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Dr. Shelly Self

Pediatric Dentist Dr. Shelly Self

When you meet Dr. Self and see her fun bubbly personality there will be no question why she became a pediatric dentist. She is passionate about providing quality dental care in a fun and loving environment and she believes that every child should have a positive dental experience. Dr. Self is an advocate for parent education and caries prevention and her goal is to create a lifelong relationship with every patient.

Dr. Self has lived all over the world and had the opportunity to meet many different people and visit many beautiful places which truly gives her a broad perspective of life. She is fluent in Italian, Spanish and Hebrew and also speaks some Arabic. She began her educational journey in Rome, Italy where she earned an international baccalaureate degree with disciplines in math, science and art having had the opportunity to study the work of Michael Angelo and the Sistine chapel for her thesis.

Dr. Self then moved to the states to study Dentistry where she graduated at the top of her class with a Bachelors of Science in Medical Biology from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She continued her trend to travel and went to the Midwest to attend Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio where she was awarded the Doctorate of Medical Dentistry with honors. Upon graduating with her D.M.D. degree Dr. Self completed a general practice residency at the Louis Stokes VA Hospital before moving to Redmond Washington. There, she worked as a public health dentist and discovered her passion to provide dental care to her little friends.

Dr. Self completed her two year pediatric dental residency at the University of Nevada Las Vegas where she received extensive training in advanced diagnostic and child-related pharmacology, along with child psychology and clinical management. During her residency she also received advanced training in oral pathology, child development, management of oral/facial trauma, care for patients with special needs, conscious sedation and general anesthesia. Upon graduating as a Pediatric Dental Specialist she then went on to join the ranks of other distinguished pediatric specialists by becoming board certified. Certification by the American Board of Pediatrics signifies a high degree of physician competence and dedication to the highest level of professionalism and interest in the health and welfare of children and adolescents.

Pediatric Dentist Dr. Shelly Self with her kids

Dr. Self and her husband McKinley, who is a general dentist and grew up in Olympia, are happy to have returned home to Washington State. They make their home on the Kitsap peninsula with their two children Ben and Julia and their two cats Leo and Norah. In her spare time Dr. Self loves to spend time with her family. She also enjoys kayaking, camping, biking, cooking, watching movies and of course travelling.

Dr. Self holds a sedation license as well as dental licenses in Washington and Nevada.

Dr. Self has admitting privileges at Harrison Medical Center and is an active member in several professional Dental organizations including:

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
American Dental Association
Washington State Dental Association
Kitsap County Dental Society