About Wen-Mei Lin, DDS
Born in Seoul, South Korea, Dr. Lin moved to the states with her family at the age of 8. Having Korean grandmothers and Chinese grandfathers, she had been brought up around both cultures and languages during the early part of her life. She attended Ballard High School with her two older brothers and lived in Seattle most of her life, and considers the PNW her home. Dr. Lin attended the University of Washington to earn both her bachelor’s and doctorate degrees. Following her graduation, she had the opportunity to work as an associate for a number of private practices that allowed her to gain experience in advanced dentistry. As a committed life-long learner, Dr. Lin believes that continuing education is paramount in being an effective provider and promoting good health.
“Through dentistry, I have the privilege of serving my community in a unique way and also to be in a profession that challenges me as a life-long student. I find it rewarding to be involved in improving people’s health and quality of life through what I love to do. My approach to patient care is to listen first. Once I learn what your main concerns are, we can work together on a clear set of goals to design a plan that’s right for you. Having worked at community clinics as well as private offices, I’ve had the opportunity to work with people of diverse backgrounds and the unique circumstances surrounding different lives. Whether it be dental anxiety, fear of being judged, financial limitations or any other reason – access to care issue comes in many forms and is a reality for many of us. I want to help address some of these challenges so that everyone can obtain needed care. My commitment as your dentist is to ensure that you maintain a healthy smile for the rest of your life.” Dr. Lin enjoys giving her patients the opportunity to change their lives through improved health and increased self-esteem that come as a result of quality dental care.
Dr. Lin is also a member of American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Society, and Seattle/King County Dental Society.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Lin enjoys spending time with her husband and their energetic son.
- American Dental Association
- Washington State Dental Society
- Seattle-King County Dental Society
Dr. Lin has been volunteering at the Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission since 2008 as a student and now as a dentist. At Union Gospel Mission dental clinic, she and other volunteer dentists help provide free dental care to members of the shelter. Dr. Lin enjoys learning about the lives of her patients at the shelter and mentoring students who also help out at the mission.
She is also an Affiliate Faculty at the University of Washington Dental Urgent Care Clinic overseeing dental students care for emergency patients. To continue to volunteer on a regular basis, the office is closed on first Thursday and first Friday of every month.