Dr. Steven Kitts, a native of Washington State, shares his passion for dentistry with his uncle and brother who are both Washington area dentists. Dr. Kitts completed his undergraduate studies at Washington State University and received his Doctorate degree in Dental Surgery from the University of Washington graduating in 2003. Dr. Kitts owned a private practice in Shoreline prior to coming to Yakima in 2006 to join his uncle Dr. Marvin Swainson. Yakima was easy to call home as he has a large family network throughout eastern Washington. Dr. Kitts has devoted his career to learning everything about and advancing innovative dental techniques and materials. His combination of cutting-edge dental technology, along with his vast experience and a sophisticated and high quality dental office, he brings a level of personalized service to each patient with compassion and care. Dr. Kitts is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, UW Dental Alumni Association, Yakima Dental Society and Lakeside Study Club. Dr. Kitts and his wife Dr. Corie Vitkovic, also a dentist at Lakeside Dentistry are blessed with beautiful twin boys and enjoy traveling, golfing, skiing and are fanatic Seahawks and Cougar fans.
Dr. Karen Tritinger-Young grew up on the East Coast and completed her education at the University of Maryland and obtained her dental degree at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Tritinger has been practicing dentistry for 15 years she brings experience in all aspects of general and hospital dentistry, she has had the opportunity to work with the underserved and exclusively with children and developmentally disabled patients for a portion of her career. Her family moved to Yakima from the D.C. area in 2009 to escape the hustle and bustle of the ever-growing city and its suburbs. Dr. Tritinger and her husband Robert have 12 year old twins, Ella and Madelyn, they love all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer and are happy to call Yakima their home. Dr. Tritinger and her family love to travel, hike, bike, camp and ski.