About Us

Our team is patient-oriented and founded on the principles of honesty, integrity, and compassion.

Dr. Carrie K. York

Dr. Carrie K. York is a native of Seattle, has achieved various scholastic and professional accomplishments, and continues to learn and improve in dentistry techniques and patient care. She is very involved with her study club, Bolender Prosthodontic Seminar.

1991

Dr. York graduated from the University of Washington School of Dentistry in 1991, and then furthered her education by completing a one-year General Practice Residency, rotating through four Seattle hospitals.

1992 - 2003

After her residency, she practiced in Seattle from 1992 to 2003, most of those years on First Hill in Seattle.

2003

Then, in 2003, she joined her former dentist, Dr. Rebecca Zerngast, to practice on Mercer Island.

Dr. York taught for many years at the University of Washington School of Dentistry,

In the dental clinics where third- and fourth-year students care for patients. Dr. York taught in the dental school clinics since she was a senior in dental school, and has volunteered at the dental school in many capacities over the years, including the Dental Alumni Association Board.

2016

Dr. Carrie York accepted as Fellow
Dr. York has been accepted as a Fellow in the American College of Dentists, a national dental honorary. She was inducted into the ACD in Denver in October 2016.

2012

Dr. York has been accepted into Fellowship in the International College of Dentists), an international dental honorary. She was inducted into ICD in San Francisco in October 2012.

2002

Dr. York has been accepted into fellowship in the Pierre Fauchard Academy, a third dental honorary group, inducted in 2002.

Dr. York continues to be involved in organized dentistry, as she has for many years. She currently helps plan and implement the regional dental meeting, providing continuing education to thousands of dental professionals at the Pacific Northwest Dental Conference.

Dr. York is involved in her local community and had a boy and girl adult twins. She enjoys Husky football, Washington wines, and traveling.

Contact: [email protected]rieyorkdds.com

Meet Our Care Team

Heather

Dental Assistant

After almost two decades in this office, I have really enjoyed getting to know our wonderful patients! In my free time, I like to paddleboard with my daughter on Lake Washington or Lake Sammamish. I also enjoy playing golf with whoever will play with me. My cat Jasper keeps me busy, as he thinks he’s a dog. I look forward to meeting you!

Kaylee

Dental Assistant

I’ve been a dental assistant for two years and seeing completed treatment and new smiles is what I love most about this career! When I’m not at the office I enjoy canvas painting, meditation, music, and playing with my cat Gizmo. I can’t wait to meet you!

Sandy

Registered Dental Hygienist

My family and I enjoy discovering new destinations and trying out new restaurants on the weekends. I also enjoy making Taiwanese comfort food and potluck with friends. We like taking walks after work with our Yorkie, Mew.

Nikki

Registered Dental Hygienist

As a dental hygienist, I enjoy volunteering at the 45th Ave Clinic, the VA Hospital, Free Dental Clinic in Seattle, The Pacific NW Dental Convention, and the Wooden Boat Center. In my remaining free time, I like to be with my family, do watersports, read, and I also have general interests in classical music and history.

Kristen

Registered Dental Hygienist

Kristen's bio is coming soon.

Terri

Registered Dental Hygienist

I’ve lived on Mercer Island for over 25 years with my husband, and two kids who are both married, and I have one grandchild! Outside of work, when I’m not spending time with my family I like to garden, exercise at the Mercer Island Community Center, walk my Bernese Mountain dog, and root for the Seattle Seahawks!

Kathy

Administrative Staff

My great joy is music and I love playing the Violin with the Kirkland Civic Orchestra and singing with Kirkland Choral Society. When not performing I am teaching my miniature Poodle Bitsy Rally Obedience and hope to be in the show ring soon. Cooking and gardening are things I share with my front office team and we enjoy exploring Seattle sights, restaurants, and shopping during our monthly office field trips. I look forward to assisting you with any of your dental questions and seeing you in our office.

Katy

Administrative Staff

My family and I have been patients at Dr. York’s office for over seventeen years, and now I am thrilled to be a member of the front office team. When I’m not greeting patients, you can find me touring Seattle on my road bike, or spending time with my family hiking, backpacking, boating, and enjoying the sights of the Pacific Northwest. I look forward to meeting you and scheduling your next appointment.

Cheryl

Administrative Staff

We are a pretty active family! We love taking trips in our RV, finding new places to ride our ATVs, and spending sunny days boating or wake surfing on Lake Washington or Lake Sammamish. During quiet times I love to read, garden, cook, and take long walks with my Golden Retriever, Maize.

Destiny

Dental Assistant/ Sterilization

My great joy is music and I love playing the Violin with the Kirkland Civic Orchestra and singing with Kirkland Choral Society. When not performing I am teaching my miniature Poodle Bitsy Rally Obedience and hope to be in the show ring soon. Cooking and gardening are things I share with my front office team and we enjoy exploring Seattle sights, restaurants, and shopping during our monthly office field trips. I look forward to assisting you with any of your dental questions and seeing you in our office.

Mallory,

Administrative Staff

My great joy is music and I love playing the Violin with the Kirkland Civic Orchestra and singing with Kirkland Choral Society. When not performing I am teaching my miniature Poodle Bitsy Rally Obedience and hope to be in the show ring soon. Cooking and gardening are things I share with my front office team and we enjoy exploring Seattle sights, restaurants, and shopping during our monthly office field trips. I look forward to assisting you with any of your dental questions and seeing you in our office.

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Stacy S.Seattle, WA

Have not been to the new location,since moving to Hawaii.She's pretty nice and thorough.The first place to tell me that my cleanings would be much easier if i use the nitrous oxide.

Fiona B.Mercer Island, WA

Extremely lucky to be a patient at this establishment. All staff are extremely positive, friendly, and outgoing. Everyone is easy to talk to and they genuinely care about their patients.

Zachary B.Kirkland, WA

This place is amazing, as soon as I walked in I felt so comfortable. The gal at the front desk made me feel as if she was a good friend. Dr. York was so personal and kind highly recommended.

D. K.

I have had a great experience with Simply Dental. The service is prompt, and the dentist I have worked with is always careful and meticulous. I highly recommend it!

Gabriel Neale

When ever I come in everyone always has a great smile, and is very friendly. Dr. York is great, and efficient! .Highly recommend this dentist office.

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Office Hours

Monday 8AM – 5 PM
Tuesday 8 AM – 5 PM
Wednesday 7 AM – 4 PM
Thu 7 AM – 4 PM
Fri-Sat-Sun Closed