Meet SallySue M. Lombardi, DDS, MSD, FAAPD
“Childhood exuberance is a sure bet to make me smile! I want to return the favor by helping kids keep their smiles healthy, beautiful, and broad.” – Dr. SallySue Lombardi
One of Washington's Own
Dr. Lombardi was born and raised in the Yakima Valley and joined Dr. Liu and Eastside Pediatric Dental Group in 1996. She is a 1992 graduate of the University of Washington, School of Dentistry and completed a general practice residency through the University of Washington Medical Center in 1993. Dr. Lombardi discovered her love of working with children while on her residency rotation. Through a joint program offered by the University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital, Dr. Lombardi received her certificate in Pediatric Dentistry as well as a Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD). After spending 11 years at the University of Washington, Dr. Lombardi is proud that she is a “triple dawg”—three degrees from the purple and gold. Dr. Lombardi completed her board certification and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in 2003. She recertified her board certification in 2013.
A Belief in the Highest Standard of Care for Kids
Every day, Dr. Lombardi strives to broaden and deepen her knowledge base and skills to better serve your kids. She faithfully attends continuing education conferences throughout the year and believes that serving her patients with the utmost care and skill presents a lifelong opportunity to grow and learn. She stays active in a variety of professional organizations:
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- Washington State Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- Washington State Dental Association
- American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
- College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
- Western Society of Pediatric Dentistry
- Seattle King County Dental Society
- Northwest Pediatric Dental Study Club
Dr. Lombardi is also a medical staff member of the following local hospitals:
- Seattle Children's Hospital, Medical Staff
- Swedish Medical Center, Medical Staff
Considered One of Seattle's Best
As a testament to her dedication, Dr. Lombardi has been selected as one of the areas “Top Dentists” by Seattle Magazine in 2006 and 2008, and by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine annually since 2009. In addition, Dr. Lombardi acts as a consultant to the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She serves on their Examination Committee focusing her efforts on developing the written Qualifying Exam, as well as assisting in providing their Oral Clinical Exams.
Active, Fun Family Time
Dr. Lombardi is married and lives in the Issaquah area with her husband and two teen boys. Hoping to raise well-rounded children, her sons’ activities have ranged broadly. For years, she drove the chauffer/carpool circuit to school, sports, and other various activities, often praying that they would be on time, as well as having the necessary armamentarium for the activity in their possession. She has thoroughly enjoyed the relationships that develop from being involved in her kids' endeavors, and has taken on various roles of room mom, team mom, and troop mom over the years. She certainly understands the challenges of managing a busy family, and uses that life experience when working with her patients and their parents. When her family slows down enough to spend an evening at home, they love eating dinner on the patio, playing Hearts, and over-loving their labradoodle, the only other girl in the house.