Meet Karla Bloomquist D.D.S.

Dr. Bloomquist is your South Sound and Gig Harbor dentist. With a special eye for cosmetics, she is dedicated to exceeding your expectations through excellent dental care and patient service.

Committed to the Higher Standard

Gig Harbor Cosmetic Dentist

‘‘I truly believe in my patients' whole-health and remain committed to meeting the needs of my patients beyond clinical dentistry. In addition to yearly continuing education in excess of 75 hours, in the spring of 2015 I enrolled in a Master’s degree program at Creighton University in Lifestyle Health and Wellness. My intent is to further educate my patients on chronic disease, behavioral change, health awareness, and leading a lifestyle that contributes to the prevention of disease."

- Dr. Bloomquist

‘‘To deliver effective care in today’s world requires treating the lifestyle causes as the foundation of care."

- The International Journal of Clinical Practice, Nov 2014

 

Dr. Bloomquist’s Road to Dentistry

My father was a dentist– and a good one. I grew up knowing a little something about dentistry through the conversations my parents had. I was even recruited to spend many summers working in his office, assigned to stuffing statements, billing insurance, cleaning, instrument sterilization, and dental assisting.

After graduating from South Kitsap High School, I attended Washington State University and the University of Michigan to complete my undergraduate education. I received a Bachelor of Science degree with a Dental Hygiene degree in 1994. I returned to the Northwest and worked in several dental offices in the Bellevue and Seattle area. It was during this span of six years that the vision and realization of wanting to become a dentist took shape.

 

I knew being a Dental Hygienist was not the end of the road for me personally.

I attended Creighton University in Omaha Nebraska and graduated with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) and numerous accolades in May of 2004.

Not only did I leave Omaha with a valuable degree, I met my husband Joe Simpson (also a dentist) in dental school and we were married on graduation day. We began practice for a very short time in his father’s office in Fort Collins, Colorado. We both soon decided that we needed to pursue our dream of opening a new office together.

 

SoundBridge Center for Dental Arts was established in August 2005!

 

It was a dream to work in a state-of-the-art practice and have the responsibility of overseeing how the practice would grow from the “ground-up.” We made a commitment to the community and to the patients we see to continue to grow the practice and its philosophy with the ever-changing advancements in dentistry. I stay up to date with continuing education by attending a minimum of 75 hours a year.

My world suffered a tremendous loss when my husband and business partner passed away from cancer in 2007. He was only able to enjoy his profession in our beautiful office for a short year and a half. The SoundBridge Team and I still live by the “committed to the higher standard” quote he believed in when he practiced dentistry every day.

 

Now that you’ve met Dr. Bloomquist…

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