Meet Dr. Shinn

Dr. Sherwin Shinn has a degree in Preventive Medicine and is a 1974 graduate of the UW dental school.  He spent over 20 years in private practice and another 20+ years working in community public health clinics and still continues to work full time. His focus has always been working with children.
He has been a clinical instructor for the UW dental school Dept. of Pedodontics and an associate dentist for several pediatric dental practices including being the clinical director for Lindquist Dental Clinic for Children.

    In 1990 he also started doing dental outreach volunteering to underserved areas of the world. Since then he has been to over 35 countries on over 70 outreach trips. He has helped establish dental services in Nepal, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, The Cook Islands, Haiti, Micronesia, St. Lucia, Jamaica and Uganda from which over 500,000 people have benefited.
 In recognition of his work he has received many prestigious awards including:

  • the “2003 WSDA Citizen of the Year”
  • the “2003 National Jefferson Award” (the nation’s highest award for public service)
  • the “2007 Advancing Global Health Award”
  • the “2013 ADA National Humanitarian Award”!
  • and the “2017 Champion for Children Award”

Dr. Shinn continues to follow his Hippocratic Oath to serve others, by donating 100% of all profits from “Shinn Kids Dental” to charitable programs that provide health care to underserved people around the world.

Dr. Shinn has 7 children and 5 grandchildren. He lives in Gig Harbor with his wife Faria. He is an avid outdoorsman, published writer, professional speaker, accomplished musician, and a tireless advocate for the empowerment of all people.

Dr. Sherwin Shinn

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Opening Hours
Mon – Sat: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

5122 Olympic DR NW Suite A101
Gig Harbor, WA 98335


To recognize each person’s inherent greatness and worthiness and provide treatment that is appropriate, functional and gentle in such a way that brings us together as friendly neighbors in our community.


To provide top quality, professional dental care, whenever and wherever to
whoever needs it.

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