Kitsap Kid's Dentistry
Dr. Jessie Banks earned her DDS from the University of Washington in Seattle and completed her pediatric dental residency and internship at Texas A&M University – Baylor College of Dentistry. Dr. Banks has extensive experience in working with children who require special needs through her residency training at Baylor’s Dental Clinics, Children’s Medical Center and at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Dr. Banks has also completed her Board Certification in Pediatric Dentistry and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She was the recipient of the Richard C. Pugh Achievement Award for scoring in the top 3% of the nation for the written board exam.
The education required to practice pediatric dentistry includes specialized training of two or more years beyond dental school. Pediatric dentists such as Dr. Banks often work with pediatricians, physicians and other dental specialists in order to best provide the total health care necessary for the development of a child.
It is Dr. Banks’ true joy to work with and inform patients and parents on dental issues pertaining to oral health. Her goal is to increase awareness and provide education in anticipatory guidance of pediatric dental care in areas such as oral development, fluoride adequacy, oral hygiene and health, oral habits, nutrition, diet, and injury prevention. By doing so, she hopes to establish positive partner relationships with her patients, parents and the community.
Dr. Banks has a strong commitment to education and community service. She has gone above and beyond the requirements of continuing education for a dentist, with hundreds of hours in advanced training in pediatric dentistry, TMJ disorders, orthodontics (including Invisalign®), and sleep apnea. She is also a member of a local pediatric study group, where she and other pediatric specialists meet to discuss topics in pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Banks enjoys spending her free time with her two sons. Her hobbies include reading, walking, paddle-boarding, and hanging out with her boys!
When something needs to be fixed in our office, who do we call? Miss Fix It! Allison is our Safety Officer and a dental assistant, and she makes sure our office is in tip top shape. She solves almost all mechanical and maintenance issues in our office with a flourish of duct tape, the pounding of a hammer, or the twist of a screw. No problem is too big or too small for Miss Fix It! When she is not here keeping our office up to date, Allison loves being outside with her family, digging in her garden, and taking long naps in her hammock.
How do you put an obsessive organizer and lover of all things labeled to good use? Make her an office manager. While she never realized that her devotion to alphabetization, yellow Post Its, and Clorox Disinfectant Wipes (the ocean fresh scent) would lead her to a career in dentistry, Laura loves working with a menagerie of team members and helping them accomplish their professional goals while putting our amazing patients first. When Laura is not at work, she loves to lay on her yoga mat in child’s pose and reward her hard work with extra hot fudge on her Bluberry Fro Yo. She also loves spending time with her amazing (and very laid back) husband, Ryan, and their beautiful daughters.
Crystal graduated from dental assisting school, but found her passion in dental office administration. Now she is our amazing Orthodontic Coordinator! While she isn’t a “know it all,” she does know it all! With her background in dental assisting and now as an Orthodontic Coordinator, Crystal is able to help parents navigate both clinically and financially through their child’s appointments. She was born and raised in Bremerton and is happy to be raising her family here as well. When not at work, Crystal enjoys spending time with her husband, Alex, and their three beautiful girls.
Miss Tiffany is our boomerang as she has left our office twice to move around with her family, but missed being home and with the team so much that she came right back each time to dental paradise! She is one of our amazing, fun, and energetic dental assistants and also is apart of our orthodontic team here at KKD. Tiffany loves chatting with her patients about the importance of brushing and flossing and helping them keep their teeth sparkling everyday! In her spare time, Tiffany loves being with her husband Jerry and three beautiful daughters Aaliyah, Stella and TT. Together, they love to go camping, play games, and hang out in the sun!
Miss Courtney was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She loves to be in the sun, whether it be gardening or out on the water! Courtney also loves to lend a helping hand and always does so with a smile. She is always on the move with positive energy that she loves to share with her teammates and patients. Courtney loves to support kids to ensure their smiles are as happy and healthy as can be. If you ever see Miss Courtney around the office, give her a smile and she will give you one right back. In her free time, Miss Courtney enjoys playing soccer, paddle boarding and spending time with her wife and family.