Meet the Team
Veronica Bello DDS, MSD
Born in Seattle and raised in Venezuela, Dr. Bello speaks fluent English and Spanish. After receiving her degree, she moved back to Seattle and pursued her Master’s in Oral Medicine. Upon graduating, she focused on practicing first-class dentistry and continues to broaden her knowledge with numerous hours of continuing education.
Here are a few quick facts about your Northgate dentist:
Outside the office, Dr. Bello enjoys spending time with her husband John and their three children. They are usually at the playground, going for walks in Ballard, or exploring new places in Seattle.
The Women Behind the Smiles
Originally from Venezuela, Dr. Baiz earned her DDS degree at Universidad Santa María in her hometown of Caracas in 2006. She completed her AEGD residency at Boston University and then obtained her Master’s degree in Endodontics, also at Boston University. Endodontics is the branch of dentistry that studies the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of injuries to the dental pulp. Dr. Baiz is fluent in English and Spanish.
Dr. Baiz likes to travel with her husband and baby girl, Clarissa. She is a great cook, especially when cooking Venezuelan food. She is always looking for new gourmet recipes, even for baby food. Dr. Baiz has an identical twin who also lives in Seattle!
Courtney is a Washington native from Des Moines. She received her certification as a dental assistant from Renton Technical College, where she was Dr. Bello’s student. She has been working at Avila Dental for five years.
Courtney is engaged and will be getting married in September 2017. She loves concerts (mostly country music) and the outdoors. Her new hobby is archery! Courtney has a cat, Riley, and 2 ferrets, Cooney and Bandit.
Kelly was born and raised in Seattle. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UW, she then attended Shoreline Community College where she earned her dental hygienist degree in 2010. Kelly is very active and loves exercising and healthy eating.
In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors with her husband and baby boy Theo. Mexico is her favorite place to travel since she also gets to visit with her husband’s family. By the way, on sunny days you just might see Kelly riding her bike to work!
Born and raised in Seattle, Angela is the newest addition to the Avila team. She brings more than 25 years of experience in the dental field. She started as a dental assistant, but because she did not like to wear gloves, she decided to work in the front office.
Angela loves spending time with her family, cooking, traveling, and watching stand up comedy. She and her husband Dave like to watch cat videos.
Christian L. (Avila Dental Patient)
Our Green Office
Using digital imaging technology results in our patients being exposed to 90% less radiation and eliminates the need for toxic x-ray development chemicals.
Steam-based, surgical-grade instrument sterilization contains no harmful chemicals and reduces water use. We do not use toxic cold-sterile solutions.
We recycle as much as we can in our office, reuse packing material, and avoid purchasing plastic bottles or paper cups.
We use eco-friendly products for general housekeeping and biodegradable sterilization to keep our examination areas clean.
Installation of a special water filtration system allows for the environmentally sound disposal of old mercury fillings, to prevent pollution of our local waterways.
We use cloth sterilization pouches instead of disposable ones, which are safe and very effective. Additionally, we use cloth bibs instead of plastic lined bibs.
Our operatory lights use DentalEZ, which is the first in the U.S. to design lights with 100% true direct LED technology.
To avoid using paper, we keep all our records electronically.