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Dr. Kayleigh A Short DMD formerly of Integrative Dentistry and Dr. Ashley C Schwark DDS

IAOMT Accredited (AIAOMT)
SMART Amalgam Removal Certified
PRF Facial Esthetics Certified
IV Nutrition Certified
Advanced Education in General Dentistry
Wholistic Kinesiologist
Advanced Consciousness Kinesiologist

Credentials & certifications

dr. kayleigh short

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.

Hi, I'm Jen


Hi, I'm Kelsie

Office Manager, RDA

meet the team

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. 

Through a combination of EFT (Emotional Freedom Tapping),  Chakra Balancing, and Craniosacral Therapy we reduce the potential anxiety & nervousness that can accompany a dental procedure. 

We consider your emotions.


a protocol focused on the safety of patients and providers. It involves adhering to specific safety measures, protective barriers/respirators, vacuums, and pure oxygen to minimize exposure to mercury vapor and particulate matter during the removal of mercury amalgam restorations (fillings). 

We offer SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique). 

A Few Things that MAKE US DiffERENT...

We offer IV nutrition and detox support in conjunction with, support for, and post-op optimization. NOTE: blood panel and medical history review required prior to IV therapy, to ensure safe and individualized dosing.

We optimize healing through nutritional support.  

A few things that MAKE US DIFFERENT...

We rely on low radiation digital x-ray technology to minimize exposure and optimize diagnostic outcomes.  Intra-oral scanner-We use a zero-radiation digital scanner (intra-oral camera) for all patients to have a complete scan of their teeth and gums. 

We address the impact of radiation.


Through plaque, microscopy-we analyze a sample of your plaque under a microscope and review it with you to determine your plaque bacteria quantity, quality, and risk factors for gum disease and systemic health concerns.

We evaluate your gums to give us guidance on your overall wellness.


No detail is left to chance, we consider air filtration, free-radical neutralization, non-toxic paint, chemical-free, and latex-free materials a non-negotiable.  We also maintain a scent-free office and ask our clients to do the same.  

We take environmental safety seriously. 


  "I have been a patient of Dr. Kayleigh Short for 3 years. Dr. Short focuses on my dental health in a proactive and systematic manner while taking my economic interests at heart. She is very efficient and gets the job done quickly, precisely, and without the need for a follow up visit. She is also very calm and collected during a procedure. The end result is that I trust her, my dental health is great, and that impacts my overall health and well-being in a positive manner. Dr. Short has a great personality which makes it easy to sit in the chair. I also give accolades to her assistant-Kelsie, who is the best dental technician I have ever had, very knowledgeable and engaged."
-Roland Dunatov, Sammamish WA

"I trust her, my dental health is great"

  "I hated going to the dentist. It was a nightmare. Scary. When we came to see Dr. Short, right away, I felt comfortable. She put me at ease. I thought she would make me feel bad for my bad teeth, but she was very kind and helped me to fix them and helped teach me how to take care of them the right way. Now going to the dentist is fun and enjoyable!"
-Isaiah, age 13

"Going to the dentist is fun"

  "I had a lot of bad teeth. Lots of cavities. The other dentist I had seen wanted me to have surgery to take them out. My mom wanted to find another way. So we came to see Dr. Short. She helped fix my teeth and make them look nice. After some time, one of my teeth started hurting really bad and needed to be removed. I was scared, but Dr. Short and Ms Kelsie helped me feel comfortable so that they could take the tooth out. She showed me how to take good care of my teeth so now they are staying nice. She is really kind and caring."
-Mikayla, age 9

"She is really kind and caring"

  "Dr. Short is warm and kind and knowledgeable. In our time with her, she consistently brings forth a wealth of wisdom and compassion paired with play and creativity. Her approach is expansive, enveloping trauma-informed, empathetic, holistic, and caring. I felt seen and held in her care and my children have had positive dental services because of her support and treatments. I wholly recommend her services to any mother, woman, person I know. I am delighted to know Dr. Short. Her team and practice are competent, compassionate, wise, safe, and creative. What a gift they are and what luck for those of us who have found her clinic."
 -Lindsey W.

"I wholly recommend her services"

  "In my short forty-one years, I've had the misfortune of needing a high volume of dental care. Yet, in 2021 I had the great fortune of coming upon the most skilled, compassionate dentist of my life in finding Dr. Short. She is bar none the BEST dentist of my life. Not only does she provide the highest technical quality in her care, her centered, supportive, and irreverent approach is what anyone would want while sitting in the hot seat. I've never felt so reassured in the vulnerable position of being a patient. What a treasure it is to be cared for by someone so kind and capable; may every person be so fortunate."
-Kim J.

"I've never felt so reassured "

  "When health issues warranted removal of my mercury amalgams--both in fillings and as residues under my crowns, Dr. Short went above and beyond to guard my health as she basically reconstructed my mouth. Start to finish, her work was exceptional. My bite's great, teeth are beautiful, and her safe procedures couldn't have been more meticulous. I'm grateful. I'd choose her again in a heartbeat."
-Cheryl B

"I'd choose her again in a heartbeat"

315 Lincoln Ave
Building D1
Mukilteo, WA 98275
phone : 425-599-5475
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