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About Us

Our Dental Clinic's Vision

A Personalized Approach

Our goal is to create a dental practice that the entire family will love coming to in Issaquah, WA.

We provide a personalized approach to every single patient. We strive to create a comfortable experience by providing pain-free services in a friendly and caring environment.

What sets us apart from the other Issaquah, WA dental clinics?

Friendly Team

We pride ourselves on providing quality dentistry in a caring, professional, and friendly manner. Our goal is to create a partnership with you. We encourage open and honest communication so we can help you have the best dental health possible. We strive to meet and exceed our patients’ expectations.

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Latest Technology

Using state-of-the art equipment designed with safety and efficiency in mind, we are able to offer top-notch care. As you walk through our office, you will notice that everything is clean, comfortable and thoroughly sterilized. Your safety and comfort are our priority.

Payment Options

We know that the cost of care can be confusing. In addition to offering a number of in-office payment options to fit your budget, we also give you up-front cost information on your treatment ahead of time. We offer various dental financing with credit available in time frames that fit your needs.

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Convenient Hours

We know that your time is valuable to you, and that’s why we offer extended office hours on select days, dental appointment reminders, and a quick turnaround time on calls and appointment requests. We are happy to answer any questions or concerns in the office, over the phone or via email.

Comprehensive Services

At Thomas R. Quickstad, DDS, we are qualified to handle all aspects of your care, so you are always surrounded by people that you trust. If we must refer out, we promise to send you to carefully vetted colleagues who apply the same professional principles in their office that we do in ours.

Comfort Care

At our office, we do everything we can to allieviate dental anxiety. Through clear communication, our patients know what to expect during their treatment. We create comfort with with blankets and offer headphones to listen to music during your treatment. Lastly, we offer dental sedation options.

Meet Our Dentists

Bachelor's in Zoology

University of Washington

doctoral degree in dentistry

University of Washington School of Dentistry

Dr. Thomas R. Quickstad


Hello, my name is Thomas Quickstad. In our practice patients and staff just call me Dr. Tom. I was born and raised in Seattle and spent most of my educational years east of Lake Washington, in Bellevue. I went to Newport High School and graduated in 1976.

My undergraduate college days were spent at the University of Washington (Go Dawgs!).  I attended the University of Washington for my undergraduate degree in Zoology and then got my degree in dentistry (DDS) at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. During my undergraduate years, a big part of my life was soccer. I played for the Huskies all four years and captained the varsity team my senior year.

In 1980 I was accepted and entered the University of Washington Dental School. I enjoyed my time in dental school and still spend Friday afternoons teaching the freshmen students at the dental school. Following graduation in 1984, I traveled to Schaffhausen, Switzerland, where I started my first job as a dentist. I was the school dentist for many of the children in the Canton of Schaffhausen.

I should note that while in Schaffhausen, my wife and I were married. Her name is Allison and she is also from Bellevue. We met during dental school and got engaged shortly after my graduation. We were married in a small church in Buchthalen, near Schaffhausen.

Following one year of working in Schaffhausen we moved to Lausanne, Switzerland, and I worked as a dentist in the Polyclinic. At the Polyclinic I treated mostly adults which really rounded out my postgraduate experience.

In late 1986 we decided it was time to end our expatriate ways and head back home. We rented an apartment on Capitol Hill in Seattle and I started working at a few different dental offices as an associate. In 1989 I opened my private practice in Issaquah. We have grown with the Plateau community and continue to enjoy getting to know and help all our great patients.

Doctor of Dental Surgery

University of California

General Practice Residency

University of Washington

Dr. Valerie Liebhaber


Dr. Liebhaber received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry and completed her General Practice Residency at the University of Washington. She received many accolades and was awarded a Delta Dental Hispanic Initiative Scholarship while at UCLA

Her passion for dentistry shines in her ability to connect with patients, educating, and keeping them informed of their oral healthcare needs. Dr. Liebhaber loves providing patients with comprehensive oral healthcare and providing a relaxing setting

Dentistry always had a special place in my heart as I was fortunate enough to have had several wonderful dentists growing up that always made me feel comfortable and acknowledged my concerns. I hope to be able to provide that same experience to members of my own community.

In her free time, Dr. Liebhaber loves to cook and try new recipes, camp and hike, read all genres of books, go on road trips, explore new cities and countries, and learn about different cultures. She was born in Costa Rica and moved to the Los Angeles area at a young age. She is happy to now get to call the Pacific Northwest her home! She is also fluent in Spanish


At our practice, you aren’t just a patient. We take an interest in you and your unique oral health needs. We think you’ll find a friend in your dental professional during your visit!

Meet Our Dental Care Team


Dental Assistant

Hello, my name is Ashley. I grew up in Montana and have lived in Washington for almost 5 years now. I have been a dental assistant at Dr. Quickstad's office since May of 2021. I was a travel agent for 10 years before I discovered my love for dentistry, and I haven't looked back since. I love connecting with our patients and being able to help transform their smiles and maintain their oral health and wellness.

During my free time I enjoy spending time out in nature, whale watching, and volunteering at SAFE Horse Rescue.


Care Center Lead

My name is Josey and I have been in dentistry for 16 years. Dentistry fascinated me while I was watching my teenager's transformation while she was receiving orthodontic treatment, (braces), and I wanted to know more. My first career was in business ownership and Rv sales and finance, I have always enjoyed working with people and getting to know them. I am new to the Sammamish and Issaquah area. I moved here from Mukilteo in July of 2023.

In my free time I enjoy paddleboarding, bike riding, going to the beach, and I am a volunteer with Vested Interested in K9's, Inc. helping to supply Law enforcement K'9s with bullet and stab resistant vests in all 50 states.


Treatment Coordinator

I am new to dentistry but because of my team and our patients I have loved every minute. Getting to know our patients while setting up appointments and creating their treatment plans gives me something to look forward to daily. I do my best when working with the insurance companies to help you get the most out of your benefits with less stress on your behalf. It is also my pleasure to help you with payment options if you need more time to pay your balance and we can work together to find something that works.

During my free time my daughter, dog Bailey, and I spend most weekends, holidays, and vacations with the entire family including extended family. I enjoy paddleboarding, playing board and card games, going to get massages, and reading.



I currently live in Sammamish with my husband Don and our two beautiful children, Garrett (15), and Sydney (13). I have two dogs and love to spend time with them. When I am not in the office, I like to spend time camping, hiking, gardening, and traveling the world.



My name is Stephanie. I was born and raised in Wa. I did my training at Lake Wa. Tech. in Kirkland and I grew up in Woodinville. In my free time I love to do anything active. My hobbies include snowboarding, playing pickleball, hitting the gym, and taking yoga classes. I currently live in Juanita and I have a beautiful brown tabby named Henry.

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