Meet the Team
About our Dental Team
Over the years, Dr. Alexandra Cristescu has assembled a group of highly skilled and talented dental professionals. Like Dr. Alexandra Cristescu, we continually refine our knowledge with advanced continuing education courses in restorative care, preventive dentistry, and cosmetic procedures.
We all share Dr. Cristescu’s ability to be friendly and compassionate while focusing on your needs. During your visit, our team will do everything we can to make sure you are comfortable. From insurance matters to post-treatment care, we are always happy to answer any of your questions. Together, we’re dedicated to helping all of our patients have a healthy, beautiful smile.
Elizabeth, Office Manager
Elizabeth has been at our office since the practice opened in 1989. Beginning her career as a dental assistant, Elizabeth quickly took on expanded duties. Since 2002, she has held the title of office manager, working closely with our patients in treatment and financial planning. Her experience in both the clinical and business sides of our dental practice has afforded Elizabeth a comprehensive perspective of each patient’s dental experience.
Elizabeth most enjoys the relationships that she has built with our patients and families over the years, having had the good fortune of meeting all of them as the practice has grown. She also values the lasting friendships of her co-workers.
In her time at home, Elizabeth enjoys cooking for her family and spending time in her garden.
Kristi, Restorative Dental Hygienist
Kristi began assisting us at the office while she was still attending college in 1990. The experience here inspired her, and Kristi completed a college program to become a dental hygienist in 1995. She has worked at Eastside Family Dentistry ever since! As the doctor’s senior hygienist, Kristi performs expanded restorative responsibilities and has accumulated 15 years of continuing education experience in all aspects of dentistry.
Kristi appreciates the standard of quality work provided by Dr. Cristescu and our staff and is highly committed to great dentistry and the empathy that makes each patient feel truly cared for. She values our staff members who treat each other with respect and pass the benefits of that ethic on to our patients. She considers Dr. Cristescu’s practice a rewarding and fun place to work!
In her free time, Kristi likes camping, boating and spending quality time with family and friends.
Felicia - Front Office
I’m a Boise, Idaho native and attended Boise State University pursing a profession in the health field. I moved from Boise up here to Washington in 2009 to be closer to family and start my career.
I have an extensive background working for a third-party administrator handling different Taft Hartley trusts (insurance) which encompassed coding, claim inquiry, and processing. So insurance has always come easy to me. I felt like something had been missing in my career, so I sought advice and have chosen this path with Dr. Cristescu. I enjoy working with this team because they all stride to provide everyone with the tools to perform at their best. I feel fortunate to work along-side Dr. Cristescu and Dr. Bator because they truly seek out the best care for the patient. They are also extremely dynamic in supporting our front office staff when needed which is rare to find. To have an office so close-knit has provided comfort for my success to call this place my second home.
I currently reside in Kirkland, WA. I have a husband and a 2 year old son named Paxton. We enjoy playing and watching all sports (especially the SEAHAWKS), taking walks, driving, and spending time together near the water.
Anh Thai-Baysinger - Front Desk
I was born in Indonesia and moved to Yakima Wa at the age of 9. I am tri-lingual in Chinese/Vietnamese.I have a business degree from Yakima Valley Community College.
My husband Mark and I have two beautiful children, 7 year old Amyah and 6 year old Markus. They keep us very busy and bring joy to our lives. We love to travel and spend time outdoors. My hobbies are cooking, going to the movies and spending time with family and friends. I started my dental career in pediatric dentistry and loved working with children. I now enjoy my new dental family at Eastside Family Dentistry an look forward to building relationships with our patients and their families.
I look forward to meeting you!
Sabina, Dental Assistant
I graduated from a 6 year School of Dentistry in Bucharest, Romania and moved to Washington in 2014.
I enjoy being able to improve someone's appearance and make them feel more confident when they smile, being able to take pain away and make patients feel better and relieved after they visit our office. While I enjoy being a dental assistant I am planning to apply to UW School of Dentistry in the future.
In my spare time I enjoy camping, hiking and traveling with my husband.
Vio - Dental Assistant
I started working at Eastside Family Dentistry in 2014 and it has been a blessing to be part of a compassionate , highly talented and fun team. I was a nurse assistant for many years before discovering my passion for dentistry. I love getting to know our patients and helping them achieve optimal oral health and overall wellness.
When I am not at work I enjoy cooking, baking, camping and going fishing with my husband Mario all over Pacific Northwest.