Dr. David Shin

Board Certified Orthodontist

Dr. David Shin
Dr. Shin was raised in his hometown of Puyallup and went to Rogers High School. He feels incredibly fortunate to be a part of the Light Dental Studios family, right where he grew up. He is passionate about serving the community that has personally raised him.

For his education, Dr. Shin is a triple Husky. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Washington, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Molecular Biology. Thereafter, he obtained his doctorate from the University of Washington School of Dentistry and graduated #1 in his class with honors. He was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society and received various awards for excellence and service in the community. Dr. Shin finished his Orthodontic residency at the University of Washington and received his Master of Science in Dentistry. He was trained in the treatment of various malocclusions and dentofacial orthopedics. He learned the benefits of digital workflow and aims to implement the latest technologies to his practice, ultimately for the highest level of personalized care and comfort for his patients. In his training, he has worked closely with an interdisciplinary team of practitioners and aims to provide the most comprehensive care catered to each individual patient.

Dr. Shin enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and church. He enjoys skiing, running, dual-sport adventuring, and backpacking. He has a love for music, and can often find him relaxing with a good book or instrument.

In the past, Dr. Shin was very fearful of the dentist and received orthodontic treatment for various issues with his bite. He fully understands the anxiety and concerns patients of all ages have, and he strives to provide an environment of comfort, care, and trust. He looks forward to meeting you and serving his hometown and the greater Puget Sound - alongside the amazing team here at Light Dental Studios.

Dr. Shin 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

Omicron Kappa Upsilon