Dental Staff

All professionals at Bellevue Premier Dental maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

  • Akira Nakada

    Dr. Nakada was born in Japan and moved to the United States at the age of 7.  As a child, he attended American schools during the week and Japanese school on weekends. He is bilingual and able to communicate in both English and Japanese.  

    Education and Professional Affiliations: 

    Dr. Nakada graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 2005 and is a member of the following associations:  

    American Dental Association 

    Washington State Dental Association

    Seattle-King County Dental Association

    He is also a member of:

    American Orthodontic Society (AOS), 

    Provider for various clear aligners including Invisalign, Suresmile, Reveal 

    Master Provider for Fastbraces.

    Mentor member of CDOCS

    Spear Education member

    History as a Dentist:

    Immediately after dental school in May 2005, he worked as an associate for a large dental practice in Lexington, KY for about 7 years, prior to starting his own practice.  In 2012, the practice started as a small empty retail space in an adjacent county - built out the space into a small dental office with 3 chairs.  Over the next few years, he grew it to a larger dental office with 2 associate dentists and a total of 20 staff members before moving out to Bellevue WA in late 2021.

    He loves to stay current with new technology and has invested a lot of time and finances to improve his knowledge and the Kentucky office.  Some of the technology includes Same-Day crowns (including inlays/onlays/bridge), 3D Printing, In-office aligners(like Invisalign), and other things that help make dental care more efficient and convenient for patients.  One aspect that sets him apart from many other dentists might be that he likes to do most of the work himself instead of delegating it to staff.

    In addition to the technology, Dr. Nakada has significant experience in: 

    endodontics (root canals), implant placement and restoration, use of soft tissue laser (including frenectomy for lip-tie and tongue-tie including newborns), and orthodontics.

    Bellevue Premier Dental is a great dental office that he was able to move into in late 2021 and he hopes to  grow the practice and continue improving it as the dental industry evolves.

    In addition to a busy professional life, Dr. Nakada enjoys spending time with his family. He also started figure skating in 2016 and competed in some regional competitions with his daughter.  He was a member of the Thoroughbred Figure Skating Club in Lexington, KY and served as one of the skating club board members.  His next goal will be to pass the exam to achieve Adult Gold in Moves in the Field.  

  • Amber N
    Office Manager/Japanese Patient Coordinator

    Amber has been a part of Dr. Nakada's team since he started his first practice in January 2013. Amber was born and raised in Japan until 1994. Since then, she has attended high school and continued her education in the United States. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.  She is fluent in both Japanese and English and has seven years of experience in Administration / Accounting before working in the dental office. 

    Since 2012, Amber has been heavily involved in the dental field and has earned her Fellowship - FAADOM (American Association of Dental Office Managers).   She is also a expanded functions dental assistant who received training from University of Kentucky and able to assist with various procedures. 

    She dedicates her time to making sure our office provides a welcome and comfortable atmosphere so we can allow patients to relax while receiving the best dental care. She is able to assist Japanese patients who need language help with scheduling an appointment and any questions they may have regarding financial and insurance.

    Certifications: Expanded Duties Dental Assistant, Coronal Polishing, Radiography, Phlebotomy

  • Sarah I
    Front Desk Receptionist

    Sarah is a Japanese native and lived in Tokyo where she completed her degree in Psychology with a focus on Child Psychology.  Also, she has worked in entertainment, advertising/publishing until deciding to study abroad in the US in 2009.

    Since then, she has lived in New York, Los Angeles, and now lives in Seattle.  She is glad to have moved here and has worked in several different industries before working in the dental field.  Sarah started her career in the dental field in 2020 and has started working in our office in April 2022.  

    Sarah strives to make every patient's visit a pleasant one.

    When not working, she likes to spend time with her son, traveling, and enjoying good food and wine.

  • Hiroe C
    Dental Assistant

    Hiroe was born and raised in Hokkaido, Japan. After having moved to the US, she has lived in Hawai’i for about 12 years.  During those 12 years, she worked as a customer service specialist at a travel agency to help Japanese travelers enjoy their visit of the Pacific islands.  She enjoyed making sure that customers had an excellent time during their visit in Hawai’i.  

    Next, she moved to Georgia where she got a start in her dental career.  She worked for a well-known dental office in Atlanta, where she worked as a receptionist and as a dental assistant. 
    Hiroe is a true bilingual - fluent in both English and Japanese.  She is always learning new methods and techniques to make improve as a dental assistant.  On her free time, she enjoys spending time listening to music, reading her favorite books, playing tennis, snow-boarding, and spending precious time with family.

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