Dr. Melanie Jenkins, DMD, focuses on comprehensive and cosmetic dentistry for patients with compassion and expertise.
Dr. Melanie Jenkins is thrilled to care for patients in the Puget Sound region. Raised in University Place, WA, Dr. Jenkins discovered her passion for dentistry at a young age. Recognizing the transformative power of dentistry in alleviating pain and improving overall health, she was inspired to pursue this field. Dr. Jenkins also feels dentistry drastically improves patients’ self-conﬁdence and has a lasting impact on their lives. Throughout her education at Curtis High School, where she excelled academically and participated in various sports, Dr. Jenkins actively engaged in community service, including working with Habitat for Humanity in Tijuana, Mexico, to serve the underprivileged. Dr. Jenkins then earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at the University of Washington. She continued to be an active member of multiple clubs, including Global Medical Brigades, where she traveled to Panama to help provide medical and dental care to the indigenous Emberá community. While earning her Doctor of Dental Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA, Dr. Jenkins held many leadership roles and made the Dean’s list. She was her Class Treasurer all four years, held leadership roles in The American Student Dental Association (ASDA), was president of the Cosmetic Dentistry Interest Group, and founded her school’s chapter of The Academy for Sports Dentistry.
Today, Dr. Jenkins thrives on challenging herself with continuing education courses to learn updated general and cosmetic dentistry techniques. Dr. Jenkins is an active member of Spear Education, the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, the American Dental Association, the Washington State Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Jenkins is also skilled in administering cosmetic treatments through injections, including Botox and dermal fillers.
In her free time, Dr. Jenkins enjoys exploring the outdoors, baking, and spending quality time with her family and friends. Dr. Jenkins is honored to treat the community she grew up in. She believes in creating comprehensive treatment plans for each patient tailored to their speciﬁc needs and treating each patient with honesty, respect, and a gentle touch.
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