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.
“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. Alexander (Alex) Hook comes to us from Omaha, Nebraska. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from Creighton University School of Dentistry after completing his undergraduate work at Rockhurst College in Kansas City. Dr. Hook met and married his wife, Ellery–also a practicing dentist–while attending Creighton for dental school.
In his spare time, he enjoys snowboarding, hiking, biking, watching Nebraska football, and chasing around his lively two-year-old daughter, Frances. He feels blessed to be in the Pacific Northwest and join the DeFelice Dentistry team.
For your convenience, Dr. Hook is available for appointments Monday-Friday to continue the tradition of providing excellent care to patients like you. He is honored to be of service!
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.
Melissa was born and raised in Spokane, WA. After graduating from Shadle Park High School, she went to Washington State University and obtained a degree in Public Relations and Marketing. She was pursuing a career as a professional singer in Nashville before her career path led to dental hygiene, and she obtained her RDH degree from Tennessee State University in 2014. The highlight of her musical journey was performing as a backup vocalist for Wynonna Judd. Melissa’s favorite part of working as a dental hygienist is treating patients with respect and kindness and helping them maintain their beautiful smiles. Outside of the office, Melissa loves spending time with her husband, Wade, and their son, Drew, and her hobbies include making renovations to their home, writing and listening to music, reading, and taking long naps.
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.
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.
Kashmir grew up in Colville, WA. She attended Spokane Community College, where she studied diagnostic medical sonography, dental assisting, earned a certificate in Communications and received her Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary training. Kashmir’s favorite part of her job is connecting with her patients and providing them with the best care possible.
Kashmir is an only child with three older stepsiblings and six beautiful nieces and nephews. She enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, kayaking, biking, coloring, and spending time with family.
Katie spent most of her childhood in Yakima before moving to Spokane in 2001. She earned an AA at Spokane Falls Community College before earning dental assistant certification from Spokane Community College. While working in the industry for the next five years, Katie fell in love with dentistry and decided to further her formal education by graduating from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She is also trained in IV sedation and perioscope therapy. Katie’s favorite part of working at DeFelice Dentistry? She says: “The people! Everyone from the amazing patients that I meet and get to build relationships with and the fantastic dental team I get to work with and learn from every day!”
Katie and her husband Kaileb celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary in September 2019. They are the proud parents of an energetic, sweet son named Kaison and also have two dogs, Rawley and Raegan.
Christina is originally from Redlands, California. She received her Dental Assistant training at Lake Washington Technical College and also holds a Business Management degree from Spokane Community College. Her favorite part of her job is having the opportunity to meet and take care of patients’ needs, helping provide them with the most positive dental experience she can.
Christina is married with four grown sons, and in her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her grandkids. She also says: “I’m a huge extreme couponer!”
Sondra was born in California but has lived in Spokane most of her life. She attended Spokane Community College and Spokane Community College, worked on an A. A. in nursing and earned an Associates in Applied Science in Dental Assisting. Sondra loves her job because she loves helping people as part of the healthcare industry.
Sondra came from a blended family with four brothers and four sisters. She has three grown children—the older two attend college at Eastern Washington University, and her oldest is in the ROTC program and is also an Army Reservist.
In her leisure time, Sondra enjoys hunting, hiking, reading, gardening, sewing, and baking.
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.