Dr. Shelly Bedayse loves being able to make a difference in someone’s life whether it be through smile transformation or providing positive dental experiences that encourage lifelong relationships. Many patients compliment her on her thoroughness and patience during procedures since she takes her time to answer all questions and the patients leave well informed. She has a very gently demeanor.
Dr. Bedayse graduated from the University of West Indies School of Dentistry in 2006. She continued her education at the University of Michigan in 2015. Dr. Bedayse received many academic honors during her schooling. She is the recipient of the Faculty of Medical Sciences President’s Medal for Excellence in Child Dental Health (2006) from the University of West Indies. And from the University of Michigan she received the Donald A. Kerr Award for Excellence in Pathology (2013), the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology Horace Wells Senior Student Award (2015), Arthur H. Merritt Award for Excellence in Periodontics (2015), Raymond L. Hayes Award for Excellence in Endodontics (2015) and Samuel D. Harris Award for Excellence in Pediatric Dentistry (2015). Lastly, she was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon (Chi Chapter) in 2015.
Dr. Bedayse chose the field of dentistry after noticing the lack of oral health awareness in her home country of Trinidad and Tobago and the impact that it specifically had on the children. Her sincere hope is to educate parents (and children) on the importance of oral health as part of her philosophy that prevention is the key to healthy smiles and overall well being.
Dr. Bedayse lives in Tacoma, Washington with her husband, Matthew, and their cat, Johnna. She enjoys cooking and experimenting with recipes!
Dr. Bedayse is currently an active member of
American Dental Association
Delta Sigma Delta
OKU National Dental Honor Society
American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
Dr. Marinkovich grew up in Tacoma and graduated from the University of Washington (both undergrad and dental school). He has authored and lectured on several topics. For the last twenty years plus, he has taken a special interest in the treatment of Sleep Disordered Breathing and has the distinction of being board certified by the prestigious American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. His practice is one of the few in the United States that has received accreditation by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He is the only dentist presently in Western Washington with both those prestigious distinctions. Dr. Marinkovich has limited his practice to only Sleep Apnea for the last four years.
Besides being honored with fellowships in both the American and International Colleges of Dentists, he was a member of the Washington State Board of Dental Examiners (which ensured quality dentistry for the citizens of our state) for six years, including five additional years as an Agent. He also served as the president of that Board. He presently is in full time practice and until recently served part time on the clinical faculty at the University of Washington Dental School in Restorative Dentistry (he taught for nearly twenty years). He currently serves on the Pierce County Dental Society Board of Directors.
- The only dentist/office in the South Puget Sound who has both Diplomat status with the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and is accredited by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine which is a nonprofit organization.
Dr. Marinkovich is an active member of