Meet Dr. Karen Lovato

For an endodontist, one of the things that is most fulfilling is helping to get patients out of pain. It’s exciting when patients say that their root canal experience wasn’t as bad as they expected. It’s nice to allay the fears of the “dreaded root canal.”

Getting the opportunity to help people is the biggest reason why I chose to enter the dental field. I attended Creighton University School of Dentistry for my Doctorate of Dental Surgery, and practiced as a general dentist for three years before choosing a specialty. After selecting endodontics, I attended Oregon Health and Sciences University for my endodontics residency. As an active member of the American Association of Endodontists, I attend various CE classes throughout the year to keep up to date on new endodontic techniques and research.

Originally from Albuquerque, I currently live in Seattle where I enjoy hiking and other outdoor activities. I am also passionate about music and playing my guitar.

In addition to my work at NorthWest Family Dental Care, I volunteer on a community dental van to provide root canals on weekends throughout the year. I also participate in the Remote Area Medical event at Key Arena.