We established Current Dental in 2004 with the goal to provide excellent patient care using a total health approach. We integrate our core values of health, choice, honor, and integrity to our practice of dentistry. We give our patients many choices, allowing you to co-plan your care according to your judgment and budget. We honor your decisions, and fulfill our promises to you as a patient with integrity.
Our dentists, Dr. Tim Verharen and Dr. Melissa Spaulding, are especially sensitive to the trauma dental patient, providing drug-free techniques that relax and calm individual patients. Recognizing the states of hyperarousal and hypoarousal enable us to see signs of trauma and provide alternative techniques that calm the “fight or flight” response. Our entire office is designed to facilitate a calm, healing environment.
Dr. Tim Verharen
Dr. Tim graduated dental school in 1997. He spent his first 7 years of practice working with a community dental center, providing essential care to the underserved populations of Kitsap and Grays Harbor counties. Here, he picked up many of the concepts he uses for trauma sensitive patients today. Governor Gregoire recognized him with the “Governor’s Volunteer Service Award” in 2009.
Outside of work, Dr. Tim has an intense love for sailing. He recently completed a race from Victoria, Canada to Maui, Hawaii, which took 10 days and 20 hours to complete. Though their boat broke down 2,300 miles in, leaving them stranded in the middle of the ocean (something he says is about one of the scariest things that can happen to a person!), he doesn’t plan on giving up sailing anytime soon. He remains an active member of the Port Madison Yacht Club.
Dr. Melissa Spaulding
Dr. Melissa practically grew up in the dental office! Both her father and grandfather were family dentists, and she followed along in their footsteps.
She graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 2008 and has since honed her skills in a variety of experiences from children’s dentistry to cosmetic cases for adults.
As a mom, she loves spending time with her family and caring for families in the Bremerton and Bainbridge Island areas.
Your Affordable Dentist in Bremerton and Bainbridge Island
Small business owners, companies, and individual patients are encouraged to check out our Dental Health Rewards Plan.
Instead of going through a 3rd party insurance provider, you can access 100% of your preventive care along with a 20% discount on all dental work, for just one annual fee. Discounted rates for subsequent family members and children are available, plus, kids under age 3 join for fee.
In addition, we are pleased to be certified by EnviroStars. The mission of EnviroStars is to provide assistance and incentives for smaller businesses to reduce hazardous materials and waste, in order to protect public health, municipal systems, and the environment.