Jessica Chen, DDS
I am fortunate to come to work knowing that I have the opportunity to help make the lives of my patients better through the care I provide. My commitment to my patients’ health and happiness is a passion of mine. I am often asked, ‘why did you choose to become a dentist?’ My answer is that dentistry allows me to connect with my patients on a regular basis, building long-lasting relationships while caring for them. My patients deserve nothing less than the most gentle and thoughtful care I am able to provide.”
Education and continuing education
I completed my undergraduate education at Oregon State University and then went on to receive my Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Michigan’s School of Dentistry. From there, I received my Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AGED) from the University of California Los Angeles.
Being awarded 1 of only 20 national research fellowship from the American Association for Dental Research, I conducted clincial research on preparing pediatric patients for their first dental visit. This allowed me to explore factors that make children's first dental visit a positive experience. It is my daily goal to make dental experiences comfortable and positive for patients of all ages.
My education didn’t stop there. It is important for me to provide my patients with the most advanced dental care and treatments, so I make it my priority to stay current with the latest developments and technologies in dentistry. Participating in local and national dental study clubs to collaborate with colleagues is another avenue of staying on top of current treatment advancements. I am also a certified Invisalign® provider, and am currently working towards receiving the Academy of General Dentistry Fellowship Award.
The benefit that my patients receive from my continuing education is immense, and I am fortunate to receive many opportunities each year to bolster my knowledge and technique in dentistry through holding membership in the following affiliations:
- American Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Washington State Dental Association
- Seattle King County Dental Association
- Spear Education- Continuing Education
Fun facts about Dr. Chen
I grew up in Beaverton, Oregon where my large extended family still resides. My husband and I share a love for our shetland sheepdogs. Skiing, cycling, and a love for cars keeps my husband I entertained throughout the year. When I’m not in the office, I maintain my passion for a healthy lifestyle through fitness and nutrition. As I am also a certified personal trainer, I help my friends and family with their fitness and lifestyle goals.
I find joy in being able to give back to my community. One of the ways in which I give back is by volunteering with Medical Teams International. This organization provides treatment at no cost to those in our community who are unable to afford much needed and deserved dental treatment.
Dr. Chen and Willie (one of 3 sheltie kids) at Run Duvall
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