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Dr. David Crouch

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Dr. David Crouch

Dr. David Crouch
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Dr. David Crouch

Board Certified Orthodontist
Dr. David Crouch
Dr. Crouch feels so fortunate to live and work in the community in which he grew up - helping thousands to achieve amazing, beautiful, and healthy smiles.

He believes it is important to give back by helping charitable causes like the Puyallup Family YMCA, teaching at UW, serving as a Pierce College Trustee, and consulting at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital.


  • Doctorate in Dentistry from the University of Washington in 1978
  • General practice residency in San Diego VA Medical Center
  • Three years of private family dental practice in Des Moines, WA
  • Master’s degree at UW’s prestigious orthodontic program in 1984
  • Board Certified with American Board of Orthodontics
  • Active member in Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists
Seattle Met Top Dentist
Dr. Crouch has been named a Top Dentist 2020 by Seattle Met.

Further Orthodontics

  • Consultant to the SW Washington Maxillofacial/Cleft Palate Team for Special Needs Children at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital
  • Past Editor at the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists Journal

Community Involvement

  • 5 years on the Board of Trustees at Pierce College
  • Helped fundraise for Good Samaritan’s Children’s Therapy Unit and Puyallup Family YMCA
  • Sponsor of numerous community school auctions and fundraisers
  • Co-chair 2018 Corks and Crush MultiCare Auction
  • Come Walk With Me Team, MultiCare Breast Cancer Awareness campaign

Dr. Crouch is currently an active member of
American Dental Association

Washington State Dental Association

Pierce County Dental Society

American Association of Orthodontists

Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists

Washington State Society of Orthodontists

American Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Association

World Federation of Orthodontists

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Frequently Asked Questions


General Information

What is Light Dental Studios?
Light Dental Studios is a comprehensive dental care provider that has been serving the Puget Sound area since 1971.
How many locations does Light Dental Studios have?
We have 21 convenient locations throughout the Puget Sound area to serve you better.
What areas do you serve?
What services do you offer?
Light Dental Studios offers a range of services including general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, in-house denture lab, orthodontics, oral surgery, and periodontics.
Do you provide pediatric dentistry?
Yes, we offer specialized care for our younger patients to ensure they have a smile worth showing off at every age.
What cosmetic dentistry options are available?
We offer a range of cosmetic treatments including cosmetic bonding, Invisalign®, dental BOTOX®, teeth whitening, veneers, and more to help your smile shine brighter than a polished molar!

Appointments & Operations

How do I schedule an appointment?
You can schedule an appointment by calling any of our 21 locations or by visiting our appointment page on our website.
What are your operating hours?
Operating hours may vary by location. Please check the specific location page for details.
Do you offer emergency dental care?
Yes, we do provide emergency dental services. Please call our emergency after-hours number at (253) 719-3070


What is orthodontics, and when should I consider seeing an orthodontist?
Orthodontics specializes in correcting misaligned teeth and bites. If you have concerns about your smile or bite, an orthodontic consultation can help.
What types of orthodontic treatments are available at Light Dental Studios?
We offer a variety of options, including traditional braces and clear aligners, to straighten your teeth effectively.


What conditions do periodontists treat?
Periodontists specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum diseases. They can help with issues like gingivitis and periodontitis.
When should I see a periodontist?
If you experience symptoms like bleeding gums, gum recession, or persistent bad breath, it's advisable to schedule a consultation with a periodontist.

Pediatric Dentists

What is pediatric dentistry, and why is it important for children?
Pediatric dentistry focuses on the oral health of children and adolescents. Early dental care helps establish good oral hygiene habits for life.
At what age should my child first visit a pediatric dentist?
It's recommended to schedule your child's first dental visit around their first birthday or when their first tooth appears.

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons

What procedures do oral and maxillofacial surgeons perform?
These specialists handle a wide range of surgical procedures, including tooth extractions, dental implants, and corrective jaw surgeries.
Is sedation available for oral surgery procedures?
Yes, we offer various sedation options to ensure your comfort during oral and maxillofacial surgery. Your surgeon will discuss the best choice for your procedure.

Disclaimer: These FAQs should help provide valuable information about the different dental specialists available at Light Dental Studios, addressing common questions and concerns that patients may have. Please note that the provided information above is based on general knowledge, and it's always recommended to consult with our doctors for personalized advice and recommendations regarding your or your child's specific dental needs and conditions. For any questions or concerns, please call our office.


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