Meet Dr. Shivani Kant
Born and raised in Fiji Islands until the age of 12, Dr. Shivani Kant was always an eager child watching her dad practice dentistry. She graduated from Shorecrest High School in Shoreline and earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Washington. She continued to pursue the career path she had dreamed of as a child and completed her dental education at the University of Washington School of Dentistry, being one of the youngest in her class.
Dr. Kant, who is fluent is Hindi has provided care to those who are often times overlooked in our community. Her kindness has enabled her to be a volunteer dental provider at Provail Dental Clinic which provides dental care to people with disabilities. She actively passes on her special caregiving skills and dental knowledge by teaching dental and hygiene students at Provail Dental Clinic.
Dr. Kant’s Philosophy
Taking care of her patients like the way she would like to be treated is at the heart of her practice philosophy. Her warm and caring nature has enabled her to master providing care to those who fear and have dental anxiety with the help of nitrous (laughing gas) and oral sedation.
Dr. Kant strongly believes that your oral health affects your general health and vice-versa. She hopes to not only bring smiles to your face through dentistry but also caring for your overall health well-being. At the end of the day, she knows she has been successful if you leave our office smiling.
Dr. Kant is a firm believer of continuing education and believes it is her obligation to advance her training in dentistry and in overall health. Many changes in technique and technology keep occurring and Dr. Kant has embraced these advancements by going above and beyond the minimum requirements for a dentist by regularly attending lectures, seminars and study clubs through various professional organizations. Dr. Kant has focused on advancing her training in cosmetic dentistry, periodontal therapy, dental implants, TMJ disorders, and pediatric dentistry.
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Snohomish-King County Dental Society
- Washington State Dental Association
- American Dental Association
- University of Washington Dental Alumni Association
- American Dental Education Association
Giving back to the community and helping the less fortunate has always been a big part of Dr. Kant’s life.
Dr. Kant has given back to the following organizations and continues to help whenever time allows:
- Provail Dental Clinic- volunteer dental provider and attending for Dental and Hygiene students
- Give Kids a Smile
- Taking a trip to Eastern Washington with UW’s Dental Education in Care of Persons with Disabilities (DECOD) to provide dental care to patients with mental and physical disabilities
- Latino Health Fair
- Spending two months in Alaska volunteering at a Dental Clinic
- Seattle Red Cross
- Volunteering at Homeless Shelters in Everett and Seattle (Operation Sack Lunch)
Outside the office
When Dr. Kant is not involved with dentistry, she loves to spend time with her husband, family and friends. She enjoys traveling and experiencing new cultures, has a new obsession for practicing yoga, and trying new restaurants! She has recently taken up a new challenge for golfing. She is a true Seattle sports fanatic. Whether it’s Seahawks, Sounders, Mariners or the Huskies, you will always hear her cheer loud!