Federal Way, WA Dentist
Get to Know Dr. Candace Kountz
A Seattle, Washington native, Dr. Candace Kountz recently returned to the area after living in Chicago, IL for seven years. She is glad to be back in the beautiful PNW!
To learn more about her background, continue reading below.
Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?
Dr. Kountz career in dentistry started as soon as she could drive, and she never left the field. Working in many different dental and specialty offices, Dr. Kountz saw a diverse patient population and decided to pursue education to continue helping her community.
She believes in a patient-centered approach to dentistry, starting with empowering her patients with education about their oral health. She is committed to finding the best treatment possible by encouraging patients to participate in their treatment decisions and general health.
Where Did You Study Dentistry?
Dr. Kountz graduated from University of Washington with a Bachelors degree in Biochemistry. After moving to Chicago, she received a Masters in Biomedical Sciences and later her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) from Midwestern University. In dental school she received recognition from the Academy of General Dentistry and International College of Oral Implantologists for her work. Additionally, she was inducted into the National Dental Honor Society (Omicron Kappa Upsilon) for excellence in academics, character, and professionalism in the field of dentistry.
Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?
Overall Dr. Kountz spends her time balancing passion for dentistry with a big family and social life, running, and reading too many books to count. You will often find Dr. Kountz and her husband enjoying hiking and family time on the weekends!