Dr. Chad Merkel
Dr. Chad Merkel earned a degree in Biochemistry from Western Washington University while working in an organic chemistry laboratory. He then attended the University of Washington School of Dentistry. Before joining Issaquah Dental Arts, Dr. Merkel worked in the greater Seattle area where he continued to develop his dental skills. Chad 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 he was drawn to dentistry because of the ability to help people through relieving pain and creating healthy, beautiful smiles. Dr. Merkel continues to expand his dental knowledge through advanced training in cosmetic dentistry and limited orthodontic treatment using Invisalign.
Chad enjoys getting to know every patient and educating them 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.
Outside of the office, Chad enjoys spending time with his long time girlfriend and their dog Brodie. He is also a dedicated golfer and also enjoys being outdoors.