About Dr. Miyata & Team In Seattle

Dr. Miyata & Team from Zen Dental Care

Dr. Miyata and his team are dedicated to offering Seattle residents excellent dental care. We look forward to seeing you as guest in our practice. We invite you to get to know our helpful, skilled team members who are all eager to make your dental experience the best it possibly can be.

Richard Miyata, DDS from Zen Dental Care - Dentist

Richard Miyata, DDS


Dr. Richard Miyata was born and raised in Seattle. He graduated from the University of Washington and then the University of Washington’s School of Dentistry. He has been practicing dentistry since 1997. Dr. Miyata has been described as honest, gentle and creative. He’s married to his wife Maureen and together they have a daughter. In his free time, he enjoys camping, kayaking and traveling. Dr. Miyata has enjoyed building and fixing things since childhood. His current passion is restoring vintage bicycles. He’s also an avid reader of non-fiction books. He feels that it’s important to always be learning new things. One of his favorite quotes is: “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi: Indian Leader.

Cinthya from Zen Dental Care - Dental Assistant


Dental Assistant

Cinthya loves spending her free time with her family. She has two dogs, Baby and Bella. She enjoys exploring the evergreen scenery with her dogs and enjoys attending her younger brother’s baseball and soccer games. She is fluent in Spanish.

Yuka from Zen Dental Care - Insurance Coordinator


Insurance Coordinator

Yuka is originally from Japan and hence fluent in Japanese. She enjoys interacting with patients on a personal level. She loves spending time with family and friends. Her hobbies are traveling, trying different cuisine and restaurants, and refreshing her mind with yoga.

Kay from Zen Dental Care - Dental Assistant


Dental Assistant

Kay is a big movie buff. She especially enjoys comedy and horror films. Her hobbies are photography, camping and ethnic cuisine (both preparing and eating). Kay’s originally from the Philippines and would like to explore as much of the US as possible.

Carly from Zen Dental Care - Dental Assistant


Dental Assistant

Carly is a dental assistant: Carly’s passion is music and attending live concerts as much as possible. She spends her free time with her daughter and family. Carly also loves trying new restaurants, seeing the latest movies, and exploring the beautiful PNW.

Cher from Zen Dental Care - Dental Hygienist


Dental Hygienist

Cher received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Thailand’s top ranked Mahidol University in Bangkok. She later immigrated to the US where she studied Dental Hygiene at Lake Washington Institute of Technology. Dental hygiene is Cher’s passion because she gets to help people live a better life. In her free time, you can find her gardening in her extensive rooftop garden or cooking Thai food with her close friends and family.

Diana from Zen Dental Care - Dental Hygienist


Dental Hygienist

Diana received a Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Michigan. She has been living and working in Seattle for the last fifteen years. Diana values creating relationships with patients in which they feel respected and well taken care of. She makes it a priority that patients feel at ease and have a positive experience. In her freetime, Diana enjoys time with her family, reading, and enjoying all the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

What Sets Us Apart?

  • State-of-the-Art Technology
  • Most PPO Insurance Accepted
  • Gentle but Effective Dental Care
  • Honest, Trustworthy Dental Care
  • Speaks English, Spanish & Japanese
  • Artistic & Technically Proficient Care
  • Generally Sees Emergencies Same Day
  • Convenient Location Near the Light Rail
  • Comfortable, Welcoming, Efficient Office
  • Team Communicates Treatment Plans Clearly
  • Team Takes the Time to Listen & Evaluate All Possibilities
  • We Only Recommend Dental Treatments You Truly Need

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