I've always liked working with my hands. When I was in high school, I remember I wanted to be an archeologist. Except I probably starved to death at that point.
Dentistry just happened to fall in, and my dad was one of those people, the three siblings, you had to have a Dr. in front of your name. And my other two siblings are both MDs, and as a middle kid I decided to be different, become a DDS.
Went to the University of Washington for undergrad, graduated in three years, went into dental school straight in, four years of dental school, came out, started practicing. First practice was one up in Queen Anne, and I've had multiple practices since then, operated multiple practices. But at this point in my career, I think one practice for me is about enough.
When I first got out of school, I thought I knew everything, and it … you very quickly learn that you don't know anything.
Right now, I’ve … most of my focus on continuing ed is on implants, dental implants, and I've taken a series of courses through the Hiossen company, which is a continuum through Hiossen. They're manufacturers of their brand of implants, but they have courses on the sinus lifts, on bone augmentation, and that’s, at this point in my career, I'm interested in that.
Dr. Kuzi Hsue received his dental degree from the University of Washington School of Dentistry in 1991. He has almost 30 years of experience and has completed many continuing education courses to remain current on the latest advances in dentistry, including those in orthodontics, dental implants, and oral surgery. Some of his specific courses include:
- Implantology with Hiossen Implant Continuum
- Full-mouth reconstruction with PAC Live (Pacific Aesthetic Continuum)
- Orthodontic training with John Witzig, DMD, MSD, the father of functional orthodontics in the United States
This wide range of training allows him to provide all the care your family needs in one convenient location. In fact, the ability to provide comprehensive care is one of the reasons he started West Valley Dental.
His goal is to make excellent care affordable, personalized, and relaxed for everyone who places their trust in him and his team. Patients love his laid-back personality and sense of humor, which helps put them at ease in the chair. They also appreciate his nonjudgmental approach, which includes treating every patient like a human, not a number.
You can expect dental expertise, top-notch care, and fast service when visiting our office. When he’s away from work, Dr. Hsue loves to spend time at his girls’ many equestrian events and is an avid fly fisherman.