Meet Drs. Mattew and Justine J. Priess:

Montana Meets Minnesota

 
 

Matthew Priess, D.D.S.

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 qualifier, 10-time marathon competitor with Military age group win at Seattle in 2016, and 100+ local sprint and Olympic triathlons.  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.  While there are many more places to explore, the new parents may find a few adjustments to make with a new baby traveler joining them in 2017. 

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.


Memberships:

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Washington State Dental Association 
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Justine J. Priess, D.D.S.

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, and bone grafting procedures 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, and Boston events. Hiking, gardening, and snowshoeing help her absorb the fresh Northwest air, but her love for downhill skiing tops the list. One of her favorite discoveries is Japow, the best powder snow in the world in Niseko, Japan!

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 secretly desires to be a sommelier, enjoying global wines.  But that may have to wait as the family is expanding with a new member in 2017!

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 in the profession’s finest organizations underscore her commitment to her patients.


Memberships:

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Washington State Dental Association 

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Paul L. Kadzik, D.D.S.

DOCTOR OF DENTAL SURGERY

Dr. Paul Kadzik is a long-time member of the North Harbor Dental team, serving patients since 1980.  Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., he attended the University of Missouri Kansas City Dental School and graduated in 1975. 

Dr. Kadzik mentors his colleagues as a member of the Spear Faculty Club, one of dentistry’s premier educational organizations.  He appreciates the technology, techniques, and materials that continue to evolve and improve in dentistry, especially as they relate to the patient experience. 

When he’s away from the practice, Dr. Kadzik spends time on home improvement projects and his seven wonderful grandchildren.

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Edward P. Kiss, D.M.D.

DOCTOR OF DENTAL MEDICINE

Dr. Edward (Phil) Kiss enjoys solving dental problems for the patients that trust him for their care, and he brings a wealth of treatment experience to our patients. 

After attending the U.S. Naval Academy and serving his country for a few years, he embarked on a career in dentistry.  He earned his doctorate degree at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in 1984 and joined Dr. Kadzik in 2006. 

Dr. Kiss is married and has one daughter and two grandkids.  When he’s away from the office, he spends time on minor home repair projects, gardening, and a few rounds of golf.