Dr. Matthew Priess grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he also attended the University of Minnesota. He earned degrees in Biology and Physiology, along with a minor in Spanish in 2005, before embarking on graduate studies in the Department of Immunology. His scientific work in periodontal research included a few publications in professional journals and helped develop an interest in dentistry.
Dr. Priess built on his previous academic record by attending the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry where he earned his doctorate in 2012. He followed his graduation with an intensive Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center with the U.S Navy. He was privileged to treat foreign dignitaries and wounded warriors during his time there.
Dr. Priess and his wife were married in Washington D.C. in 2013 before transferring together to Naval Hospital Okinawa Japan with the 3rd Marine Logistics Group. After three years, they moved to Naval Hospital Bremerton where he served as Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Clinic Director for one year.
Dr. Priess thrives in the outdoors and enjoys a myriad of activities with Justine, who introduced him to the thrill of downhill skiing in Sun Valley, Idaho. He’s an accomplished competitive endurance athlete, with a resume that includes nine-time Ironman Triathlon finisher, four-time Boston Marathon finisher, 20-time marathon competitor, and 100+ local sprint and Olympic triathlons. As of 2023, he completed all of the world major marathons and got the Six Star Medal. He was also a 2002 National Rowing Champion, Dad Vail Regatta, Lightweight 8+ while attending the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Priess enjoys adventures with his wife, and they share a list of 32 countries on four continents on their travel map. Joining them on their adventures is their six year old son Lochlan and two year old daughter Lyra.
Patients appreciate Dr. Priess’ friendly, honest manner and the loyalty he feels to each one that trusts him for care. His inquisitive nature drives a process of continuous improvement that provides an unparalleled partner for dental wellness.
Dr. Justine J. Priess grew up in Great Falls, Montana as one of six children. After attending the University of Notre Dame and earning a Biology degree in 2007, she was accepted at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Four years later, she earned her doctorate and headed west to Idaho State University for an intensive Advanced Education in General Dentistry program. Enhanced skills including periodontal surgeries, dental implants, bone grafting procedures, and full mouth rehabilitation added to her background.
After private practice experience in Washington D.C., Dr. Priess accepted a commission in the U.S. Navy as a dental officer. Following a three-year tour of duty at Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan supporting the 3rd Marine Logistics Group, she transferred to the Bangor Dental Clinic, Naval Hospital Bremerton in 2016.
Dr. Priess enjoys the outdoors and pursues adventures around the world. As a marathon runner, she has competed in Twin Cities, Marine Corps, Berlin, and Boston Marathons as well as multiple half marathons. Hiking, gardening, and snowshoeing help her absorb the fresh Northwest air, but her love for downhill skiing tops the list.
The draw of new frontiers has led Dr. Priess to 32 countries on four continents, mainly with her husband, Matthew, by her side. They share fond memories of surfing at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia and exploring Vietnam together. The couple met in dental school in 2010 before marrying in Washington D.C. in 2013.
Traveling has influenced her passion for cooking, which often includes dishes from around the world. She and Matthew have completed their WAGD level 2 Certification and love to learn about wine as well. One of Dr. Priess’ new passions is motherhood and watching their son Lochlan and daughter Lyra grow and change. No matter what life throws at her, Lochlan and Lyra can always make her smile!
Dr. Priess brings a blend of empathy, curiosity, artistry, and kindness to the exceptional dental care she offers. Her dedication to continuous learning and professional involvement underscore her commitment to her patients.
Kristina started in the dental field in 2002 as a dental assistant. She decided to further her education and in 2009, she earned an associate's degree in dental hygiene from Clark College. She continued and earned a bachelor's degree in dental hygiene in 2010 from Eastern Washington University. She prides herself in establishing patient relationships and maintaining optimal oral health. When Kristina is not working she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children. They enjoy camping, boating, and horseback riding together.
Danita has been in the dental field for more than forty years with thirty three of those years as a registered dental hygienist. Compassion and patient care to all is Danita's main goal as a hygienist. North Harbor Dentistry is a good fit for Danita as it is her community where neighbors, friends and family reside. Danita loves living in the Pacific Northwest with the motto of "no bad weather just bad attire". She enjoys all outdoor activities but her favorites are running, camping, gardening, biking and hiking.
Shullon was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and loves living here. She has been in the dental field for 26 years. She graduated from Clover Park Technical college in 1994 with a certificate in dental office administration. However, she decided to further her education and pursue dental hygiene. She graduated from Shoreline Community College in 2008 with a degree in dental hygiene. When she is not at the office, she spends time working on her family Christmas tree farm and when the weather is nice enjoys boating and hiking.
Angie graduated from Pierce College in 1995 and has been a registered dental hygienist for 28 years. The relationships with other practitioners and long term patients make dentistry a meaningful career for her. However, the evolution of dentistry and advances in technology make her constantly engaged and interested in her profession. Angie graduated from Peninsula High School and has lived in the area most of her life. She loves living on the Key Peninsula; activities such as paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing, and camping make her feel recharged.
Tara began working in the dental industry in 2007 as a dental assistant. After seven years of working chairside, she made the switch to the front office and has been there ever since. Tara enjoys working with our patients and will always greet you with a smile. She is a country girl at heart and spends most of her free time with her husband and three girls doing equine activities such as trail riding and rodeo.
Jody has worked in the dental industry for 40 years with the first 20 years as a dental assistant and the most recent 20 years at the front desk. Her experiences in the front and back office make her a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of the practice and are a wonderful asset to the team. Jody’s hobbies are traveling, cycling, hiking, and gardening, and enjoys spending time with her family.
Katelin was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and started her dental career in 2014. She enjoys meeting and getting to know patients in the practice. In her friendly calm demeanor, she is always available to answer any insurance, account or financial questions you may have. When she isn't hard at work she enjoys her time with her family, cooking, hiking, and exploring.
Kim provides compassionate support to the delivery of care in our practice with a wide-range of skills. Most recently, she’s added expertise to her 20 years in dentistry by training with E4D Planscan Digital Dentistry techniques to enhance further the service we provide by fabricating same day crowns. After attending Peninsula High School, Kim completed the Clover Park Dental Assisting Program and brought her years of experience to us in 2014. She and her husband, John, have three amazing kids, and they love hiking, biking, house projects, sporting events, and movie time!
Kayley is a certified dental assistant; originally from Graham, Washington she now calls Port Orchard home. She graduated from Clover Park Technical College in 2017 with an associates degree in dental assisting. Kayley loves working in dentistry because she enjoys helping others maintain their oral health and meeting new people. Most of her time outside of work is spent with her family but she enjoys hobbies such as fishing, cooking, and raising chickens.
Cathee moved from Salem, Oregon to Port Orchard in 2010 and loves Washington. She is an expanded function dental assistant and got her degree from Chemeketa Community College. Cathee enjoys dentistry because it is an evolving field and there are always interesting advances to learn. Outside of work, she enjoys baking, movies, crocheting, and going on walks with her son and dog.