Meet Our Doctors
Christopher Tobler DDS
I grew up primarily in Southern California, spending most of my time at the beach. I loved to paint and draw and worked as a graphic designer both in high school and then in college at BYU in Utah. Eventually, I changed course and pursued dentistry, which took me to Indiana University to get my DDS degree.
After working for several years as a graphic designer, I realized that dentistry was a better fit. I love the people I get to associate with every day. That includes both my patients and incredible team!
I’m married to the love of my life, and we have two boys. I still enjoy spending time at the beach or in the ocean, but I equally love spending time in the mountains and on trails. I play the guitar and the piano and adore just about any kind of music.
What do you do outside of the office?
Most of my time these days is spent playing with my two boys - building Legos, building forts, or exploring parks and trails around the Pacific NW. I love to play music, and when I can find the time, I still like to make it out to live concerts.
Who is your hero?
Fred Rogers because of his humble dedication to making the world a better place by helping others feel confident and valued.
What was the best day of your life?
The two best days of my life were when my sons were born. Being a father is the single most exciting, exhausting, humbling, and fulfilling thing in my life.
What flavor of ice cream would you be?
I like mint chocolate chip. Not particularly exciting, but sometimes it just hits the spot.
Daniel Eggert DDS
I grew up in New York and went to college in Maine. While there, I met my wife who is originally from Vancouver B.C. Seattle was the perfect place for us to settle and start our family. We love it here!
I choose dentistry as it is a perfect combination of science and art. It is constantly evolving and gives me the opportunity to help our community in a specific and meaningful way.
Prior to private practice, I was the lead dentist at a public health clinic. I continue to work one day a week in the community clinic as I enjoy providing treatment to this high risk and underserved population.
At Ballard Dental Arts, we provide a welcoming and calm environment and make you feel like family.
What do you do outside of the office?
When not in the office, I enjoy soccer, hiking, and spending time with my family.
What was the best day of your life and why?
The best day of my life was when my son, Henry, was born and I became a father.
- University of Maine
- Lutheran Medical Center (AEGD)
- NYU College of Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- Washington State Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Seattle King County Dental Society
Kavita Sainanee DDS
I grew up in the Bay Area, California, and received a bachelor’s degree in Molecular Environmental Biology at UC Berkeley. I then obtained my D.D.S. degree at UCLA School of Dentistry.
After graduating from dental school, I moved to Seattle to complete a year of advanced training in hospital dentistry at the University of Washington, where I gained experience treating patients with medical complications, children, and patients with severe dental anxiety. During my time at UW, I fell in love with the Pacific Northwest, and have been practicing in the area ever since.
I chose dentistry because I love the combination of art and science that we use in restoring teeth to make them esthetic and functional at the same time. I love that I can use a gentle, hands-on approach to take patients out of pain and improve their self-confidence.
I also love the teaching aspect of dentistry that allows me to advise patients on the best way to care for their specific dental conditions and enjoy the foods and lifestyle they like while maintaining a beautiful, happy, healthy smile.
Outside of the Office
As she loves staying active, Dr. Sainanee enjoys hiking, swimming, and yoga. She also loves to travel, and was one of 10 students in her class selected to represent the UCLA School of Dentistry as an ambassador to Japanese universities in 2014. She hopes to continue to explore a little more of the world each year.
- UC Berkeley - B.S. Molecular Environmental Biology
- UCLA - D.D.S.
- University of Washington - Hospital Dentistry Residency - 1 year advanced training in general dentistry
My goal is to make patients’ experience in the dental chair as comfortable and easy as possible. I encourage questions about dental treatment and work together with patients to come up with a treatment and maintenance plan that is best suited for each patient’s unique conditions.
My philosophy is to help patients reach a point where they need as little dental treatment as possible by educating them on the causes of tooth decay and periodontal disease, and focusing on prevention both at home and in the office.