trista

    Dental Hygienist

    Trist grew up in Washington and attended Eastern Washington University where she received her Bachelor's Degree of Science in Dental Hygiene. She has a passion for helping people reach their individual goals and understands that each patient is different, therefore, their care must be completely tailored to them. She believes in life long learning and continues to educate and learn techniques that she can pass on to her patients. When she is not making smiles brighter, she enjoys snowboarding in the mountains or surfing in the waters.

    "Working at Artisan Dental has taught me the importance of taking the time to listen intently to a patients concerns to ensure their goals are being met and receive the best care possible."

    Consulting Team

    Jackie

    Hypnotherapist

    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."