For the Finest in Orthodontic Treatment

From easy scheduling to connecting you with your personal treatment coordinator, we do all we can to make your visit as simple as possible.

Home / Offices / Light Dental Studios Orthodontics / About Us / Puyallup


Dr. David Crouch

Board Certified Orthodontist
Practices in Puyallup


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.




Education

  • 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
ADA
American Dental Association

WSDA
Washington State Dental Association

PCDS
Pierce County Dental Society

AAO
American Association of Orthodontists

PCSO
Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists

WSSO
Washington State Society of Orthodontists

ACPCA
American Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Association

WFO
World Federation of Orthodontists








Dr. David Shin

Board Certified Orthodontist
Practices in Puyallup


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
ADA
American Dental Association

WSDA
Washington State Dental Association

PCDS
Pierce County Dental Society

AAO
American Association of Orthodontists

PCSO
Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists

WSSO
Washington State Society of Orthodontists

OKU
Omicron Kappa Upsilon






 Let's Talk About Your smile


Divider


Lakewood
(253) 471-2222
Olympia
(360) 459-1333
Puyallup
(253) 848-9591

Our orthodontists are active members of




What People Are Saying