Dr. Kari Chellis joined Pearl Care Dental after she and her husband, Henry, and their dog, Frankie, relocated from Seattle to the mountains overlooking Lake Cle Elum. Before relocating, Dr. Chellis owned her own private practice in West Seattle for 25 years where she was passionate about providing gentle, caring and compassionate, wellness-focused, patient-centered family dentistry, as well as complex cosmetic and restorative dental solutions.
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Dr. Kari Chellis
Dr. Chellis is passionate about helping patients prevent or heal the root cause of poor sleep and breathing, that can so dramatically affect our lives. When Dr. Chellis is not doing dentistry, she enjoys Cooking, Traveling, Reading, Music, Sewing, Jewelry Making, and spending time in the mountains!
“One of the aspects I love about dentistry is the relationships you build with your patients. It creates such a positive and encouraging environment when you’ve built that trust.”
Seattle Met's Top Dentist Award
Recently, Dr Chellis has received Seattle Met’s Top Dentists Award in 2014 through 2020. Dr. Kari started her dental career as a hygienist, graduate magna cum laude from Loma University before enrolling in the University of Washington School of Dentistry and receiving her D.D.S. degree in in 1992, again graduating magna cum laude.
During her training at the University of Washington, she received numerous awards including: American Equilibration Society for Excellence in Occlusion & TMJ, the Teledyne Hanau Award for Excellence in Prosthodontics, the International Congress of Oral Implantologist’s Award, the David B. Law Award for Excellence in Pediatrics, the Women’s Association of Women Dentists 1992 Award, and induction to the National Dental Honor Society Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU). Dr. Kari specializes in Restorative, Preventative & Cosmetic Dentistry, the patented DNA appliances to treat Sleep Apnea, Veneers, TMJ services, DNA Analysis of Periodontal Pathogens, Perio Protect trays, Invisalign, non-IV Conscious Sedation and Botox.
Her most recent passion has been her training with Dr. Dave Singh in Airway & Breathing, having been trained in his patented DNA appliances for both children & adults that stimulate the body’s own stem cells to regrow and remodel the midface allowing permanent change that opens the airway, thus to treat mild to moderate Sleep Apnea.
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