About Us

Our Philosophy of Care

At DeFelice Dentistry, our philosophy is one of wholeness. As a holistic dentist, our mission is to educate our patients about the mouth-body connection, or the oral-systemic link, in hopes of helping them achieve overall health and wellness. We don’t just treat your symptoms. We look deeper into what is causing your oral health problems in hopes of preventing the progression of disease and decay down the road. We want our patients to have healthy, natural smiles for a lifetime. We pay close attention to the materials we use to ensure they are the most biocompatible with your unique body chemistry. At DeFelice Dentistry, you are more than just a patient to us, you are a friend and valuable member of our dental family, and we want to help you live a happier, healthier life with a beautiful, natural smile.

Meet the Doctor

Dr. Louise DeFelice

“I care about the people who entrust their smiles to me. In addition to my clinical expertise, you will always have my personal attention, compassion, and gentleness.”

A native of Spokane, Dr. Louise graduated from Gonzaga Prep High School. She attended Gonzaga University for undergraduate work, and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from The University of Washington School of Dentistry in Seattle in 1996. She joined her father’s practice in 2000, after practicing on the west side of Washington State.

Dr. Louise loves to provide optimal dentistry, to promote healthy mouths, and to encourage prevention of dental problems. She deeply values her relationships with her patients and has a family-oriented practice with dental services for all ages. Dr. Louise welcomes modern technology in dentistry and strives to provide the best customer service for her patient’s comfort, safety and well-being.

In her free time, she enjoys being a mother of four, doing charity work within the Spokane community, and loves to travel with her family and husband. Dr. Louise is proud to call Spokane her home and loves all the outdoor activities the Northwest has to offer.

Dr. DeFelice routinely attends continuing dental education classes and seminars to keep her skills current and relevant.

Dr. Louise DeFelice has advanced training in all areas of dentistry including:

  • Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal
  • Dentures and Partials
  • Implants
  • Oral Conscious Sedation
  • Gum Disease Therapy
  • Botox
  • Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Dr. Clay Karlson

Dr. Karlson was born and raised in Pocatello, ID. He graduated from Idaho State University in 2005 with a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology, then received his DMD degree in 2009 from Case Western Reserve University. He graduated from an Advanced Education in General Dentistry course in 2010, and has experience working in pediatric and geriatric clinics.

Dr. Karlson’s interest in dentistry was sparked by the environment of a private practice in his hometown of Idaho. Seeing the good rapport and communication between the doctors, staff, and patients, and how pleased everyone seemed in their roles made him want to explore the industry. Since becoming a dentist, he’s strived to keep learning and expanding his skills, which include fixed and removable prosthodontics, operative care, root canal treatment, surgical extractions, mini implants, and moderate oral sedation.

When he’s not practicing taking good care of patients, Dr. Karlson enjoys spending time with his wife and their four sons, Orion, Aharon, Liam, and Levi.

Dr. Victor S. Stime

Dr. Victor Stime is an on-call doctor that helps us take care of our patients when Dr. DeFelice is out of the office. Dr. Stime grew up in Seattle and has lived in the Spokane area for over 30 years.

He received his Bachelors in Archaeology from Seattle Pacific University in 1982, and his dental education from the University of Washington in 1986.

Dr. Stime practiced for 30 years at Riverside Medical Dental Clinic, has provided dental care for remote communities in Alaska by boat, and received a national award for dental anesthesiology.

For Dr. Stime, the best part of being a dentist is meeting and getting to know new people and being able to help them improve their smiles and lives with quality dental care.

Dr. Stime is married with three grown children. When he’s not practicing dentistry, Dr. Stime loves to go fishing, hunting, camping, and boating, enjoying the abundant natural environment and resources the Spokane area has to offer.

Meet Our Team

Stephanie H.

Patient Coordinator

Stephanie was born in Billings, MT and moved to Spokane in 2006. She attended Carrington College and graduated in 2010 as a certified Pharmacy Technician. Afterward, she entered the world of dentistry as a Dental Assistant, became certified in CPR, and completed coursework from Obstructive Sleep Airway University. Stephanie’s favorite part of being a Dental Assistant is seeing patients grow confidence in their healthy smiles. When she’s not in the office, Stephanie enjoys camping, fishing, and spending time with her husband, their boys, ages 4 & 6, and their 2 dogs.

Lindsey H.

Expanded Function Dental Auxillary

Lindsey was born and raised in Spokane Valley. She attended Spokane Community College and graduated from the Dental Assisting program in 2010, and the Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary program in 2013. She is certified in CAD/CAM Digital Dentistry from Planmeca University, and Obstructive Sleep Airway from OSA-U. Her favorite part of the job is being able to restore or change a patient’s smile and give them the confidence they deserve. Her hobbies include indoor cycling, yoga, running, collecting vintage jewelry, and spending weekends with her family in Priest Lake, Idaho. She is married to Travis, and they have a fur child (Border Collie) named Gunner.

Natasha M.

Dental Hygienist

Natasha was born and raised in the Spokane area. She achieved Summa Cum Laude honors in 2008 while earning her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from Eastern Washington University. As a hygienist, she has also earned the credentials to provide local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, and restorative dental care. She brings her passion for hygiene to each dental appointment with the intent of empowering patients to achieve optimal oral and systemic health. She enjoys spending time with friends and family in her free time, and her interests include outdoor activities, traveling, and reading. She has two wonderful boys, ages 19 and 22. Natasha is proud to assist in providing exceptional dental care in an office that upholds the highest ethical and moral standards putting their patients first.

Kelley W.

Dental Hygienist

Kelley was born in Wenatchee and grew up in Chelan, WA. She graduated from Eastern Washington University in 1982 with her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene and has a Diode Laser certification. Kelley’s favorite part of being a Dental Hygienist is coaching patients to better overall health, and getting to know her patients and develop great relationships. She is grateful to be able to serve and benefit others. Her hobbies include home and gardening projects, running, biking, and hiking. She loves to spend time with her family and travel. Kelley and her husband, Jerry, have two children and three granddaughters, as well as four step-daughters and one step-son. She is a member of the Inland Northwest Dental Hygiene Study Club and the American Dental Hygiene Association.

Regina C.

Financial Coordinator

Regina was born and raised in Spokane and loves it too much to leave. She graduated from Whitworth University with a Bachelor’s in Science in 2007, and worked as a Dental Assistant specializing in pediatrics for 10 years prior to joining the team at DeFelice Dentistry. She’s always been fascinated with the dental field and loves working with patients, educating them about oral health, and is excited to help them get the smile they’ve always wanted. In her free time, Regina loves to scrapbook, read, and get outdoors with her husband and son.

Caitlyn F.

Dental Assistant

Caitlyn was born in Yakima, raised in Cheney, and is happy to be back in a bigger city. She was part of a Running Start Dental Assisting program in High School, and switched her major to Health Service Administration from Occupational Therapy after working as a Dental Assistant part-time. She graduated from Eastern Washington University in the spring of 2015, and has since thoroughly enjoyed working with people, helping them resolve oral health issues, and expanding her knowledge of dentistry. Caitlyn recently became a mother and is very close with her family. She loves to ski and practically lives on the mountain with her father during the winter. She also loves taking her Mastiff to the dog park, playing disc golf, hiking, and walking trails in nature. Caitlyn feels very blessed to be a member of the DeFelice Dentistry Family.

Contact Us

If you have any questions for us or would like to schedule a visit with your Spokane dentist, Dr. DeFelice at DeFelice Dentistry, give us a call today or request an appointment online! We are happy to provide quality dental care for our patients from Spokane, Spokane Valley, GlenRose, Country Homes, Fairwood, Geiger Heights, and beyond.

DeFelice Dentistry

4703 N. Maple St.
Spokane, WA 99205
Call (509) 850-0918
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