Clinic Appointments: (509) 483-7535
Counseling Appointments: (509) 325-5502
Administration: (509) 325-5502
Fax: (509) 487-7155

1803 W Maxwell, Spokane, WA 99201


Dental Assistant




Kelly Swatman

Kelly Swatman graduated from Spokane Community College’s CODA  accredited Dental Assisting program in 2011.

Kelly likes general dentistry because of the unique challenge that comes with working with a larger variety of procedures and age groups: “Oral health is fascinating and I try to put that passion into my instruction so that our patients have confidence in their ability to have a healthy mouth.”

She enjoys spending time with her husband, Mike and their five children. Kelly loves going to the kids’ various sporting events and enjoys all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

Meet Your Dental Team

Dr. Neill Mears D.D.S.


Dr.  Mears attended the University of Toronto, graduating in 2010 with an HBSc in Biochemistry and Human Biology. He attended the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, attaining his DDS – Dentistry in 2014. Dr. Mears then completed his residency program in dentistry at Ellis Medicine General Practice Residency in 2015.

Dr. Mears loves helping patients. He focuses on providing patient-oriented dentistry, by working to understand changing patient needs, while practicing compassion and sound judgement, and dedicating himself to continuing education. Dr. Mears treats all, but is particularly well-suited to handle medically complex patients, after working with hospitalized, geriatric and medically complex patients at Ellis Medicine in upstate New York.

He loves the integration of dental services with medical and behavior services at the NATIVE project, allowing patients to experience more continuous and safer care. Dr. Mears moved to Spokane this summer and looks forward to help others and explore the area. In his off time, Dr. Mears loves to bike and rock climb, meet new people, and is always looking to learn.