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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 »

Do I Need Braces?

May 30, 2024

Do I Need Braces?

There are many reasons why moving teeth (braces or Invisalign) is a good idea. Sometimes it is strictly for esthetic reasons, but sometimes it is needed to keep your teeth functioning at their best for long term health. Read More »

Esthetic Crown Lengthening

February 1, 2024

Esthetic Crown Lengthening

Dr. Spaulding prides herself in working closely with a team of highly trained dental specialists in the Gig Harbor/Tacoma area. When restoring teeth, Dr Spaulding uses a comprehensive approach with a team of highly trained specialists. Read More »


“Love the congeniality, professionalism and kindness from every staff member. Dr. Jill Hansen’s expertise is extraordinary! The hygienist and front office add emensely to the Jill Hansen DDS experience. Excellent location and parking availability. I wouldn’t go anywhere else for my dental needs!”

- Loren and Renee Schiro

“Spaulding Dental Co. is amazing! Everyone is so friendly and welcoming. Going to the dentist can seem intimidating and not enjoyable, but this place is the exact opposite. Even getting a cavity filled isn’t so bad! I definitely recommend.”

- Santana Andrade

“I have always been very happy with Spaulding Dental Co. everyone from the office staff to the hygienist are wonderful. Dr. Spaulding went out of her way to see that I was connected to people who could care for me after a fall. This was on a Friday evening and it meant a lot to me that I felt reassured that everything was going to be okay! I also have had great checkups with Dr. Rogers and was very pleased with some work she did recently. I would definitely recommend this practice!”

- Donna S.