Dr. Penelope Leggott

Dr. Penelope Leggott has been part of the Kulshan team since December 1993.   She currently works two days a week (Wednesdays and Thursdays).   She believes strongly in the combination of an academic career and clinical dentistry as it allows for better understanding evidence basis for treatment and helps her to stay up on new developments.   She enjoys looking after children and their developing teeth and getting to develop relationships with families.

She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Bristol in England.   She worked in a general practice office and also with the Gloucestershire school district.    She moved to Vancouver B.C. and after passing the dental licensing examination worked in a pediatric dental office.  This experience led her to pursue specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  She obtained her Masters Degree and Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry.  She became a full time faculty member at the University of California at San Francisco and was awarded tenure.   In addition to teaching, research and patient care, Dr. Leggott obtained her California Dental License and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.  She was subsequently elected to the Board of the College of Diplomates for 5 years and President for 1 year.

Dr. Leggott was Department Chair of Pediatric Dentistry at The University of British Columbia in Vancouver B.C. and maintained a clinical practice outside of the University environment.  She was subsequently recruited to The University of Washington as an Associate Dean and she and Dr. Peter Domoto (Chair of Pediatric Dentistry) began the nationally recognized Graduate Program in Pediatric Dentistry.  This program successfully competed for a Maternal Child Health Leadership Training Grant in Pediatric Dentistry which it held at UW for 13 years.  Dr. Leggott is now Professor Emeritus at The University of Washington and looks forward every week to her days at Kulshan Pediatric Dentistry.

She enjoys equestrian activities with her horse, Cruiser, and she loves to garden, hike and cook.