Meet The Ness Team

The Ness Family Dentistry Team


“I love my team, my coworkers. They are my family and my friends.”

My core team, of two hygienists, two assistants, and an office manager, has been with me from the beginning. Over time, we’ve brought in new people, all of whom add to our professionalism and passion for caring for smiles. I am loyal to my coworkers and that is reciprocated: it also extends to and includes each of our patients. Our patients are part of our extended family and we always care for them as such.

We believe in caring for patients as we would care for our own family: providing advanced treatment in a professional, respectful manner, always delivered with compassion and empathy. Here, we respect you as an individual. We offer treatment that’s tailored to your specific clinical concerns and goals and encourage your involvement with all parts of your care.

Meet Dr. Shane Ness

Improving Lives, One Person and One Smile at a Time

The best part of being a dentist is talking with people and building connections while helping them become happier and healthier. As ours is a private practice, I have plenty of time to spend listening to each patient, learning who they are on a personal level. I treasure those conversations and the bonds that grow as a result.

As a family dental practice, I love the diversity of my days. My first patient might be a grandparent, who’s here for restorative care so they can properly, comfortably chew and regain a smile they love. My next might be a child at their first visit, filled with excitement and possibly a bit nervous. Then I might help a parent improve their smile, with cosmetic care that increases their self-esteem and confidence.

With each patient, I tailor my approach, clinically and personally, to who they are and what they desire. This ensures the best dental experience and happiest, most genuine smiles when we’re done.

I volunteer on the executive council of the Seattle King County Dental Society, a component of the ADA and WSDA

Outside the Office

My wife Emily and I were married in 2003. We have two sons, Maddox and Colton, and our dog named Ziggy, and a cat named Lava. Our boys play multiple sports and like many families these days, we try to pack too much into too little time. Our top priority is time with family and friends and, when we can get away, we love to ski and travel.

My selfish hobbies revolve around all the great hunting and fishing opportunities available throughout Washington. I also enjoy gardening and preparing meals where all the vegetables were grown in our yard and all the protein was harvested by my sons and me.

Our Care Team

Denise Sullivan

Office Manager

Peggy Peterson

Account Manager

Wendie Jesson

Patient Coordinator

Jeanette Porcello

Registered Dental Assistant

Amber Anderson

Registered Dental Assistant

Jen Keefauver

Registered Dental Hygienist

Lori Packard

Registered Dental Hygienist

Mary Young

Registered Dental Hygienist

Office Visits

Our practice is committed to providing you and your family with safe, gentle, high-quality dental care. We understand that you, or your child, may feel anxious about visiting the dentist. We are sensitive to your needs, and it is our goal to make you feel comfortable visiting our practice while providing the best care possible.

Your First Visit

During your first visit, Dr. Ness will review your dental and medical history forms and will take any necessary X-rays of your teeth. Then, the doctor will complete a very comprehensive exam of your teeth and mouth. This exam in conjunction with the x-rays will help to create your own individual treatment plan and answer any questions that you may have. Also at this visit, one of our hygienists will clean and polish your teeth. Sometimes additional cleaning appointments may be necessary depending on the health of your gums and the condition of the supporting bone. Please allow 2 hours for this first visit.

Bring your smile, but also remember to bring these with you to your first appointment.

Your completed patient information form Your insurance card Regular checkups are an important part of maintaining a healthy smile! The American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist every six months for regular checkups and routine teeth cleanings to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

We understand that you have a busy schedule, so when you’re preparing to visit the dentist, please remember that a routine check-up appointment lasts about 1 hour.


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I’ve been going here for over 10 years, very professional and respectful staff. Dr.Ness is a fantastic dentist, the hygienists are great, and the office staff is very kind

Taylor Beeson

Dr. Ness has been my dentist for the last 5 years and the best I’ve had. Great staff all around, very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend Dr. Ness!

Matt Rogers

I’ve been a patient for more than 20 years, since Shane’s dad ran the practice. Shane and his staff have continued the tradition of personable and professional care. They make my visits carefree and enjoyable. I can’t imagine going to another dentist.

Steve Berry

I had an amazing first visit to this office. Everyone from the front office to the back were incredibly welcoming, kind, and professional. Dr. Ness was very personable, caring and an overall great dentist. So happy I chose Village Dentistry as my new dental office!

Roxy M.

Social distancing and sanitization procedures are implemented and observed by this lovely practice. Dr. Shane Ness is a family friend and a wonderful dentist. I have always enjoyed going to Ness Family Dentistry these past few years, but I am particularly appreciative of his wonderful assistants, admins and hygienists. They truly are the backbone of his practice and Dr. Ness as their leader is as affable and funny as ever.

Janet Ha

I was very happy with my experience at Ness Family Dentistry. The office staff was friendly, my dental hygienist gave me a 5 star cleaning and Dr Ness was very nice and caring about my teeth. I felt very safe having my teeth cleaned during this time with the Coronavirus.

Pam Dunn