Meet Dr. Silas Dudley, your Kent Orthodontist

Dr. Silas Dudley attended Pepperdine University for his undergraduate education and completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of the Pacific Arther A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. He then chose to pursue a specialty in orthodontics and earned his Orthodontic Certificate and Master of Science in Dentistry at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Silas Dudley currently lives in Seattle with his wife Rebecca and their children, Audrey and Lillian. He enjoys exploring the great Pacific Northwest, going to the gym, snowboarding, reading, and photography. He is also an enthusiastic fan of the Seattle Mariners and Seahawks.

Why an Orthodontist in Kent? Orthodontist vs. Dentist

An orthodontist is a dentist, but a dentist is not an Orthodontist.

All orthodontists are dentists first, but though not every dentist has the qualifications to be an orthodontist. Dr. Dudley continued her formal education for 2 or 3 additional years before receiving the necessary license and certification. As an orthodontist, Dr. Dudley has spent years studying nothing but how and why to move teeth. This includes what to do, how to plan, and how to execute the appropriate treatment plan.

Why does it matter if you see your Kent Orthodontist?

Specialists receive additional training to give them the skills needed to deal with more complex orthodontic problems. Dentists receive basic orthodontic training which allows them to perform root canals, extract wisdom teeth, and treat young children who do not need to see an orthodontist yet.

Seeing a specialist like an orthodontist may change your experience in braces by:

  • Providing additional treatment options.
  • Giving you more efficient treatment and visits, because it is the office’s primary area of care.
  • Knowing that you’ll receive the best possible outcome on your treatment plan, especially if you have severe bite problems that need to be addressed.
  • Personal experience treating multiple cases that share your unique concerns
  • Being seen more quickly, as a family dentist will be focused on longer patient cases or emergencies throughout the day.

You may think it’s easier to have your orthodontic work completed by your dentist. Convenience shouldn’t be a concern, because you will only be stopping by your Kent orthodontic offices every six to eight weeks.

And don’t let price be a problem either! Dudley Orthodontics is proud to provide affordable treatment in the Kent area.

Testimonials from Kent orthodontic patients

Got my Invisalign treatment done by Dr. Dudley and the whole experience has been great. He is very knowledgeable and provides great information about the treatment and what options one has. The staff is very welcoming and efficient. The equipment is very high tech. The place is very modern and children friendly. I definitely recommend this place to anyone who is considering orthodontics treatment! - Dalla


Dr. Si and his entire staff are simply wonderful! I am always greeted with a welcoming smile as soon as I walk through the door. They make going to the orthodontist easy and fun by providing a relaxed, upbeat atmosphere with many accommodations like a coffee/water station, TV's, arcade games, tooth brushing station, comfortable waiting room, and treatment chairs. The office and treatment area is modern and clean. They have two locations so you can choose which is most convenient for you. I highly recommend considering Dr. Si and his staff for your orthodontic needs! - Chelsia


Truly fabulous- the entire staff is fantastic, the new office is beautiful and convenient, Dr. Si is perfectly awesome. Scheduling is easy, the staff is always on time or early. Progressive, positive atmosphere and they met our daughter’s hoped for a timeline to have her braces off by her birthday. Love this place, will be bringing our sons as well, and would recommend to everyone. - Dawn