Smiles 4 Kids – Union Avenue
Smiles 4 Kids
1901 South Union Avenue #B-3008
Tacoma, WA 98405
Phone: (253) 572-9777
Monday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Dr. Pragnya Sheelam
Dr. Pragnya Sheelam was born in India before moving to the United States. She obtained her dental license from the University of Minnesota. She decided to start working with children because she has always had a special place in her heart for them and is her best when she is around them. Dr. Sheelam feels priviledged working with kiddos and creating a positive impact in their oral health.
Dr. Sheelam is a member of the American Dental Association and the Washington State Dental Association. It is her mission to provide the best treatment possible and promote optimal oral health through education and relationships established with her patients. When Dr. Sheelam is not working, she is spending time with her husband and their two children, exploring new places and learning how to do yoga.
Dr. Minh Dau
Dr. Dau went to college at Willamette University in Salem, OR. where he met his future educator and anthropologist wife, Audrey. Dr. Dau and wife frequently travel to Central America, Southeast Asia and Audrey’s native country, France for adventure-filled vacations and cultural trips.
Praised by friends and family for his excellent cooking skills, Dr. Dau is at his best in the kitchen where he’ll spend hours experimenting and improving dishes from around the world. Foodist, wine connoisseur and talented dancer, Dr. Dau puts much pride and passion into his multi-sensorial hobbies. At home, he is always entertaining guests with stories and jokes, and readily engages young and old on a broad range of news and topics of interest to his guests, so much that he carries the title at home of “pockets of knowledge.”
Dr. Dau received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Columbia University in the City of New York and his Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study at Boston University. After a long stint on the East Coast, he is happy to be close to family again. At Smiles 4 Kids, he continues to provide the best possible care to all of his patients and make them feel comfortable and at home in the dental office. Any child knows that Dr. Minh will make them laugh and that being at the dentist will always be a positive experience.
Dr. Kimberly Reyes
Dr. Reyes was born and raised in California’s Bay Area and has lived in various parts of the country before calling the Pacific Northwest her home. She has been in the dental field for over 10 years and first started her dental career as a dental assistant and front office/patient coordinator. It was this early exposure where she cultivated a caring, empathetic and compassionate chair-side manner and an early interest in pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Reyes attended the University of Washington for both her undergraduate and dental programs earning first a Bachelor’s degree in Cellular, Developmental and Molecular Biology and later her Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS). Dr. Reyes is a member of the American Dental Association, the Washington State Dental Association and the Seattle-King County Dental Association.
While Dr. Reyes enjoys working with patients of all ages, she especially loves the challenge of working with children and in making dentistry both a fun and positive experience for them. Dr. Reyes is passionate about maintaining community involvement and giving back to the community. She has volunteered at community outreach programs like Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission and the Give Kids A Smile program and has been to the Philippines on a medical/dental mission trip where she helped provide services and dental hygiene education to young children.
When not working, Dr. Reyes enjoys spending time with her family and going on outdoor adventures with her mini double doodle Kooper. She enjoys traveling, discovering new restaurants, watching musical theater shows, and playing the piano.
Dr. Shilpa Priya Mangalampally (Dr.Pally)
Dr. Pally is a graduate of the University of California San Francisco (2020). She completed her Bachelor’s In dental sciences (2010) and Masters in Preventive and Pediatric Dentistry (2014) in India. During her pediatric residency which was hospital-based, she has treated over 3k patients. After which she subsequently stayed on private practice ever since before completing her dental education in the states.
Dr. Pally has advanced training and experience in both the surgical and restorative aspects of dentistry. She also has a special interest in the dental management of the medically complex patient. Her focus is on comprehensive dental care and the orchestration of various treatment modalities resulting in health, harmony and esthetics.
Dr. Pally strongly believes in ongoing education, and continuously pursues the highest caliber training courses in various aspects of the field. Dentistry is everchanging and she takes pride in constantly evolving in knowledge and technique for the betterment of her patients.
During her spare time, she likes to travel, hike, and spend time with her family.