Meet Dr. Yanka Chalakova

Dr. Yanka Chalakova knew she wanted to become a dentist while still in high school, but she never imagined she would go to Dental school twice, on two different continents. First, she graduated from the Faculty of Dental Medicine Sofia, Bulgaria, Class of 1997. Once she moved to the US, her love and passion for Dentistry made her return to school. She proudly graduated from the University of Washington School of Dentistry, Class of 2014.

Dr. Yanka has extensive experience practicing as a dentist for several years back in Bulgaria. Right after her graduation from the University of Washington, she joined a private dental practice in the Seattle area, where she enjoyed working with adults and children. Redmond was always a special place for her, so she happily joined Redmond Dental in April of 2021.

Dr. Yanka values every patient and their unique and individual needs. She takes her time listening to her patients’ concerns, answering their questions, and customizing the best treatment plan to meet their goal. She loves educating her patients on the importance of oral health and preventive care. She understands many people postpone going to the dentist due to various levels of anxiety. Therefore, she strives putting everyone at ease and helping them relax.

Dr. Yanka continues staying up to date with the newest technologies and materials in Dentistry through continuing education courses. She also participates in study groups where she learns new procedures her patients could benefit from.

Dr. Yanka is married and has two almost grown-up kids. She loves traveling with her family and trying new coffee everywhere she goes. She recently discovered the joy of hiking and always welcomes new recommendations for trails to try.