Meet Dr. Russell Nomi

I feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to practice dentistry here in Kirkland for so many years. While I’ve always enjoyed the technical aspect of my work, the relationships I’ve created with my patients are what have truly made this a fulfilling career. I love watching children grow up into healthy, happy adults, and then bring their own children in to see me. It makes our office truly like a family.

Education and Continuing Education

I attended the University of Washington School of Dentistry and earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1981. Since graduating, I have expanded my knowledge and training in new and innovative dental procedures. Continuing education helps keep me abreast of what is new and evolving in dentistry and medicine. I feel that the more knowledge my staff and I have, the better the service we can provide for our patients.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Washington State Dental Association
  • King County Dental Society

Family and Community

I am a Seattle native and have lived in Bellevue on Lake Sammamish since 1991. I have been happily married to Gwennie for almost 30 years. Gwennie is a retired hygienist who now works mostly on her tennis game. We have two wonderful grown sons: Ron and Wesley. Ron has a business degree from Seattle University and is working at a clothing start-up in Kirkland. He also partners in a dental product importing company. Wesley is attending dental school in Arizona. Wes loves school and is at the very top of his class. I hope we can practice together when Wes graduates in a couple of years. Our family also has three dogs and several koi.

When not working, I like to do different sports activities which include tennis, windsurfing, kayaking, hiking, and cycling. Gwennie and I enjoy the company of our friends and travel.

We donate to several charitable causes including the NW Children's Fund, KCDS, various politicians, and the Issaquah Food Bank, to name a few. I also volunteer a lot of time at my office working with people who cannot afford the high cost of dental care. I have been on many mission trips to different countries and have sponsored others to do so as well. I feel that everyone deserves a chance to lead a healthy, happy, productive life.