Dr. Chad Merkel completed his undergraduate studies at Western Washington University, then enrolled at the University of Washington to study dentistry. In the years since graduation, he’s had the pleasure of helping patients achieve greater health and confidence through exceptional care. He’s also received advanced training in creation and placement of one-visit CEREC® crowns.
Before he joined Issaquah Dental Arts, Dr. Merkel worked in the greater Seattle area, where he continued to develop his dental skills. He grew up in the Maple Valley area and is excited to be able to practice dentistry so close to where he grew up.
During his time in school, Dr. Merkel was drawn to dentistry because of the opportunity to help people by relieving pain and creating healthy, beautiful smiles. He continues to expand his dental knowledge through advanced training in cosmetic dentistry and limited orthodontic treatment using Invisalign.
Dr. Merkel enjoys getting to know every patient and educating everyone about their oral health. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Washington State Dental Association, the American Academy of General Dentistry, and the Seattle-King County Dental Society.
Dr. Merkel is married to Kristi, and they have a playful dog named Brodie. When he’s not serving patients, he enjoys playing golf and watching the Seahawks play.