"I love what I do. It may seem different, but since I was young I had always wanted to be an Endodontist so, it’s no accident I’m doing what I enjoy."

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. In her spare time you can find her at a Seahawks game, running along Lake Washington, taking tennis lessons, or skiing. 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)


"Endodontics incorporates many of the things that I’m passionate about in life: caring for people, solving problems, and working with my hands."

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, Barkley 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 (board eligible)

States of Washington and Arizona