MEET DR. KAYLEE WONDER
Dr. Wonder is passionate about delivering excellent, efficient, and comfortable care to her patients. She will treat you like a family member and will offer her honest opinion regarding your care. Her smiles and laughs will definitely brighten up the room. She will do her best to make sure all her patients receive the best care possible by providing patient-centered, comprehensive care that is tailored to fit the lives of each patient.
She was born in Udonthani, Thailand. At the age of 13, her family moved to Honolulu, HI. That's when she started learning English. In 2005, she graduated from Radford High School Summa Cum Laude. After receiving full-ride scholarship and grants, she attended Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU), while her husband served in the U.S. Coast Guard as an active duty personnel in New Haven, CT. After receiving her undergraduate degree in Biological Anthropology, she was interested in dentistry.
Her passion in dentistry grew further after she shadowed a local dentist, whom she is grateful for in finding her future career. After the first day of shadowing, she knew instantly that dentistry is her passion. She decided to attend a 3-month dental assistant program in Washington State, where her parents currently live and started working both with compensation and voluntarily. She went on and pursued her career as a dentist by attending the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine (UNLV SDM) and receiving Doctor of Dental Medicine degree.
During dental school, Dr. Wonder served as her Class Activity Coordinator throughout the 4 years. Moreover, she held a Vice President of Activities for the entire student body. She was involved with the Sgt. Clint Ferrin Memorial Dental Clinic as a Clinic Coordinator. She acted as an Editor-in-Chief for the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) District 10 “The Explorer” newsletter. She co-founded that Asian American Dental Student Association (AADSA) and served as a president. She was a marketing director and social media director for ASDA as well. She also conducted two researches involving periodontal disease causing bacteria with her fellow classmates and worked under the guidance of her biological science mentor. She presented her researches at the American & International Association for Dental Research Conference.
Dr. Wonder graduated Summa Cum Laude from SCSU and Cum Laude from UNLV SDM (top 10% of her class). She was inducted into Zeta Delta Epsilon National Honor Society. She received the Internal College of Dentist Leadership and Student Humanitarian Award that is given to dental student who exemplified and demonstrated passion for altruistic humanitarian service. She was voted by her classmates to be the “most organized” and “most likely to save the world one tooth at a time”.
Continuing education is very important to Dr. Wonder. During dental school, although not required, she has taken dental courses outside of her curriculum to further her dental education. She attended many local and national dental meetings and workshops and earned many CE credits beyond per peers.
Away from the office, Dr. Wonder teaches English online to her students in Thailand. She has been doing that since during dental school and enjoys giving back to the community where she grew up in. She is also a Youtube & Facebook vlogger. She loves volunteering. She is involved with Mission of Mercy and Medical Teams International that provide free dental care to the underserved populations. She had volunteered at the soup kitchen and other dental clinics that provide free care for women, children and homeless people. She has a maltese dog (Ike) and enjoy spending time with her husband and parents. Ike is the office mascot and he comes to work with her every day! She and her husband are both big fans of the Seattle Sounders and the Seahawks!
Dr. Wonder is an active member of the American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Northwest Dental Alliance, and Kitsap Dental Society.