Our Practice

What We’re About

Meet Dr. David D. Shin, DDS, MSD

Dr. David Shin is grateful to be given the opportunity to provide orthodontic care to his patients. Growing up, he was very fearful of the dentist and even had orthodontics twice due to complications. You would have never found him willingly in the dental office then! Today, he strives to provide compassionate, patient-centered, and evidenced-based care in a comfortable environment.

Dr. Shin is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. He obtained his doctorate from the University of Washington School of Dentistry and graduated first in his class with honors. He was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society and received various awards for excellence and service in the community. He finished his orthodontic residency at the University of Washington and received his Master of Science in Dentistry. Dr. Shin is a current member of national, state and local dental societies. He is an advocate of continuing education and participating in various study clubs.

In his free time, Dr. Shin enjoys going on adventures with his wife Amelia (they hiked Mount St. Helens for a sunrise summit!), and is passionate about his family, friends, and his church. He enjoys skiing, running, hiking, and serving with his church band and community events.

Meet Dr. Steven R. Alexander, DDS, MS

According to his wife, JoAnn (a third-generation Olympian), Dr. Steven Alexander is new to the Olympia area (his family moved here in 1970!). Like the many families we see, Dr. Alexander and JoAnn are passionate about their family. Their lives revolve around their three children and the great adventures they share. They also have a fondness for children of all ages and have devoted much of their time in school, civic and church-related activities dealing with this great generation. Dr. Alexander’s personal time is spent gardening, his passion outside of dentistry.

As a professional, Dr. Alexander is an orthodontic specialist. This means he has received the most advanced training possible and limits his practice to orthodontic treatment only. This, together with his years in practice, creates a foundation of knowledge and experience to provide quality care to his patients. Ask him about his degrees, honors, awards, research and professional affiliations, and he’ll be happy to share them with you.

Our Team

Our friendly, knowledgeable, and skilled team cannot wait to welcome you to Oly Orthodontics. From the moment you walk in and meet our welcoming Reception staff to your in-chair time with our experienced Orthodontic Assistants, you will feel right at home. Our Treatment Coordinators will provide you with all the information and assistance you need to choose the right treatment plan and maximize your insurance coverage.

We look forward to seeing you smile in person. Reach out to our team today with questions or inquiries.
oly orthodontics team

Giving Back to Olympia

Dr. Shin and Dr. Alexander are long-time community members who believe in the importance of giving back and actively participating in creating positive change. Because of this, Oly Orthodontics is committed to taking part in events, sponsorships and paying it forward to the local community.

You can often see our team volunteering at local events, sponsoring schools, working with the Olympia Union Gospel Mission, and providing donations to non-profit organizations that provide important services within the community.


Olympia, Washington’s Leading Orthodontist