Dr. Jean-Paul Banh is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Dentistry. Prior to his dental education, he graduated from the nationally acclaimed Computer Engineering Department at the University of Washington. He worked at Intel as a microprocessor design engineer and tech lead. During his tenure, he designed numerous microprocessors (from Pentium 4 to the Core i7) and received many departmental and divisional awards for innovation and leadership.
He decided to go back to school and follow his dream of becoming a dentist. He got accepted to some of the most prestigious dental schools, such as UCSF and UW. He decided to remain a husky. During dental school, Dr. Banh was elected by the student body to be the Class Vice President. He was selected by the Dean of the dental school to be a member of the Clinical Systems Task Force, which was charged with revamping clinical education and patient treatment. He led the outreach program at the Union Gospel Mission Dental clinic, which provides free dental care to the homeless population of Seattle. He was the recipient of many dental awards and scholarships, including the Charles V Callihan Memorial Scholarship, Donald E. Compaan Service Scholarships, and Psi Omega Scholarships. He also took many electives, including Honors Perio, Advanced Endo, Tucker Gold, Gold Foils, Internal Medicine, Conscious Sedation, and Oral Surgery. He is an strong advocate for continuous learning, expanding dental knowledge, and improving skill sets. Since graduating, he has taken courses on orthodontics, implantology, sedation, oral surgery, sleep apnea, radiology, botox, and more.
Dr. Banh is passionate about promoting good dental health and increasing access to quality and affordable dental care. He strives to build a long and trusting relationship with his patients, and provides honest advice and great quality dental care. He and his staff are committed to addressing every patient's concerns and anxieties while fostering a pressure-free environment where patients feel stress-free, cared for, and at ease.
Dr. Banh likes to educate not only patients but future dentists. He is an affiliate instructor at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. He also supervises dental students at the Union Gospel Mission Dental Clinic and other UW related community dental outreach programs.
During his spare time, Dr. Banh enjoys spending time with his wife and his three children, doing outdoor activities, such as hiking and skiing. He also enjoys designing websites and developing dental apps on mobile phones.