It gives me great pleasure to show patients how good the experience can be, especially when they have anxiety. I strive to be the best practitioner each day and I relish the challenge. I believe in continuous improvement of my treatment techniques, with novel methods, better materials, and newer technology. It’s how I know I am giving my patients the best care possible.
My goal is not just to offer my expertise; I want each patient to feel my devotion to them and their care. These procedures can be stressful, and it’s my role to guide them through this process. In fact, for many my role extends beyond completion of treatment: I support my patients through pain management or by coordinating the next steps with the primary dentist. I look forward to meeting you and ensuring your successful treatment!
Dr. Lea enjoys spending time with friends and family. She spends her time exploring Seattle, as she relocated from New York City where she owned a practice in the downtown TriBeCa neighborhood. She enjoys discovering and supporting new local restaurants and Washington wineries. Her interests include reading murder mysteries, learning any life or travel hack, and discovering new perfumes. She is an active member of the University of Pennsylvania Alumni and the James Beard Foundation.
Endodontics, University Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, with Honors
Temple University School of Dentistry, Summa Cum Laude
University of Pennsylvania, accelerated dental program
American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association, Seattle King County Dental Society, Washington State Association of Endodontists, American Board of Endodontics, board eligible
State of Washington
Journal of Endodontics (first reported case of successful management of maxillary premolar with 4 separate canals)
I know that most people don’t enjoy the idea of a root canal, but I strive to make the experience a pleasant one. It’s very important to me to keep my patients happy and comfortable, and to provide them with the best care possible. My goal is to provide treatment of the highest quality possible.
I love to study the science behind things, so I’ve made a commitment to continue to learn new techniques and ideas throughout my career. By insisting on excellence, I can give my patients a chance to maintain healthy, functioning teeth for a lifetime. I am excited for the opportunity to provide you with a great experience at the dentist!
In his free time, Dr. Studebaker is a fitness enthusiast and enjoys weightlifting, running, and most sports. He and his wife love to hike, explore Washington parks, and go wine tasting with their two dogs, Mr. Snacks and Wiggles. Dr. Studebaker is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and enjoys lecturing at the University of Washington School of Dentistry.
MSD in Endodontics, University of Washington
US Army Dental Activity, Fort Stewart, GA
University of Pennsylvania
BS in biology, College of William & Mary
American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, Washington State Association of Endodontists, American Board of Endodontics
States of Washington
Journal of Endodontics (The Incidence of Second Mesiobuccal Canals Located in Maxillary Molars with the Aid of Cone-beam Computed Tomography)
I take pride in my work and the time to deliver the highest quality of treatment. With an eye for detail, I endeavor for perfection attending to all teeth with the same level of care that I would want given if I were the patient.
Many people relate a root canal to a negative experience. I work to change their minds by using the latest technology and gentleness to ensure my patients are both comfortable and have a great treatment outcome. I empathize with dental anxiety and work with each patient as an individual to best address their needs. I can’t wait to show you how great a root canal can be!
Originally from Alaska, she enjoys spending time in the mountains. After High school she relocated to West Virginia to continue her education. She spent time as a dental hygienist working in a community clinic in rural Appalachia. Her love of dentistry and continuing her education through dental school, a hospital residency, and an endodontic specialty training has taken her to all coasts across the country until she settled in Seattle. As an outdoor enthusiast she loves trail running and camping.
MSD, Louisiana State University
GENERAL PRACTICE RESIDENCY
San Francisco VA Hospital
DDS with honors, West Virginia University
BS in Dental Hygiene, West Virginia University
American Board of Endodontics, American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association, Seattle King County Dental Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society
State of Washington
Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics