About Spokane Family Smiles

Compassionate and reliable care for the entire family

A dedicated dental team that cares for your wellbeing

At Spokane Family Smiles, we take pride in developing lifelong relationships with our patients and their families.

Our patients’ health and comfort are our biggest priority. We offer treatments for all ages, a comfortable office, IV sedation, and most treatments right here in our office. We can’t wait for you to experience how we do things here — we think you’re going to love it!

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Personalized recommendations for a healthy future

Our treatment recommendations are always tailored to solve your individual health problems. For every treatment recommendation, we’ll fill you in fully on the details and what to expect. We’ll leave plenty of time to answer your questions so that you can make the right choice for your family.

Scott J. Shumway, DDS

Dr. Scott Shumway graduated from the University of Maryland Dental School in 2010 and entered directly into a residency for advanced training in oral and IV sedation dentistry, oral surgery, periodontics, endodontics, pediatric dentistry, and prosthodontics and restorative dentistry.

Following his residency, Dr. Shumway continued serving in the United States Air Force Dental Corps, where he received additional training, expanded his skills, and learned the latest techniques in dentistry. During this time he received several awards, including Clinical Dentist of the Year from Air Mobility Command. He’s very thankful for his time in the Air Force and the opportunity to care for the troops that serve our country.

When Dr. Shumway isn’t caring for patients, he spends as much time as possible with his wife, Lis, and their four children. They’re excited to raise their family in beautiful Spokane, Washington. They enjoy many outdoor activities and actively participate in church and community responsibilities. Dr. Scott enjoys golfing, fishing, hiking, camping, and many other outdoor activities in the area.

“I believe that a conservative and preventive approach to patient care ensures the best possible experience and outcomes for my patients. Comfortable dental care combined with the highest quality dental materials and techniques is crucial to my approach to care.”

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Meet our friendly and welcoming dental team


Dental Hygienist

After earning my bachelors degree at Western Washington University, I attended Yakima Valley Community College for my dental hygiene degree. In 2009, I was excited to return to Spokane where I was born and raised.

I am honored to be a part of the team here at Dr. Shumway’s office. We truly provide our patients with outstanding care in a friendly and inviting atmosphere.

My husband and I have a young daughter and a fur baby, our dog. We love spending time as a family exploring the outdoors hiking, camping, and hanging out on the Pend Oreille River in the summertime.


Dental Assistant

At Dr. Shumways’ office I love being a part of a fun, friendly, and family-oriented team that treats everyone with respect and kindness. We have a strong commitment to making it possible for our patients to smile! We often are able to do things for our patients that they did not believe were possible and I love it.

I graduated from Dental Assisting School in 2004 and have been in the dental field ever since. In my free time I love spending time with my husband, son, and daughter. We like to watch Gonzaga and go to their games. I enjoy the outdoors, going to local lakes, road trips, and going to Montana to see my family.


Assistant/Patient Treatment Coordinator

I graduated from Dental Assisting School in 2005 from Spokane Community College. I have worked at a couple different offices, but nothing compares to working for Dr. Shumway and being a part of his team. I truly enjoy being a part of a team that takes good care of patients and treats them like family.

In my time away from the office I enjoy any outdoor activities including snowboarding and camping with my husband and two boys.


Dental Hygienist

I have been a dental hygienist since 1986. I graduated from Eastern Washington University. I have enjoyed my dental hygiene profession over the years. I love building relationships with patients and other team members.

I really enjoy working with Dr. Shumway. It is very important to me to work for someone with exceptional clinical skills and to be a part of a team who strive for excellence in caring for patients. It is fun being back in this office. I literally started my career here many years ago and have found my way back!

I have two adult children and I will have my first grandchild in the fall. I love the outdoors for boating, hiking, sunrises, sunsets, and vacationing in Mexico!


Dental Hygienist

I graduated from Loma Linda University and became a dental hygienist in 1997. I have lived and worked in California, Colorado, Montana, and am finally home here in Washington!

I love my job and forming lasting friendships with my patients is the best part, in addition to providing the best care possible. I am blessed to be a part of Dr. Shumways team: caring professionals that treat everyone with respect and kindness.

I have 3 sons and in my free time I enjoy the lake, road trips, hiking, reading, and exploring anything out of doors!


Assistant/Patient Treatment Coordinator

I’ve been at Dr. Shumway’s office since January 2021 and have been a dental assistant since 2019. Ever since I was a little girl, the dental field was something that I wanted to be a part of and I am so happy to say that dream came true. I love being a part of the team here at Dr. Shumway’s office and enjoy the connections that we make with each of our patients.

I’ve grown up in Washington my entire life. In my time away from the office, I enjoy spending time with my family and exploring the outdoors.

Here, You’ll Find…

  • Emergency Care: We offer same day appointments. Just give us a call!
  • IV and Oral Sedation: We offer sedation options to ensure a comfortable and positive experience.
  • Comprehensive Care: Dr. Shumway performs most treatments right here in our Spokane Valley dental office. Face any dental problem with your trusted dentist by your side.
  • Treatment Guarantee: Quality materials and techniques are key for long lasting restorations. Ask our team about our treatment guarantee.
  • Entertainment: Enjoy music and streaming options during your appointment.

Comprehensive dental services for the whole family

At Spokane Family Smiles, our Spokane Valley dentist offers all the dental treatments your family needs under one roof. When we outline your options, you can feel confident that we’re recommending a treatment that will address your specific oral health issues and concerns.
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Maintain a healthy smile for life

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You deserve a smile you love

Cosmetic Dentistry

Teeth whitening
Ceramic crowns & bridges

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Better oral health, a better life

Surgical Dentistry

Wisdom tooth extraction
● Dental implants
Root canal therapy
IV and oral sedation

Smile Care Dental Savings Plan

For those without dental insurance, we offer our Smile Care Plan — a comprehensive in-house membership plan for individuals and families. This dental savings plan is designed to help you and your family save significantly on preventive and restorative services!

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Membership includes cleanings, exams, and routine x-rays, as well as significantly reduced fees for restorative and surgical procedures.

Benefits of membership run for 12 months.

No deductibles, waiting periods, annual maximums, or denial of claims.

Participation in the Smile Care Plan helps individuals and families ensure comprehensive oral healthcare.

We accept most insurance plans

Unsure if we accept your plan? Reach out to our team! We’ll help you determine coverage so you can make the right financial decision for your family. Please note that we do not accept Washington Apple Health.

For those without insurance, we offer several payment options, including CareCredit and our office savings program.

Partner with a Spokane Valley dentist who is always on your team