- American Association of Orthodontists
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon
Dr. Adam Pristera
At Pristera Orthodontics, our mission is to help each one of our patients create and maintain a beautiful, healthy smile. We take pride in providing the highest quality in orthodontic and endodontic treatment, and we strive to get to know every patient individually, taking a holistic approach to care. We value every member of our dedicated team of specialists, but none of what we do would be possible without our dedicated orthodontist, Dr. Adam Pristera. Read on to learn more about his history and how he came to love the professions of orthodontics and endodontics!
Dedicated to the Orthodontic and Endodontic Professions
Fulfilling my dream since high school, I became a general dentist in 2005. Working as a general dentist, it didn’t take me long to discover a passion for two areas of dentistry: orthodontics (braces) and endodontics (root canals). After years of hard work and schooling, I’m now proud to be one of a very small number of specialists in both fields. The love I have for my career is reinforced by both the personal and professional rewards from each of my two specialties. As a dual specialist, I have a unique opportunity to positively change the lives of patients of all ages. Because I’m involved at so many stages of treatment, across a wide range of ages, I can focus on the unique needs and goals of each patient individually, helping to plan out a beautiful smile for them in the long run. In serving the communities of Renton and Burien, I strive to deliver the best possible care to all of my patients. My treatment philosophy is focused on creating (orthodontics) and maintaining (endodontics) beautiful smiles that improve the overall health and well-being of my patients throughout their entire lives.
I’ve been a dentist since 2005 when I graduated number one in my class from University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, at which point I was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society for outstanding academic achievements. I furthered my dental training by completing a General Practice Residency at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, treating medically compromised patients of all ages and managing patients with severe dental-facial trauma. I then continued my training, specializing in endodontics (root canals) at the prestigious Endodontics Department at Columbia University in Manhattan, New York. After practicing in high profile offices on Central Park South in New York City, I went back to specialize in Orthodontics at St. Barnabas Hospital, an affiliate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine and New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. This advanced specialized training, combined with my years of experience in practice, provided me the expertise necessary to manage even the most difficult cases.