Angolkar 4 Smiles | Serving the Seattle, Issaquah & Tukwila areas of Washington


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(206) 523-6327
13346 1st Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98126

Now Open!

(206) 246-9656
13530 53rd Ave S., Ste. 100
Tukwila, WA 98168

Now Open!

(425) 392-0980
505 E. Sunset Way
Issaquah, WA 98027

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The Doctor & Staff

Raj V. Angolkar, D.D.S., M.D.S.

Dr. Raj Angolkar received his graduate orthodontic training from the University of Oklahoma. He is a board certified Orthodontist, certified by the American Board of Orthodontists and has over two decades of experience.

Apart for teaching at the University of Oklahoma for three years, Dr. Angolkar has authored seven research papers published in the American Journal of Orthodontists and has lectured in many orthodontic meetings. He is a member of American Association of Orthodontists, Pacific Society of Orthodontist, Washington State Orthodontic Society, and College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontists, American Dental Association and Washington Dental Association.
He has been appointed to serve on the WA Dental Quality Assurance Commission by Governor Locke in 2005.

Dr. Angolkar is married and has two children, Tejal and Pranal. In his spare time he enjoys golfing, yoga, camping and acting in community plays.


Dr. Thomas Gessel
Dr. Raj Angolkar Associate Orthodontist

Dr. Thomas Gessel is a native of University Place, Washington. After graduating from dental school at Harvard University, Dr. Gessel completed his orthodontic residency at the University of Louisville. Dr. Gessel is board eligible, is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, and Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists.

Dr. Gessel met his wife Emily during his final year of residency and she happened to be from University Place also! They enjoy all of the great outdoor activities that come with living in the great Northwest.





Business Manager

I have worked for Dr. Angolkar since 2000. As Business Manager, I enjoy dealing with the financial aspects of my job. In my spare time I love traveling and spending time with my two grandsons.

Assistant Business Manager     

I have been working for Dr. Angolkar since 2003. I enjoy the staff members here as well as all the aspects of my job. I love spending time with my husband and beautiful children as much as possible.

Business Assistant

I have worked for Angolkar4Smiles since August 2007 as a business assistant and marketing coordinator. I enjoy doing lunch and learns and sharing the advantages of choosing our clinic for your orthodontic treatment. I love meeting new people from all walks of life as well as rotating between 3 different locations. In my free time, I love spending time with family and friends, my fiancé, Sumit, and son Mikai.



Business Assistant

I have worked as a business assistant at the front desk since September 2009. I am a licensed cosmetologist and enjoy doing hair on the side. I enjoy my job because I get to interact with different people and get to see amazing transformations on patients' teeth. In my free time I enjoy being outdoors, traveling and working out. I also like to spend time with my family as much as possible.



Business Assistant

I was recently hired by Angolkar4Smiles Orthodontcs in February 2012. After graduating high school I obtained many year's experience in customer service working in the restaurant industry. What I like most about my position here is learning something new every day, and getting to know our patients. In my free time I enjoy shopping and spending time with my sisters.

Business Assistant

I have been a part of the Angolkar team since November of 2009. I am certified as a Washington State Medical Interpreter. What I like most about my job is that the day goes by quickly and you don't even notice with our busy schedule. I also like our multicultural patients and every day is a new learning experience. In my free time I like to spend time with my daughter Noraly, family and friends, and I also enjoy some well-deserved time to myself.

Sandy - Practice Enhancement Coordinator Swati - Marketing Manager

Practice Enhancement Coordinator

Sandy has worked in dentistry for over twenty years in dental management. She brings to her work passion, enthusiasm, and humor. In her free time, she enjoys swimming, golfing, walking, and spending time with her granddaughter Kaitlyn.

Marketing Manager

Swati Angolkar is the better half of Dr. Angolkar. She has an MBA in marketing and is persuing a fashion design degree. Apart from taking care of their two children, Tejal & Pranal, Swati helps in marketing and general support for Angolkar4Smiles Orthodontics.

Kelsey E.
Clinical Manager

I have been working for Dr. Angolkar since May 3rd 2004. After graduating high school in 2003, I attended the Academy of Orthodontic Assisting. I graduated from there in 2004. What I like best about my job is being able to help and train other assistants on various procedures. I also love working with the younger patients and making them feel comfortable in our office. Also, seeing those patients that get their braces off and have beautiful smiles! In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband, Sean and our 2 beautiful daughters Chloe and Cassidee. I also enjoy working out and keeping active. I am looking forward to taking some more vacations and doing a little more traveling! If you decide to visit Dr. Angolkar and staff tell them I sent you!

Clinical Assistant

I have worked for Dr. Angolkar since February 2009. I attended the dental assisting program at Concorde Career Institute in Portland, OR where I received my Dental Assisting certificate. My favorite part of working in orthodontics is seeing the amazing transformations throughout treatment. My husband Scott and I enjoy working on our new house, traveling and spending time with family and friends.


Clinical Assistant

I have worked as a part of Dr. Angolkar's team since April 2010 as a clinical assistant. I graduated from Bates Technical College and worked for 2 years for a general dentist before coming to this office. I mostly enjoy being able to work independently here and helping create beautiful smiles! I have been married for 4 years and I enjoy being outdoors and traveling.


Clinical Assistant

I began working for Angolkar4Smiles Orthodontcs in July of 2009. Prior to this office I attended Seattle Vocational Institute Dental Assistant Program. The program was about one year and I have been in the orthodontic industry for 4 years. I love my co-workers, and developing beautiful smiles for our patients. I like spending time with my husband and our families, shopping (mostly online) and creating my YouTube fashion and makeup tutorials.

Clinical Assistant

I have been working since October 2009.  I received my Dental Degree in South America and I have been working in this industry for 8 years.   My job is great because it is my career choice and what I went to school for - it is my passion.  I like the work environment; my co-workers and I are like a small family.  Dr Angolkar makes sure that we are all happy with our jobs and that we have a life/work balance.  During my free time I like spending it with my family and closest friends.  I am also studying for the Dental Board Exam so I can get my Dental Degree in the U.S.

Clinical Assistant

I have worked with Dr. Angolkar and his team since October of 2009.  I graduated from Kaplan College as of August 2009.  My favorite thing about my job is working with a great team and seeing patients leave the office with a smile on their face, knowing we are making a difference in their life. I enjoy family parties, hanging out with friends, working out at the gym, traveling, and trying out new restaurants with my boyfriend Mathew.


Clinical Assistant

I was recently brought on to the Angolkar4Smiles team in April 2012. I went to Seattle Vocational Institute and had some general dentistry experience at the school's dental clinic. I really enjoy seeing the transitions that the patient goes through and meeting new people. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, boyfriend and friends. Also, I find time to paint, sew, experiment with cooking and enjoying whatever Seattle has to offer.

Business Team Clinical Team