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About Us

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Our entire purpose at Sound Smiles Dental is to help you love your smile! Would you like to improve the appearance of your teeth? Are you concerned about the overall health of your mouth or problems you’re experiencing with your teeth? Are you happy with your smile and want to ensure that your smile is great for years to come? Whether it is a matter of maintaining the smile you already have, or making changes – great or small – we look forward to helping you love your smile!

Meet Dr.Thornock

I love being a dentist! When I started out in dentistry I really loved the satisfaction I got from sculpting a new tooth out of one that was broken or diseased. It felt great being able to fix something that was broken. As the years pass, I have come to enjoy other things even more. I have gained a much greater sense of how important our mouths and teeth are for the well being of our health and our lives in general. In helping hundreds of different patients over the years, I have seen how teeth problems can affect peoples’ lives in so many ways. Missing, painful, or diseased teeth, the appearance of teeth, and a variety of other issues can literally change how well we eat, how comfortable we feel about ourselves or how we interact with others, as well as affecting our overall health. I still enjoy the challenge of fixing teeth; but even more nowadays, I enjoy the time I get to spend with my patients, and the relationships we develop. I want my patients to be proud of their smiles, and I am here to do whatever it takes to make that possible. First, I strive to understand what my patient’s goals are, whether they want to improve, fix, or maintain their teeth and smile. Then,I work with my patients to find the best solution for them. Ultimately, I want to help people love their own smile, to help them smile often, and to keep them smiling for years to come.
Sound Smiles Dental Eli Thornock DDS

Personal and Interests

Many patients have commented on the calming and compassionate manner with which I deliver care. I am very good at helping fearful or anxious patients feel comfortable, and I can communicate dental conditions and treatment options simply and effectively. My personal life experience has helped me to feel friendly with people from all walks of life.

As for me, I have a variety of interests. I grew up as a Boy Scout, and came to love the outdoors. I love hiking and camping, and the beauty of nature, especially as we find in the Northwest. I love spending time with my wife, and am active in my church and other service organizations. I enjoy movies and reading. I like running, swimming and weight lifting.

Academic Training and Clinical Experience

I was born and raised in eastern Washington and I received my dental training at the University of Washington School of Dentistry, Class of 2011. Since then, I have been practicing in a private practice setting and have also completed more than one hundred hours of continuing education. The first practice I joined as an associate was Highlands West Dental, located in Shoreline, WA. There, I received valuable experience in all aspects of general and family dentistry. Following a brief year there, I joined the practice of one my dental school classmates as a partner. While at Comfort Dental, located in Lakewood, WA, I gained extensive experience in oral surgery, endodontics, pediatrics, and all elements of restorative dentistry including cosmetic and implant dentistry. In the late summer of 2014, I took over the practice of Dr. David F. Spooner, located here on Bainbridge Island.

My training and clinical experience has prepared me to treat the dental needs of children, adults and the elderly, as well as many persons with disabilities. I am able to provide excellent comprehensive dental care, including dental emergencies. I am experienced in and comfortable with all areas of general dentistry including fillings, crowns, extractions, implants, root canals, and dentures, as well as cosmetic procedures such as veneers, bleaching and more.

Education

  • University of Washington School of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Surgery, 2011
  • Brigham Young University, BS – Exercise Science, Cum Laude, 2006

Membership & Associations

  • Kitsap County Dental Society
  • Washington State Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry

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Our Staff

Theresa - Bainbridge Island Dental Team
Theresa – Office Manager
Theresa has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and over fifteen years experience in the dental/medical field. Her favorite part of working in the healthcare field is the relationships she builds with patients. Theresa is married to her husband, Randy and they have three young adult children. She loves to spend time with her family and friends, travel, and attend various sporting events in her spare time.

LaRayne - Bainbridge Island Dental Team
LaRayne – Dental Assistant
I started my career in dentistry here on Bainbridge Island 19 years ago, and have worked in the same office for all of those 19 years. Being a dental assistant has provided me the opportunity to work with caring and talented dentists, and to provide nurturing and supportive care to our many patients over the years. My goal, as a dental professional, is not only to assist the doctor with dental procedures, but to give each patient my undivided attention with genuine care and concern for their comfort and safety. Each patient who walks through our door deserves smiles, kind words, and the best dentistry we can possibly offer. One of my favorite aspects of my job is when a self-proclaimed dental “chicken” becomes a much less fearful, confident and happy patient after experiencing the care they received in our office.

Cassie
Cassie – Dental Hygienist
Cassie has been with the practice since early 2014, but has been a dental hygienist for over 25 years. She was born in Port Angeles, WA raised in California, but came back to the area for school and has been here ever since. She met her husband, Scott, while in school and they have one son. She enjoys camping with her family, being involved with her church, and flying kites. She loves Washington, and never plans to leave the beauty she finds here! As a hygienist, Cassie strives to help her patients feel as thou they have had a professional, thorough, and friendly experience each time they come in. She counts all her patients as her friends.

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Our Office

Our office is located in downtown Bainbridge Island, on Madison Ave, just a block north of Winslow Way. Across the street from City Hall, we are located in the Eastman building on the first level, along with Coldwell Banker real estate.

Many patients have commented on how they love the warm, cozy, and welcoming feeling they encounter at our office. You will definitely be greeted with many smiles, and probably have a laugh or two before you leave your appointment.
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