Dr. Mark Waind
Dr. Mark Waind graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry, located in Dallas, Texas. Prior to Dental School, he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Arkansas. Dr. Waind has been practicing Dentistry since 1993, the vast majority of those years right here in Washington state. After 10 years in the Everett area, Dr. Waind moved his practice to the current Downtown Seattle location on 8th and Olive. Since he began practicing dentistry, Dr. Waind has made it a priority to stay ahead of the field through continuing educational coursework and the most current technology – ensuring that his patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced dental care. Dr. Waind is a current and continuing member of the American Dental Association, the Washington State Dental Association, and Seattle King County Dental Society.
Dr. Waind and his team care about your preventative and continuing oral health! We employ a broad range of technology, years of expertise, and good old-fashioned care and compassion to ensure that we optimize your patient experience and long-term oral health for you and your family throughout your lifetime.
Dr. ‘Sunny’ Sunethra Yarrapragada
Dr. Sunethra “Sunny” Yerrapragada was born and raised in Louisville Kentucky. She is a double alumnus of the University of Louisville, having attended for her undergraduate degree, and dental studies. Dr. Sunny received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology in 2012 and continued at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry earning her D.M.D. degree in 2016.
Dr. Sunny’s interest in dentistry began at a young age and continued into high school and college where she worked after school and during the summers as a dental assistant for her own Dentist. She enjoys helping patients achieve their dental goals and staying pain-free! She is excited to meet new patients and help provide them with their best smile.
Dr. Sunny and her husband, Aditya, moved to the Pacific Northwest from Kentucky in 2016 and have never looked back! They enjoy the active lifestyle that Washington provides; going to the mountains for hiking and skiing as well as live music, baking, traveling, and reading. But most of all, Dr. Sunny enjoys spending time with Aditya, their son, Ashwin, and puppy, Dixie.
Dr. Zachary Usa
Dr. Usa is a proud graduate of the University of Washington School of Dentistry. Prior to dental school, his passion for oral health education and disease prevention was ignited while volunteering at UW Dental Urgent Care Clinic and dental assisting with Neighborcare Health and The 45th St Clinic Homeless Youth Clinic. Experience working with multicultural, pediatric, and medically complex patients has allowed him to understand the importance of developing treatment plans that fit an individual’s unique lifestyle, beliefs, and backgrounds. He values the opportunity to help patients overcome dental anxieties by instilling confidence and trust with a gentle touch, calming humor, and empathy when making important decisions about their oral health.
On top of practicing at Sound Dentistry Seattle, Dr Usa continues to pursue advanced training in implantology at the American Academy of Implant Dentistry in Vancouver, B.C. Every other week, he gains fulfillment and delight by mentoring, training and treating dental assisting students at Charter College’s Fife campus, as their supervising dentist. He met his loving wife, Dr. Emily Yepez, during dental school. They live together in Capitol Hill, Seattle with their pet chameleon, Pascal, and collection of 150+ varieties of plants. Together they enjoy backpacking, gardening, photography, kayaking, encaustic painting and traveling to and immersion in unique cultures.
Dr. Usa wishes health and happiness to you and your loved ones!
All of our Dentists are current members of the American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association, Seattle-King County Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry.