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Dr. Kayleigh A Short DMD formerly of Integrative Dentistry and Dr. Ashley C Schwark DDS
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I'm no stranger to health struggles. In dental school, it became apparent that my constant migraines and high-level of fatigue WAS. NOT. NORMAL.
I began working closely with a chiropractor that specialized in kinesiology, herbology, nutrition, emotion, and genetics. I was hooked as I began to feel relief, energy even, and understand my body and the challenges it had been hit with for years and was now facing in my chosen profession.
I had no idea when I chose dentistry, what I would be exposed to and relying on my body to balance and detox daily. I found myself finishing dental school, residency and working my first job for Indian Health Services, all while pursuing my passion for wellness, consciousness, whole body healing and optimization, because I cannot see how you do one without the other.
Through my challenges and discovering a gap in dentistry that considers whole body health, emotional impact, and environmental exposure my path became VERY clear.
I knew I could provide a safer, more comprehensive version of dental care to my patients that took into account their dental/medical/physical/emotional history, current state and wellness goals to truly optimize their health journey, all while minimizing environmental impact.
As my journey has elevated and I’ve been involved in the evolution of health for many, I find great connection with people, the earth, my roots in Alaska and all that nature can provide for optimal wellness, from grounding, to sustenance and healing potential.
This is highly personal work for me. I'm hoping to create a new way of doing an old thing. Our bodies, minds and planet deserve more care, connection and consideration. It is my honor to be a part of your wellness journey.
I'm a Washington native. I have a husband and a daughter who I love exploring the world with. In my free time I continually further my education, garden, cook, travel, paint, and refurbish vintage furniture. I have a passion for holistic health and dental care, natural facial aesthetics, whole body health through functional nutrition and herbology.
I've been in the dental field since 2014.
When I started working in general dentistry offices I noticed a FAST decline in my mental, emotional, and physical health. It turned out I was slowly being poisoned everyday by being in toxic environments where mercury fillings were being removed unsafely. I then started my own health journey and sought holistic dentists in my area but the results were sparse.
I made it my mission to guide my patients to a healthier, more vibrant life through expanding my knowledge so I could pass it on. I am certified in herbology and working towards my functional nutrition accreditation.
I can't wait to meet you and be a guide on your health journey.
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. I'm a true fitness, adventure and food lover!
I'm most passionate about weight lifting, long walks with my dog Lucy, snowboarding, waterskiing, and cooking.
Health has always been at the top of my priority list and after entering the dental field, I found myself most aligned with wholistic dentistry.
I have been thriving in this unique field, building relationships, gaining an expansive wellness knowledge, and enhancing my skills and patient interactions since 2017.
My greatest passion professionally is to help people with their overall health journey through proper care and eduction.
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