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Dental Specialties Northwest is a place of comfort, care, and luxury. We offer world-class services from our renowned and respected dentists, Dr. Tom Sweeney and Dr. Rhys Spoor. Our dentists have years of experience and continued training, and are dedicated to making your smile the best it has ever been. Both are highly specialized in dental implantology; Dr. Sweeney has additional expertise in periodontics.

Monday-Thursday: 7am to 4pm 701 5th Ave, Suite 4660, Seattle, WA 98104 206-682-8200 info@dentalspecialtiesnorthwest.com
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Meet Dr. Alan Ala Yassin DDS MS MSD

Periodontics, Dental Implants, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Surgery.

Dr. Yassin is a dental surgeon with unparalleled training in Periodontics at the University of Washington, in addition to his international Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residency program, and the achievement of being a Diplomate of the German Board of Oral Implantology. He has been practicing oral surgery, implant dentistry, periodontics and cosmetic dentistry since his graduation from dental school in 2001.

Born and raised in the ancient city of Damascus, Dr. Yassin realized his calling as a dental surgeon at the young age of 14 influenced by his family of doctors and dentists and has worked hard to actualize this ambition ever since. Keeping the family tradition alive; giving back to the community is a priority for Dr. Yassin. His passion for teaching and sharing knowledge with colleagues kept him actively busy by lecturing at national and international conferences and symposiums. He is the founder and director of the (Clinical Implantology A-Z) program, and he regularly teaches at the University of Washington/School of Dentistry as an affiliate faculty member, in addition to his recent position as an Associate professor at the Pacific Northwest University. Away from his professional life, Dr. Yassin spends quality time with his family, where they enjoy swimming and jet skiing, playing soccer, singing, photography, hiking, camping, and exploring the beautiful PNW and the Greater Seattle Area which they proudly call it home!

Meet Dr. Alan Yassin by scheduling an appointment today!

Honors & Awards

  1. UW School of Dentistry GONFALON at the University of Washington Graduation Commencement 2017
  2. University of Washington International Exchange Award 2016
  3. Academic Achievement Scholarship from Students International Association
  4. By nomination:  World’s Top 100 Dentists 2022 – Global Summit Association
  5. By nomination:  Top Cosmetic Dentist 2022
  6. By nomination:  America’s Top Dentists 2018

Community Involvement & Services

  • Implantology Study Club Founder and Director (Washington Academy of General Dentistry online series “Stay Home Stay Healthy March 2020-June 2020)
  • Everyone for Veterans program. A WA based organization to provide dental services for veterans.
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry “Give Back a Smile” charity program
  • Seattle King County Dental Clinic (Lead oral surgeon) 2015/2016/2017/2018/2020/2023. Seattle, WA
  • South Sound Free Dental Day 2016/2017/2018.
  • Dental vans services with MHP of Puget Sound 2015/2016/2017/2018.

Publications & Research

Dr. Yassin has been involved in many research projects and published several papers which gained around 100 citations globally and gave him a 56 Research Interest Score and 7 H Index. Some of his papers are: 

1. Sectional connective tissue technique combined with an emergence profile provisional for gingival margin stabilization during immediate implant placement: A case report with a 2 year follow-up. doi: 10.1002/cap.10086 CAP Dec 2019
2. The Direction of Double Jaw Surgery Relapse for Correction of Skeletal Class III Deformity: Bilateral Sagittal Split Vs. Intra Oral Vertical Ramus Setback Osteotomies. Journal of Maxillofacial & Oral Surgery June 2018.
3. Socket Shield Technique: Myths VS Realities. Yassin, A. DentalXP 2018.
4. Photodynamic Therapy as a Treatment Option for Oral Cancer and Dysplasia. Al- Delayme, R. Yassin, A et al. Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research 2018
5. The Efficacy of Platelets Rich Plasma Injection in the Superior Joint Space of the Tempromandibular Joint Guided by Ultra Sound in Patients with Non-reducing Disk Displacement. Al-Delayme, R. Yassin, A et al. Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery April 2016. DOI 10.1007/s12663-016-0911-9
6. Oral Effects and Early Implant Survival Results After Imatinib Discontinuation Therapy for Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia: A Case Report. Dixon, D. Yassin, A. Clinical Advances in Periodontics June 2016.
7. Diagnosis and Clinical Management of Human Papilloma Virus–Related Gingival Squamous Cell Carcinoma in a Patient with Leukemia: A Case Report. Yassin, A et al. Clinical Advances in Periodontics Feb 2016 doi:10.1902/cap.2015.150038
8. Hyaluronan-CD44 interactions mediate contractility and migration in periodontal ligament cells. Journal of Periodontal Research Dec 2015. (Under Review)
9. Principles of Facial Gunshot Management. Syrian Dental Association Journal. Jan 2012)
10. Case Report: Bi-Max Hybrid Restorations with All on 4 Technique. Modern Arab Dentistry Journal / June 2010.
11. Review of Bone Grafts in Oral Surgery. Al-Waseet Dental Journal / Aug 2007
12. Dr. Yassin serves as a reviewer to peer reviewed academic journals: Journal of Periodontology, Clinical Advances in Periodontics, International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Journal of Dental Research. He is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Dentistry and Oral Health (IJDOH), and the Journal of Modern Research in Dentistry (MRD).

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Periodontology AAP
  • International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons IAOMS/Fellow
  • American Dental Association ADA
  • Academy of Osseointegration AO American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry AACD
  • German Association of Dental Implantology DGZI
  • Fellow of the American Collage of Dentists
  • Fellow of the International Collage of Dentists
  • Fellow of Pierre Fauchard Academy
  • Washington State Dental Association WSDA
  • Seattle King County Dental Society SKCDS
  • Washington State Society of Periodontists WSSP
  • Washington Academy of General Dentistry
  • Expert at the DentalXP Educational Community


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