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Le Classique Smilé

Gig Harbor Dentistry


We believe that our relationship with you must begin by understanding you as a whole. Knowing your dental history, medical needs, and specific concerns about dentistry like anxiety or fear, helps us provide the best care possible.

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We offer gentle Microscope Enhanced Comprehensive and Preventative Dentistry, as well as full Aesthetic and Restorative dental services at our Gig Harbor Dentistry.

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“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
- Oscar Wilde

Melissa Spaulding, DDS


Dr. Melissa J. Spaulding was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada and moved to the Eastern Washington town of Walla Walla when she was a teenager. After completing her undergraduate degree at Walla Walla University, Melissa went on to pursue a degree in dentistry. She received her doctorate of dental surgery degree with honors from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 2008, and has since found her home in the lovely community of Gig Harbor, Washington. Dr. Spaulding is an active member of the ADA and WSDA, as well as a member of the SPEAR dental study club and is committed to a life-time of learning and growth through advanced education to better support and treat her patients.

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We Love Gig Harbor!

Spaulding Dental Co loves being part of the thriving community of Gig Harbor, WA! Located near Puget Sound and in the shadow of majestic Mount Rainier, Gig Harbor is a captivating maritime community known for its dazzling walkable waterfront and rich naval history. Read More »

Tooth-Friendly Hydration: Stop the Pop!

Consider reducing the unhealthy habit of drinking carbonated soda, one of the leading causes of tooth decay. Soda is a triple threat to your teeth! The sugar, carbonation, and acids in soft drinks lead to tooth decay by encouraging the growth of bacteria and weakening tooth enamel. Read More »

Grinding Your Teeth While Sleeping?

The condition where you grind, clench, or gnash your teeth unconsciously is called bruxism but is commonly referred to as teeth grinding. Teeth grinding usually occurs during sleep and can result from excess stress or anxiety. Read More »


“I have been coming to Dr Jill for dental care since she first arrived in Gig Harbor in 2000. I have moved from Gig Harbor to Olympia and Seattle, but I have always made the trips back to Jill for every cleaning and repair. Over the last three years she has worked with me as I suffered through two years of braces and was rewarded with her magic recreation of six front teeth into a pretty smile that I didn’t think was possible. Jill is calm, kind, professional and talented and her team is incredible! Every one of them does their job so well and are always so helpful. Wendie gets a shout out for being Jill’s best extra hands and sidekick. Kristi is the best hygienist ever. Am I gushing? You bet. When was the last time you felt this good about your dentist?”

- Sandra Guilfoil

“Dr. Hansen and her team are first-class in all respects. They are friendly, personable, professional and up-to-date with the latest dental science and technology. Our family has been with Dr. Hansen for many years and many procedures.”

- Paul Spadoni

“My children and I see Dr. Hansen for our dental care and could not be happier. Dr. Hansen and her staff are great with my young children. They are kind and gentle and my children never complain when they have to go to the dentist. My son especially loves the hidden treasure chest. We have never waited very long to get into our appointment and we are always greeted with a beautiful smile.”

- James Neil