Meet Your Seattle Dentists
Neal Raval, DDS, MSD, PLLC
A Seattle dentist specializing in periodontics and implant dentistry.
After graduating, Dr. Raval worked for the Nation Health Service in England and then moved to Germany and worked with his father, who inspired him as a child. When he was young, our expert dentist spent time in his father’s office and developed a fondness for working with his hands. It was in Germany that he developed his passion for periodontal surgery, dental implants, and comprehensive dentistry.
Dr. Raval moved to the U.S. in 2009. He now lives in Seattle with his family and completed his residency in periodontics and implants. Notably, he attained his Master in Science in Dentistry by participating in groundbreaking research that changed the way dentists perform implant dentistry.
Our Seattle dentist views his work as a hobby and continues to excel in his field. He has been president of various dental groups, lectured nationally and internationally, and worked with many study clubs. He is part of some prestigious organizations, including:
‘‘My intent is only to educate you on your oral and general health. If you need any care, I will be here the entire time to make sure you get all the support and care you need."
Dr. Armina Azary
Dr. Azary was born in Iran and began her career in medicine as a mid-wife, obstetrician where she personally performed over 2000 healthy deliveries. When she moved to the US in the late 1990s she continued her studies and pursued an opportunity to attend the prestigious School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH.
Driven to continue her education after graduating, Dr. Azary completed a General Practice Residency at the VA Hospital in Cleveland, OH. During her residency, she was not only exposed to much more comprehensive dental care but was also involved in treating our veterans, many medically compromised patients, and an underserved pediatric population.
Dr. Azary then joined a Private Practice where she worked for 10 years in Cleveland, OH. During her time in private practice, Dr. Azary worked as a part-time faculty at the School of Dental Medicine training and teaching the next generation of dentists in anatomy, restorative dentistry, and their application to everyday patient care.
Before Dr. Azary relocated to the PNW, which she has completely fallen in love with, Dr. Azary worked alongside Dr. White, an entrepreneurial Orthodontist in Ohio where she planned, executed, and provided Invisalign treatment for orthodontic patients from young kids to adults.
We are beyond thrilled to be welcoming Dr. Azary with her incredible talents and gifts into our dental family at Love Your Smile.
–Dr. Raval, Dr. Azary and your Team @ Love Your Smile
Dr. Eddie Lee
Dr. Lee attended the University of Illinois in Chicago for his undergraduate degree in Biology and upon graduation was recruited by the University to continue as a prominent researcher on novel anti-cancer drug therapy, many of which laid the foundation for drugs used today helping patients fight cancer. During his tenure as a researcher, Dr. Lee undertook several medical relief missions overseas. It was through this experience that he saw the immense impact the science of dentistry had not only on oral health but also on overall health, wellbeing, and life as a whole.
Dr. Lee changed course, left his research position, and attended the prestigious Dental School at Roseman University in Utah. During his time at Roseman, Dr. Lee was elected to be a national legislative coordinator for the American Student Dental Association. His focus was advocating on behalf of patients for access to care and has ever since been actively involved in local and national charities. Two of his favorites are Give Kids a Smile and the Oral Cancer Foundation that he still supports today.
Over the years Dr. Lee’s commitment to service has been recognized by awards for leadership in volunteerism including a Scholarship from the Oral Health Foundation of Pierre Fauchard Academy, as well as being inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society, one of the nation’s eldest dental societies dating back to 1914.
While in dental school, Dr. Lee was astounded by the high prevalence of patients who suffer from periodontal disease and decided to pursue advanced periodontics and implant training at the world-renowned the University of Washington, School of Dentistry where he earned his Specialist Certificate in Periodontics and Implantology. Having had a strong research background, Dr. Lee simultaneously completed a Master’s of Science Degree during his residency with a focus on innovative treatment modalities for peri-implant disease. Dr. Lee’s breakthrough research contribution has paved ways to improve the success and treatment modalities of dental implants today.
The rigorous advanced specialist training at the UW has provided Dr. Lee to work closely within an interdisciplinary team to deliver comprehensive treatment that best addresses each patient’s concerns. Dr. Lee believes that higher rates of success with periodontal and implant therapies can be achieved by navigating the complex relationships between treatment modalities and the unique biological systems of the mouth. Dr. Lee also has advanced training in intravenous conscious sedation to help ease patients with high dental anxiety.
In addition to his work at Implant and Periodontic Specialists, Dr. Lee now serves as an Affiliated Instructor at the University of Washington, School of Dentistry mentoring the newest generation of dentists.
Dr. Lee, his wife Sophia, and son, Christopher (2 ½) live in Lynnwood. He enjoys reading, hiking, running, cycling and yoga. Above all, Dr. Lee loves exploring all the Pacific Northwest has to offer and cheering on the Seahawks!
Meet the people behind the widest and healthiest smiles in Seattle, WA.
I'm so glad I saw Dr. Raval and his team. Everyone on the team is responsive, caring, and it was very easy to entrust them with what I knew would be a very expensive but necessary procedure. Everything from the scheduling, to the consult, to the procedure was done professionally, all the way. Thanks for the awesome and effective care!
Carolyn C. (Love Your Smile Patient)