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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 »


“I see both Dr. Spaulding and Dr. Rogers at Spaulding Dental Co. Both are outstanding dentists that provide excellent and conservative dental care. The support staff and the hygienists are also wonderful and thorough technicians as well as being wonderful human beings. Everyone in the office goes out of their way to make you feel welcomed and comfortable. Each staff member is a tribute to their profession. Going to the dentist used to fill me with worry, but now I look forward to my visits at Spaulding Dental Co.”

- Erin S.

“As a patient of this practice for the last 6 1/2 years, I can say that Spaulding Dental's services are without question the best I've experienced. Their staff could not be more professional, thorough, caring, and friendly. I can't give Spaulding Dental a higher endorsement, but if Google Reviews allowed me to give 6 Stars, I would. Simply the best.”

- John G.

“I have gone to this dentist for years and have always had such a wonderful experience. Everyone working there is kind, attentive, and takes their time to ensure that everything is just right. I would recommend them to anyone!”

- Ingrid Shragge