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About Dr. Rick Lieu


Rick grew up in the South Puget Sound after moving to Parkland/Spanaway from Seoul, South Korea as an infant.  His family established Lieu's Chinese restaurant in Parkland. When he wasn't helping at the restaurant, Dr. Lieu loved playing tennis.  Rick graduated from Washington High School in Parkland in 1992.

After one year of attending Pacific Lutheran University, Dr. Lieu transferred to Washington State University where he graduated with a degree in Microbiology.  It was during his time at Washington State that Rick developed an interest in dentistry.  He was accepted at the University of Washington School of Dentistry and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 2000.


Dr. Lieu worked for nine years in community health dental clinics in both Seattle and Tacoma.  There, he treated low-income patients, both adults and children.  In 2009, he took over the long-standing Puyallup dental practice of Dr. Smith (and prior to that Dr. Pratt).  Since he began practicing dentistry, Dr. Lieu has kept up to date by attending many continuing education classes, ensuring that his patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced dental care.

While at the University of Washington, Rick married his high school girlfriend, Sarah Klavano.  They are kept busy shuttling their two sons, Adam and Brandon, to various sports and community activities.  Dr. Lieu still enjoys playing tennis, even venturing to compete in USTA mixed doubles with Sarah.

  • Courtney
    Registered Dental Assistant

    Courtney grew up here in the Puyallup area. She attended Rogers High School and graduated in 2012 and has been a dental assistant since 2014. When she isn't chasing around her children, she enjoys camping, going four-wheeling with her husband, and taking care of their farm. 

  • Chrisha
    Office Administrator

    Chrisha became a Registered Dental Assistant in 2011 and has been working in the front office since 2019. When she isn't working she loves spending time with her children & family, taking a ton of pictures and being adventurous, creative & artistic.

  • Sarah
    Office Accounting

    Sarah is a Washington State University Accounting graduate. She worked in both public and private accounting before having children. Her two boys attend school in the Puyallup school district and she enjoys working at the office part-time. Sarah loves spending time outside doing activities such as hiking, biking, and camping.

  • Luda
    Registered Dental Assistant


    Luda loves cooking, baking & gardening. For vacations she likes to chase the sun and highly recommends all-inclusive resorts in Mexico. She's been a dental assistant for twenty years.

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