Dr. Chelsea Mortell Petisme

A Love for My Patients and Helping Them

The thing I love most about being a dentist is my patients. That might sound clichéd, as most dentists feel affection for their patients, but mine are special. Some have known me since I was born, some were my teachers, some grew up with me, and some I’m just getting to know. I am thankful to be caring for my friends and neighbors.

I always knew I wanted a career in dentistry. The profession is mentally challenging and hands-on. I get to meet and spend time with interesting people, while building long-term relationships with them.

I’m excited by the constant improvements in technology that allow dentists to help our patients receive the most comfortable, effective, and efficient care. I’m even more passionate about getting patients excited about their dental health. If someone values their oral health, then they take care of it. My team and I focus a lot of our work day on education and encouraging people to take control of their smile.

Whatever your dental problem, Juanita Family Dentistry can be your solution for a lifetime! Call our Kirkland, WA dental office today!

Education and continuing education

I’m active in many continuing education groups, including the Tucker Gold Study Club (RVT-60 chapter) and the AACA (American Academy of Clear Aligners) Washington study club. I am a member of the AACA, will accept my fellowship in clear aligners through the AACA in June of 2022, AACA board member, and speaker for Align technologies. Dentistry is a constantly changing field, with new treatments and technologies being developed. Learning about these changes allows me to provide my patients with leading-edge care; it improves their treatment experience and results.

Professional memberships

Personal life

I grew up in Bellevue, WA and now live in Kenmore with my husband, Vince, and our two amazing kids, Georgie and Junior. Vince and I got married in September 2015 and have been enjoying the Kirkland area together ever since. We share our home with our two goofy Dobermans, Betty and Barney, and together as a family we love to visit Disneyland and go on fun family trips.

When I’m not at the office, I enjoy spending time with our large extended family, playing with Georgie and Junior, vacationing together, and golfing.