It is exciting to wake up each morning and come to Meridian Dental Clinic—I love what I do! Empowering people to take control of their oral health is rewarding. I want to build lasting relationships with people as their oral health advocate. You and I will function as a team to help you achieve your oral health goals. This team-based care is facilitated by our fantastic team members at MDC that are devoted to encouraging and coaching you along the way.
It is great helping people improve their overall health and quality of life every day! More and more research is linking connections between your oral health and overall health. Excellent oral health is important in managing conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and inflammation based diseases.
We value your health! I want you to reap the benefits of life-long care.
I earned my Bachelor's degree from the University of Puget Sound in Business & Leadership while playing basketball for the Loggers, and went on to graduate from the University of Washington School of Dentistry with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery. After dental school I completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at the Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital and Dental Clinic in San Antonio, Texas. This training allowed me to enhance my dental knowledge and skills, and I gained a tremendous amount of complex surgical and restorative experience while serving the needs of our nation's veterans. This experience gave me a deep appreciation and great respect for our veterans and I am grateful for their service to our county.
In addition to completing my residency, I have committed to continually furthering my dental education and knowledge. After completing an additional 500 hours of training, I was awarded a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in July of 2016.
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Academy of Osseointegration
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- Washington State Dental Association
- Seattle-King County Dental Association
- University of Washington Alumni Association
Dedicated to Excellence
Each person has unique dental concerns and needs. At Meridian Dental Clinic we pride ourselves on taking the time to listen to each person's concerns, answer all questions, and thoroughly explain our care. Strong, lasting relationships are built on respect and honesty. This provides the necessary foundation to support the trust formed with us. I am dedicated to providing you with an exceptional dental experience, focusing on care, comfort, and compassion creating a customized comprehensive dental wellness plan. Together we can achieve your oral health goals, providing a healthy, beautiful smile that will last a lifetime.
Outside the Office
I was born and raised in the Puget Sound area and love practicing dentistry in the community I call home. Away from the office I enjoy maintaining an active lifestyle snow skiing, golfing, running, hiking, and even managing to still play some basketball! I also love supporting the UW Husky football and basketball teams as well as the University of Puget Sound Loggers.
I have a 2 year old dog named Duke. He loves accompanying me on all my runs and can play ball or Frisbee for hours on end.
Feeling a strong sense of pride and commitment to my community, I am passionate about giving back. I teach in the pre-doctoral clinic at the University of Washington School of Dentistry and have volunteered with the Seattle King County Dental Society on the Budget and Finance Committee. I even had the opportunity to join my dad on one of his many trips to Haiti to provide dental care in remote areas through Medical Relief International. Away from dentistry I have volunteered at Northwest Harvest, and wrapped Christmas gifts for the Des Moines Food Bank, as well as other events through my church.
Meet Dr. Josh Walker
Dr. Josh gives insight into his upbringing and selecting dentistry as a profession.
Dr. Josh Walker: The MDC Difference
Dr. Josh explains what makes Meridian Dental Clinic special and a great dental home for patients.