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Roy Kaldestad, DDS

Dr. Roy Kaldestad was born and raised in Hoquiam, Washington. After graduating from Hoquiam High School in 1981, he attended Grays Harbor College for two years where he graduated in the top 10 in his class. Dr. Kaldestad then attended Pacific Lutheran University for one year and was accepted to the University of Washington Dental School after only three years of college. Following graduation from Dental School in 1988, he completed a one year Advanced Educational Program in General Dentistry in Jacksonville, Florida.

Dr. Kaldestad then returned home to Washington and practiced General Dentistry in Mill Creek until 1996. At that time he and his family moved to San Antonio, Texas for two years while he completed a Residency in Endodontics. While in his residency, Dr. Kaldestad was involved in the development of some instruments and was granted a patent for his innovative ideas.

Since 1998 Dr. Kaldestad has limited his practice to Endodontics.  He believes that quality of care is not limited to just the quality of his root canals; it involves the whole patient experience.  Dr. Kaldestad is a member of the Pierce County Dental Society, the American Association of Endodontists, a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry and a member of the American Dental Association. He has volunteered his time on numerous committees and boards over the years with these different associations. He is currently the chairman for the Peer Review Committee for the Pierce County Dental Society and serves as a Scientific Advisor in Endodontics for the prestigious Kois Center in Seattle.

Dr. Kaldestad and his wife have three children and live in Gig Harbor. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, coaching his children's sports teams, weightlifting, water sports, and attending Mariner games with friends and family.

Arash Niazi, DDS

Dr. Arash Niazi obtained his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Case Western Reserve University in 2003. After practicing for five years as a general dentist in Tacoma and Gig Harbor, he attended the University of Southern California to become certified in Endodontics (root canal specialist).

Dr. Niazi's past experience as a general dentist is an asset in providing a multidisciplinary approach to long-term treatment in conjunction with a patient's general dentist. Dr. Niazi believes root canal treatment is the best method of saving teeth and improving oral health, an essential part of a patient's overall health. He believes that endodontic treatment should be affordable, comfortable, and of long-lasting results. Dr. Niazi has enjoyed returning home to serve the endodontic needs for the people of Gig Harbor, Port Orchard, Belfair and the greater Tacoma area.

Dr. Niazi is active in endodontic research and publication. He has volunteered and traveled to El Salvador to provide endodontic care to the less fortunate. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Rebecca, as well as his daughter, and a son.
Dr. Jagdeep Gill,DDS

Dr. Gill has been practicing Endodontics in the Puget Sound area since 2013. Jagdeep has a very unique background with life experiences that enable him to relate with individuals, regardless of socioeconomic, religious, or cultural background.  

Dr. Gill was born and raised in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. Growing up, he spent much of his time assisting his parents with their organic family orchard.  After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia, Dr. Gill received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Howard University. He continued on to the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Dental Medicine where he completed his post-doctoral residency in Endodontics. Dr. Gill, with his wife and daughter, now call the Pacific Northwest home. 

Shawnna-Office Manager

Shawnna has been with Anchor Endodontics from the first day.  She is an extremely positive person who enjoys life. During her sixteen year career in the dental industry, she has participated and worked in all aspects of dentistry. With the opportunity to transition from a dental assistant to the front office Shawnna enjoys working in a leadership role. The most fulfilling part of her career is building relationships with patients and referring offices and making people smile.  Shawnna strives to make every patient comfortable and feel welcome. She is happy to be working for Anchor Endodontics and looks forward to meeting you. Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with her fiance, Somni and two daughters, Ava and Mya. She also enjoys working out, cooking and decorating her new home.

Karen-Scheduling Coordinator

Karen has primarily worked in endodontics during her dental career and values being an active part of saving teeth.  Karen’s focus is putting patients at ease and helping make their dental experience a positive one. She enjoys the beauty and the variety of activities available in the Pacific Northwest and Puget Sound area…mostly in the summertime!  When not at work Karen loves trying new restaurants, traveling, and especially spending time with her husband and family.

Jaime-Dental Assistant

Jaime comes to Anchor Endodontics with many years’ experience dental assisting.  She decided to enter the dental field because she wanted to help patients achieve and keep a healthy smile.  Jaime graduated from Bates Technical College in 2003.  Since then, she’s helped patients feel comfortable with the dental treatment they received as well as educated patients on the importance of good oral hygiene and regular dental exams.  Jaime has lived in the Sumner area for 20 years enjoying the small town, community feeling it offers.  During her “off hours” Jaime loves watching her daughter Lillian ride horseback and train for future competitions.  Other free time is spent outdoors…watch for her in the area walking Lulu the pug!

Janette-Dental Assistant

Since high school Janette has been interested in the dental field.  She lived in Oregon as a little one and later moved to Auburn with her family. Janette went to dental assisting school at Renton Tech.  She has been a Certified Dental Assistant for 5 years.  Most of her dental experience has been in an endodontic office.    She says, “I really enjoy helping people and being in endodontics I get to learn something new every day.”  On her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and taking her two dogs on adventures, hiking and watching movies.  

Lyndsie-Sterilization Tech

After working off and on at Anchor, we are happy that Lyndsie has officially joined our Endo family. Born and raised in the area, she participated in the running start program through Puget Sound Skill Center to earn her Dental Assisting Certificate.  (Her older sister and best friend inspired her to join the field.) Over the past few years she has applied her dental assisting skills to be a superior barista and make-up artist. Now that she is back in the dental field, Lyndsie enjoys keeping the office clean and organized and being able to sleep past 4AM!  During her free time she loves spending time with her baby girl, Tori and being an awesome auntie.  She and her significant other, David are also fur parents to 2 monster dogs, Emma (Lab/Shepherd) and Harvey (Husky/Retriever.)

Nicole-Office Liaison

Nicole has been involved with promoting endodontic offices for 8 years.   As a marketing coordinator, she has the privilege to travel throughout The Greater Puget Sound to visit the offices of referring dentists. You will most likely find her on the road delivering lunches, flowers, or other seasonal goodies to show our appreciation to those offices for helping the practice thrive. When she's not working she enjoys her family, husband Ted, daughter Miranda and Ruby the Yellow Lab. Together they like to camp, hike, fish, garden and frequent local farmer’s markets.