Dr. Isdith would like to welcome you to Harbour Pointe Oral Maxillofacial and Advanced Implant Surgery. Dr. Isdith has been practicing at HPOMS for 17 years. She and Dr.Hart have been partners for 15 years. Dr. Isdith is a native of New York, but her heart is now in Seattle. She moved to Seattle 4 days after completing her residency! It was love at first sight!
Her undergraduate training was completed at New York University where she received a Bachelor of Arts and Science. She then went on to her studies at New York University College of Dentistry and completed her residency at NYU in a four year training program in oral and maxillofacial surgery. In 1997 following the completion of her oral surgery training, she moved to Seattle, Washington to start a fellowship at the University of Washington under the direction of Dr. Philip Worthington. During this one year fellowship, she did extensive work in implant surgery as well as cutting edge grafting procedures. After the completion of her fellowship, she was asked to stay on at the University as an assistant professor. Her duties included teaching the undergraduate students, as well as instructing residents in oral surgery. She also took part in surgeries at the Seattle WA Medical Center, Harborview and Children’s Hospital.
Presently she is an affiliate faculty member at the University of Washington and a volunteer at the Swedish Community Health Services Clinic in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Isdith and Dr. Hart met in 1997 at the University of Washington. Dr. Isdith was an associate from 1997 to 2000. She became a full partner in the practice in 2000. Her areas of expertise consist of surgical extraction of wisdom teeth, routine extractions, biopsies, orthodontic related procedures and occasional trauma cases. Implants are also of great interest to Dr. Isdith. At this time, she places Straumann implants, 3i implants, Nobel Biocare implants, Astra implants, and occasionally Imtec implants. Dr. Isdith makes use of many advanced grafting procedures like BMP, cadaver bone, autogenous bone, Bio-Oss fillers, PRP and PRF. All of these methods enhance the success of implants. Dr. Isdith is one of just a few oral surgeons in the area that provide extensive oral reconstruction for patients using the Bar Attachment Denture method of implant supported fixed dentures.
Dr. Isdith prides herself in her vast knowledge of oral and maxillofacial surgery. She routinely attends continuing educating classes both in the Northwest and abroad. Both she and Dr. Hart provide the same kind of education for their entire staff. They are proud to have some of the most loyal and well trained staff in the area. Dr. Isdith is also the type of person who likes to give the patient the option to choose whether to have general anesthesia or local anesthesia. She is a firm believer in allowing the patient to choose the type of treatment that suites them best. She prides herself in having her office be one in which the patient is comfortable making their own decisions and being allowed to explore the possibilities that will make them the most comfortable. Dr. Isdith feels a kind heart and a soothing touch is vital to the patient’s experience. Dr. Isdith is fluent in Spanish. Her immediate family is from Columbia, South America.
On a personal note, Dr. Isdith is an avid skier and hiker. Dr. Isdith and her husband have both climbed many mountains in the area including Mt. Baker and Mt. Adams. Her husband has climbed to the summit of Mt. Rainier and Dr. Isdith has climbed to the Camp Muir site. Mt. Rainier is daunting for anyone, including Dr. Isdith. Dr. Isdith has enjoyed her move to Seattle both professionally and personally. Dr. Isdith and her husband welcomed their first child Jack in 2004. They then welcomed their second son Eddie in August 2006. Dr. Isdith enjoys volunteering at her children’s schools, she teaches Sunday school, and serves on several boards in her hometown. Dr. Isdith believes in giving back to the community. She has enjoyed joining several Mukilteo dentists in walking to fight poverty. She also supports several Washington-based programs in fighting poverty on the Eastside and has generally donated to the Sunrise for Children Organization. Dr. Isdith also participates in her local feeding the homeless program associated with her church. Dr. Isdith volunteers at Swedish Hospital in Seattle; the clinic services patients who are unable to afford oral surgery procedures.
Dr. Isdith has been chosen and listed among Seattle’s top dentists in the year 2011, 2012, 2013,2014 and is proud to be selected again in the years 2015, 2016 and 2017. Dr. Isdith makes a point of speaking with and meeting with her referring doctors regularly. She finds it very important to have sound relationships with your dentist; communication is of great important for Dr. Isdith. Dr. Isdith looks forward to meeting you in the future and providing the best treatment that she can for you and your family as patients in our office.