Elissa Maynard, DDS

Dr. Elissa Maynard

I am thrilled to be here and to have the opportunity to work with such a talented and hard-working team. As I begin my work here, I thought that patients might like to know a few things about me.

My name is Dr. Elissa Maynard. Like Dr. Russell and Dr. Bode, I graduated from the University of Washington School of Dentistry. I have been practicing dentistry for 10 years in community health and private practice settings.

I feel like I’ve found my dream practice here and am looking forward to getting to know all of you.

Dr. Elissa Maynard

I completed my undergraduate degree at Saint Martins College in 2005 where I graduated as the Valedictorian. I am a member of the American Dental Association, the Washington State Dental Association and the Thurston-Mason County Dental Society.

I am a past President of the Lewis County Dental Society and was inducted into the Pierre Fauchard Academy, an international honorary dental organization in 2017.

I am committed to lifelong learning and enjoy being a member of a local Spear Study Club. I’m passionate about improving the health and social welfare of our community. I worked for 8 years in community health in Chehalis and Raymond, WA.

I volunteer annually at local Give Kids a Smile and Kids Kloset events and served as the Assistant Director of the Seattle King County Free Dental Clinic in 2015.

A little about me personally…

Dr. Elissa MaynardWhy dentistry? Initially a love of learning and wanting to work in a serving profession.

I enjoy science and making things pretty (including teeth). Now, I find that I really enjoy the teamwork and challenge of running a business and working collaboratively to improve the health of our patients.

What are my values?

  • Integrity
  • kindness
  • open-heartedness
  • pursuing excellence
  • collaboration
  • generosity
  • and humility.

Dr. Elissa MaynardWhat do you do outside of the office? My passions outside of work include my husband of 10 years – Tyson Maynard – we’ve been together 17 years.

Tyson owns Thurston Built, a local residential construction business. My daughter Ava, who is 4, recently learned to ride her bike without training wheels, color inside the lines and wants to grow up and become a “Mommy.”

I love staying active – I have too many outdoor hobbies to keep up with currently, so for now I lift weights, tinker as an amateur gardener and go on family walks with an occasional trip to the mountain, camping or the beach. When I retire, I won’t lack for hobbies.

Where am I from?  I grew up in Spanaway, WA and went to Bethel High School. My dad was a lineman. My mom worked for Weyerhauser as an administrative assistant.

They lived in Spanaway so they could have horses and a larger property. I played a lot of sports growing up, was in the band (clarinet and oboe) and I rode horses. I have one older brother who lives in Bonney Lake. I’m the youngest in our family, a proud Norwegian and Washingtonian.

I’m looking forward to getting to know all of you and am grateful to have this opportunity!

Are you ready to smile with confidence? Call us or request an appointment today.

Call us: 360-742-3912