Owner Jessica J. Emard, DMD
Seattle Met Magazine Top Dentist
Owner Jessica J. Emard, DMD
Seattle Met Magazine Top Dentist
Owner

Jessica J. Emard, DMD

Dr. Jessica Emard has been delivering exceptional dental care in the Seattle area since 2009. Having always been a major proponent of holistic health, Dr. Emard obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Minor in Social Studies of Medicine from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. She played soccer in college, and was awarded an elite research grant that resulted in several published articles in the Journal of Nutrition. She went on to complete her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at Nova Southeastern University in South Florida.

The decision to move out West was inspired by her passion for the outdoors and desire to be close to the mountains to fulfill an active lifestyle. An avid skier, cyclist, hiker, and yogini, she keeps very busy when not in a dental operatory.

“My favorite part about dentistry is working with a patient to accomplish their dental wants and needs. I recognize patients as individuals with unique goals and desires and believe patient education is the most valuable tool in dentistry.”

Jessica is also a member of the American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association, and Seattle-King County Dental Society. With a true commitment to advanced education, she actively participates in continued learning, including Spear Study Clubs, in a commitment to providing the best possible care for her patients.

Our Team


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Our Team


Shannon Borchers

Shannon Borchers

Front Desk / Patient Care Coordinator

Shannon brings to West Edge Dental decades of experience, both in chair side assisting and front desk administration. From the first appointment phone call to treatment follow-up care, Shannon takes pride in providing attentiveness at each visit. A Seattle native, she enjoys running, hiking, skiing, reading, and spending quality time with her two children.

“I enjoy being among experts in my field and love getting to know our patients to ensure they have the highest quality care on all levels.”

Wendy Dralus

Wendy Dralus

Registered Dental Assistant

Wendy has been working in dentistry since 1999, with a focus on genuine kindness and authenticity in making patients comfortable. Although her roots are in Florida and Connecticut, she considers herself a true Seattleite having lived here since 2011. A talented artist with a gifted hand, her cosmetic and general chair side abilities are exceptional and her fun personality can light up a room.

“I believe in always doing the kind thing, both in dentistry and in life.”

Allison Mettler

Allison Mettler

Registered Dental Hygienist

After graduating from the University of South Dakota School of Dental Hygiene in 2010, Allison found herself wanting more out of life than just work. She decided to take her corgi, Toby, out west to see what Seattle had to offer. That is where she met her husband and together they laid the foundation for an active and fulfilling lifestyle participating in competitive trail running, group fitness classes, and exploring the mountains. They also volunteer at a weekly community dinner and love traveling to new places when not keeping busy with endless walks and lots of snuggles from Toby.

“Over the years, I have gained an appreciation for small dental clinics that truly focus on what is best for their patients and less on production. West Edge Dental has allowed me, as a dental hygienist, to customize treatment for individual patients and to focus on educating patients so they feel comfortable making decisions about their oral health.”

Jennifer Mickle

Jennifer Mickle

Registered Dental Hygienist

Jennifer graduated from the dental hygiene program at Southern Illinois University in 1993 and received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Education, specializing in Dental Studies from Wayland Baptist in 2004. She has practiced dental hygiene all over the US as well as overseas. She is passionate about educating and empowering her patients to improve their health.

Jennifer has brought her love of dental hygiene with her through her many moves with her family, with both her father and husband serving in the US Air Force. She has been able to work with many specialists during her career, to include periodontists and cosmetic dentists. She has also been an educator with several military training programs. Jennifer loves sailing, hiking, traveling, and has never met a carbohydrate she didn’t like!

“I have loved moving around but am very excited to be retiring here in the beautiful PNW. I am very picky about where I work and am so proud to have found a permanent dental home with West Edge Dental. The compassion and patient care of this office is truly special.”