Harbor Kids Dental – Aberdeen, WA Office
Patient Care Hours
Monday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
**Please note we do not close for lunch as we find it in the best interest of our patients to be accessible throughout the entire day**
*A pediatric dentist is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year through our answering service. Call the office number to access an operator*
Dr. Trent Welch, DMD
Dr. Welch is a Sandy, Utah native. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Utah where he graduated Cum Laude. While attending dental school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, he received a scholarship through the United States Air Force, and graduated with a Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD) degree in 2011.
Upon graduation Dr. Welch furthered his education by completing a residency through the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Medical Center in Dayton, OH. This training allowed Dr. Welch to grow both clinically and scholarly in a variety of Dental specialties including: Dental Implantology, Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics and Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Welch is also certified in Sedation Dentistry, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life support and Forensic dentistry. Dr. Welch proudly served our great nation at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas where he and his team were recently awarded the “Best Small Dental Clinic” United States Air Force Medical Service Award. A member of the American Dental Association and Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Welch is dedicated to continuing education, dental craftsmanship, community service and above all, patient care.
Dr. Nick DeLisle, DMD
Dr. DeLisle was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, spending most of his childhood fishing and hiking in the Cascade Mountains.
Ready for a new experience, he moved to San Diego and attended the University of San Diego where he received his B.S. in Biochemistry. Through college, Dr. Nick spent his summers commercial salmon fishing in Alaska; it was a tough job that taught him the value of hard work and discipline. After soaking up the sun in SoCal, Dr. Nick moved to Las Vegas where he attended Dental School at UNLV. In dental school, he met his future wife and fellow dentist Dr. Andrea. They both graduated in the same class and received their Doctorate of Medicine in Dentistry.
Dr. Nick loves kids and has provided dental care exclusively to infants, children and teens for the past few years. He enjoys building relationships with his patients and believes it is important to listen while keeping their oral healthcare needs as his primary focus. He is dedicated to creating a lifetime of healthy smiles.
Recently married and ready for a change, Dr. Nick decided to head back home to his roots in Washington, where he and his wife settled in Olympia. On his free time, Dr. Nick enjoys the great outdoors. You can find him camping, running (maybe training for another marathon) or hiking through hidden trails. Traveling is also a passion, having been to such destinations as Kenya in Africa (for a dental mission trip), Bali, Colombia, Brazil, Morocco, Egypt, Greece, Mexico and all over Europe. Up and coming trips on the wish list include: The Inca Trail in Machu Pichu, Tanzania (to hike Mt. Kilimanjaro), Patagonia, Scotland, Australia, (or anywhere in the world really.) He also loves to scuba dive and has become advanced open water certified in the past year.
Dr. Andrea Eslava, DMD
Dr. Andrea was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia and moved with her family to Atlanta, Georgia when she was eight years old.
She received her B.S in Biology followed by a Master’s in Environmental Microbiology from Georgia State University. Starting at the age of eighteen and all through college, Dr. Andrea worked at a dental office, where her passion for dentistry developed. She continued her dental training at UNLV School of Dentistry in Las Vegas, where she graduated with a Doctorate of Medicine in Dentistry and was awarded for her clinical achievements and dedication to community service. She met her husband, Dr. Nick in dental school and after he proposed, her and her two Chihuahuas agreed to adopt him into the family.
Her passion and focus has always been creating beautiful smiles. Dr. Eslava takes pride in putting her patients as a top priority and providing them with the best dental care and customer service. Dr. Andrea strives to practice the way she tries to live her life: by treating everyone the way she would like to be treated – with respect, honesty, and giving her best quality of work.
After working and enjoying the glam life of Las Vegas, Dr. Andrea decided to follow her husband back home to Washington and has found it to be very beautiful and peaceful. When she’s not working, you can find her saving any stray animal she can find, planning her next world adventure, or doing karaoke into the TV remote. Dr. Andrea is an avid animal lover. She has two rescue Chihuahuas and would have 20 more dogs if Dr. Nick would let her. She loves to travel and hopes to travel to as many countries as possible. She also loves to read, work out and dance.
Dr. Smita Patel
Dr. Smita Patel has been creating beautiful smiles with the latest types of braces in Washington since 2007. She was born in India and grew up in Bolton, England. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Computer Science at Nottingham Trent University before coming to the United States to attend graduate school. She graduated from the University of South Florida with her master’s degree in Biochemistry and went on to pursue her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2003 from Nova Southeastern College of Dental Medicine. In addition, she completed a General Practice residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in North Miami Beach.
Having gained a finer appreciation for dental esthetics and the importance of a good bite she went back to school to obtain advanced training in Orthodontics. She earned a master’s degree and a certificate in Orthodontics from Marquette University.
During her tenure at Nova Southeastern she received the Eleanor J. Bushee Senior Student Award for her academic excellence and outstanding leadership and was elected by the faculty into membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the well-recognized dental honor society for academic achievement and leadership in dentistry.
Dr. Patel is an affiliate professor at the University of Washington, as well as a published author in several academic journals.
Dr. Catherine Choi – Orthodontist
My path to becoming an orthodontist was anything but traditional. For seven years, I had been working as a corporate lawyer. But as I am a compassionate person by nature, I yearned to make more of a direct, personal impact. After earning my Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) from the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, I completed my Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) and Orthodontics Residency at the Center for Advanced Dental Education at Saint Louis University. I am passionate about giving patients the tools to improve their smile and self-confidence. It is the best profession I could have ever hoped for.
Dr. Ramya Hegde, DDS
Dr. Ramya Hegde was born and raised in a picturesque coastal town in South India. Growing up, her orthodontist who was also part comedian made quite an impression on her and piqued her interest in dentistry since childhood days. She pursued biology major in her higher secondary whereas most of her peers pursued computer science. She earned a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from JSS Dental College in Karnataka, India. She continued to gain field experience through clinical settings, community work and subsequently relocated to the United States with her husband to pursue further education in the field of Dentistry. She has spent time working as a dental assistant in community clinics in Chicago, greater Seattle area and has been involved in community work through international mission trips. She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery(DDS) from University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in New York.
She spends her free time hiking, snowshoeing and pursuing landscape photography on the beautiful PNW trails with her husky and her husband. Growing up in a tropical climate has made her admire snowy mountains in the Pacific North West and her most favorite place to vacation is the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada. Her favorite books to revisit are the Agatha Christie mysteries and Harry Potter series.