Our Dental Team

Going above and beyond to bring exceptional healthcare to our patients.

Meet the Smile Team

A dental team dedicated to personalized attention and a positive dental experience.

Michele Keller Larkin, Ph.D.
Laboratory Manager and Senior CAD/CAM Designer

Dr. Larkin graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Biochemistry from Western Washington University. She then earned her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Washington School of Medicine, where she researched metabolic determinants of cells. She received the prestigious Cytotherapeutics scholarship and was honored to present her research and publications at several national research conferences.

Dr. Larkin took a quick sabbatical to raise her three strapping lads with her husband, Dana, on Camano Island. When not watching her sons play music or baseball, she loves photography, reading, and cooking, and recently took up running – finishing two half marathons in the last year (which she claims equals a marathon). She loves working with Dr. Keller, her brother, discovering and implementing innovative techniques to turn his vision of smiles into reality.

Lilly Garcia, Patient Coordinator
Patient Coordinator

Bio coming soon!

Jozelle Lopez, RDA
Lead Treatment Coordinator

Jozelle was born and raised in the Woodinville area. She attended Lake Washington Technical College where she earned her Associate Degree in Dental Assisting and was on the Dean’s List.

She lives a very active lifestyle with her husband. She also loves to cook and bake.

Jessica West, RDA
Treatment Coordinator

Jessica graduated from Everest College with Dean’s List honors and has worked in the dental field for over nine years. She was born and raised in Seattle and has a nine-year-old son. Her role at Smiles by Design as a treatment coordinator allows her to provide her patients with skilled and efficient care.

While working chairside with Dr. Keller or one-on-one with a patient, it is her goal to put patients at ease. The joy of changing a patient’s life through a new beautiful smile is one of those rewards that can’t be measured!

In her free time, she loves trying new restaurants, shopping, hiking, and traveling!

Stephanie Griffiths, RDA
Director of Surgical Assisting

A graduate of Western Washington University and Lake Washington Technical College for Dental Assisting, Stephanie is Dr. Keller’s Lead Surgical Assistant.

Stephanie loves biking, boating, fishing, exploring her home state of Washington, and traveling around the country.

Transcending Traditional Care

We take the time to get to know our patients so they look forward to visiting us in Kirkland.

Dr. Shawn Keller talking to a patient who's taking the time to address her dental concerns
We take the time

There are not that many places left where you will be greeted with a smile and by people who take the time to chat, but that’s exactly what you will get at every visit with Smiles By Design.

Our dental hygienist showing a patient dental x-rays - one of the many benefits from our dental team
You got a friend in us

Our compassionate team is with you every step of the way during your treatment. We happily make time to explain all procedures and give you advice.

Smiles By Design team member helping a patient
We’ll be there for you

Whether you’ve had a bad dental experience in the past or suffer from anxiety, our team will take the time to listen and provide the help you need (including sedation dentistry).

What a terrific find I made when I found Dr. Shawn Keller and his terrific staff at Smiles By Design.

- Phillip, Actual Patient

Not Just Another Dental Clinic

Experience the difference the moment you step into our office.

Comforts Amenities
Relax and enjoy a comfortable visit with our array of refreshments, soft blankets, and Netflix TV.
Forefront of Technology
Our Kirkland dentist uses only the finest and most up-to-date technology to bring you magnificent results.
Family Atmosphere
Each patient we see is treated as a member of our family, and we show this by our commitment to your care.
The entrance of Smiles by Design in Redmond, WA
The mission statement displayed at the entrance of Smiles by Design
Dr. Shawn Keller on Seattle's local TV show New Day Northwest to discuss the latest breakthroughs in dentistry
Painting of Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russel Wilson displayed in the waiting room of Smiles by Design
Dr. Keller using the CEREC machine to craft one-day restorations
Ready to See What We Can Do?

Come meet our amazing dental team at Smiles By Design in Kirkland.