Dr. Eric Ranta was born and raised in Seattle about three blocks from the office. He graduated from the University of Washington, School of Dentistry with honors in 1974. He attended General Practice Residency in the United States Air Force. Dr. Ranta also participated in an oral surgery practicum in Liverpool, England. He has maintained his membership in study clubs for advanced dentistry for the last thirty years. Prior to dental school, he earned his B.A. in Zoology. His interests include music, reading, and going to the gym. He also enjoys all sports, especially UW basketball & golf (the never ending quest).
Dr. David Russell has been practicing at this Laurelhurst location since 1988. He graduated from the University of Washington, School of Dentistry with honors in 1987. He completed his General Practice Residency at the UW the following year. He also held faculty positions at the UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center, where he provided and taught hospital based dental care, primarily for special needs individuals. Prior to dental school, he earned a B.A. in Business Administration. Dr. Russell is an avid water and snow skier and enjoys spending time outdoors.
Dr. Elizabeth Hansen graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology and then received her dental degree from the University of Washington, School of Dentistry. She was accepted to the General Practice Residency Program at the University of Washington where she completed her extensive training in all facets of dentistry. Dr. Hansen has practiced primarily at Joint Base Lewis/McChord serving active duty soldiers. She is a third generation dentist who has lived in Seattle for the last fourteen years. Her interests include: running, skiing, hiking and travel.