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Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Mamiko and Dr. Mariella have dedicated their lives to improving the practice of pediatric dentistry
in the Pacific Northwest.

Share Our Values

Dr. Mamiko Kuriya is a native from Tokyo, Japan, moved to United States in 2003 to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a pediatric dentist. She completed her pediatric dental residency at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry where she also received her master's degree in pediatric dentistry. Dr. Mamiko is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

She is a member of American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Washington State Pediatric Dental Association, and Seattle Pediatric Dental Study Club. She is energetic, and outgoing and her experience combined with the enthusiasm and passion for dentistry makes her a viable pediatric dentist for your children. She can bring the energy and dedication that you may be looking for for your child’s dental visits. She performs volunteer dentistry in developing countries and has a special interest in raising funds for abused animals. In her free time she enjoys cooking, traveling, and pilates.


Dr. Mariella Garcia obtained her DDS degree in Lima, Peru. She completed residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry and her specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Connecticut. As a member of the faculty of the School of Dentistry at the University of Washington and of the medical staff at Seattle Children’s Hospital, she teaches dental students and residents the special care that children deserve in dentistry. Her passion and commitment for education and service to patients and families is the core of her professional life.

Dr. Mariella is a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist and has extensive training and expertise in the management and treatment of infants, children and adolescents. Dr. Mariella enjoys living in the Northwest, she is married to Brian she is the mother of Sophia and Enzo.

Dr. Harlyn K. Susarla completed her undergraduate education at Wellesley College, obtained a Master of Public Health from Boston University, and was awarded her D.M.D. from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She completed residency training in pediatric dentistry at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.

As a board-certified pediatric dentist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), Dr. Harlyn is an advocate for children’s oral health and has a strong commitment to service. She is the immediate past president of the Washington State Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the New Diplomate Representative for the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, a consultant on both the AAPD Council on Scientific Affairs and the Committee on Early Career Pediatric Dentists, a delegate for the Seattle King County Dental Society, a fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, as well as a member of the medical staff at Seattle Children’s Hospital, the Washington State Dental Association, the Northwest Pediatric Dental Study Club and the Harvard Odontological Society. She has also published numerous book chapters and articles in the peer-reviewed literature. Dr. Harlyn enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters, attempting various culinary endeavors, traveling, and exploring the Pacific Northwest.

Why Pediatric Dentistry?

Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. A pediatric dentist had two year to three years speciality training following dental school and limits his/her practice to treating children only. Pediatric dentists are primary and speciality oral care providers for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health needs.

Special Needs Children

As pediatric dentists, it is our goal to make sure every child has an opportunity to have excellent dental care. Our doctors have the knowledge and training to treat children with special needs in positive and effective way. We will work with your child’s physician and any other professionals so that we can become familiar with your child’s specific condition.