Meet Dr. Jared Lothyan

A kind, caring pediatric dentist in Sumner, WA.

Dr. Jared Lothyan who is a Sumner pediatric dentist at Smile Surfers Kids' Dentistry

‘‘Being a father of five children, I see nothing more enjoyable than teaching and being with children every day. I believe it's essential to create a fun and enjoyable dental experience for your child while teaching the importance of oral health."

Parents throughout the community agree Dr. Jared is wonderful with children. At Smile Surfers in Sumner WA, he’s created a fun, professional environment to create positive and trusting relationships with children and parents alike.

At every visit, Dr. Jared will partner with you to ensure your little surfer develops healthy habits for a lifetime.

Fun Fact: The Smile Surfers theme was inspired by childhood family roadtrips to San Clemente Beach in Southern California in an orange VW bus.

Seattle Met logo for Top Dentist, which Smile Surfers in Sumner have won since 2013
Logo of 10 Best Patient Satisfaction of the American Institute of Dental Professionals

The Journey To Becoming a Pediatric Dentist in Sumner, WA

Learn more about Dr. Jared’s background.

  • Earned his DDS at the University of Washington Dental school (go Huskies!)
  • Worked as a general dentist for a short time before pursuing pediatric dentistry.
  • Completed 2 years residency in pediatric dentistry at the University of Rochester and Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY.
Memberships & Awards
Outside the Office
  • Native of the Seattle area
  • His greatest joys in life are his 5 children and his wife of 22 years
  • He also enjoys the outdoors where he loves to surf, hike, camp, and fish and to spend time outside.
  • Fun fact: Dr. Jared loves surfing and restored a vintage 1976 VW bus pop-up camper for those quick surf getaway weekends
The Sumner dental team at Smile Surfers
Smile Surfers Isn’t Possible Without Our Incredible Surf Instructors
Eva who is a dental assistant at Smile Surfers in Sumner


Dental Assistant
Jasmin who is a dental assistant at Smile Surfers in Sumner


Dental Assistant
Lauren who is a sterilization tech at Smile Surfers in Sumner


Sterilization Tech
Maria who is a dental assistant at Smile Surfers in Sumner


Dental Assistant
Samantha who is a dental assistant at Smile Surfers in Sumner


Dental Assistant
Viki who is a dental assistant at Smile Surfers in Sumner


Dental Assistant
Annelise who is a Practice Manager at Smile Surfers in Sumner


Operations Manager
Rachelle who is a Community Outreach Director at Smile Surfers in Sumner


Marketing Specialist
Dr. Paula Stepp, dentist and associate at Smile Surfers in Sumner, Washington

Dr. Paula Stepp, DMD

Associate Dentist

Dr. Stepp grew up in a small town in Illinois. After completing dental school at Southern Illinois University, she completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry and served as a dentist with the United States Air Force. During her time serving, she had the opportunity to treat service members and their families in Turkey and Germany. She even had the opportunity to treat a military working dog!

Dr. Stepp completed her residency in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee. She received her Master’s of Dental Science and a Certificate of Pediatric Dentistry. Part of her time included working with LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Her research on bioactive cements and crowns is published in the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

She has volunteered her time in Kenya and Jamaica on dental missions trips. Dr. Stepp is a member of the Washington Academy of Pediatric Dentists, American Academy of Pediatric Dentists, as well as the King County Dental Society and Washington State Dental Society. When not at work, Dr. Stepp enjoys spending time with her four children, sing-alongs to Disney movies, traveling and planning next years’ Halloween costumes.

Dr. Paula Stepp, DMD

Associate Dentist
Jessica who is the Billing Specialist at Smile Surfers in Sumner


Billing Specialist
Michelle who is the Front Desk at Smile Surfers in Sumner


Front Desk

I love this dentist! The entire staff is absolutely wonderful with children. They explain everything they are doing, allow the child to touch things they are going to use, and provide an all around great environment. So glad we found them and would HIGHLY recommend them to everyone!

- Christi R., Actual Parent

Dr. Jared Lothyan who is a Sumner pediatric dentist at Smile Surfers Kids' Dentistry with his incredible team
Supporting Those In Need

Smile Surfers loves helping our community in need of dentistry even outside of the office. We do everything possible to give back to the community that so graciously allows us to spread our positive message. We do this by:

  • Going to schools and preschools to do dental education presentations about the importance of taking care of teeth.
  • Sponsor for community events, such as kid sports teams, local school fundraisers, and community races for a cause.

If you would like to get involved with any of our community events, please contact us or speak to us during your visit to Smile Surfers in Sumner, WA.

Become a Part of Our Smile Surfers Community

Our dentist in Sumner looks forward to meeting you and your little smile surfer.