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Meet the Doctor

David R. Weller DDS, MS

david r. wellerI strive to provide the highest quality orthodontic care, helping each patient achieve the most beautiful smile possible. Because we are not a huge corporation, I can take pride in providing personalized and attentive care. This allows me the fun of seeing patients and their families out in the community and knowing almost all by name.

Personal Background

I was raised on the Kitsap Peninsula along with four brothers and one sister (all of whom ended up needing braces, by the way). Among many things, I am grateful to my parents for seeking orthodontic treatment for all of us.

Having spent time in amazing places throughout the country as part of my orthodontic training, I realized that Washington would always be home. In 2004, my growing family settled down in University Place where I began my career at what is now Weller Orthodontics.

My wife Lori (a registered nurse), and I have been blessed with four children and have dedicated ourselves to close involvement with the community though work, schools, and our local church. In our spare time, we enjoy hiking, biking, and simply spending quality time with family and friends. One of our favorite activities is jumping on the trampoline in our backyard.

Education and Qualifications

  • B.S. Physiology, Brigham Young University, Magna Cum Laude
  • DDS with Honors, University of Washington School of Dentistry
  • MS in Orthodontics, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics

Personal Affiliations and Memberships

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the National Dental Honor Society
  • Pierce County Dental Society
  • Washington State Dental Association

Fun Facts

  • I am red/green color-blind (or as I like to call it, "color weak"). Fortunately, the only way this impairs my work capabilities is in my inability to coordinate outfits.
  • Having spent time in Florida and Guatemala, I speak conversational Spanish.
  • I have had my private pilot license in the past (though little time to put it to use with a busy career and family).
  • I can cut my own hair! These days I mostly only use this skill on my two sons.
  • For more on Dr. Weller's interesting history in orthodontics, click here