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Our Smile Team

At Spanaway Dental Wellness, we are proud to have a smile team made up of dedicated, experienced individuals who are passionate about dentistry and care deeply for your best interests. It’s more than taking care of smiles, it’s about going above and beyond to care for our community. We invite you to get to know us – as individuals, as a team, and as your new dental family.

Dr. Jason S. Perlman

Jason S. Perlman, DDS

Personal & Educational Background

Dr. Jason Perlman grew up in Youngstown, Ohio, before attending Arizona State University, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Following a brief time working with the city of Phoenix’s small business relations team, he traveled back to his home state to attend the Ohio State University College of Dentistry. He then trained at an general practice residency program at Akron City Hospital’s Center for Dental Health, where he received awards for excellence in restorative, periodontal, and endodontic therapy.

Treatment Philosophy

Dr. Perlman’s goal is to educate his patients by demonstrating how their oral health relates to overall body wellness. In doing so, he hopes to enable his patients to take control of their health. He works closely with other healthcare professionals to ensure his patients receive high-quality, comprehensive interdisciplinary care.

Dr. Perlman views dentistry as an art he gets to practice daily. He uses his extensive educational and training background with the latest technology to bridge art and science together. He believes in building personal and professional relationships while dissipating dental phobias through trust, caring sensitivity, warmth, and sincerity. By helping improve the oral health in the community, he hopes to improve people’s overall quality of life, starting with a comfortable, healthy, and aesthetic smile.

Continuing Education

Dr. Perlman loves dentistry and has continuously pursued education after receiving his doctorate degree. In particular, he trains at the L.D. Pankey Institute and at Spear Education, which are both recognized worldwide for excellence in advanced technical dentistry. He is also a member of iPankey, a Seattle/Tacoma study club that focuses on treating patients with complex dental needs, including TMJ Disorder and obstructive sleep apnea.

Personal Life

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Perlman loves spending time with his wife, Karyn, with whom he shares a love for the outdoors. Together, they spend their free time on weekend hiking and backpacking trips, particularly enjoying when their dogs Moe and Mochi are able to join. He is also an avid bicyclist, and for the past ten years, he has participated in Pelotonia, a grassroots bike tour that raises money for cancer research.

TRAINING & EDUCATION

  • The Pankey Institute Essentials Continuum
    • Aesthetic & Functional Treatment Planning
    • Occlusal Appliances & Equilibration
    • Restorative Integration of Form & Function
    • Sequencing & Advanced Treatment Planning
  • The Midwest Implant Institute: Implant Surgery
  • Shatkin F.I.R.S.T.® Mini Dental Implant Training
  • Sleep Group Solutions: Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Spear Education: Facially Generated Treatment Planning Workshop
  • Akron City Hospital Center for Dental Health: General Practice Residency

AFFILIATIONS:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • American Dental Association
  • Washington State Dental Association
  • The L.D. Pankey Alumni Association
  • Thurston-Mason Dental Society
Karyn M. Mai, DDS

Karyn M. Mai, DDS

Personal & Educational Background

Dr. Karyn Mai grew up in Seattle, where she attended the University of Washington as a Gates Millennium Scholar and earned a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative History of Ideas. She then moved to Columbus, Ohio, where she graduated with honors from the Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Dr. Mai completed additional training through a general practice residency at the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center in Cleveland, OH. She is trained in implant placement and restoration, endodontic and orthodontic (braces & aligners) treatments, and is certified in the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique to correct gum recession.

Treatment Philosophy

Dr. Mai’s professional philosophy is that high-quality comprehensive dental care should not be considered a luxury, but a service accessible to all. Dr. Mai has a long-term commitment to community dentistry and has volunteered to provide free dental care locally to the homeless community with the Union Gospel Mission Dental Clinic and with Medical Teams International Mobile Dental Clinic. Globally, she has been involved with a number of travelling medical and dental clinics serving Costa Rica and Honduras. Dr. Mai’s goal is to form long-lasting relationships with her patients by breaking down the common fears of going to the dentist. She wants to provide gentle and well-informed comprehensive care with the patient’s concerns and needs always at the forefront of the service she provides. She understands that dental function and aesthetics are critical to overall mental and physical wellness and she would like to be a partner in achieving these goals with her patients.

Continuing Education

As the many scopes of dentistry are constantly evolving, Dr. Mai understands the importance of being a lifelong learner through continuing dental education. The wide array of dental services that she provides is a testament to her dedication and training. Dr. Mai has special interests in periodontal (gum) surgery to correct recession and gummy smiles as well as orthodontic (braces) procedures. She is a certified Invisalign®, ClearCorrect®, and Six Month Smiles® provider. In addition, she actively seeks out the latest dental research and technology to provide the highest level of care to her patients.

Personal Life

Dr. Mai is an enthusiast of the outdoors. She is an avid photographer, taking many of her shots while on hiking and camping trips. Many of her adventures and travel photography can be seen throughout the office. Having an appreciation for art and music, she occasionally paints and is teaching herself to play the banjo as well! Dr. Mai loves dentistry, as it allows her to incorporate her artistic skills with healthcare and build trusting relationships with her patients.

TRAINING & EDUCATION

  • Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (Gum Rejuvenation)
  • Spear Education – Facially Generated Treatment Planning
  • 6 Month Smiles® Orthodontic Training
  • Invisalign® & ClearCorrect® Orthodontic Training
  • Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center – Dental Clinic General Practice Residency

AFFILIATIONS:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics
  • American Dental Association
  • Washington State Dental Association
  • Lewis County Dental Society

WANT TO JOIN OUR TEAM?

Spanaway Dental Wellness is interested in individuals who are committed in delivering compassionate patient-centered care and to being lifelong learners of dentistry. We place a strong emphasis on creating a positive environment, so our team members may become leaders in their field.

Does Spanaway Dental Wellness sound like your perfect place of employment?

If so, we’d love to hear from you.

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