a new perspective on an old profession 

holistic dentistry


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Meaning... we look at past events + treatments, physiological + mental health, current state of health, genetics, environmental exposures, lifestyle stressors, and wellness goals to determine a highly individualize & comprehensive treatment plan.

The dental practice that addresses ALL of the contributing factors to oral and whole body wellness.

how it happens

Schedule your comprehensive exam with the Wholistic Dental team here.

step 1

We will review your concerns, goals, and diagnostic findings.  Then, we will optimize your oral health and see if we are a good fit. 

step 2

If we decide that we are a good fit and our treatment solutions align with your wellness and oral health goals, we will discuss the treatment sequence, and timeline and get you scheduled for your first treatment/hygiene visit. 

step 3

We offer this option, in support with your naturopath and blood testing recommendations to ensure materials, treatment needs, treatment sequence, appliances, and modalities are the most individualized for your optimal dental and whole body wellness.  

Muscle testing

Biocomp Labs - Blood test available to determine biocompatible products/materials, what is safe and unsafe for use, specifically for you. 

Biocompatible Materials. 

We are a fluoride free office. We offer many nano-hydroxyapatite alternatives for sensitive teeth and remineralization needs. 

Biocompatible Materials.  Flouride Free

BPA free-We use composite restorative materials and acrylics without BPA, to insure minimal risk/exposure to patients, minimize any known or unknown reactions, and reduce risk of negative health impact.

Biocompatible Materials. 

We strive to provide metal-free restorative material options to our patients. With patient involvement, biocompatibility testing, and lab recommendations, we choose the optimal materials for wellness, longevity and esthetics. 

Biocompatible Materials. 

CBCT- we offer low radiation, wide field of view 3D head and neck imagery. This is used to assess sinuses, joints, airway, bone, root structure, implant planning and possible areas of infection or poor healing.

Low radiation digital imagery

We use a zero-radiation digital scanner (intra-oral camera) for all patients to have a complete scan of their teeth and gums. This will be used for reference, comparison to future scans, and education purposes. Additionally, this scanner will minimize/eliminate the need for impression materials to be used for such dental procedures as night guard fabrication and crown fabrication. 

Intra-oral scanner

we rely on low radiation digital x-ray technology to minimize exposure and optimize diagnostic outcomes. Radiographs are required legally and for accurate diagnostics of dental health and potential disease not evident with clinical evaluation. We take a minimal number of images and depending on caries risk, determine a safe interval for follow-up images to reduce radiation exposure. 

Minimal radiographs

We use ozone in multiple forms to optimize its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties during most of our dental and aesthetic procedures. In addition to being helpful for infections, ozone is helpful for energy, pH imbalances, etc.

Ozone therapy

Offered in panel and focused form to enhance healing and minimize post-procedure discomfort by reducing inflammation, pain, healing time and stimulating the vagus nerve/parasympathetic system (essential in supporting healing and optimal wellness).

Red light therapy

This specific laser therapy is available in office, ideally for relief of post-surgical swelling, neuropathies, injuries, sprains, soreness, pain and many other concerns.

Platelet Rich Plasma/Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRP/PRF)

We offer biocompatible facials, using your blood product to, over the course of multiple treatments, enhance collagen production to smooth and thin lines, creating a natural lift and smoothing of the skin. 

Facial Aesthetics

We use your tooth to create an autologous (from you) bone graft, the most biocompatible way to preserve bone at the time of extraction.

KometaBio Dentin GrindeR

We are now placing Swiss Dental Systems zirconia implants, the healthier, biocompatible alternative to titanium implants.

Zirconia/ceramic implants

EFT (Emotional Freedom Tapping)-using individualized muscle testing to determine physiological and emotional blocks (often arising as anxiety and fear in dentistry), we use a series of defined meridian tapping points to release the block and allow for energetic flow and balance. A technique similar in concept to acupressure.

Chakra Balancing-using muscle testing, chakras are assessed from root to crown and balanced as needed throughout procedures, to maximize balance during the procedure and ensure balance upon completion of the procedure. 

Dental Anxiety Release/Energy Meridian Balance

Assessment- a full assessment of airway to optimize breathing and sleeping with optional referral for sleep study and/or medical specialists.

Night guards/splints/retainers-impression free imaging is used to capture your arch(es) to create your ideal protective guard (BPA free). The guard minimizes tooth movement, tooth pain and damage, prevents restorative porcelain and implant damage, supports myofascia, muscle and joint comfort while minimizing headaches and jaw/tooth pain. 

Myobrace-a muscle training system that uses flexible retainers and exercises to encourage correct jaw growth, primarily in children, so their dental arches have adequate space to fit their erupting teeth and optimize their airway formation. 

Airway optimization

Case specific, but when possible, we are available over the phone or zoom for such things as consults, treatment presentation/planning, and education. 

Tele/zoom dentistry consultation

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.

IV nutrition therapy

We offer laser therapy for anesthetic-free restorations, pain reduction, gum therapy, tongue/lip tie releases, and facial esthetics. Nightlase treatment for obstructive airway.

Fotona laser therapy

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). 

SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique)

A full review of the lymph nodes and oral cavity for any signs of lesions, discoloration, differing tissue appearance, or imbalance indicating a need for further assessment.

Oral cancer screening

Chair side composite restorations, lab fabricated porcelain veneers, lab fabricated crowns/implant crowns restored to your aesthetic satisfaction.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Custom trays and a peroxide-based whitening system is available to be completed at home to the patient’s satisfaction. Additionally, we have an in office laser whitening option.


We have the latest research based system for gum health from Switzerland. The Guided Biofilm airflow, perioflow, piezon and hand scaling combination has been shown to be more effective at removing biofilm than any other hygiene system. 

Gum Health Evaluation and Wellness

We have the latest system for gum health! We choose not to use disclosing agents, in an attempt to minimize unnecessary chemical exposure, but still achieve the optimal hygiene effect of airflow, perioflow, piezon and hand scaling. 

Guided Biofilm Therapy

You will receive individualized oral hygiene instruction, to continue your healthy oral hygiene journey, prevent gum disease/tooth decay, and increase the longevity of existing dental restorations between dental visits.

Oral hygiene instruction

Dental Nutritional counseling based on your concerns, salivary pH, bacteria present, decay, and a multitude of other factors, individualized nutrition instruction, and recommendations will be made to optimize your oral health. 

Decay Risk Assessment 

Non-toxic paint-zero volatile organic compound paint was used in the office build out.
Air filtration- medical-grade air filter in the office. 
Somavedic device to protect from Geopathic zones, Free radical neutralization, water structuring and harmonization, and mitigates 3G, 4G, 5G, EMF.
Chemical and scent free-We maintain a scent-free office and ask that our patients do also. All cleaning products are scent free and no fragrances are worn. The only potential scents will be from essential oils.
Latex free- all products and barriers used are latex free.

Safe dental environment 

Prenatal education-we offer amalgam removal and oral health optimization prior to pregnancy. Additionally, we can make recommendations to optimize dental wellness pre-natal and throughout childhood.

Children’s (pediatric) dentistry  

Child prophy (cleanings).  The first visit-We focus on the first visit being comfortable, safe, and the ideal chance to gain your child’s trust. We’ll make recommendations for healthy snack choices and oral hygiene tips and tricks to optimize your children's oral wellness and minimize their dental needs over their lifetime. 

Children’s (pediatric) dentistry  

Dental nutrition-based on your concerns, salivary pH, bacteria present, decay, and a multitude of other factors, individualized nutrition instruction, options, and recommendations will be made to optimize your oral health.

Children’s (pediatric) dentistry  

Supplement/Products available for detox and healing support as well as facial esthetics and genetic consideration.

Coming soon!  

what we offer

  "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"

Opening Times:
Monday-Wednesday alternating with Tuesday - Thursday

phone : 425-599-5475
EMAIL: info@wholisticdental.com
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315 Lincoln Ave
Building D1
Mukilteo, WA 98275

A note on Insurance

We accept all insurances, except State insurance. We are a fee for service office (This means, we collect payment in full, at the time of service) and we are an out-of-network provider with all insurances.

This means that when insurances provide their fee scale for in-network and out-of-network, we classify as out-of-network. Though we do not offer pre-authorization, as a courtesy, we do file your insurance claims for you. We have a great insurance team that will file and follow up with any denied claims. Please note, you will need to inform us of any denied or missing claims, as we are not notified directly.