The Kids’ Dentist in Renton has been serving generations of South King County families since the 1970’s. We strive to make going to the dentist enjoyable and something your child looks forward to. Our goal is to establish a relationship of trust and friendship that helps your child gain confidence in going to the dentist and the importance of lifelong oral health. Our hope is to be an integral part in helping your child to live life smiling!
Dr. Brian Dansie, DDS, MS
Dr. Brian, a board certified pediatric dentist, grew up in a small town in rural Utah. He attended dental school at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio – Go Buckeyes! After realizing that pediatric dentistry was his favorite part of his dental education, he completed a 2-year pediatric dental residency at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and a master’s degree at Ohio State focusing on oral health of premature infants and children with special needs.
He was raised hiking, camping, and four-wheeling all over the Rocky mountains. He enjoys the great outdoors and getting some fresh air in nature. He played basketball and football growing up and still coaches his kids in basketball, baseball, football, and soccer. Dr. Brian and his wife, Rachel, have recently relocated to the Pacific Northwest from California with their three children.
If you ask him why he went into pediatric dentistry, the answer is simple. He loves kids! His first rotation in dental school was in pediatrics, and he knew instantly that nothing else in dentistry would be as rewarding to him as working with children. He genuinely enjoys laughing and joking with kids all day. He believes that instilling confidence and self-worth in a child can start at the dental office with caring and compassionate pediatric dentists.
Dr Brian is a member of the following organizations;
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- Washington State Dental Association
- Washington State Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- King County Dental Society
Dr. Paula Stepp, DMD
Dr. Stepp grew up in a small town in Illinois. After completing dental school at Southern Illinois University, she completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry and served as a dentist with the United Stated Air Force. During her time, she had the opportunity to treat service members and their families in Turkey and Germany. She even had the opportunity to treat a military working dog!
Dr. Stepp completed her residency in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee. She received her Master’s of Dental Science and a Certificate of Pediatric Dentistry. Part of her time included working with LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
Her research on bioactive cements and crowns is published in the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She has volunteered her time in Kenya and Jamaica on dental missions trips. Dr. Stepp is a member of the Washington Academy of Pediatric Dentists, American Academy of Pediatric Dentists, as well as the King County Dental Society and Washington State Dental Society.
When not at work, Dr. Stepp enjoys spending time with her four children, sing alongs to Disney movies, travelling and planning next years Halloween costumes.
Dr. Graham Jones, Orthodontist
Dr. Graham Jones was raised in the greater Seattle area. He graduated from Seattle Christian High School as Salutatorian and was the senior class president. After a year at Highline College in Midway, WA, Dr. Jones decided to pursue his dream of participating in college athletics. He attended Simpson University in Redding, CA where he played baseball and basketball and graduated with honors, receiving his bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies. While at Simpson, he met his wife, Erika, who played on the women’s basketball and soccer teams.
Dr. Jones attended dental school at the University of California at San Francisco, where he received his dental degree (DDS). While in dental school, Dr. Jones served as class president and received several awards for outstanding leadership, ethics, and research. He was accepted into the orthodontic residency program at Saint Louis University in Missouri, where he received his Orthodontic Certificate and his Master’s Degree in Dental Science (MSD). While in Saint Louis, Dr. Jones and his wife welcomed their first child, a son named Justus. After finishing his orthodontic training, Dr. Jones was eager to move back to Washington, to be near his friends and family in the state that he loves.
Dr. Jones has held many jobs over the years, including clerk and checker at Safeway, doughnut maker, copy shop employee, counselor at a group home for teenage boys, dental hygienist, and general dentist. Dr. Jones also served as a member of the Cleft Lip and Palate Team at Cardinal-Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis. Dr. Jones has been heavily involved in the realm of scientific research. He has made innovative research presentations in the fields of laser dentistry, advanced imaging, orthodontic mini-implants, and appliances. His Master’s thesis was published in the Angle Orthodontist—a highly respected orthodontic publication. Dr. Jones enjoys staying on the cutting edge of orthodontic technologies. He is a certified provider of both Invisalign and iBraces.
Dr. Jones is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO), meaning he is among a small percentage of orthodontists who are Board Certified. Board certification is a voluntary examination process that orthodontist may choose to go through as a sign of their commitment to excellence in orthodontics. In addition, Dr. Jones is a member of the following organizations:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Washington State Dental Association
- Snohomish County Dental Society
- Orthodontic Education and Research Foundation
Dr. Jones enjoys playing and watching sports, especially baseball, basketball, and football. He also enjoys watching movies and listening to music. On his sunny days off, he can often be found at local parks and waterfronts with his wife, son, and daughter.
To make an appointment with Dr. Jones, please call 425-306-7798.
Candace is a Registered Dental Hygienist born and raised in the Seattle area. She started her career in the dental field as a Dental Assistant at the Kids Dentist before going to Hygiene School. She graduated from Shoreline Community College with her Hygiene Degree. She is a member of the South Shore Dental Hygiene Study Club. With her free time she enjoys hiking, playing with her dog Layla, and traveling with her husband.
Meagan, Clinical Assistant
Jennie, Clinical Assistant
Cheri, Clinical Assistant
Tayla, Clinical Assistant
Teresa, Practice Manager
Monica, Front Office
Jessica, Billing Specialist