Dr. Michael Scoles
Dentist, husband, father, veteran, and aviation hobbyist.
From Paisley, Oregon (population 435) to the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Michael Scoles’ life and career have taken a nontraditional route in more ways than one. At age 17, Dr. Scoles’ ambition was to become an aeronautical engineer. But after he got to hold the mirror during his wisdom teeth extraction, his fascination turned to the mechanics of dentistry. His passion for building things, however, remained strong.
Dr. Scoles attended Oregon State University as an undergraduate and obtained his dental degree from Temple University in Philadelphia.
After dental school, he served in the US Navy for three years. While in the Navy, Dr. Scoles received advanced training in Oral Surgery, Endodontics and Prosthodontics at the Naval Submarine Base, Bangor in Silverdale, Washington. This additional training enables Dr. Scoles to perform a wider array of procedures in the practice, procedures that would normally have to be referred to a specialist.
Dr. Scoles is a master trainer for CEREC technology. A technique that allows dentists to make crowns in a single office visit. He enjoys teaching other dentists and sharing his knowledge. He also lectures around the country on behalf of one of the leading dental product manufacturers teaching dentists about the newest materials available.
After fulfilling his military obligation, he returned to the Pacific Northwest and has practiced here for the past fifteen years at his offices in Renton and Issaquah. Dr. Scoles and his wife Laylia have two boys Kai and Jace. Besides spending time with his family, he enjoys kiteboarding and building large-scale model airplanes.
In addition to treating patients, Dr. Scoles enjoys educating other dentists. He’s become a sought-out speaker, lecturing across the country on topics such as guided implant surgery and dental restorative materials.
“Both of my parents were teachers.” Dr. Scoles states. “Education is in my background, and will continue to play a big role in my life.”
Dr. Christine J. Chen
I love helping my patients achieve and maintain the smile they’re proud of!
This begins with creating a positive, empowering, and comfortable experience for each and every one of my patients. I love getting to know my patients by learning about their backgrounds, experiences, fears, and goals. As a general dentist, I find it very rewarding to see my patients from all walks of life transform when they achieve a functional and radiant smile.
Whatever your oral health goals are, our team at Valley Smiles will always be there to help you create a smile that brings out the best in you!
I have always loved learning and continually challenge myself to grow my knowledge and clinical practice. Education is what has allowed me to develop as an individual and help others through this amazing profession. I received my Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and returned home to Seattle for my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. Go Huskies!
I am committed to excellence and remain involved in continuing education after dental school. I regularly take courses through the Washington State Dental Association and Academy of General Dentistry in order to learn the latest advancements in dentistry.
- Seattle-King County Dental Association
- Washington State Dental Association
- American Dental Association®
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry
In the Community
Helping others outside the office is equally as important to me as helping my patients! I find that opening ourselves up to serve others allows us to learn about other cultures, backgrounds, and traditions and to further our humanitarian qualities. I have enjoyed volunteering with organizations such as the Special Olympics, Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission, and 1000 Smiles – Great Shape! Inc. in Jamaica!
I am especially passionate about empowering women and families in need. I love helping children and women as a volunteer at Mary’s Place.
I was born in Seattle and grew up in Bellevue. After venturing out to the Midwest for my undergrad, I was thrilled to finally come home to the Northwest for dental school.
In my spare time, I love reading, baking delicious treats, going to Mariners games, and salsa dancing. I also enjoy trying new things and traveling to new places!
Dr. Kim Reyes
Dr. Reyes was born and raised in California’s Bay Area and has lived in various parts of the country before calling the Pacific Northwest her home. She has been in the dental field for over 10 years first starting her dental career as a dental assistant and front office/patient coordinator. It was this early exposure where she cultivated a caring, empathetic, and compassionate chair-side manner and where she developed an understanding of how to help patients navigate their dental insurance to maximize their benefits.
She attended the University of Washington for both her undergraduate and dental programs earning first a Bachelors' degree in Cellular, Developmental and Molecular Biology and later her Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS). During her dental school education, Dr. Reyes volunteered her free time at community outreach programs including Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission where she unknowingly first met Dr. Scoles. It was also during this time she received a strong foundation in dental sciences serving as a teaching assistant for the Fixed Prosthodontics, Immediate Dentures, and Complete Denture courses. She was the recipient of the Charles L. Bolender award for Prosthodontics.
After dental school, Dr. Reyes received additional training with the latest in innovative dental technology including CEREC and CAD/CAM technology. She has also received certification in the BioClear technique and continues to take continuing education courses in order to stay on top of the latest developments in dentistry.
She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Washington State Dental Association, and the Seattle-King County Dental Association.
Dr. Reyes believes in a conservative approach to dentistry and in working side by side with patients in addressing their treatment needs as well as helping them obtain their vision of oral health. While she enjoys working with patients of all ages, she especially loves the challenge of working with children and in making dentistry both a fun and positive experience for them. She is excited to be joining Dr. Scoles and the Renton dental team in providing only the very best quality of dentistry to our long-time patients and also our new patients.
When not working, Dr. Reyes enjoys spending time with her family and going on adventures with her mini-double doodle Kooper. She enjoys traveling, discovering new restaurants, watching musical theater shows, playing the piano, and being involved in the community often volunteering her time with her local church and church-sponsored events.