Meet Our Staff

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Shelly Self

    When you meet Dr. Shelly and see her fun bubbly personality there will be no question why she became a pediatric dentist. She is passionate about providing quality dental care in a fun and loving environment and she believes that every child should have a positive dental experience.

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  • Dr.
    McKinley Self
    DMD

    Dr. Mac practices patient focused comprehensive dentistry. During his career he has learned that each patient, their desires and their mouth are unique. As such each person has different desires and objectives for their dental care. He supports his patients in maintaining their oral health and aiding them to make educated decisions regarding their care.

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  • Dr.
    Kristina

    Dr. Kristina could not be more excited to be joining the Poulsbo Kids and Family Dentistry team and is grateful for the opportunity to provide skilled and gentle care for your child. She feels strongly that each family benefits from care that is individually tailored and built on a relationship of trust. She strives to listen to you and your child’s needs so that she can help your little ones achieve and maintain optimal oral health in a warm and friendly environment. 

    Dr. Kristina grew up in Massachusetts and graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Human Science from Georgetown University. While she was always drawn to a career in the dental field, it was during her subsequent years at The University of Maryland Dental School that she found her passion in working with children. This drive led her to pursue and complete her pediatric dental residency at the University of Connecticut. Soon after, she obtained board certification from the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. While her formal schooling is finished, she maintains that her education will never end. In fact, she is constantly searching for new classes to take and articles to read so as to be well-versed in the latest evidence-based materials and techniques. 

    Dr. Kristina is an active member of the American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association, and the Seattle Pediatric Dentistry Study Club.

    Dr. Kristina is happy to have made the Pacific Northwest her home. While not in the office, you can find Dr. Kristina riding her bike, hiking in the beautiful mountains nearby, or relaxing on her porch with a good book. 

  • Jackie

    Jackie became a hygienist in 2005, graduating with her bachelor’s degree in the Science of Dental Hygiene from Eastern Washington University. She believes in educating patients on their oral health, and partnering with them to achieve and maintain a healthy and beautiful smile.

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  • Michelle
    Hygienist

    Michelle has been a dental hygienist since 2008. She has as associate degree in dental hygiene from Yakima Valley Community College. She loves building relationships with her patients and helping them achieve their dental goals.

    She grew up on the Olympic Peninsula and has lived in Poulsbo with her husband and kids since 2010.  When she is not taking care of her patients, she is spending time with her family, watching her kids play sports, enjoying the outdoors and looking for adventures.


  • Dr.
    Holly

    Education and Experience 

    Dr. McIver was born in New Jersey and raised and educated near Houston, Texas.  She attended the University of Notre Dame where she graduated cum laude in 2006 with dual majors in Science-Business and Spanish. During her time at Notre Dame, Dr. Holly studied and lived abroad in Puebla, Mexico and is fluent in Spanish. 

    Dr. McIver earned her D.D.S. at the University of Texas School of Dentistry in the Houston medical center and graduated at the top of her class with OKU honors. She was accepted as one of only seven students to the esteemed orthodontic program at UT School of Dentistry. There she completed a two year orthodontic residency earning a Masters of Science in Dentistry with a specialty in orthodontics as well as a postgraduate certificate in orthodontics.   

    After graduating, Dr. Holly opened a private orthodontic practice in her hometown and taught part-time as an associate professor at the University of Texas School of Dentistry Department of Orthodontics. Her family moved to Bainbridge Island in 2017. Currently, in addition to working at Poulsbo Kids & Family Dentistry, Dr. Holly is an Affiliate Assistant Professor at the University of Washington School of Dentistry Orthodontics Department where she helps train future orthodontists. 

    Dr. Holly has always been interested in working in dentistry, but during her own treatment in braces realized her desire to become an orthodontist. This profession offers a unique opportunity to work with patients of all ages over a significant period of time to help them achieve happy and healthy smiles.  She loves being a part of her patients’ life in a positive way!  In her experience, the most rewarding part of her job is watching her patients on the day their braces come off, showing off their new smiles, and knowing she has helped them reach a goal!

    Honors and Awards 

    Dr. McIver’s masters thesis on mini-implant devices used in orthodontics was selected during her residency to be presented at the American Association of Orthodontics Annual Meeting and has been published in the Angle Orthodontic Journal. During her dental and orthodontic education she was honored to receive the following awards: 

    Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society Honoree and Inductee Quintessence Award for Operative Dentistry 
    President James T. and Nancy Beamer Willerson Endowed Scholarship Recipient Psi Omega Fraternal Achievement and Service Award 

    Dr. Holly is a Board Certified Orthodonist and member of the American Board of Orthodontics. 

    Outside the Office 

    Dr. Holly married her high school sweetheart Rich McIver, and they have a daughter Evelyn (7) and a son, Patrick (4).  She enjoys spending time with her family, including their dog Scout, spending time exploring Bainbridge Island and the surrounding Olympic Peninsula and Puget Sound by foot, car, kayak and boat, and most of all cheering on her favorite team, the Fighting Irish! 

    Dr. Holly is active in the community as a member of Island Volunteer Caregivers, a board member of the Bainbridge Ometepe Sister Island Association (BOSIA), Secretary of the Wilkes Elementary PTO, and active Parishioner and volunteer at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church. 

Welcome to Our Practice

Welcome to Poulsbo Kids & Family Dentistry

 Where your family’s smile is our priority. Providing care since 2001, the practice serves families of the Kitsap Peninsula including the cities of Bainbridge Island, Silverdale and Bremerton.

Dr. Shelly is our Board-Certified pediatric specialists who offers both primary and specialty care for infants, children and adolescents, including those with special health care needs. Our team is trained to help children overcome dental apprehension and gently work to develop a positive attitude about oral hygiene and dental visits. Our services include Pediatric Dentistry, Laser Frenectomy, Orthodontics, Teeth Whitening, Porcelain Veneers and more!

Dr. Mac has been married to Dr. Shelly for over 25 years and shares the same philosophies with a more conservative approach. He supports his patients in maintaining their oral health and helps aid them to make educated decisions regarding their oral care. He completed his Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency from University Hospitals Case Medical Center in 2005.

Call us at (360) 779-7115 for more information or to make your appointment.



Testimonials

What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "Our daughter loves it there!!!
    Everyone at Poulsbo Children's Dentistry was so kind and helpful! I brought my 13 month old son there to his first dentist appointment. They are all about making the children comfortable and taking the time to make sure they aren't scared. He seemed to enjoy being there the whole time. I already have his next appointment made and will definitely continue using them."
    Rosanna J.
  • "I recently brought my two year old in for her first dental appointment. Everyone was incredibly kind and patient. The atmosphere helped ease my daughter's discomfort. Barely a hiccup for the actual cleaning. So happy we found Poulsbo Children's Dentistry."
    Taylor E.
  • "Dr. Shelly is the MOST amazing provider I have ever encountered. She is so full of life and knowledge and truly cares for her patients. I love her. I drive all the way from Issaquah for her! Don’t be a fool, take your kids to her!"
    Kimberly S.
  • "My 3 and 4 year old love going to the dentist thanks to Poulsbo Children's Dentistry. The atmosphere is geared towards kids and they have fun the minute they walk in the door. Dr. Self is wonderful with the kids and explains things to them in a way that they can understand. The dental assistants are amazing and go above and beyond to make sure your kids are comfortable, relaxed, and they make them feel so special each time."
    Jamie T.
  • "We love Poulsbo Children's Dentistry. I felt like a failure as a mom when I took my kids in for their first visit since my 5 year old had cavities, numerous cavities and at least one deep enough to require a "baby root canal". Everyone in the office was so kind and reassuring. We left with a plan to fix her cavities under sedation. I had to get approval from her doctor for this plan and... he forgot to fax the form. So, Caitlyn(I hope I'm spelling her name right) called arms got the form. The day before surgery she called to let me know that my insurance hadn't approved the procedure yet and she couldn't get anyone on the phone. We absolutely had to have this done asap so, she kept trying. She spent hours on the phone trying to solve this for me and was ultimately successful! I cannot express how grateful i am to her! The procedure went great seems my daughter was kept calm and happy the whole time."
    Mandi W.
  • "Absolutely the best dentist for your children. All three of my kids are thrilled when they get to go to the “teeth doctor”! Dr. Self is very knowledgeable and has the latest technology to make every visit as comfortable as possible. We are sad that we have to move away because this place is fantastic!"
    Alyssa R.
  • "this office. For a year he had a different insurance and so they were out of network and I purposely put him in my dental plan so he could go back here again. I felt they were thorough, thoughtful and friendly and any time your kid can leave the dentist smiling and happy you should feel like you have accomplished something. I don't want him to grow up fearful of dentist visits... it should be not a favorite thing but at least a good experience. OK ENOUGH SAID!"
    Billy J.
  • "High quality dental work!
    Your staff does such a wonderful and thorough job of taking care of my children and making sure that they understand what to expect after"
    Emily M.
  • "My son was born tongue tied and lip tied. The Dr and the entire staff made this procedure run incredibly smooth and even provided a place for me to breast feed after it was over. The Dr provided her cell # for after hours and even texted me to see how things were going over the weekend.. I can't imagine having this procedure done on my 3 week old baby anywhere else.. My 5 year old will now be switching to this remarkable practice!!"
    Caty T.
  • "Amazing staff and awesome services!
    We went in for my six year old daughter to get sealants on her molars and it was smooth sailing! It went so easily, the staff is awesome and friendly, the facility is very nice and clean, we absolutely love it here!"
    Angelica H.
  • "We made appointment for today because janifer is working for today ! We would like her to help us because kids love her very much at the first time. However, when we arrived to there and was other people help us. She is ok but we will still look for janifer to help us during the next appointment. Our doctor is great !"
    Serive

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Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-4:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-4:30 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-4:30 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-4:30 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-12:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed