About Your Dentist

In W. Choi, DDS

"A beautiful smile makes everyone happy!"


"My mission is to help my patients achieve the lasting gift of oral health and well-being."


  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics - University of Washington
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery - University of Washington

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships:

  • American Dental Association
  • Washington State Dental Association

Life & Hobbies:

Dr. Choi grew up in the farming region of South Korea. In 1985, he moved with his family to Spokane, and has been a Washington resident ever since. Outside of practicing dentistry, Dr. Choi enjoys spending his spare time fishing and hiking.

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John J. Shingu, DDS

"We will be honest and sincere professionals in order to earn your trust and respect, creating a vision for a healthy smile."


"We are here to serve our patients by establishing a master plan for your dental fitness."


  • Bachelor of Science in Biology - University of California, Las Angeles
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery - University of Southern California
  • Northwest Precedent Dental Research

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships:

  • American Dental Association

Dr. Shingu also has extensive education in advanced restorative work and occlusion.

Life & Hobbies:

In his spare time, Dr. Shingu enjoys playing tennis, doing crossword puzzles, and listening to jazz, classical and pop music.

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Praveena Velupula, DDS

“Improving lives, one smile at a time!”

My Mission

“It is our mission to improve the quality of life and health of our patients. Through trust and honesty, we strive to forge a long-term relationship of oral health and overall well-being with you. I look forward to being a part of your journey!”

Education & Continuing Education

Case Western Reserve University – Cleveland, OhioTwo-Year Periodontal Residency

University of Wales College of Medicine – Cardiff, WalesDoctor of Dental Surgery

Dr. Velupula is a member of DOCS Education and stays focused on keeping current with minimal and moderate sedation techniques.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Velupula is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Washington State Dental Association, and the Thurston County Dental Association.

Life & Hobbies

Outside of the office, Dr. Velupula loves exploring and enjoys forest bathing, being by the water, and spending quality time with family and friends. She enjoys reading about integrated medicine and is always looking for ways to incorporate that into her quest for wellness! She moved to Olympia after meeting her awesome husband eighteen years ago. They have two lovely children together and are so grateful to be raising them in the wonderful Pacific Northwest!