Meet the Team

D.D.S., M.S.D.

Dr. Matthew Tomala

Dr. Tomala is a graduate of Michigan State University where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. He was then awarded a military scholarship to attend the University of Michigan School of Dentistry where he obtained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree. Following graduation he completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency in the United States Air Force at Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi. He completed his tour of duty as a general dentist at Yakota Air Force Base in Japan.

After returning to the states, Dr. Tomala completed his postgraduate training in Endodontics at the University of Washington where he also earned his Master of Science degree in Dentistry.
He continues his close association with the University of Washington by teaching classes as an affiliate assistant faculty member within the School of Endodontics.  
Dr. Tomala is a member of the American Association of Endodontics, the Washington State Association of Endodontics, the American Dental Association, the Washington State Dental Association, and the King County Dental Society.
In his leisure time, Dr. Tomala enjoys spending time with this family as well as outdoor pursuits.  He especially enjoys cycling, and snowboarding. 

Julie Faas

Patient Care and Marketing Coordinator

Julie joined Burien Endodontics in 2012.  A native to the area, she enjoys working with patients in our community.  While some patients come to us with discomfort, Julie is able to comfort them and reassure them that they will be feeling better very soon.   Away from the office, Julie enjoys movies and concerts as well as spending time with her husband and family. Oh, and of course playing with her 4 year old Maltese, Milo!. 


Linna Sovan

Dental  Assistant and Team Leader

Linna has been a Dental Assistant for the past 14 years and she joined Dr. Tomala’s team in 2013.  She greatly enjoys being part of a team that genuinely cares about each other and for their patients.  Caring directly for patients and getting positive feedback from them, makes her proud of what she does.  When away from the office, Linna enjoys fishing (from a dock...she can't swim!).


Katya Lukyanovich

Lead Dental Assistant

Katya joined our team in 2014 as a Dental Assistant and quickly became our Lead Dental Assistant.  She enjoys working with a team that strives for excellence in patient care.  She specially likes that Dr. Tomala and his team are always educating themselves in the latest in Endodontic care.  Outside of work, Katya enjoys spedning time and friends and family as well as snowboardnig and playing soccer.


Marta Lukyanovich

Office Operations Coordinator

Marta joined our team in 2016.  She enjoys being a part of Burien Endodontics because she loves working with patients and making their visit to our office their best dental office experience.  She also loves working with her sister, Katya!  Outside of work Marta enjoys spending time with friends and family as well as shopping!