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Dr. Thomas Holt
Dr. Thomas A. Holt grew up just around
the corner from Maple Valley in North Bend, Washington. A graduate of
Mount Si High School, Tom discovered a passion for dentistry while completing
his undergraduate studies at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.
From there, he went on to pursue his career aspirations at the University of
Southern California in Los Angeles.
While in school, Dr. Tom took full advantage of the many volunteer
opportunities around him. The vast experience that he gained helped him
excel within his class, graduate with honors, and earned him the confidence of
both his peers and instructors alike. Since graduation in 2005, Dr. Tom
has engaged in numerous courses and advanced training in smile design and
cosmetic makeovers. His experience and attention to detail can help you
with any concerns that you may have with your smile! In addition, Dr. Tom
is involved in several study clubs in the region and is constantly learning and
keeping up with all advancements in dentistry for the benefit of his
Dr. Tom's clinical skills,
passion for dentistry and genuine care for his patients truly show in the way he
approaches dentistry with each and every person he cares for. His
friendly, out-going and energetic demeanor make him not only a great dentist,
but a joy to be around as well!
Dr. Stephen Rockwood
Dr. Stephen Rockwood joined us from the East Coast. Dr. Rockwood completed his undergraduate studies at Indiana University. Go Hoosiers!! Following graduation, he decided to pursue his dental degree at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. During school, Dr. Rockwood was an avid participant in volunteer opportunities, which included traveling to rural Tennessee with his clinical instructor and fellow dental students.
While there, they were able to provide help to people with limited access to medical and dental care.
After attaining his degree, Dr. Rockwood pursued further education in dentistry. He completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Temple University. This was a wonderful experience where he was really able to refine his skills and learn from outstanding attendings. Dr. Rockwood began his career working at a community health center, serving the less fortunate in the inner city of Philadelphia. Working with and caring for his patients at the clinic, he developed his compassionate demeanor which is still with him to this day.
While studying and working in Philadelphia, Dr. Rockwood met his fiance, Lindsey. She is originally from the Pacific Northwest and always wanted to return to her roots. In the summer of 2011, they loaded up the car for the cross country trip and settled in the Seattle area. Dr. Rockwood joined our practice shortly after becoming a Washingtonian and has been here ever since. Dr. Rockwood enjoys working with each individual patient to determine his or her unique dental needs. He is caring, compassionate, and strives to deliver the highest quality of care in a comfortable setting.
Dr. Daniel Hwang
Dan was born in Germany and grew up in Europe before coming to the United States
in his elementary school years. He completed his undergraduate degree in
Psychology at Vanderbilt University and received his dental degree from the
University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. After graduation, Dan served
as a captain/dentist with the U.S. Air Force at the most forward deployed bases
before going into private practice.
Dr. Dan feels everyone has a unique story all their own and counts it a
privilege to meet different people and hear their unique tidbits about
themselves. Dan volunteers at a rural clinic in Mexico but switched
recently to taking groups of youth on missions to the same site. He also
has volunteered in Mongolia, Northeast China, and the mobile dental clinic run
by Medical Teams International. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking,
playing keyboards, guitar, skiing, hanging out with his church youth group, and
finding that perfect espresso stand with his wife.
Dr. Eric Wagar
Dr. Eric Wagar is a Pacific Northwest native,
having grown up in Yakima, Wa. He completed his undergraduate studies at
the University of Redlands in Southern California and obtained his dental
degree from Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, OR. Dr. Wagar
discovered his passion for dentistry and service as an undergrad when he
completed a dental mission trip to a remote area in Haiti.
Following graduation from dental school, Dr. Wagar practiced in North Seattle
prior to joining the team in Maple Valley. His practice philosophy places
patient comfort, quality care and oral health as his top priorities for each
patient. In his spare time he volunteers at the Union Gospel Mission
Dental Clinic in downtown Seattle. He enjoys hiking, playing tennis,
spending time with family and friends.