Dr. Shelly Self, DMD

Dr. Shelly Self, DMD

Pediatric Dentistry  ·  
Female  ·  
43 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Shelly Self, DMD is a pediatric dentistry practitioner in Poulsbo, WA and has been practicing for 13 years. She practices pediatric dentistry, dentistry, and more.Read her story

Poulsbo Childrens Dentistry

19365 7th Ave NE Ste D108

Poulsbo, WA 98370
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Self's bio

This content was provided by Dr. 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."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Self "Dr. Self and her experienced friendly team love children and are trained to help them overcome dental apprehension and gently work to develop a positive attitude about oral hygiene and dental visits. Our focus on compassion and safety combines with the latest technology in a child-friendly environment to ensure patients receive the highest quality service and exceptional care. We partner with parents on preventative care to build a relationship that will last a life time and ensure that each child has a happy and healthy smile. "

4  Practice Areas

  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Dentistry
  • Laser Dentistry
  • Sedation Dentistry

1  Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

17  Conditions Treated

  • Broken Tooth
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Dental Disorders
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Attrition
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Demineralization
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Loss
  • Toothache

9  Procedures

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  • U Utah Salt Lake City
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Louis Stokes VA Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • University of Nevada School of Dental Medicine Pediatric Residency
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. Shelly Self, DMD
Dr. Self is professional, kind and excellent with children. She has a warm personality and cares deeply that you and your child have a good experience with her and her staff. We are very happy with Dr. Self.
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Tova G in Bainbridge Island, WA – Sep 19, 2016
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Dr. Self and her staff are simply amazing! I have 2 ADHD kids with sensory issues that can be quite challenging to work with. Dr. Self works wonders with them both. She engages the children, gets on their level and ensures that they feel safe and comfortable. She even makes their visits fun!
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Sandra Jamrock in Poulsbo, wa – Mar 29, 2016
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Dr. Self and her staff are so kind and very professional. My children literally count down the days until their next visit! The office is clean, happy, and engagingly decorated for children. The staff is always cheerful and ready to befriend each patient on a personal level. All three of my...Read More
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AP – Jan 14, 2016
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