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Providing orthodontics in Gig Harbor and Tacoma.

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Dr. Patra Alatsis would like to personally welcome you to her orthodontic offices in Tacoma and Gig Harbor.

‘‘I love to see my patients smile! That first look, after the braces come off- that smile says it all!”

Why did you choose orthodontics?

“Orthodontics is the perfect blend of art and science. It provides me with the opportunity to interact closely with my patients and their families, and grow their self-confidence by creating beautiful, healthy, and meaningful smiles! I couldn’t have asked for a more refreshing or more rewarding profession. I genuinely love what I do!

I’m excited to welcome you and your family to one of our offices in Tacoma or Gig Harbor. Our incredible team will work hard to help you love your smile.”

Dr. Patra’s Journey to Gig Harbor - Tacoma Orthodontics

Dr. Patra Alatsis who's an orthodontist in Gig Habor and Tacoma
  • Born and raised in Tacoma, WA

    “I was born and raised here in Tacoma. I attended Stadium High School (Go Tigers!) and was avidly involved in the performing arts as a dancer, singer, and pianist. I danced for Tacoma City Ballet until I graduated from high school, and recently joined the Tacoma City Ballet’s Board of Directors. I also swam for the Stadium girl’s swim team.”

  • Fun fact: I used to be a substitute teacher

    “I went to the University of Washington for my undergraduate degree (Go Dawgs!) and I still proudly bleed purple and gold! I was a student in the UW Honors program, excelled at math and science, and received my BS in Biology. During this time, I was also active in my sorority and served as president of the Mu chapter of Sigma Kappa Sorority at UW.

    After undergrad, I spent two years teaching math and science as a substitute teacher for Tacoma Public Schools and traveling. Coolest place I visited? Singapore!”

  • Pursuing my true passion: orthodontics!

    “I earned my dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. After Tufts, I completed my orthodontic residency program at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) earning my Master of Science degree in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics as well as my Orthodontic Specialty Certificate.

    During residency, I guest lectured for the OHSU predoctoral orthodontics course, taught for the predoc orthodontic clinic, and organized prospective resident interviews. I also studied orthodontic white spot lesions for my Master’s thesis.

    Best day EVER? The day I matched with OHSU for my orthodontic residency! Learning that I got to return home to the Pacific Northwest for my orthodontic training, I was ecstatic. It was the first moment all my hopes of becoming an orthodontist weren’t just hopes anymore… they were becoming a reality!”

  • Passing off the baton with Gig Harbor-Tacoma Orthodontics

    “Upon graduation, I worked part-time in Oregon, eastern Washington, and northern Idaho, before moving back to my hometown to work with Dr. Scott Drake and transition his practices in Gig Harbor and Tacoma. I’m honored to continue to provide exceptional orthodontics to patients throughout our community.”

Dr. Patra Alatsis who's an orthodontist in Gig Habor and Tacoma

I just got my braces off this month and am so pleased with the results! Dr. Patra Alatsis and her team always went above and beyond, and the office was always a pleasure to come to. Since I had put off getting braces for years, I am glad that I experienced a smooth process with Dr. Patra and her team.

Belinda, Actual Patient at Gig Harbor Orthodontics

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Meet your teams in our Gig Harbor and Tacoma offices.

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Margaret who is the Practice Administrator at our Tacoma and Gig Harbor orthodontic offices

Margaret

“I’m married with two children and four grandchildren. When I’m not in the office making sure your treatment plans are organized, I’m usually either running, walking, doing yoga and pilates, or spending time with family.”

Why did you choose orthodontics?

“I became interested in orthodontics while wearing braces in high school. I love watching the reactions of patients when their smiles transform. It makes coming to work every day worthwhile.”

What’s one item on your bucket list?

“I want to travel!”

Margaret

PRACTICE ADMINISTRATOR

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Kimberly who is the dental assistant at our Tacoma and Gig Harbor orthodontic offices

Kimberly

“I am from Tacoma, WA, and have lived here all my life. I’ve been a volunteer Baby Rocker in the NICU at Tacoma General Hospital since 2001. When I’m not in the office, I love skiing, golfing, yoga, swimming, running, hiking, gardening, cooking, and attending my grand nieces’ sporting events.”

Why did you choose orthodontics?

“I became interested in dentistry when I had braces at age 12. I loved that they gave me a beautiful smile. I wanted to do the same for other people, so I became a dental assistant. I love helping make beautiful smiles and watching our patients change and grow.”

Who is your hero?

“My dad. He was a very kind, smart man. He prepared me for life, my whole life by always planting seeds and preparing me for the challenges life brings. I am so grateful I listened to him and blessed to be his daughter.”

What’s one item on your bucket list?

“Make a hole in one!”

Kimberly

ORTHODONTIC ASSISTANT

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Caitlyn who is the dental assistant at our Tacoma and Gig Harbor orthodontic offices

Caitlyn

About you:

I grew up here in Tacoma, with my parents and younger brother. I graduated from GHHS in 2013, Bloomfield College in Bloomfield, NJ in 2017 and had the opportunity to study abroad in Barcelona, Spain. I played volleyball starting in 5th grade and all the way through college with a scholarship. I met my husband, Josh, after college and we have our three-legged dog named Frankenstein.

What do you enjoy when you’re not at the office?

I love checking out the latest movie, hanging out with friends, playing with my dog or going to sporting events.

Why did you choose orthodontics?

When I had braces, it was a really positive experience- I adored the staff that took care of me. I want to help create the same special experience/bonds with our patients. Plus the chance to see the growth and smiles after braces are off is so rewarding!

What is one item on your bucket list?

I would love to learn American Sign Language.

Who is your hero?

My hero is my mom and aunt. They have really shaped me to become the woman I am today. I can always count on them and for their support in life.

What’s your spirit animal?

My spirit animal is a koala bear. They are cute, cuddly and love to take naps.

Caitlyn

ORTHODONTIC ASSISTANT

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Aleisha who is the dental assistant at our Tacoma and Gig Harbor orthodontic offices

Aleisha

“I grew up in the Gig Harbor area with my two older brothers. Outside of the office, I enjoy music, kayaking, spending time near the water, and hanging out with friends and family over a cup of tea.”

Why did you choose orthodontics?

“My passion in orthodontics sparked when I had braces. I was very interested in what was going on with my teeth. I love seeing the transformation and improvement of the patient’s teeth throughout treatment.”

Who is your hero?

“My hero is my mom. She is strong, determined, and never ceases to persevere.”

What’s one item on your bucket list?

“One item on my bucket list is to travel Europe.”

What’s your spirit animal?

“I would be a dolphin because of its energy, personality, and spunk.”

Aleisha

ORTHODONTIC ASSISTANT

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Brittany who is the dental assistant at our Tacoma and Gig Harbor orthodontic offices

Brittany

About you:

I have lived in many places and have enjoyed Washington the most, so far. My husband and I are expecting our first child in January and can’t wait!

What do you enjoy when you’re not at the office?

When I am not working, I am usually kayaking, hiking, or doing hair.

Why did you choose orthodontics?

I love to see the transformation provided by orthodontics, both physically and emotionally. The extra big smiles at the end make everything worth it.

What is one item on your bucket list?

The one thing I need to check off my bucket list, if nothing else, is deep sea diving.

What’s your spirit animal?

I think my spirit animal would have to be a mermaid because I love the water!

Brittany

ORTHODONTIC ASSISTANT

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  • Mom and kid approved, check!

  • A beautiful, functional smile, check!

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