About North Star Pediatric Dentistry
Our mission is to create a dental home for children and their families to help guide them through exploration and education about their oral health and development. We are committed to work with your child to build a lifetime of positive attitudes towards dentistry while focusing on prevention and delivering safe, state of the art treatment. Our team will work with your child to allow them to explore and learn beyond the mouth and develop an understanding of diet and healthy choices for a lifetime.
Meet Our Team
Dr. Sara Silvestri
Dr. Sara Silvestri is originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan and grew up in an environment immersed in both the arts and sciences. Her father is a dentist and her mother is a Suzuki violin teacher. When choosing her career she knew the arts would always play an important role, but dentistry allowed her to enhance people’s lives through their health and ultimately became her passion. She completed her undergraduate degree at Boston University and her dental degree at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, where she held many leadership positions.
When beginning her dental career, it became obvious to her that the pediatric specialty was her niche. She had experience working with children as a ballet and Suzuki violin teacher, and felt at home working with children and their families. During dental school Dr. Silvestri was chosen to participate in many outreach programs with children and special needs patients both locally and internationally.
Dr. Silvestri moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania after completing her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree, to further her education and attended the Pediatric dental residency at Temple University Hospital. Here she completed her training, served as Chief Resident, and received the Temple University Hospital Pediatric Dentistry Achievement Award for displaying the most outstanding contributions to the residency program. She is also a Diplomate for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Silvestri and her husband love the outdoors and are happy to have the Pacific Northwest be their home. She looks forward to continue working with children and their families to educate and influence them in a positive light, so that they will develop lifelong healthy habits towards dentistry for their future.
- BS from Boston University; Boston, Massachusetts
- DDS from University of Michigan School of Dentistry; Ann Arbor, MI
- Pediatric Postdoctoral training and served as Chief Resident at Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Division; Philadelphia, PA
- Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Professional memberships include:
• American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
• American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
• American Dental Association
• Washington State Dental Association
• Seattle King County Dental Society
• Seattle Pediatric Dental Study Club
Emily – Patient Care Coordinator
I am so happy to be a part of North Star! I love watching how excited the kids are walking through the front door to their dentist appointment and how happy they are when they leave!
My husband and I grew up in Bothell and have two adorable children. I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family, especially on the water. You may find me watching funny movies, going on walks with our yellow lab, and listening to country music. Two things a lot of people don’t know about me – my first airplane ride was at 17 years old and I have played the piano since I was 7. I’m looking forward to meeting you and your family soon!
Jessica – Dental Assistant
I’m Jessica and I am a dental assistant here at North Star. I love working for Dr. Sara and being a part of our great team. I started in the dental field in 2012 and have been with North Star since the practice was opened. Working in pediatrics is so rewarding and I truly love what I do.
I married my husband Wes in 2016 and since then, we have welcomed our baby girl Hallie in to the world. She was born in December of 2017 and she is the light of our lives. In our free time we love spending time with our family and friends, venturing to Chelan any chance we get, and traveling to sunny places!
Ann Marie – Dental Assistant
When I come to work each day my goal is to gain trust and a friendship with every patient I see. I have been in the dental field for over 20 years, but I have had the privilege of working as a pediatric dental assistant for over 16 years. My husband and I are a blended family with four adult children. I enjoy playing with my grandson, traveling, concerts, dancing and lip-gloss. I dislike spiders and country music.
Rebeca Ryan – Dental Assistant
I have been lucky to be a pediatric dental assistant since 2013. Working with kids is such a treat, every day is a new and exciting adventure. I’m always looking forward to getting to know each child a little better and making their experience at the dentist a positive one.
I am a new mommy to my son Jameson, born June 2018, and he is our world. My husband and I are so in love with parenthood, we are having a lot of fun watching our son grow. In our spare time, we enjoy doing home renovations, DIY projects, wine tasting, and spending time with family and friends.
McKenna Jaenson – Dental Assistant
I absolutely love my job! I feel so lucky to be able to work with such incredible kids every day. I look forward to coming to work and seeing all of our amazing families. I grew up in Bothell and have a wonderful family and two adorable pups. In my free time I love making trips to Chelan, hiking and spending quality time with friends and family.