About Us

Welcome!

In dentistry, building a foundation of trust is vital to our success. We understand how apprehensive some patients may feel about their visit to the dentist and how we can make a difference by providing a relaxing and positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible. Covington Family Dental Clinic has been recognized with the following awards:

Who’s Who in Dentistry – 2011, 2012 Talk of the Town Award – 2010, 2011

  

 

Preferred Insurance Coverage

For our patients who have dental insurance, we are happy to assist you in determining your available dental coverage in order for you to receive maximum benefits for which you are entitled.  Our loyalty is offered to you, not to an insurance company.  As your advocate, we will support you in every way possible in filing insurance claims and answering your insurance questions and concerns. After coordinating your insurance benefits, you will be responsible for any deductibles and/or balances remaining. We accept assignment from most insurance companies.  We are preferred providers for Premera Blue Cross, Regence Blue Shield, and Washington Dental Service (Delta Dental). In addition, we work with Care Credit.  For more information about zero-interest credit for up to 18 months for dental procedures, visit CareCredit.com

Dentists

Kenneth W. Russell, DDS

Kenneth W. Russell, DDS

Greetings:  It has been my pleasure to serve the community of Covington as a dentist for over thirty years.  I am a true native of the state of Washington, as I was born in Seattle and have been a resident of Washington for over forty years. I attended the University of Washington for my undergraduate and professional education.

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While working in the Department of Pathobiology, I attended the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine. During completion of my undergraduate requirements, I majored in preventive medicine and environmental health. In 1978, I received my Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Washington School of Dentistry. Through continuing education, post-graduate coursework, and professional study club affiliations, I have been able to stay on the leading edge of the latest in dental technology. I currently hold memberships in the following professional associations: American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association, and the Seattle-King County Dental Society.  My interests and hobbies include boating, fly-fishing, golfing, music (playing drums), and as a University of Washington alumni, Husky football.  I personally invite you and your family to share in the rewards of my extensive experience and unwavering commitment to the best in dental excellence. My goal is to provide you with the highest quality dental care, expediently, with personalized attention, in a warm, comfortable and compassionate environment. I am dedicated to helping you achieve all of your dental health needs and goals, resulting in a beautiful smile and healthy teeth for a lifetime. 3-Time “America’s Top Dentists” Award Recipient (2005, 2006, 2011)

 

Kyle S. Blair, DDS

Kyle S. Blair, DDS

As a lifetime Washington resident, I am happy to be serving as a dentist in Covington. I spent my youth in Kirkland before attending the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA as a Founders’ Scholar. I graduated Cum Laude in three years at Pacific with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology before coming back to the northwest to attend the University of Washington School of Dentistry.

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After receiving my Doctorate in Dental Surgery, I came to Covington to work with Dr. Russell, my uncle. In August of 2010, I married the love of my life, Kelly. Together, we enjoy hiking, playing soccer, and travelling. Currently, I am a member of the Seattle-King County Dental Society, Washington State Dental Association, American Dental Association, and the Southshore branch of the Seattle Study Club. By staying up-to-date with the latest research and technology, and combining that with tried-and-true methods, I strive to achieve the highest level of quality the dental profession has to offer. I believe the key to that quality is communication.  Working with patients on an individual basis to develop a treatment plan that suits their specific needs and desires is the approach that I believe will best serve the people of Covington and the surrounding area. Together, you and I can achieve and sustain a healthy, beautiful smile. 2011 “America’s Top Dentists” Award Recipient

  

Dental Hygienists

Janet, RDH, BS

Janet, RDH, BS

Hi, my name is Janet and I am dedicated to assisting and educating you towards achieving optimum oral health.  My dental adventure began over thirty-five years ago working after school for a pediatric dentist.  My after-school assisting job led to a position as the front office staff.

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This early passion in dentistry encouraged me to pursue a dental education, whereas I received my Associate Dental Hygiene degree from Pierce College and my Bachelor of Science Dental Hygiene degree from Eastern Washington University.  I thoroughly love my career as a dental hygienist!  I am a member of the Washington State Dental Hygienists’ Association, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, as well as a member of the Capstone Dental Hygiene Study Club.  I continually attend courses to ensure I offer my patients the latest and greatest in oral health care management.  I have greatly enjoyed working with Dr. Russell since 1989. In my personal time, I enjoy distance running with my two canine friends.  I also love active adventures, gardening, reading, and sharing time with my husband, kids and grandchildren.    

Lindsey, RDH, BS

Lindsey, RDH, BS

Hi! I’m Lindsey and I am excited to support you in attaining your most confident smile as well as optimum oral health. I have worked at Covington Family Dental Clinic since 2001. I completed my Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana before completing my Dental Hygiene degree from Pierce College in Tacoma, Washington.

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I am proud to be a dental hygienist. I attend continuing education courses in order to treat my patients with the highest standard of care. I am an active member of my dental hygiene associations, whereas I am currently serving as Secretary for the Washington State Dental Hygienists’ Association. In my time away from the office, I enjoy training for marathons, hiking, camping, cooking as well as spending time with my family. I look forward to meeting you and sharing my enthusiasm for oral health!    

Dental Assistants

Erin, CDA

Erin, CDA

Hello, my name is Erin and I am happy to assist you with your oral health needs.  I was born and raised in Kent, Washington and from a young age Dr. Russell was my dentist and Janet was my hygienist.  Seeing the way they helped people made me want to be a dental assistant.  As an adult, I moved to Colorado where I really fell in love with dental assisting and helping people achieve better oral hygiene.  I achieved my dental assisting degree in 2010 from Intellitec Medical Institute where I graduated with a 4.0 and perfect attendance.  I went on to receive my certification from the Dental Assisting National Board.  When the time came for me to move back to Washington, I received an opportunity to work at my childhood dental office, Covington Family Dental Clinic, as Dr. Blair’s assistant.

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When I am outside of work, I enjoy being with family and friends, barbecuing, and going to the park with my dog on the nice days that we have.  On the rainy days, board games and a nice cup of cocoa work for me.  I’m here to help patients feel comfortable before, during and after treatment.  Always feel free to ask me questions if you have any uncertainties about our appointment.

Thank you for your loyalty to Covington Family Dental Clinic, and make sure to keep flossing:)

Office Staff

Colleen

Colleen

Hi! I’m Colleen, one of Dr. Russell’s front office staff.  I have loved being a part of the dental profession for over 30 years.  I began my career as a dental assistant in Utah before moving to the beautiful Pacific Northwest in 1971.

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Dentistry has given me the opportunity to meet many new friends and develop wonderful relationships.  I am grateful to share my days with an exceptional, fun team and with you, our valued patient.  My husband and I have raised 4 wonderful children who have blessed our lives with 5 awesome grandchildren.

Lynda

Lynda

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Since 1982, Dr. Kenneth Russell has served as a dentist in Covington, WA providing the best care that dentistry has to offer.  Dr. Russell, Dr. Kyle Blair, and their staff are dedicated and compassionate dental professionals who strive to improve, as well as maintain, each patient’s oral health.