Dr. Gina Lightner

Dr. Gina Lightner, DMD, comes to Washington state from Boston, Massachusetts, and brings her extensive post-doctoral training, private practice experience, and positive enthusiasm to her service of the patients of Thomas Dentistry- Mercer Island!

Dr. Gina Lightner - Your Skilled and Compassionate Dentist in Mercer Island

Dr. Lightner completed her undergraduate studies at Rice University, where she earned a B.A. in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sports Medicine and a B.A. in Philosophy, before going on to earn her DMD Doctorate of Medicine in Dentistry from the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA. During her time at Tufts Dental, Dr. Lightner was not only recognized on the Dean’s list for her academic achievements, but also inducted into the Honus Civicus Society for her exceptional commitment to and action in community service and civic engagement. 

Dr. Lightner went on to complete a residency at the prestigious Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, New York City, where she served as first-call for the Mount Sinai Emergency Department on the Upper East Side as an on-call member of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery team, responding to extensive dental emergencies ranging from infections to complex facial trauma. There, she also received advanced training in digital dentistry, aesthetic dentistry, Invisalign orthodontics, and implant dentistry in various private, community, and hospital clinics across New York City, while completing rotations in anesthesiology, pediatric dentistry, and medically advanced dentistry, alongside her medical and surgical colleagues. 

Dr.Lightner then began her career in private practice in downtown Boston, where she served working professionals, families, and long-time residents of Boston and Cambridge as a general and cosmetic dentist for years. During this time, she has continued to expand upon her knowledge and skillset through post-doctoral training through esteemed institutions such as the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Dental Association.

Dr. Lightner is beyond excited for the opportunity to provide exceptional, comprehensive, and customized dental care to all her patients in the warm and comfortable environment of Thomas Dentistry- Mercer Island. Her favorite part of dentistry is getting to know her patients and being a part of her patients’ lives, and she is excited to meet you!

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Education & Achievement

Dr. Lightner holds a Dental Degree (DMD) and has completed a residency at the prestigious Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. 

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Dental Care Services offered by Dr. Gina Lightner

Dr. Lightner offers a wide array of dental services to meet the diverse needs of her Kirkland patients. Her expertise extends from basic preventive care, such as cleanings and check-ups, to more specialized treatments like surgical extractions. Dr. Lightner is also skilled in endodontic procedures, including root canal treatments. Her comprehensive approach ensures that whether you need routine care or more complex treatments, you’re in capable hands.

General Family Dentistry

At Thomas Dentistry, our dentists and our team of dental professionals are focused on you. We apply the latest dental technology to general and family dentistry in Kirkland and Mercer Island, Washington, to repair or enhance your smile to help you enjoy good dental and general health.

Cosmetic Dentistry

At Thomas Dentistry, we are committed to providing high-quality dental care to our patients. A big part of this commitment is our restorative procedures that heal and preserve the function of the teeth, but we are also concerned with the cosmetic side of things.

Root Canal Treatments

When decay or physical trauma damages a tooth in such a way that it compromises the pulp of the tooth, one way that our dentists can suggest to save your tooth is through a root canal treatment. Root canal treatment has a reputation for being a painful treatment.

Restorative Dentistry

We are pleased to offer high-quality restorative dentistry at our practice. Restorative dentistry is a specific branch of dentistry that is focused on restoring the health and function of your smile following tooth damage, tooth decay or tooth loss.


re you seeking a discreet and effective solution to perfect your smile? At Thomas Dentistry, we understand the need for a convenient and hassle-free orthodontic option. That’s why we’re proud to offer Invisalign® and Reveal clear aligners across all our locations in Kirkland, Mercer Island, and the University District in Seattle.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are permanent solutions to lost teeth. Implants are made of two parts: the implant itself, a titanium screw that acts like the root of the tooth, and the abutment crown, that attaches to the implant portion itself.

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Contact Details
  • 12910 Totem Lake Blvd. NE, Suite 105, Kirkland, WA 98034
  • 425-821-2526
Mon08:00 AM – 05:00 PM
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  • 2955 80th Ave SE, Suite 105, Mercer Island, WA 98040
  • 206-230-6632
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Wed08:00 AM – 05:00 PM
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  • 4526 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105
  • 206-523-8094
Kirkland (Totem Lake)