May 12 6:30 pm with Dr. Osundeko - "The connection between oral health and cardiovascular health"
April 21 7pm with Dr. Candido - "Supplements and our mood, sleep and gut"
Carolyn Candido MD was born and raised in San Diego, CA. She received her medical degree from University of California, Davis and completed her Family medicine residency at University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA. She was the winner of the Weil Foundation Grant to start the Integrative Medicine track for her residency program at California Hospital Medical Center.
She completed training in Integrative Medicine through the University of Arizona Integrative Medicine in Residency and Institute of Functional Medicine. She started a Functional Medicine practice at Carlsbad Integrative Medical Center prior to joining Hawaii Natural Medicine. She specializes on hormone replacement, thyroid disease, IV therapy and detox therapies.
Dr. Candido is committed to education of the medical community through organizing Functional Medicine Forums and as board member of Learn Skin, an Integrative Dermatology platform. In her spare time, she volunteers for the UCSD free clinic to train medical students and care for the underserved population.
Dr. Candido empowers patients to become heroes in their health journey, instead of victims of their disease. Her 5 pillars of health include:
1) Optimizing the gut
2) Removing toxins
3) Balancing hormones, thyroid, adrenals
4) Adequate sleep
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Getting to know Dr. Osundeko
One question that I’m always asked is: why dentistry? Why did you choose this profession? Dentistry is art. It is precision. It is teaching others how to create and maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. I enjoy the challenges and the victories my profession grants me, and every day is a fresh, new experience. My goal is to help others in realizing all things are possible.
I grew up in historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania after emigrating there as a young child. After earning my Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) from the Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University, I moved to Wichita, Kansas to complete my Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency. Not long after, I took a road trip to Seattle, fell in love with the Pacific Northwest, and have been here ever since!
I have chosen to practice in the White Center community because it is a neighborhood built by entrepreneurs from all walks of life. While being one of the most diverse areas in King County, the community boasts of a reputation for being close-knit, where people support one another and band together to help those in need. I like to think that with my diverse background, and my humble beginnings, my story could fit into this rich tapestry as well. This is why I named my practice White Center Smiles. I wanted this office to be the community’s dental office.
Everyone I’ve met here in White Center has really helped me to be able to make it my home. Getting to know you all is a major perk of the job! To let you know a little bit about me; I love traveling domestically and internationally, experiencing different cultures and sampling new cuisines along the way. I am always excited to hear new dining recommendations. I love being a part of the White Center community!
Dr. Tofunmi Osundeko