Kid’s Dental – Centralia, WA Office
Kid’s Dental – Centralia
Centralia General Dentist for Children
1611 Kresky Avenue Suite D
Centralia, WA 98531
Phone: (360) 736-5437
Opened Every Saturday!
Patient Care Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm
Monday – Friday
7:30am – 4:30pm
**Please note we do not close for lunch as we find it in the best interest of our patients to be accessible throughout the entire day**
*A pediatric dentist is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year through our answering service. Call the office number to access an operator*
Dr. Lucas Trerice
Dr. Trerice grew up in Olympia where he was voted “Most likely to watch PBS” in high school. He earned his B.S. at TESC, studying pre-med and giving underground tours of the legendary steam tunnel system.
He earned his D.M.D. In the inaugural class of the UNLV School of Dental Medicine, where he was the founding president of the student research club and earned his 15 minutes of fame as an internationally renowned prankster.
Prior to joining the team at Kid’s Dental, Dr Luke taught dental assisting for two years, worked with a children’s nonprofit dental clinic for seven years, and has dabbled in legal consulting. He has been a professional yo-yo instructor and an amateur squirrel whisperer.
Dr Lucas believes that kids should enjoy going to the dentist, and being a big kid himself, he knows how to cater to children. He is excited to be putting his many years of experience in caring for children’s dental needs to use in the community.
Dr. Andrea Eslava
Dr. Eslava was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia and moved with her family to Atlanta, Georgia when she was eight years old. She received her B.S in Biology followed by a Master’s in Environmental Microbiology from Georgia State University. Starting at the age of eighteen and all through college, Dr. Andrea worked at a dental office, where her passion for dentistry developed. She continued her dental training at UNLV School of Dentistry in Las Vegas, where she graduated with a Doctorate of Medicine in Dentistry and was awarded for her clinical achievements and dedication to community service. She met her husband, Dr. Nick in dental school and after he proposed, her and her two Chihuahuas agreed to adopt him into the family.
Her passion and focus has always been creating beautiful smiles. Dr. Eslava takes pride in putting her patients as a top priority and providing them with the best dental care and customer service. Dr. Andrea strives to practice the way she tries to live her life: by treating everyone the way she would like to be treated – with respect, honesty, and giving her best quality of work.
After working and enjoying the glam life of Las Vegas, Dr. Andrea decided to follow her husband back home to Washington and has found it to be very beautiful and peaceful. When she’s not working, you can find her saving any stray animal she can find, planning her next world adventure, or doing karaoke into the TV remote. Dr. Andrea is an avid animal lover. She has two rescue Chihuahuas and would have 20 more dogs if Dr. Nick would let her. She loves to travel and hopes to travel to as many countries as possible. She also loves to read, work out and dance.
Dr. Nick DeLisle
Dr. DeLisle was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, spending most of his childhood fishing and hiking in the Cascade Mountains. Ready for a new experience, he moved to San Diego and attended the University of San Diego where he received his B.S. in Biochemistry. Through college, Dr. Nick spent his summers commercial salmon fishing in Alaska; it was a tough job that taught him the value of hard work and discipline. After soaking up the sun in SoCal, Dr. Nick moved to Las Vegas where he attended Dental School at UNLV. In dental school, he met his future wife and fellow dentist Dr. Andrea. They both graduated in the same class and received their Doctorate of Medicine in Dentistry.
Dr. Nick loves kids and has provided dental care exclusively to infants, children and teens for the past few years. He enjoys building relationships with his patients and believes it is important to listen while keeping their oral healthcare needs as his primary focus. He is dedicated to creating a lifetime of healthy smiles.
Recently married and ready for a change, Dr. Nick decided to head back home to his roots in Washington, where he and his wife settled in Olympia. On his free time, Dr. Nick enjoys the great outdoors. You can find him camping, running (maybe training for another marathon) or hiking through hidden trails. Traveling is also a passion, having been to such destinations as Kenya in Africa (for a dental mission trip), Bali, Colombia, Brazil, Morocco, Egypt, Greece, Mexico and all over Europe. Up and coming trips on the wish list include: The Inca Trail in Machu Pichu, Tanzania (to hike Mt. Kilimanjaro), Patagonia, Scotland, Australia, (or anywhere in the world really.) He also loves to scuba dive and has become advanced open water certified in the past year.
Dr. Thomas Bingham
Dr. Bingham is a third generation dentist, who grew up in Calgary, Alberta. Dr. Bingham attended Brigham Young University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery with Honors in Research from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School. Following Dental School, Dr. Bingham completed a General Practice Residency at Forum Health Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio where he increased his skills in Endodontics, Special Needs Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Oral Surgery, and Pediatric Dentistry.
His dental interests include Pediatric Dentistry, Wisdom Teeth Extractions, and Sedation Dentistry. He is licensed to practice Dentistry in Washington State and Texas. Dr. Bingham is an affiliated instructor with the University of Washington Dental School, where we teaches students about dentistry and is currently undergoing credentialing for PeaceHealth hospital. Dr. Bingham’s wife is from Washington State and he is the Father of three boys and one daughter. He enjoys hiking, reading, following the Calgary Flames and spending time with his family.
Dr. Huong Nguyen
Dr. Huong Nguyen was born in Vietnam and came to Colorado at the age of 10. She lived in Colorado for 20+ years. At an early age, Dr. Nguyen always had an interest in healthcare and after being a dental assistant at a pediatric office for three years she realized that working with kids is where she wants to end up.
Dr. Nguyen went to University of Denver for undergraduate and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She then went on to pursue her dental career and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from University of Denver. While in school, she worked at multiple public health clinics and traveled to remote areas in Alaska to work with the underserved population,
Dr. Nguyen recently got married and moved to the evergreen state, which she loves very much. She enjoys outdoor hobbies such as running, hiking and snowboarding.
Dr. Nguyen loves children and her passion is to provide excellent dental care for them. She treats all the children as if they are my own children because there is nothing more rewarding than to see kids’ smile.
Dr. Smita Patel
Dr. Smita Patel has been creating beautiful smiles with the latest types of braces in Washington since 2007. She was born in India and grew up in Bolton, England. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Computer Science at Nottingham Trent University before coming to the United States to attend graduate school. She graduated from the University of South Florida with her master’s degree in Biochemistry and went on to pursue her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2003 from Nova Southeastern College of Dental Medicine. In addition, she completed a General Practice residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in North Miami Beach.
Having gained a finer appreciation for dental esthetics and the importance of a good bite she went back to school to obtain advanced training in Orthodontics. She earned a master’s degree and a certificate in Orthodontics from Marquette University.
During her tenure at Nova Southeastern she received the Eleanor J. Bushee Senior Student Award for her academic excellence and outstanding leadership and was elected by the faculty into membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the well-recognized dental honor society for academic achievement and leadership in dentistry.
Dr. Patel is an affiliate professor at the University of Washington, as well as a published author in several academic journals.
Dr. Catherine Choi – Orthodontist
My path to becoming an orthodontist was anything but traditional. For seven years, I had been working as a corporate lawyer. But as I am a compassionate person by nature, I yearned to make more of a direct, personal impact. After earning my Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) from the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, I completed my Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) and Orthodontics Residency at the Center for Advanced Dental Education at Saint Louis University. I am passionate about giving patients the tools to improve their smile and self-confidence. It is the best profession I could have ever hoped for.