Les Seelye, DDS
Every day in the office brings with it fresh challenges. Conquering each makes a positive change in the life of a patient. As a dentist, I enjoy solving problems: every patient is unique, and they have unique oral health concerns. I focus on delivering painless dental care that is of lasting benefit to each person.
I enjoy doing dentistry well and am passionate about delivering my best. Sometimes, it’s not what insurance will cover, by I assure my patients that it’s worth it. Ask me to deliver my best to make your teeth sparkle and shine.
Education and Continuing Education
I attended the University of Washington for my undergraduate degree in chemistry in 1992, where I was also on the Men’s Crew team. My Doctorate of Dental Surgery was awarded by the University of Washington School of Dentistry.
My formal education was top-notch and provided me with great foundational knowledge in the profession. However, dentistry is a constantly changing field. Breakthrough technologies are developed, treatments change and evolve, and new materials become available. It’s essential I remain current on these changes. My patients trust me to provide them with an array of leading-edge care options, and by taking continuing education courses, I ensure that happens.
Throughout the year, I attend meetings, lectures, and seminars, learning from the leaders in the field. I also have studied through the Foundation for Advanced Continuing Education and Interdisciplinary Dental Education Academy. The principles from FACE and IDEA have given me the skills to deliver the best restorative dentistry possible. Additional knowledge comes from my memberships in the Academy of Operative Dentistry and the International Academy of Gnathology.
Outside the Office
I have deep family roots in Whatcom County. My grandfather Ernie was born on Lummi Island in 1922. My grandparents met at an island dance at the Willows Inn on Lummi Island in 1939. I was born in Pullman but raised in Seattle and Spokane. After practicing in Kent for eight years, my wife Connie and I moved to Bellingham in 2004.
Connie and I have one child, Grant, a second grader. We spend most of our time keeping him busy with swimming, soccer, basketball, and cycling, and he recently showed an interest in chess. I also am an instrument rated private pilot and we have a small single engine airplane that we enjoy adventures around the Northwest.
My commitment to the community began years ago when I became an Eagle Scout. Now, as a professional, I help at Unity Care Northwest on Mondays, a local Community Health Care Clinic. I am also on the Whatcom County Public Health Advisor Board, which has been eye opening to everything the Whatcom County Health Department does for our community.