Meet the Team
As Endodontists and Root Canal Specialists, we support each other at work and in life, such that our office is a caring environment for both staff and patients. This allows us to provide an atmosphere in our practice that lets patients feel it is a safe place. When the patient leaves our office, they know they are better off for having chosen us for their endodontic treatment. Their visit will appear seamless, as if our office is an extension of their Referring Office.
DR. ROY KALDESTAD
Dr. Roy Kaldestad was born and raised in Hoquiam, Washington. After graduating from Hoquiam High School in 1981, he attended Grays Harbor College for two years where he graduated in the top 10 in his class. Dr. Kaldestad then attended Pacific Lutheran University for one year and was accepted to the University of Washington Dental School after only three years of college. Following graduation from Dental School in 1988, he completed a one year Advanced Educational Program in General Dentistry in Jacksonville, Florida.
Dr. Kaldestad then returned home to Washington and practiced General Dentistry in Mill Creek until 1996. At that time he and his family moved to San Antonio, Texas for two years while he completed a Residency in Endodontics. While in his residency, Dr. Kaldestad was involved in the development of some instruments and was granted a patent for his innovative ideas.
Since 1998 Dr. Kaldestad has limited his practice to Endodontics. He believes that quality of care is not limited to just the quality of his root canals; it involves the whole patient experience. Dr. Kaldestad is a member of the Pierce County Dental Society, the American Association of Endodontists, a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry and a member of the American Dental Association. He has volunteered his time on numerous committees and boards over the years with these different associations. He is currently the chairman for the Peer Review Committee for the Pierce County Dental Society and serves as a Scientific Advisor in Endodontics for the prestigious Kois Center in Seattle.
Dr. Kaldestad and his wife have three children and live in Gig Harbor. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, weightlifting, water sports, and attending Mariner games with friends and family.
DR. JAGDEEP GILL
Dr. Gill has been practicing Endodontics in the Puget Sound area since 2013. Jagdeep has a very unique background with life experiences that enable him to relate with individuals, regardless of socioeconomic, religious, or cultural background.
Dr. Gill was born and raised in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. Growing up, he spent much of his time assisting his parents with their organic family orchard. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia, Dr. Gill received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Howard University. He continued on to the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Dental Medicine where he completed his post-doctoral residency in Endodontics. Dr. Gill, with his wife and two daughters, now call the Pacific Northwest home.
Shawnna has been with Anchor Endodontics from the first day. She is an extremely positive person who enjoys life. During her nineteen year career in the dental industry, she has participated and worked in all aspects of dentistry. With the opportunity to transition from a dental assistant to the front office Shawnna enjoys working in a leadership role. The most fulfilling part of her career is building relationships with patients and referring offices and making people smile. Shawnna strives to make every patient comfortable and feel welcome. She is happy to be working for Anchor Endodontics and looks forward to meeting you. Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with her husband, Somni and three daughters, Ava, Mya and Sovanna. On her free time she enjoys walking her lab Piper, cooking and decorating her home.
Michele started in the dental field at the early age of 15, working side by side with her mom for a short time. Because her mom worked at an amazing dental office and loved what she did for a living, Michele decided to stay in the dental field. At the age of 18, she joined another dental practice and learned all the facets of the “front office.” What does she like about this field of work? Taking care of patients!
Michele grew up in Federal Way but now resides with her family in Puyallup. In Michele’s free time her family keeps her busy. With her husband, 11 year old daughter and 5 year old son, the four of them love to go camping in their trailer. When home, her husband also likes to teach Michele how to cook and BBQ. Family is a big part of Michele’s life. She lives very close to her parents, her sister and family so they spend lots of time together. Add Charlie, the 1 year old Corgi and Duke, the cat to the mix and Michele is always on her toes.
Linda has been in the dental field for more than 20 years as an administrative assistant. She enjoys being part of the process in our patients dental care. Born and raised in Washington, she, her husband Tom, and one very old kitty enjoy the seasonal changes that Washington has to offer! With a blended family of 6 children, their spouses, and fifteen grandchildren, their lives are busy! When she has spare time, Linda enjoys spending time with family, camping, crafting and party planning! Linda has been a wonderful addition to our office with her kind and nurturing personality. We just love her!
Riane started a career in endodontics as an “Extern” from Clover Park Technical College. Since completing her training she decided to stay in endodontics. Having a positive experience as a patient, Riane decided dentistry was the career for her. She loves meeting new people and helping others maintain a great smile. As a lifelong resident of Gig Harbor, Riane loves spending time with her friends and family. You may see her in the harbor walking her Mini Australian Shepherd “Riley” and Yorkie “Moose.” Riane just recently married her high school sweetheart Ethan, and they are expecting their first baby this July!
Shelby is the newest member of our team! She has been in the dental field for about two years now, and enjoys all aspects of dentistry, especially root canals! She enjoys that each day, she is learning something new. Shelby grew up on a farm in Graham, and has always loved living in the country. So much so, that her and her boyfriend Jared just built a house in Eatonville! On her free time Shelby is outdoors either hunting, fishing, camping, or spending time with friends and family. She comes across as shy, but once she is comfortable, it's hard to keep her quiet! We are enjoying her big smile and upbeat personality!
Deisy has been a dental assistant for nearly four years. In high school she considered going into dental hygiene school but first wanted to “test the waters” by assisting. She trained in a private program given by a local dental office and finished her education externing in an Endodontic office…She loved it! Deisy likes to help relieve patient’s pain. When they say “that wasn’t too bad,” that really makes her smile. On her days off, she keeps busy with her husband and two young children.
Kelsi recently joined our team here at Anchor Endodontics! She has been a dental assistant a little over three years now, working mostly in general dentistry. This is her first specialty office and she is loving loving it! Early in life Kelsi knew she wanted to be in the dental field. She appreciated the dental work done in her own mouth, and the beautiful smile and confidence it gave her. She knew then that she wanted to give patients that same confidence and smile! Kelsi is born and raised here in Washington, currently living in the Black Dimond area. During her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking when the weather permits, and traveling! At home she has two cats, Sandy and Princess. Kelsi is a joy in our office and we are so happy to have her!