About Your Dentist

In W. Choi, DDS

"A beautiful smile makes everyone happy!"

Mission:

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

Education:

  • 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.

Christopher D. Merchant, DDS

"Excellence and Compassion in Dental Care"

Mission:

"We are a team dedicated to creating an environment of compassion, professionalism, and warmth. We strive to make our patients comfortable and healthy through the highest quality of care. We are highly trained and passionate about providing dental care that meets our patients' health and cosmetic need throughout their lifetime."

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Honors Program with International Emphasis - Washington State University
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery - University of Washington
  • General Practice Residency: Chief Resident for Dental Program - Louisiana State University Medical Health Center

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships:

  • American Dental Association
  • Thurston County Dental Society
  • Washington State Dental Association

Dr. Merchant also has advanced training in Invisalign and Botox cosmetic procedures, and participates in continuing education in other various fields of dentistry to stay current on the latest field advancements.

Life & Hobbies:

Dr. Merchant grew up in Olympia and has a great affection for all it has to offer, as there is so much to do, right outside our doors. He enjoys biking, skiing and exploring the Puget Sound waterways. He and his wife have two children whom you can see them driving to various activities. They keep them very busy, and they wouldn't have it any other way!

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."

Mission:

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

Education:

  • 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.