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Meet Dr. Patricia R. Kelly, DMD, PLLC

Patricia Kelly, DMDDr. Kelly grew up in a small mining town in northern Ontario, Canada. She received her Bachelor of Science degree, with honors in physiology, from the University of Western Ontario, in 2000. Attending McGill University, she received her D.M.D. degree in 2004. Following her dental degree, she came to the University of Washington where she completed a one year general practice residency, an additional year of oral and maxillofacial surgery internship, followed by four years of residency training in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Dr Kelly is an extraordinary individual who has the necessary training to provide the excellent care our patients deserve. She is a compassionate and caring person who has been involved in dental outreach programs in Canada as well as treating cleft lip and palate patients in a surgical mission program in Guatemala for the past four years. Dr. Kelly’s six years of hospital based training has trained her in all areas of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Dr. Patricia Kelly was recruited to the University Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery team in July 2010. She is excited to be part of this well respected clinic and will strive to provide the best possible care for our patients.

In her spare time, Dr. Kelly enjoys many outdoor activities including hiking, kayaking, and running. She also enjoys travelling and photography.

EDUCATION:

BSc, Honors Physiology 1995-2000

    University of Western Ontario
    London Ontario, Canada
Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD) 2000-2004
    McGill University
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
General Practice Residency/Oral Surgery Internship 2004-2006
    University of Washington
    Seattle, Washington, USA
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency 2006-2010
    University of Washington
    Seattle, Washington, USA

AFFILIATIONS:

Seattle-King County Dental Society
Washington State Dental Association
American Dental Association
Washington Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

LICENSURE:

Washington, State Dental License 2004-present

ACTIVE HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS:

Swedish Medical Center
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Northwest Hospital and Medical Center

VOLUNTEER WORK:

Affiliate Instructor: 2011-present University of Washington, School of Dentistry Instructor for students of dentistry in undergraduate oral surgery clinics

Seattle King County Dental Society & Foundation 2011-present Swedish Hospital Extraction clinic Clinician at free extraction clinic for underserved individuals sponsored through SKCDS and Swedish hospital and medical center.

Surgical Mission trips: 2006-present Surgeon on yearly mission trips to Latin America (Guatemala and Ecuador) with the nonprofit group “Hearts in Motion”. The main goal of the trips is to correct cleft lip and palate for patients in underserved areas.

Mentor: 2010-present Mentorship program through Seattle King County Dental Society for Students of Dentistry Mentor for students of dentistry through their education in dental school

AWARDS:

Harborview Medical Center:
Recipient of the Annual Housestaff achievement award 2007

McGill University
1. Association des chirurgiens denstistes du Quebec – for demonstrating ethics and respect in treatment of patients – 2004
2. Dr. Leonore K. Feine Award – for promoting oral health in the community – 2002

University of Western Ontario
1. Robert & Ruth Lumsden Award – academic excellence – 2000
2. Laurene Paterson Scholarship – academic excellence – 2000
3. Entrance scholarship – academic excellence - 1995
4. Falconbridge scholarship – academic excellence – 1995-1999