Doctors and Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly dentists and staff who make Fernunson Dental the leading provider of oral hygiene and personalized dental services in Bellevue.
Dr. Martin Fernunson
On Being a Dentist
As a dentist, I have a positive impact on the lives of my patients. It’s especially rewarding when I’m able to restore a patient’s dental function and give them the confidence to smile large, without worry.
I enjoy being a dentist. Not everyone is lucky enough to have a hobby and a profession that are one and the same. I am one of the fortunate people in that way. I find great personal and professional satisfaction when I deliver high-quality care and exceed a patient’s expectations.
The relationships I develop with my patients are incredible. When they trust me and choose to share their life stories and experiences, I become part of their life, and I learn from them. Each person in my care is a wonderful individual, and we develop a rapport based on mutual respect and trust.
My Education and Continuing Education
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Implant Fellowship Program, University of Pittsburgh and University of Buenos Aires
- Postdoctoral degree in Prosthodontics, Nova Southeastern University, Florida
I’m passionate about continuingly expanding my knowledge and skills. That’s part of the responsibility of being a dentist, but it’s also personal to me. I like learning.
I’m a member of an international oral healthcare study group, with specialists from the United States, Europe, and Argentina. I also pursue clinical continuing education courses to stay abreast of the latest techniques in implant and restorative dentistry. It’s essential I am current on developments, so I am able to provide my patients with the best care available.
I’m originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2006 I moved to Kirkland, WA, with my wife, Mercedes, who I met in high school. We have a young daughter, Ana, and another child due in May, 2015.
I originally went to school for Dental Assisting and soon found out that I really enjoy both the front and back office. You will mostly find me in the front office, but I do still assist on occasion. I love being able to take continuing education courses to help me learn how to provide the best service to our patients through utilizing their insurance benefits.
When I am not at work, I love to spend time with my Husband and our friends. We enjoy going to the beach, clam digging, fishing, and traveling.
I am the sterilization tech at Fernunson Dental. I am currently applying to Dental Hygiene school to become a Hygienist.
When I am not at work, I like to cycle, go to music festivals, and read poetry.
I graduated in dental hygiene from Seattle College in 2013, but my career in dentistry began in 2005 as a dental assistant. Whether working in pediatrics or geriatrics, my goal has always been to provide compassionate dentistry. Our office strives to exceed the standard of care, and ensure that patient’s needs and concerns are met with a smile and gentle touch. Our team is active in Spear Education, an online resource that enables us to stay abreast of the most up to date technologies and innovations within dentistry.
I have learned so much from my patients over the years, and value most any parenting wisdom they have to impart, as well as tips on great hikes in the area. My passion is for the outdoors, including camping, clam digging, mushroom hunting, and trying to get my one year old daughter to sit still on a sail boat.
I am a graduate of Sacramento City College and CSU/Sacramento. As a hygienist of thirty years, I am happy to be part of a caring and experienced team of dental professionals. I am also fortunate to be a Medical/Dental Affiliate at the UWSOD, Department of Periodontics. I enjoy working with Dr. Fernunson, who provides the highest quality of dental care. As a team, we strive to keep up on the latest dental techniques and products. We hope to create a warm atmosphere through our enthusiasm and expertise with the result being happy, healthy, satisfied patients with happy, healthy smiles.
When I am not practicing hygiene, I like to read, take long walks, spend time with family and friends, and do a little shopping. I am also hoping to learn a little Spanish from Dr. Fernunson, but I learn a lot more about all other things from the patients. Muchas gracias – looking forward to being part of your dental regimen.
I was born and raised in Bellevue WA. I started my dental career 6 years ago. I have multiple years of pediatric and orthodontic experience. I love to work chairside with Dr. Fernunson to improve our patient’s dental health and help make their smiles beautiful.
When I am not at work, I enjoy live music, gardening and snuggling with my Chihuahua, Chico.