Meet the team behind the biggest smiles in Sammamish, WA.
Ketan Jumani DDS
The board-certified pediatric dentist famed for making your child's visit super fun.
‘‘“In my life I’ve had a number of dental experiences, some positive and some not much. When I speak to patients I let them know that I understand where they are coming from, having been in similar situations myself. I can feel their anxiety and empathize with them as a patient as well as a clinician. I try not to preach to my patients, but rather meet them where they are and make small changes over time.”
Dr. Jumani was born and raised in India. From an early age, he was inspired to become a dentist through summer jobs at his general dentist and orthodontist’s office. He would fill out charts and help with odd jobs to make some pocket money. Over the years, he had the opportunity to get to know some of the dentists very well and loved the impact they had on patients’ lives.
While living in India, Dr. Jumani obtained his dental degree and practiced dentistry for two years there. He then came to the U.S. in order to attain a Master’s in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. Upon graduation, he became an Associate Faculty in the Department of International Health, working for the Institute for Vaccine Safety.
Given his love for clinical dentistry, Dr. Jumani chose to go back to dental school and attended the University of Washington to obtain his DDS. Later on, he followed his resolve to earn his MSD in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Washington.
Dr. Jumani met his wife in dental school, Shreya Jumani, who is also a practicing dentist. They are soon to be parents and are very excited!
For him, the best part of his profession is to have the pleasure of treating little kids and watching them grow, evolve, and mature over time. He truly enjoys creating a bond with his patients and their families.
In his free time, Dr. Jumani loves spending time outdoors with his wife and likes to travel, hike, ski, and run.
Why Choose Our Pediatric Dentist?
Kids Feel at Ease With Dr. Jumani
My kids love going to see Dr. Jumani. He is incredibly bright and always strives to do what is right for my family and my kids. My kids look forward to their appointments with him.
Shaun (Patient's Dad)
Your Nurturing Smile Team
Paige Kelsch, CDA: Clinic Coordinator
Paige has lived in the PNW all her life! She has 6 years of pediatric dental experience. She has two boys who keep her on her toes! She’s been at NKD since it’s inception and has had a pivotal role to play in its growth thus far. When she’s not busy seeing patients she’s working on office systems and overall experience. She is currently taking at Washington State University majoring in Psychology.
Jennifer Pfeifle, RDA: Scheduling Coordinator
Jenn was born and raised in Edmonds, WA She and her husband have lived in Duvall for the last 15 years and they have 3 lovely boys. She was a stay at home mom who ran an online thrift store out of her home called Cherry Valley Vintage. She loves spending time with her family camping, hiking, and playing games. Given that she has a background in customer service and loves interacting with people and kids of all ages, she chose to re-enter the workforce and become a dental assistant to help and work with families.