Meet Our Incredible Redmond Dental Team
Praka Sahi, DDS
Dr. Praka Sahi has been practicing dentistry for the past 18 plus years. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Detroit Mercy, School of Dentistry, MI in 1996. Since, she has been continually taking continuing education courses and attends local dental study clubs to update her knowledge in cosmetic, oral sedation and oral appliances for obstructive sleep apnea. She continually attends continuing education courses and workshops offered by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Seattle Children's Hospital and Frank Spear Education, as well as courses offered by the University of Washington School of Dentistry and the Washington State Dental Association. She is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
"I have had an extremely gratifying career, especially made by all the patients and their families I have met over the years of practicing dentistry. Each of my patients are unique and have challenged me with their dental needs. I enjoy providing my patients the most comfortable experience and quality treatment at my office."
"My associates and I look forward to meeting you at our office and serving your dental needs."
Amir Emam, DDS
Dr. Amir Emam started his academic career at Washington State University graduating with Bachelors of Arts in Fine Arts and Bachelors of Science in Biology. He then graduated from The Northwestern University in Chicago where he received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery in 1999. Dr. Emam was in private practice in Arizona for 14 years where he was also an adjunct faculty at The Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health.
He then returned to Pacific Northwest for his 3 years specialty training in Periodontics at The University of Washington. He has been an affiliatefaculty at The University of Washington since finishing the program. When not practicing dentistry, he enjoys spending time with his lovely wife and two boys.
Erik Balinghasay, DDS
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Sue J Choi, DDS
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Shannon Schaffa, RDH
Shannon graduated from Seattle Central Community College Dental Hygiene program in 2009. She has been with BelRed Dentist since 2014. Shannon prides herself in staying current with the latest research in preventative oral health care and understands the importance of great customer care. In her free time she loves spending time with her two dogs Zoe and Stitch and staying fit working out at Orange Theory.
Daniella moved from Los Angeles to Sammamish for a slower pace in life and better schools for her son. She worked at UCLA Medical Center for 13 years and has experience in medical and dental billing. When she is not at work, you can find her hiking on a mountain somewhere in the #PNW. She is married with one child.
Nahid has been in the dental profession for over 24 years and is our go-to for account, customer and insurance questions. One of the first people you will see when you come into our Redmond office, Nahid is great getting things done. When I asked her what she loves: "Coffee, I can't live without coffee.". Nahid lives in Juanita (Kirkland) and interacting with patients and providers. "I really like the social aspect of dentistry", she says. She is married with 2 great kids.
Elizabeth Runyan, RDH
Bio coming soon.
Yanka Chalakova, DDS
Bio coming soon.