Our Dentists


Seattle Top Dentists

Meet the Northgate Smiles Dentists

Our friendly, Seattle dentists enjoy meeting new patients and making each visit exceptional.

Karla Dr. Karla Aylen | DDS

Dr. Aylen was named 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Top Dentist, Seattle Met Magazine!

Dr. Karla Aylen earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Boston College and graduated from the University of Texas (1995) Dental Branch at the Houston Medical Center. While attending dental school, Dr. Aylen received numerous honors for scholastic and clinical achievements. Shortly thereafter she and her husband moved to Pacific Northwest to enjoy all this area has to offer.

She thoroughly loves her chosen profession and is constantly adding to her dentistry knowledge and skills through continuing education courses such as the prestigious Spears Institute. She also uses the most advanced dental technology.

Dr. Aylen is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Seattle King County Dental Society, Washington State Dental Society, the Greater Seattle Mulit-Disciplinary Dental Club, 1st Hill Study Club, and the Spears study club.

Dr. Aylen and her wonderful caring staff give back to the community by providing dental care to children in need on kids and adults as part of Donated Dental Services .

Dr . Aylen offers a full range of family and cosmetic services including third molar ( wisdom teeth ) extractions, implant restorations and surgery, root canals, crowns, veneers, dentures, partials, Invisalign – clear braces, tooth colored fillings, nightguards and bleaching.

For patients with dental anxiety Dr. Aylen offers nitrous oxide (laughing gas), and anti-anxiety medication.

Dr. Aylen is a proud mother of two. She loves treating children and enjoys making sure they enjoy a long life of good dental health. Her husband, Richard works for Wells Fargo. Dr. Aylen also enjoys playing the piano, guitar, tennis and skiing along with traveling and spending time with her family.

Gabriela Dr. Gabriela Aluas | DDS

Dr. Aluas was named Top Dentist, two years in a row for 2011 and 2012 and recently for 2019 in Seattle Met Magazine!

Dr. Gabriela Aluas obtained her dental degree in 1994 in Transylvania-Romania, where she is originally from.

Dr. Aluas has worked in a private practice in Chicago since graduating in 2001 from the University of Illinois in Chicago, before relocating to the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Dr. Aluas is commited to providing a whole new experience for you and your family where long-term personal relationships are built on confidence and trust.

Dr. Aluas enjoys spending time with her two children, loves reading, outdoor activities and traveling, and plays piano in her spare time.

She is a member of American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association, Seattle King County Dental Society, and Academy of General Dentistry.

Lorena Dr. Lorena Furca |

Dr. Furca was recently named Top Dentist for 2019 in Seattle Met Magazine!

Following in her mother’s footsteps in the medical field, Dr. Lorena Furca obtained her dental degree in Romania in 1999, where she also completed a two year residency program. She completed a Fellowship at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance in 2008 along with completing her postgraduate program at the University of Washington in 2009.

Dedicated to her patients, she combines professionalism with a gentle and compassionate attitude. Dr. Furca’s continuous passion and drive for perfection keep her focused on the latest advancements in all aspects of dentistry. Dr. Furca offers a full range of procedures including crowns, veneers, root canals, extractions including wisdom teeth, dentures, partials, composite fillings and teeth whitening. For patients with dental anxiety and high fears, she offers nitrous oxide and anti-anxiety medication.

A proud mother of a young son, she understands the needs of children. She loves spending time with her family while enjoying the Northwest’s beautiful landscape, skiing in the Cascade’s and taking long walks in the amazing local parks.

Dr. Richard Ansong | DDS, Prosthodontist

Dr. Ansong was recently named Top Dentist for 2019 in Seattle Met Magazine!

Dr. Richard Ansong has an impressive educational background.  Graduating from the University of Washington with a masters in prosthodontics.  He earned his dental degree and completed a rigorous fellowship in implantology at Columbia University in New York.  He is an active member of the American College of Prosthodontics, the American Dental Association and is a frequent lecturer at various dental study clubs.

As a prosthodontist, Dr. Ansong specializes in implants, implant surgery, implant supported partials and dentures, complex full mouth cases and treatment of severely worn teeth.

Dr. Ansong is available at our office to help make appointments an easier process and ensuring procedures are covered at the maximum benefit with insurance companies for a smoother process for our patients.

Being one of 6 boys, Dr. Ansong learned the value of hard work, respect and dedication at an early age.  With his “patented” soft touch, Dr. Ansong incorporates these virtues into his practice of dentistry.  When he is not in the office you can find him enjoying volleyball, football and hiking.

Amir Dr. Amir Emam | DDS, Periodontist

Dr. Emam graduated from Northwestern University in Chicago, with his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 1999. He had a private dental practice for 14 years. Dr. Emam came back to the Pacific NW to attend the University of Washington 3 year Postdoctoral and Masters Specialty Degree in Periodontics. Dr. Emam’s experience with addressing all aspects of patient care and his commitment to always expanding his knowledge makes him a great new addition to the team.

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