Meet Dr. Silas Dudley, your Sammamish Orthodontist
A native of Mercer Island, WA, Dr. Dudley attended Pepperdine University for his undergraduate education and completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. Following this, Dr. Dudley earned his Orthodontic Certificate and Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Dudley is passionate about improving people’s lives by giving them the smile of their dreams. He has seen firsthand how improved dental health and straighter smiles can greatly improve the quality of life for these patients, regardless of their age! He also believes it’s important to have a little bit of fun in every aspect of life, including the orthodontic process. While he takes his profession and the care of his patients very seriously, Dr. Dudley loves to have fun in the office, something both his staff and his patients appreciate. He works hard to give every patient he treats the smile of their dreams in a fun and friendly environment!
Why an Orthodontist in Sammamish? Orthodontist vs. Dentist
An orthodontist is a dentist, but a dentist is not an orthodontist. All orthodontists are dentists first, even though not every dentist is qualified to be an orthodontist. 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. All orthodontists, including Dr. Dudley, have to continue their formal education for 2 or 3 additional years before receiving their license and certification.
Why does it matter if you see your Sammamish Orthodontist?
Specialists receive additional training to give them the skills needed to deal with more complex orthodontic problems. Dentists do, however, 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.
An orthodontist may improve your treatment experience in the following ways:
- Providing more treatment options, with a variety of braces or therapies to choose from.
- Personal experience treating multiple cases that share your unique concern and anatomical characteristics.
- More efficient treatment and visits, because it is the office’s focus area of care.
- Knowing that you’ll receive the best possible outcome on your treatment plan, especially if you have severe bite discrepancies that need to be addressed.
- Being seen quickly, as a family dentist will be focused on longer patient cases or emergencies throughout the day.
Some individuals may think it’s easier to have their orthodontic work completed by their dentist, but convenience shouldn’t be a problem. You will only be stopping by your Sammamish orthodontic offices every six to eight weeks.
Dudley Smiles Orthodontics is proud to provide affordable treatment in the Sammamish area, and we don’t want price to ever be an obstacle. That’s why we accept most major insurance providers and offer payment plans.
Testimonials from Sammamish orthodontist 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 orthodontic treatment!
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!
Dr. Dudley and his staff are truly a blessing! I had a unique situation with a friend of my daughters who was long overdue in getting his braces removed. He was a troubled teen who has also had a tough go of getting started in his now adult life. I contacted Dr. Dudley's office to see if there was any possibility of getting these braces removed. He and his staff worked with me and his previous orthodontist, who he had not seen in nearly two years, in getting this done. More amazing, he did this at no cost to me. I cannot begin to put into words how grateful I am for Dr. Dudley and the entire staff. These are absolutely amazing people and there is no doubt you will have an amazing experience with Dr. Dudley. You can feel how caring everyone is just being in the same room! I just can't say enough! If you want a positive orthodontic experience, you need to look no further! God bless each of you!